Patrick Wehrmann, 44, previously Head of the "Classifieds" division at Axel Springer SE, will become Managing Director of StepStone Group from mid February 2015. In future he will be responsible for, among other things, the acquisition processes of StepStone as well as the classified advertising markets in Great Britain (jobsite.co.uk and totaljobs.com). He reports to the CEO Ralf Baumann.
Andreas Wiele, President Marketing and Classified Ad Models at Axel Springer SE: "I would like to thank Patrick Wehrmann for his excellent work at Axel Springer Digital Classifieds. Under his leadership, we have been able to develop both the organic and acquisition-related growth of our classified advertising business. I am very pleased that he will in future be bringing his expertise to bear in one of our most important digital holdings."
Before taking over the management of the classified advertising business at Axel Springer, Patrick Wehrmann spent 2008 to 2011 as Commercial Publishing Director of the then BILD Group and Magazines Division, and 2003 to 2007 as Managing Director of Axel Springer France.