Fintech Credi2 accelerates up the growth curve/ Christian C. Waldheim and Jennifer Isabella Schimanko join the executive team

Munich/Vienna, April 12, 2022

Fintech Credi2 is achieving great success throughout the DACH region with its embedded service platform. The financing specialist has launched innovative products with partners such as Volkswagen Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International and Apple. Now the founders are getting top-class reinforcement for the next growth phase: With Christian C. Waldheim and Jennifer Isabella Schimanko, two experienced professionals, are strengthening the executive team of the digital payment enabler.

“The market for embedded finance products is growing at great speed and has enormous potential. As a now established software-as-a-service specialist, we are particularly benefiting from this development,” says Credi2 founder and Co-CEO Daniel Strieder. “Within the past year, we have increased the number of our employees to 64 plus 30 contractors. Now we are setting the course for further growth with a more broadly based executive team.” Daniel Strieder will from now on lead the company together with Christian C. Waldheim.


Credi2 on the way to becoming the No. 1 in BNPL and subscriptions 

As the new Co-CEO of Credi2, Christian C. Waldheim looks back on a long career in start-ups and corporations. After holding positions at GfK, among others, he was most recently Managing Director at Link Mobility, the leading European mobile messaging provider. Waldheim, who has already successfully founded companies himself, is a proven digitisation and marketing specialist.

In the future, he will primarily take care of sales, marketing & PR as well as investor relations. “The goal is to further strengthen our position in the embedded finance market and to become the leading platform for “buy now, pay later” and subscription in the next few years,” says Christian C. Waldheim. “With our innovative products, we enable banks, merchants and manufacturers to become active in this market themselves and not leave it up to large Fintech groups or international payment providers.”


60% increase in staff in the past twelve months

As Chief People & Strategy Officer Jennifer Isabella Schimanko will be responsible for Human Resources and Strategy. She previously held management positions at Allianz CEE for 17 years, most recently as Head of Sales Strategy. Her responsibility will be to create the personnel and organisational conditions for the further growth of Credi2. The plan is to hire another 30 to 40 employees in the next twelve months. “I am looking forward to finding the right people for Credi2 and of course to further develop the existing team.”

About Credi2 GmbH

Credi2 specialises in embedded finance solutions for ‘buy now, pay later’ and subscriptions. The fintech enables banks, merchants and OEMs to offer modern sales financing solutions via the Credi2 platform. Customers include Volkswagen Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International and Apple. Credi2 has worked with these companies to launch innovative and highly successful payment solutions in a short period of time.  

The Vienna-based scale-up was founded in 2015 by Daniel Strieder, Michael Handler and Jörg Skornschek. In addition to the founding trio, the management team also includes Christian C. Waldheim and Jennifer Isabella Schimanko. Credi2 is a fast-growing fintech currently employing more than 90 people from all over Europe.