// Emma Mattress has hired Andreas Westendoerpf as new chief technology officer
// Westendoerpf previously worked as CTO and MD of Engel & Voelkers Technology GmbH
// He has also worked for the online retailer Zalando
Emma Mattress has appointed a new chief technology officer in an effort to strengthen its management team and establish a new IT platform to support the retailer.
Andreas Westendoerpf has joined to set up and scale organisational structures to gain success through team members.
Prior to Emma Mattress, Westendoerpf has worked as chief technology officer and managing director of Engel & Voelkers Technology GmbH for three years, where he was responsible for the development and restructuring of the group’s internal tech company.
He has also worked for the online retailer Zalando and spent almost ten years in international management consulting at KPMG.
“My motivation is to experience growth – in business terms as well as in the personal development of people,” Westendoerpf said.
“What I find especially exciting about Emma, is that agility, ambition and diversity are woven into the cultural DNA of the company.
“Emma fulfills all the prerequisites for achieving its very challenging goals – and now the next logical step is to improve their tech.
“I am also convinced by Emma’s guiding principle: improving sleep through technology, one night at a time.
“My goal is to make technological expertise available in every team so that ultimately Emma’s customers are offered the best products and services.
“IT knowledge must not be limited to a few but should be integrated into all areas of the company. Each team should have the ability to implement algorithms itself and extract knowledge from data.
“Emma stands for technology and progress, both online and offline. It is essential to create IT-supported structures for the further development of our company.
Emma Mattress founder and chief executive Dennis Schmoltzi said: “Westendoerpf will anchor his expertise and vision in the Emma DNA and bring new impetus for the future.”