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  • 02/11/2023

Nextlane appoints Hartmut Wagner as new CEO to accelerate the company’s growth in Europe

Press Release – Paris, November 1st, 2023 – Nextlane, a leading innovator in automotive retail software solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hartmut Wagner as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Wagner will assume his role as CEO, effective November 1st, 2023. This change in leadership comes as Nextlane continues its mission to help drive innovation and growth in the automotive industry.

Hartmut Wagner brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Nextlane. With a proven track record of successfully leading companies through periods of transformation and expansion, his appointment greatly aligns with Nextlane’s strategic objectives. Mr. Wagner has held senior positions in leading software and technology companies such as HP, Exact and Micro Focus and he was CEO for Collenda and, most recently, Serrala.

Julian Ciccalè, the current CEO of Nextlane, will transition from his role as CEO to join the Nextlane Board. Mr. Ciccalè’s visionary leadership has been instrumental in Nextlane’s journey to becoming a market leader in automotive retail software. His move to the board underscores his dedication to the company’s ongoing success, and his insight will continue to be an asset to Nextlane’s strategic decision-making process.

“We are delighted that Hartmut has agreed to help lead Nextlane through the next stage of its development” said Christian Stein, Managing Director at PSG. “We remain grateful to Julian Ciccalè for his outstanding contributions during his tenure as CEO and look forward to his continued participation on our Board.”

Hartmut Wagner commented on his new role, saying, “I am honored to join Nextlane at such an exciting time in its history. The automotive industry is rapidly evolving, and Nextlane is one of the organizations at the forefront of the industry’s transformation. I am eager to work with the talented team at Nextlane to help drive innovation and growth as we continue to provide outstanding solutions to our clients.”

Under Hartmut Wagner’s leadership, Nextlane will continue to focus on delivering advanced AI and cloud software solutions that empower automotive dealers and car manufacturers, enhance customer experiences, and drive business success.

About Nextlane:

Nextlane is a European leader in automotive retail software solutions. The company’s mission is to empower automotive dealers and car manufacturers to help drive business growth and enhance their customers’ experience through cutting-edge technology. Nextlane offers a comprehensive suite of software products that address various aspects of the automotive retail process, from vehicle inventory management to after-sales workshop management, accounting, and invoicing.