AEVI announced in a press release that Nelson Holzner has been named its new CEO. In his new role, which started on May 1, Nelson will leverage his vast knowledge of the payments and startup landscape to take the company to the next level.
Holzner joins AEVI after spending the last eight years growing his own company, a market-leading payment provider. Before that, he served Cerberus Capital Management as vice president of Private Equity.
“AEVI is one of the most exciting companies in FinTech, has an amazing trajectory and is set to revolutionize payments around the world. With revenues of about €80 million last year, AEVI is certainly one of the largest FinTech businesses in Europe,” said Nelson. “I am very excited about the opportunity to scale AEVI further and to build a global market leader in payments together with the team.”
Holzner’s appointment as CEO allows Reinhard Rabenstein, who has acted as managing director of AEVI since its carve-out, to fully concentrate on his role as chief technology officer, Solutions, at Diebold Nixdorf. In addition, Rabenstein is appointed chairman of the AEVI Advisory Board.
“We are delighted to welcome Nelson and are confident that he will grow our AEVI business,” said Dr. Jürgen Wunram, senior vice president and COO at Diebold Nixdorf, the parent company of AEVI. “His vast experience scaling a similar FinTech company will prove invaluable as AEVI continues its expansion over the coming years.”