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About Us

We're Celonis

Celonis is the leader in the Execution Management System (EMS) that helps companies unlock capacity to maximize business performance. Based in New York and Munich, Celonis helps industry-leading companies around the world achieve breakthroughs in business execution.

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Our Vision

The New State of Business Execution

The world is going through an unprecedented time of change. This has brought hardships, and a mandate for every company to adapt through digital transformation. Many traditional business practices and processes will become a relic of the past. This is our generation’s version of the industrial revolution.

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Our Technology

The Execution Management System

Powered by our market-leading process mining core, the Celonis Execution Management System helps companies manage every facet of business execution: analytics, strategy, management, action, and automation. Celonis has thousands of customers around the world, including ABB, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Coca Cola, Citibank, Dell, GSK, John Deere, L’Oréal, Siemens, Uber, Vodafone, and Whirlpool.

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Our Values

The Celonis Way

At Celonis, we do our part to ensure a better future for all. Everything we do starts with our values — we call it the Celonis Way. We’ve also taken action to increase technology access with Celonis Snap, a free version of our product that makes Process Mining technology available to all. And through our Academic Alliance program, we partner with educational institutions to bring valuable skills to the next generation of leaders.

Leadership

Meet our executive management team.

EMS: Alex

Alexander Rinke

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Responsible for overall business strategy and leadership

EMS: Bastian

Bastian Nominacher

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Responsible for overall business strategy and leadership

EMS: Martin

Martin Klenk

Co-Founder and CTO

Responsible for technology roadmap and software development

EMS: Miguel

Miguel Milano

Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Owner

Responsible for global sales, customer success, solution engineering, delivery, demand generation, and partners

EMS: John

John Capaldi

SVP Sales, North America

Responsible for North American sales, solution engineering, and partnerships

EMS: Malhar

Malhar Kamdar

Chief Ecosystem Officer

Responsible for global Ecosystem strategy, solutions, and sales, with Celonis’ business, technology, and academic partners

EMS: Remy

Remy Lazarovici

SVP Sales, Europe

Responsible for European sales, solution engineering, and partnerships

EMS: Arsenio

Arsenio Otero

Chief Operations Officer

Responsible for go-to-market strategy and operations, demand generation, and key growth programs at scale

EMS: Guido

Guido Torrini

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for leading worldwide finance organization

EMS: Fabian

Fabian Veit

SVP People and Operations

Responsible for the Celonis' business operations and people function globally

EMS: Panayiotis

Panayiotis Vitakis

Chief Customer Officer

Responsible for global customer success, services, customer support, and the Celonis Academy

EMS: Hala

Hala Zeine

Chief Product Officer

Responsible for product strategy, product management, go-to-market strategy, and product-related partnerships

EMS: Andre

André Heinz

Chief People & Culture Officer

Responsible for our People and Culture organization, and will develop top-tier talent and to create a culture where all Celonauts can grow, learn, and lead

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson

Chief Marketing Officer

Responsible for global corporate marketing, category strategy and brand

Christian Flaccus

Christian Flaccus

Chief Design Officer

Responsible for global design, brand experience, global events and UX

Stevie Awards 2019
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Cloud Award 2018-2019
SAP Pinnacle Award Finalist 2017
SDCE 100 Award 2017
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
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History

2011
Munich, Germany
Celonis Founders
2011
Munich, Germany
Celonis founded
Alexander Rinke, Bastian Nominacher and Martin Klenk, working with the student consultancy Academy Consult undertook a project with Bayerischer Rundfunk to optimize their internal IT processes. In the same year, they founded Celonis.
2011
Munich, Germany
2011
Munich, Germany
Early customer co-innovation
Celonis worked with early customers such as Siemens, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and Bayerischer Rundfunk, to turn process mining technology, invented by academics at Eindhoven University, into a scalable product offering for businesses.
2013
Celonis 3.0
2013
Celonis 3.0 is born
Celonis launched the new version of the software – Celonis 3.0. Celonis 3.0. was the first version to include many of the features users still love about Celonis process mining today such as the flexible analysis builder, the data modelling UI and the powerful management UI.
2015
SAP Celonis
2015
SAP global reseller agreement
In 2015, Celonis achieved something that no other start-up had managed. Software giant SAP added Celonis process mining to its price list and immediately began selling it around the world.
2016
Celonis 4.0
2016
Celonis 4 is born
Celonis marked the new year by launching the latest version of its process mining software, Celonis 4. The new version is a big step and comes with a variety of new analytics and an even better and more intuitive interface.
2016
Accel 83North
2016
Celonis receives $27.5 million in funding
In addition to renowned customers, Celonis added prestigious investors in June 2016. Accel and 83North invested $27.5 million in Celonis. With its first round of funding ever after 5 years, Celonis attracts two of the best venture capitalist firms in the world.
2017
New York, USA and London, England
Celonis NYC
2017
New York, USA and London, England
Global expansion to US, UK and Netherlands
To meet global customer demand, Celonis expanded offices in key markets including its new US Headquarters in New York City. In addition, to address EMEA customers, Celonis opened offices in the UK and Netherlands.
2018
Celonis Startup Unicorn
2018
Celonis becomes a Unicorn, reaching $1B valuation
Following its profitable growth since founding, Celonis raises $50 million in series B funding from existing investors Accel and 83North at $1 billion valuation – reaching Unicorn status.
2018
Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud
2018
Celonis launches Intelligent Business Cloud
Celonis brings Process Mining Technology to the cloud with the release of the Intelligent Business Cloud. The first cloud-native solution not only allows customers to see and analyze business processes, but transform their business by turning insight into action.
2019
Munich, Germany
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2019
Munich, Germany
Celonis hosts Celosphere, first global Process Mining conference
Celonis holds its annual conference for partners and customers, attracting over 2,000 process miners to Munich over two days. Attendees share best practices, learn from peers, and hear about Celonis’ new features and capabilities.
2019
Munich, Germany
2019
Munich, Germany
Superfluid Enterprise vision and new corporate identity
At Celosphere 2019, Celonis introduced a bold new vision for enterprise-wide transformation: the Superfluid Enterprise, inspired by our world-class customers who are achieving frictionless operations and "super-fluid" processes with the help of our technology. Then, we unveiled a new company logo and corporate brand identity to match this vision.
2019
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2019
Celonis Launches Superfluid World Tour, 8-City International Roadshow
In a five-week event marathon, Celonis brings the power of Process Mining to eight cities across the US and Europe. The roadshow attracts hundreds of customers, thought leaders like Al Gore and Tom Davenport, and future process miners to share their experiences, network, and gain insights into the product.
2019
2019
Celonis announces Series C funding, bringing valuation to $2.5B
Celonis announced its latest round of funding, increasing its valuation to $2.5 billion. The Series C funding was led by Arena Holdings, and is a testament to investors’ confidence in Celonis’ technology and the opportunity in the process excellence market.

Investors

Accel
83North

Accel is a leading venture capital firm that focusses on early and growth investments and connects a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel supports entreprenuers that have the potential to build a world-class, sector-defining company. The firm, that was founded in 1983, has more than three decades of experience in helping hundreds of entrepreneurs build companies in various sectors. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship and business allows the firm to identify and support companies that will be responsible for the growth of a new generation in various industries. Accel has supported a large number of iconic global platforms that offer mobile consumers and modern companies new experiences. These include Atlassian, Avito, BlaBlaCar, Deliveroo, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Funding Circle, Kayak, QlikTech, Simplivity, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, WorldRemit, and many more.

More information: www.accel.com@Accel
Accel investor

83North (formerly Greylock IL) is an international venture capitalist firm and is currently managing more than 550 million dollars. The fund invests in European and Israeli companies, including both B2C and B2B. Despite also owning offices in London and Tel Aviv, 83North is deeply anchored in the US-American Tech-industry – more than half of the Portfolio-companies operate in the US.

More information: www.83north.com@83NorthVC
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Board and Advisors

EMS: Alex ott

Alex Ott

Board Member

Alex Ott is a veteran in the enterprise software industry with operational and board level experience on four continents. He has been partnering with many entrepreneurs in the US, Europe and Israel in building thought leading technology enterprises that seek to make a difference. Alex Ott is on the board of several software companies, such as QlikTech and Forgerock, and actively supports Celonis in this position.

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Alexander Rinke

Co-CEO / Co-Founder

Alexander Rinke is co-CEO/co-founder of Celonis. He oversees Celonis’ operations in the US, marketing, and the continuous development of the Celonis Process Mining technology. Alexander supports start-ups as a business angel and most recently has helped to found Testbirds and Talentry. In 2015, he was named to the Forbes “30 under 30 Europe” list in Science and Healthcare.

EMS: Bastian (1)

Bastian Nominacher

Co-CEO / Co-Founder

Bastian Nominacher is co-CEO/co-founder of Celonis. As such, he is responsible for Celonis business in Europe and Asia, partnerships/alliances as well as finance & operations. Before founding Celonis in 2011, Bastian worked for Ernst & Young, Accenture, IBM and United-Domains. Furthermore, he is the author of several academic papers in the area of IT carve-outs and post-merger integration.

EMS: Carsten

Carsten Thoma

Board Observer

Carsten Thoma is an enterprise software entrepreneur and visionary who has helped shape the technological shift of an entire industry with Hybris, a company he co-founded and sold to SAP in 2013 in a multi-billion dollar transaction. Thoma was most recently President at SAP Hybris, where he successfully integrated Hybris into SAP, and was critical to SAP’s successful paradigm shift in moving to the cloud and into the services business. Thoma brings a wealth of relevant experience to the board of Celonis, which he considers the industry's most promising enterprise technology company.

EMS: Henry

Henry Nelis

Board Member

Henry Nelis is a partner at Accel Partners in London. He focuses on consumer internet, financial services and software companies and led Accel’s investments in CHECK24, Funding Circle, KAYAK (acquired by Priceline), Showroomprive, WorldRemit and others. Henry started his career as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard before founding the venture-backed software company E-motion.

EMS: Laurel

Laurel Bowden

Board Member

Laurel Bowden is a partner at 83North (formerly Greylock IL) with a focus on software and FinTech. She has led investments in many leading European technology companies. Laurel’s current company boards and investments include BlueVine, Celonis, Ebury, iZettle, Mirakl, Wandera, Wonga and Workable. She is also on the Boards of Investec PLC and Ltd.

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Martin Klenk

CTO / Co-Founder

Martin Klenk is the CTO and a co-founder of Celonis. He has been responsible for the development from the first prototype to the current version and today heads Celonis’ development and innovation department. Martin has specialized in databases, algorithms and new big data technologies, and continously drives innovation and new capabilities in Celonis’ products.

EMS: Wil

Wil van der Aalst

Chief Scientific Advisor

Wil van der Aalst is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University and Head of the Process and Data Science (PADS) research group. He is known as the “Godfather of Process Mining”. As a thought leader, author, and speaker in the fields of data science, business process management and process mining Wil is one of the most cited computer scientists in the world.

EMS: Ryan

Ryan Smith

Special Advisor

Ryan Smith is co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics, the world’s leading experience management company. Ryan co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with his father and brother. As CEO, he has grown the company from a basement startup to one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 11,000 customers. Qualtrics was acquired by SAP in January 2019 for $8B in the largest private enterprise software acquisition of all time. Ryan was named to Fortune’s 2016 40 Under 40, a list of the most powerful, influential, and successful young people in business.

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