ShowHeroes Group announces three senior appointments amid rapid global expansion
5 July 2022
Berlin, 1 July 2022: ShowHeroes Group, a global leader in digital video content, tech, and advertising solutions, has announced a series of key appointments as it continues to expand its pioneering business globally and across the EMEA region.
The company, which specializes in semantic technologies and developing original content for multi-screen video environments, has unveiled three new senior executive roles. Bastian Döring will take on the role of Senior Vice President EMEA & Global Sales, operating from the company’s Germany headquarters. Previously Vice President Global Sales, Döring has coordinated global sales at ShowHeroes Group since its inception in 2016, and will now work alongside C-Suite leaders to fulfill ambitious development plans in Europe.
Döring will be joining a newly realigned team at ShowHeroes Group’s German hub, including the appointment of his colleague Kay Schneider to Senior Vice President Global Product & Business Development. Previously in the role of Senior Vice President Supply, Schneider will further be directing the company’s supply-side strategy, with a focus on global product management and development.
Rounding off the new management team this summer is Marco Ruivenkamp, who will take on the role of Vice President Global Business Development from July. Joining ShowHeroes Group in the Netherlands, Ruivenkamp’s previous role as Managing Director at smartclip – the LATAM division of which ShowHeroes Group recently acquired in a high-profile M&A deal – brings strategic direction to the company’s international expansion.
Ruivenkamp will also focus on the roll-out of Viralize, ShowHeroes Group’s self-service publisher tool, on an international scale. “Viralize is a powerhouse platform that is already largely established in our European markets, and I’m delighted to be able to showcase its abilities within a wider global market,” says Ruivenkamp. “The acquisition of smartclip LATAM is another major asset for ShowHeroes Group in its ever-growing repertoire, securing its reputation as a leader in the field.”
All three executives will work closely with Ilhan Zengin, CEO of ShowHeroes Group. “This trio of appointments marks the beginning of a new chapter for ShowHeroes Group, as we continue to grow our presence across lead markets in Europe and the Americas,” Zengin says. “I am thrilled to have the support of Bastian Döring and Kay Schneider, two outstanding leaders, as we develop our demand and supply-side video solutions on a global scale. In a fast-moving creative and tech sphere, their experience is second-to-none.”
About ShowHeroes Group
ShowHeroes Group is a global leader in digital video content, tech, and advertising solutions. The company was founded by Ilhan Zengin, Mario Tiedemann, and Dennis Kirschner in 2016 with headquarters in Berlin and employs more than 400 people worldwide in 28 strategic hubs throughout Europe, the Nordics, LATAM, and the US.
According to Deloitte, ShowHeroes Group is one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Germany and was awarded the “Technology Fast 50” prize in 2021. More information on showheroes-group.com