Bis 2018, Head of Product, LIQID Investments GmbH
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Professional experience for Waldemar Pelke
7 months, Aug 2017 - Feb 2018
Head of ProductLIQID Investments GmbH
LIQID is one of the fastest growing digital wealth manager (robo-advisor) in Europe with currently €200 million AuM and investment management by HQ Trust - one of Germany's most renowned family offices. Held full responsibility for digital product strategy and development efforts within the LIQID platform (website, web app, APIs).
6 months, Dec 2016 - May 2017
Chief Product Officer (CPO) & Co-Founder
Built a product and team around the notion of offering a real-time consolidated view and competition-based ranking in regards to the online reputation of companies and individuals as a SaaS platform. • Responsible for all technical and functional product development efforts (from design to code) • Hired and built a team of 10+ full-time employees within the first 6 months of business
3 months, Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
Preparatory work for starting a new company
• Negotiation and alignment with investors on launching a new startup • Preparation of pitch documents, company vision / mission and product strategy
1 year and 8 months, Jan 2015 - Aug 2016
Senior Business IT ConsultantSenacor Technologies AG
Worked as management and IT consultant, project manager, product owner, solution designer and architect of large-scale digital transformations for some of the largest and most innovative companies, banks and startups with focus on IT strategy, architectural solution design, product and project management.
2 years, Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Business IT ConsultantSenacor Technologies AG
Worked as a management and IT consultant in several large-scale digital transformation projects for some of the biggest and most innovative international companies with focus on IT strategy, IT architecture, solution design, product and project management.
4 years and 2 months, Jan 2002 - Feb 2006
Online Entrepreneur / Investor / Private Company Builder
Independent Software Development
Developed several smaller SaaS solutions with private funds and with the intention of selling to competitors and private investors. Partially exited through respective sale of assets and rights to private buyers.
3 years, Jan 2002 - Dec 2004
CEO & Founder
DVD COPY XE (Licensed Software)
Design, development und marketing of an innovative solution for the creation of DVD movie backups. One of the first solutions on the market implementing all necessary steps (encoding, compression, burning) within a sleek and easy to use UI enabling users to perform all operations within one interface and within just 3 clicks. Lead all company building, marketing and software development efforts with a team of up to 15. Exit through sale of assets to biggest competitor.
3 years and 9 months, Jan 2000 - Sep 2003
Lead Generation and Affiliate Marketing for Digital Products
Independent Online Marketing
Targeted generation of qualified leads and sales for several (third-party) digital products with main focus on digital software and ebooks through affiliate marketing. Creation and execution of performance marketing campaigns mainly through SEA, SEO and E-Mail-Marketing activities. All campaigns privately funded and executed.
Educational background for Waldemar Pelke
2 years and 1 month, Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Capital Markets • Asset Pricing • Advanced Corporate Finance • Brokerage and Standards in Securities Trading • Trading and Electronic Financial Markets • Strategic Market Management • Advanced Management • Risk Management • IT-Security • Process and Supply Chain Management •Consulting • Insurance
3 years and 6 months, Apr 2007 - Sep 2010
Business Administration & Economics
Economics • Accounting • Corporate Finance • Derivatives • Management • Financial Risk Management • Game Theory • Design of Electronic Markets • Company Valuation • Monetary Economics • Corporate Governance and Ethics