Celonis is the market leader in AI-enhanced Process Mining and Process Excellence. Celonis helps companies in every industry remove friction from critical business processes and improve execution. The system knows how processes really run, senses friction in real time, and acts with intelligent automation and recommendations. Companies around the world, including Siemens, Uber, Citi, Coca-Cola, and Vodafone, have harnessed the power of Celonis to drive execution and outcomes, generating millions of dollars in value.
Processes are the drivers of business execution. They are at the heart of a company’s ability to get work done. That is why companies have invested millions of dollars in improving and digitizing them to boost their performance. Yet most processes fail to deliver the results executives expect. The problem is that critical business processes are forced to operate across a rigid and fragmented technology landscape. The result is friction. And process friction prevents even the best-run companies from achieving their full execution potential. Celonis is a new kind of system that knows how processes really run, senses friction, and acts to improve execution and outcomes.
Celonis brings together Process Mining, AI, and automation to empower companies to manage all aspects of their business execution. The Celonis system works in three steps: Celonis knows a company’s processes by reconstructing them ‘as-is’ through the data in transactional systems. Celonis senses friction, its root causes, and its impact using AI and a vast best-practice knowledge base. Celonis acts in real-time to remove friction, either by automatically taking intelligent action, or by recommending next-best actions.
We envision a world where companies can achieve sustainable growth and build better future for all. Our technology empowers customers to reduce unnecessary waste, streamline work, and improve operational efficiency. We’ve also taken action to increase technology access by introducing Celonis Snap, a free version of our product that makes Process Mining tools available to everyone. And through our Academic Alliance program, we partner with educational institutions to bring valuable technology skills to the next generation of leaders around the world.
At Celonis we’re helping companies change the way they work, so we can all do our part to ensure a better future for all.
Our values help us get there. They are our compass — guiding and inspiring us in everything we do.
Meet our executive management team.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Responsible for overall business strategy and leadership
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Responsible for overall business strategy and leadership
Co-Founder and CTO
Responsible for technology roadmap and software development
Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Owner
Responsible for global sales, customer success, solution engineering, delivery, demand generation, and partners
SVP Sales, North America
Responsible for North American sales, solution engineering, and partnerships
SVP Sales, Europe
Responsible for European sales, solution engineering, and partnerships
Chief Operations Officer
Responsible for go-to-market strategy and operations, demand generation, and key growth programs at scale
Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for leading worldwide finance organization
SVP People and Operations
Responsible for the Celonis' business operations and people function globally
Chief Customer Officer
Responsible for global customer success, services, customer support, and the Celonis Academy
Chief Product Officer
Responsible for product strategy, product management, go-to-market strategy, and product-related partnerships
Chief Ecosystem Officer
Responsible for global Ecosystem strategy, solutions, and sales, with Celonis’ business, technology, and academic partners.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony Deighton served as Chief Marketing Officer at Celonis from February 2018-2020, leading the global marketing and communication strategy and driving rapid market adoption of the Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Products at Qlik, helping to build the company from a small Swedish start-up into a disruptor in the data reporting market, and to establish the category of user-driven Business Intelligence.