Enabling Better Organisations

Our mission at Personio? To give HR teams time to focus on what really matters: people. We help automate people processes and free up time for more strategic work, enabling HR to go beyond HR.

Since we started our journey, we’ve helped 8,000 HR teams across Europe focus less on admin and more on people. Let us help you do the same.

    Personio Team 2019
    offices across Europe

    Our Story

    Personio was founded in 2015 by Hanno Renner, Roman Schumacher, Arseniy Vershinin, and Ignaz Forstmeier. A bit later Jonas Rieke joined the company.

    The founding team has its origins at the Center for Digital Technology & Management (CDTM) in Munich.

    1. 2015
    2. Personio was founded
    3. 2016
    4. $2.2M Seed-Investment
    5. 2017
    6. $12M Series A funding
    7. 2018
    8. 100 employees
    9. Move to larger office
    10. 2019
    11. $40M Series B funding
    12. Opening of new Madrid office and acquisition of Spanish payroll startup "Rollbox"
    13. 2020
    14. $75M Series C funding
    15. Opening of new London office
    16. Opening of new Dublin office
    17. 500 employees
    18. 2021
    19. $125M Series D funding & $1.7B valuation
    20. Opening of new Amsterdam office
    21. 5,000 customers
    22. Launch of People Workflow Automation & $270M Series E funding & $6.3B valuation
    23. 1,000 employees
    24. Launch of Personio Foundation
    25. 2022
    26. Opening of offices in Berlin and Barcelona
    27. Acquisition of German employee experience solution "Back"
    28. $200M second Series E funding & $8.5B valuation

    Our Offices

    Munich Office
    Madrid Office
    London Office
    Dublin office
    Amsterdam office
    Berlin Office Personio
    Barcelona Office Personio

    Our Management

    Profile picture of Hanno Renner CEO of Personio
    Hanno Renner

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Profile image of Roman Schumacher
    Roman Schumacher


    Arseniy Vershinin, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    Arseniy Vershinin

    Co-Founder & Chief Architect

    Jonas Rieke, Chief Operations Officer (COO)
    Jonas Rieke

    Chief Operations Officer (COO)

    Geraldine MacCarthy, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
    Geraldine MacCarthy

    Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

    Ross Seychell, Chief People Officer (CPO)
    Ross Seychell

    Chief People Officer (CPeO)

    Birgit Haderer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    Birgit Haderer

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Sebastian Enderlein, Vice President of Engineering
    Sebastian Enderlein

    Executive Vice President of Engineering

    Maria Angelidou-Smith
    Maria Angelidou-Smith

    Chief Product & Technology Officer

    Alexander Grant, Vice President of Product
    Alexander Grant

    Vice President of Product (HR Core & Product Partnerships)

    Nicola Hills Vice President of Engineering (Workflows & Integration, Platform)
    Nicola Hills

    Vice President of Engineering (Workflows & Integration, Platform)

    Dean Bakker Vice President of Product (Workflows & Integration, Platform)
    Dean Bakker

    Vice President of Product (Workflows & Integration, Platform)

    Helen Keighron Vice President of Design and Research
    Helen Keighron

    Vice President of Design and Research

    Oliver Manojlovic, Vice President of Sales
    Oliver Manojlovic

    Vice President of Sales

    Our Country Managers

    Profile picture of Ben Kiziltug
    Ben Kiziltug

    International Lead and Country Manager UK

    Chema Ballarin
    Chema Ballarin

    Head of Southern Europe

    Koen Stam Head of Benelux
    Koen Stam

    Head of Benelux

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    Maria Duni

    Country Manager Nordics