35 years of experience, specialist skills and trusted relationships
Our mission is to enable publishers and customers to optimise their procurement process and create value for all stakeholders, sustainably. And we pride ourselves on our great service, competitive prices, and product expertise.
We invest in our people and technology to deliver the leading enterprise software procurement platform in Europe.
QBS Software GmbH is part of QBS Technology Group.
Our ambitious growth is supported by passionate employees who exceed our partners’ expectations and share the same values.
We’re enthusiastic, and care about what we do and who we serve. We strive to provide the best experience and results for our customers and vendors alike, innovating and ‘going the extra mile’ all of the time.
We take pride in our work and our actions towards others and our world. We are empowered to make a difference and are accountable for ‘delivering stakeholder value’ and business results.
We believe business success has to be ‘win-win’, so we focus on positive outcomes for customers, vendors, employees and community in equal measure – adding value personally and professionally.
We ‘trust and are trusted’ – to be our authentic, diligent selves in a supportive and rewarding environment, and to deliver the best results and experience for all our stakeholders.
Our team of leaders each bring their own unique skills and expertise to the company to achieve growth with our customers and vendors.
Managing Director Europe
Marcus Denner has been working in various positions in the IT industry since graduating with a degree in business informatics in 2004. He has joined the QBS Software GmbH team 2013, first as Key Account Manager, then from 2016 on as Head of Sales, and since 2022 as Managing Director Europe. Together with the managing directors, Marcus has developed QBS Software GmbH into one of the leading non-standard distributors in Europe.
Human Resources Manager
Manuela has been working in HR for more than 20 years and has worked for both large corporations and small SMEs in various industries. In August 2016, she found her way to QBS Software. She built up an extensive HR department there and looks after both the management and the employees in all matters relating to employment law. Manuela likes to be in contact with people and enjoys the versatility of her tasks.
Head of Purchasing
Michael first came into contact with the IT industry as a lateral entrant in 1998 and after 10 years, most recently as Senior Purchasing Manager, moved to QBS Software GmbH as Head of Purchasing in September 2014. In addition to the challenging tasks in purchasing, he appreciates the worldwide contact with a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers.
Regional Manager DACH
As a classic lateral entrant, Benjamin has been at home in the IT industry for 7 years now. He has passed through all stages from purchasing to sales and has now been working as Regional Manager DACH since July 2022. He has a degree in business administration and, after several years in the wine industry, found his passion in software sales. Benjamin loves the close contact with our customers from the DACH region and the intensive cooperation with his team.
Since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences Munich in 2013, Alexandra has pursued her passion for marketing. After years in the B2C sector, she returned to the B2B sector when she joined QBS Software, where she has been working as a Marketing Executive since March 2021.
Head of Finance
Arend is originally from South Africa and met his future German wife on his trip to Europe after university. During his career he has worked in various finance positions in both the UK and Germany. He joined QBS Software GmbH in March 2021.
He likes to spend his free time watching sports and cooking with his family.
Group Chief Executive Officer
With a 20-year background in leadership at several global technology firms and five years transforming regional distributors, Dave has a passion for software and is keen on data analytics and process automation in particular. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Lancaster University, an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and is on the Harvard Business School OPM programme. Dave was recognised by Bloomberg as a Breakaway CEO in the 2019 EMEA cohort and is a regional finalist in the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a keen rackets and court tennis player.
Group Chief Operating Officer
With over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles across global multicultural environments, Kumar is adept at achieving sustainable business results. He has a proven track record for defining and delivering strategy, developing people, and managing transformational projects to improve business processes. Kumar is an avid cricket fan.
Group Chief People Officer
Colin has over twenty years’ experience in diverse roles across Business Operations and HR in the Information Technology industry. He works closely with the senior leadership team, providing end to end HR business advice, operational support and dealing with all vendor/customer contractual matters. With an impressive record of achievements, Colin has led HR functions to successfully deliver high quality services, ranging from organisational restructures and TUPE transfers, to the implementation of revised terms and conditions and new pay and grading structures.
Group Sustainability & Diversity Officer
Responsible for both the ESG and DEI programmes in QBS, Therese has a background in corporate identification and communication for a number of public sector and private companies. Therese supports the local community with several pro bono projects and is extremely passionate about sustainability and carbon neutrality. Therese has been the driving force behind QBS becoming independently certified as carbon neutral in 2021 and achieving a high score on the B Corporation impact assessment.
With over 35 years in the Channel we have successfully refined our unique combination of technology, specialist skills and trusted relationships.
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