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Dual leadership structure: LPS wins Christian Gerlich as CIO

Loyalty Partner Solutions is expanding its top management with Christian Gerlich as CIO

  • Established industry expert with IT focus
  • Previously Managing Director within the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
  • More than 20 years professional experience in IT strategy and management and software engineering

Munich, January 22, 2020 Loyalty Partner Solutions (LPS), the specialist for loyalty management technology and services, has secured a second executive officer: in addition to Alexander Glueck, the executive board of LPS has been expanded to include Christian Gerlich as Chief Information Officer (CIO), who will further drive international growth and bring additional digital expertise to the company. From 2000 to 2011, Christian Gerlich was responsible for developing the software solution for PAYBACK Germany and then later for building the global PAYBACK IT platform. He is now returning to the LP Group which has been part of American Express since 2011.
Immediately after his time at PAYBACK Christian Gerlich held the position of Chief Techno-logy Officer (CTO) at Holtzbrinck Digital. Among other things, he was responsible for strategic IT advisory and governance of Holtzbrinck Digital portfolio companies (including Parship, Gute-frage.net, MyHammer, etc.).

In the past four years, as CIO of the Holtzbrinck book publishing companies and managing director and CTO of Hanseatische Gesellschaft für Verlagsservices GmbH (HGV), the computer scientist focused on simplifying business processes and on harmonizing and moder-nizing the application landscape of the five German Holtzbrinck publishing houses. Altogether Christian Gerlich contributes more than 20 years professional experience of IT strategy, software engineering and agile management.

“I am delighted that we were able to attract such an innovative expert with Christian Gerlich to join us, and that he will now be leveraging all his experience to support our international expansion”, said Alexander Glueck, CEO of LPS.
“I really appreciate LPS with its creative and highly solutions-oriented experts, international customers and opportunities for shaping the future course, and I look forward to an exciting time”, commented Christian Gerlich. “In the role of CIO I particularly want to make the “I” stand for innovation and to bring my experience of agile processes, technologies and collaboration approaches from the world of digital media to the table.”