Achim Weick, CEO
Achim is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of EQS Group AG. Achim started EQS Group with a passion for Investor Relations and a clear vision for the company. He has since transformed this vision into one of the leading providers for digital solutions in Investor Relations and Corporate Compliance. In addition to founding and leading the company, Achim is also its largest investor.
Achim graduated from the University of Augsburg with a degree in Business Administration and is a Certified European Financial Analyst. He laid the foundations of his career with a role in Corporate Banking at Commerzbank in their International Management Trainee Program. This led to professional stints in Berlin, Budapest, and finally, New York.
Christian Pfleger, COO
Christian became Chief Operating Officer of EQS Group AG in January 2015. Christian has been instrumental in the successful development and growth of EQS Group. Since joining the company in 2001, he has been responsible for project management across the Group and the key in the development of all products and services.
Prior to joining EQS Group, Christian spent four years in regional television in Amberg at Oberpfalz TV. During this time, he expanded the channel’s production department, ultimately leading it until his transition to EQS. Christian studied Business Administration at the University of Bayreuth.
André Silverio Marques, CFO
In July 2018, André became the Chief Financial Officer of EQS Group AG. Since 2015, he was Director of Finance.
Before, he has been in charge of Business Development in Germany, as well as in leading EQS’ Russian subsidiary. Prior to joining EQS Group in 2010, André worked in the banking and equity research sector. He holds an MBA in General Management and a diploma in Finance and Accounting.
Marcus Sultzer, CRO
In July 2018, Marcus became the Chief Revenue Officer of EQS Group AG and is responsible for Global Revenues and Marketing.
Marcus joined EQS Group in 2007 and has taken a leading role in its international expansion. From 2009 to 2012, he was based in Moscow, starting and developing the Group’s Russian operations. This was followed by a 4-year chapter in Asia in a similar role. Marcus studied Economics and holds an MBA.
Peter Van Heeke, Managing Director, France, Benelux, and Scandinavia
Peter joined EQS Group in March 2017 as the Managing Director for France, the Benelux region, and Scandinavia. Peter brings extensive experience and expertise in the fintech and investor relations services industry. Before EQS, Peter had joined the Hugin team (later Thomson Reuters) in 1999. There he established their operations in Belgium and the Netherlands. From 2006 to 2010, Peter led their European sales activities as the Group Sales Director, and their French operations as a Managing Director. In recent year, Peter successfully relaunched the online retail broker platform Bolero (part of the KBC Group). He also established a new banking institution in Belgium, MeDirect Bank, which is the first European fintech player to offer online wealth management.
Andreas Gerst, CTO
Andreas joined EQS Group as CTO in September 2017, where he is responsible for software development and IT operations. Prior to joining EQS Group, Andreas has spent much of his career working in technology and management roles for international software companies, most recently as Vice President and CTO in Central Europe for US-based CA Technologies. Andreas has extensive experience in designing, developing, and operating software in complex tech environments, as well as a long track record in leading international teams of IT experts. He studied economics and statistics at the University of Munich.