SuperConcepts has confirmed Brad Ackermann as its new chief technology officer following SuperMate founder Kurt Groeneveld’s announcement that he will not renew his three-year contract.
Ackermann, who was mentored by his predecessor for almost 15 years, would lead the team in product development, but continues to act as executive manager of software development until the handover in January next year.
Grant Christensen has also been appointed as the chief information officer, effective at the same time.
SuperConcepts CEO, Natasha Fenech, said the appointments bolstered the tech representation on the leadership team, given Ackermann’s history in software companies and experience in coding, product management and development.
“As we move into the next phase of operations, we are seeing more reliance on SuperMate for both our internal administration requirements and the growing base of software clients,” said Fenech.
“This increases the need of the technology team to focus on product development as well as research and development, while dedicating separate resources to maintaining a rock-solid network infrastructure.”
Ackermann said upcoming initiatives like the SuperMate roadmap would see the fintech driving innovations with AI and big data to improve business processes and workflows for customers.