Ready for the next level: Taxfix appoints Martin Ott as new CEO

  • Martin Ott becomes new CEO of Taxfix
  • Former CEO and founder Mathis Büchi becomes Chairman of the Board
  • Focus lies on internationalization and further growth
Berlin, August 24, 2021: Taxfix, Germany’s most successful tax app, appoints Martin Ott as their new CEO as of September 20, 2021. In his new position, Ott, formerly VP and Managing Director Central Europe at Facebook, will continue to drive the international success of the fast-growing FinTech company. Last year alone, Taxfix more than tripled its revenue.

Mathis Büchi, Taxfix founder and CEO, will support the company as Chairman of the Board while Taxfix founder, Lino Teuteberg, will continue to be responsible for the product development. In addition to expanding the growth in the core markets Germany, Italy and France, the goal is to expand into more European markets and add new financial tax and non-tax related services to the app.

“In just five years, Taxfix has grown rapidly and today helps millions of people with their taxes. Our international team has more than tripled in the last two years, now comprising 350 team members from 47 nations in two locations. And we are hiring several hundred more employees over the next few years,” says Mathis Büchi. “For me it’s time for a change after being Taxfix CEO for these past high growth years: in my position as Chairman of the Board, I can provide strategic support for Taxfix’s continued success. And with Martin Ott, we have found the perfect CEO for the next massive growth phases, such as further scaling the team and driving international expansion.”

Martin Ott has over 20 years of leadership experience in the digital industry. In his position as VP and Managing Director at Facebook, over seven years he was responsible for the company’s rapid growth in 34 European countries. Prior to Facebook, Ott was co-CEO of Skrill Group (formerly Moneybookers) in London, an early fintech unicorn in the digital payments space. As an advisory board member, he now supports various organizations such as betterplace.org and AfriKids.

“Taxfix has already achieved several hundred million euros in tax refunds for its customers in Germany, Italy and France. The added value for people and the market potential are enormous and I am really looking forward to becoming part of this fantastic team,” emphasizes Martin Ott. “The strong focus on the customer with its inhouse product development at its core convinced me: this is the platform to successfully provide everyone with easy access to the complex tax system and, in the future, to other financial services. The goal is to make financial participation easy and accessible for everyone.”

Just this May, Taxfix strengthened its executive team, with Björn Heckel joining as the new CTO, having previously led the Growth and Marketing Engineering organization at Uber, while Franziska von Arnim became CFO. She was previously responsible for Wealth Management EMEA as CFO at Deutsche Bank. With this most recent change, the company is well positioned to achieve its ambitious goals for the years to come.

About Taxfix

With Taxfix, anyone can quickly and easily complete their tax return within 22 minutes via web, iOS or Android. The Taxfix app has been downloaded millions of times and has already claimed back several hundred million euros in tax refunds for customers in Germany, Italy and France.
Taxfix was founded in 2016 by Mathis Büchi and Lino Teuteberg with the goal of achieving financial wellbeing for all. The tax app is the first step in that direction. The Taxfix team has 350 team members situated across Berlin and Madrid including tax consultants, lawyers and developers, who are continuously working on further expanding the services that Taxfix offers, with a clear focus on customer needs. The company is backed by well-known investors such as Index Ventures, Valar Ventures, Creandum and Redalpine.

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