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Executive Management

Executive Management

Franz Kögl (Board Director)

Franz Kögl laid the foundation for his career with a degree in electrical engineering and graduate studies to become a Master of Business and Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

After his studies, he worked for several years as a project leader and quality management officer for a medium-sized system house in the area of logistics solutions and mobile data capturing. After this, he became the senior sales manager for a software provider for content management.

After five years of work experience in owner-managed, medium-sized companies, Franz Kögl decided to become independent together with Bernhard Messer in order to work as autonomous entrepreneurs.

The continued, stable and personally financed growth of IntraFind Software AG into an established product provider for Enterprise Search has been the top goal of Franz Kögl since founding the company.

"The deployment scenarios for search technologies are far from being completely utilized. For me personally, it is always an exciting task to create real added value for companies through intelligent search solutions." This is how he summarizes his passion for his work.


Bernhard Messer (Board Director)

After his education, Bernhard Messer worked for five years in the area of installation and maintenance for a renowned producer for large computer peripheral devices.

After this, he was able to gain several years of experience abroad as a system consultant for designing and developing archiving and document management systems.

Later, Bernhard Messer worked for four years as the head of software development for conceptual design and the design of new products of a provider of content management solutions until he founded IntraFind Software AG together with Franz Kögl.

Today Bernhard Messer defines and is responsible for the further development of the successful iFinder product line for enterprise search.

He sees large parallels between his occupation and his passion for mountaineering and climbing: "Experience, stamina and enthusiasm for the subject are not only important for success when climbing, but rather also while developing intelligent and effective search technologies."


Supervisory Board

Andreas Preen (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

The entrepreneur and expert for digital strategies and communication, Andreas Preen, has many years of experience in the founding and management of agencies and companies in the area of digital media and IT. He is the founder of b.a.s. interactive and b.a.s. e-commerce, which he successfully sold to an international agency network.

Andreas Preen works now as a consultant and interim manager for the creation and expansion of agencies and companies with his management consultancy PPMA. His main focus is in the sectors of organization, structure and process optimization, marketing and sales, digital communication and E-business and IT.


Werner Brodt (Member of the Supervisory Board)

In addition to his position as a member of the supervisory board of IntraFind Software AG, Werner Brodt is a member of some other supervisory boards. He has been living a retired life for several years and lives in Tyrol, Austria.

During his working years he was, among other things, a member of the board of management of Xerox Germany, European Manager of MicroPro (Wordstar), general manager of Cap Gemini Germany and Switzerland. 

Bastian M. Kochem, Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats der IntraFind Software AG

Bastian M. Kochem (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Bastian M. Kochem has been working in operational finance business of international corporations and banks for more than 20 years.

In his current position as Head of Global Treasury of Festo AG & Co. KG he is responsible for all financial transactions of the group. Festo is a world leader in automation technology and world market leader in technical education and training.