The SALT AND PEPPER senior management team

The SALT AND PEPPER senior management team

Where it all comes together: the senior management team of the SALT AND PEPPER Group, who drive forward progress in our three areas of focus: engineering services, software solutions and transformation consultancy. What they all have in common is a passion for technological progress and a determination to guide employees and clients to success. Click below to find out more about the members of the senior management team and what these 12 experts have to say about SALT AND PEPPER.

The SALT AND PEPPER senior management team

The SALT AND PEPPER senior management team

Where it all comes together: the senior management team of the SALT AND PEPPER Group, who drive forward progress in our three areas of focus: engineering services, software solutions and transformation consultancy. What they all have in common is a passion for technological progress and a determination to guide employees and clients to success. Click below to find out more about the members of the senior management team and what these 12 experts have to say about SALT AND PEPPER.

Dr. Arne Engelbrecht
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Consulting
Dr. Arne Engelbrecht
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Consulting

What is the vital factor nowadays in terms of ensuring a viable future for industry?

There is a well-known saying that goes ‘move with the times or the times move you’. In order to stay future-proof, companies have to proactively manage trends and developments, as well as the opportunities and risks arising from them. Successful firms are ‘experimentation factories’ that constantly reinvent themselves with the customer in mind, drawing on the full spectrum of new technologies and agile methods in the process.

Florian Kirstein
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Florian Kirstein
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What mindset does a potential new employee need to have in order to gel with the SALT AND PEPPER team and the company’s clients?

We have been growing rapidly for more than eleven years. The professional development of our employees is an ever-present topic. Therefore, we want our new team members to be open to change and keen to keep growing. Alongside specialist expertise, we need team players, as we work in alternating and sometimes interdisciplinary teams that we assemble individually for each project. This helps us to create optimum solutions for our clients.

Dr. Arne Engelbrecht
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Consulting

What is the vital factor nowadays in terms of ensuring a viable future for industry?

There is a well-known saying that goes ‘move with the times or the times move you’. In order to stay future-proof, companies have to proactively manage trends and developments, as well as the opportunities and risks arising from them. Successful firms are ‘experimentation factories’ that constantly reinvent themselves with the customer in mind, drawing on the full spectrum of new technologies and agile methods in the process.

Florian Kirstein
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What mindset does a potential new employee need to have in order to gel with the SALT AND PEPPER team and the company’s clients?

We have been growing rapidly for more than eleven years. The professional development of our employees is an ever-present topic. Therefore, we want our new team members to be open to change and keen to keep growing. Alongside specialist expertise, we need team players, as we work in alternating and sometimes interdisciplinary teams that we assemble individually for each project. This helps us to create optimum solutions for our clients.

Sabine Mittelstädt
Academy Manager, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Sabine Mittelstädt
Academy Manager, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What makes the SALT AND PEPPER Academy so unique?

Our mission is to drive forward our clients’ projects with our highly trained personnel. Our Academy supports this endeavour with innovative professional development programmes, which, above all, reflect the current needs of industry. What’s more, the content and quality of the training courses are continuously evaluated and, where necessary, optimised.

Dr. Arne Engelbrecht
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Consulting

What is the vital factor nowadays in terms of ensuring a viable future for industry?

There is a well-known saying that goes ‘move with the times or the times move you’. In order to stay future-proof, companies have to proactively manage trends and developments, as well as the opportunities and risks arising from them. Successful firms are ‘experimentation factories’ that constantly reinvent themselves with the customer in mind, drawing on the full spectrum of new technologies and agile methods in the process.

Florian Kirstein
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What mindset does a potential new employee need to have in order to gel with the SALT AND PEPPER team and the company’s clients?

We have been growing rapidly for more than eleven years. The professional development of our employees is an ever-present topic. Therefore, we want our new team members to be open to change and keen to keep growing. Alongside specialist expertise, we need team players, as we work in alternating and sometimes interdisciplinary teams that we assemble individually for each project. This helps us to create optimum solutions for our clients.

Sabine Mittelstädt
Academy Manager, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What makes the SALT AND PEPPER Academy so unique?

Our mission is to drive forward our clients’ projects with our highly trained personnel. Our Academy supports this endeavour with innovative professional development programmes, which, above all, reflect the current needs of industry. What’s more, the content and quality of the training courses are continuously evaluated and, where necessary, optimised.

Felicitas Pudwitz
Head of HR, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Felicitas Pudwitz
Head of HR, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

SALT AND PEPPER lives and breathes a unique corporate culture. What does this mean specifically?

In our ‘first-name culture’, what counts is the best argument and not the hierarchy; the outcome is more important than the number of working hours. And if something doesn’t go according to plan, we work as a team to think about what we can do better next time. We love learning, whether this means more experienced colleagues passing on their knowledge to the youngsters or vice versa. Whether home working, sabbaticals or parental leave, we are open to the needs of our team.

Sabine Mittelstädt
Academy Manager, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What makes the SALT AND PEPPER Academy so unique?

Our mission is to drive forward our clients’ projects with our highly trained personnel. Our Academy supports this endeavour with innovative professional development programmes, which, above all, reflect the current needs of industry. What’s more, the content and quality of the training courses are continuously evaluated and, where necessary, optimised.

Felicitas Pudwitz
Head of HR, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

SALT AND PEPPER lives and breathes a unique corporate culture. What does this mean specifically?

In our ‘first-name culture’, what counts is the best argument and not the hierarchy; the outcome is more important than the number of working hours. And if something doesn’t go according to plan, we work as a team to think about what we can do better next time. We love learning, whether this means more experienced colleagues passing on their knowledge to the youngsters or vice versa. Whether home working, sabbaticals or parental leave, we are open to the needs of our team.

Andreas Rinke
Andreas Rinke
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology
Andreas Rinke
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology

What are the benefits and opportunities of digitalisation for industry?

4IR will give rise to new and disruptive business models. Digitally connected industrial equipment enables much shorter production cycles. Coupled with aspects of business intelligence, this enhanced flexibility creates huge opportunities for unprecedented business models, as firms can broaden their base or completely change their direction.

Annika Riedemann
Head of Legal, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Annika Riedemann
Head of Legal, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What change are legal departments currently undergoing and what impact does this have on business?

In-house legal departments are facing ever greater challenges on account of digitalisation across the entire value chain, as well as new business models and legal requirements. In order to facilitate comprehensive and proactive risk management alongside general legal advice, lawyers need to examine the business in greater depth, specialise across the process chain and network with other partners. 

Andreas Rinke
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology

What are the benefits and opportunities of digitalisation for industry?

4IR will give rise to new and disruptive business models. Digitally connected industrial equipment enables much shorter production cycles. Coupled with aspects of business intelligence, this enhanced flexibility creates huge opportunities for unprecedented business models, as firms can broaden their base or completely change their direction.

Annika Riedemann
Head of Legal, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What change are legal departments currently undergoing and what impact does this have on business?

In-house legal departments are facing ever greater challenges on account of digitalisation across the entire value chain, as well as new business models and legal requirements. In order to facilitate comprehensive and proactive risk management alongside general legal advice, lawyers need to examine the business in greater depth, specialise across the process chain and network with other partners. 

Felicitas Pudwitz
Head of HR, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

SALT AND PEPPER lives and breathes a unique corporate culture. What does this mean specifically?

In our ‘first-name culture’, what counts is the best argument and not the hierarchy; the outcome is more important than the number of working hours. And if something doesn’t go according to plan, we work as a team to think about what we can do better next time. We love learning, whether this means more experienced colleagues passing on their knowledge to the youngsters or vice versa. Whether home working, sabbaticals or parental leave, we are open to the needs of our team.

Andreas Rinke
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology

What are the benefits and opportunities of digitalisation for industry?

4IR will give rise to new and disruptive business models. Digitally connected industrial equipment enables much shorter production cycles. Coupled with aspects of business intelligence, this enhanced flexibility creates huge opportunities for unprecedented business models, as firms can broaden their base or completely change their direction.

Annika Riedemann
Head of Legal, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What change are legal departments currently undergoing and what impact does this have on business?

In-house legal departments are facing ever greater challenges on account of digitalisation across the entire value chain, as well as new business models and legal requirements. In order to facilitate comprehensive and proactive risk management alongside general legal advice, lawyers need to examine the business in greater depth, specialise across the process chain and network with other partners. 

Serhat Sakir
Head of Processes, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Serhat Sakir
Head of Processes, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What role does quality management play at SALT AND PEPPER?

Due to the rapid growth of our company and its various business units, it is vital to harmonise processes at the firm. What’s more, our processes have to go hand in hand with those of our clients. For this reason, a well-functioning and professional approach to process and quality management is the cornerstone for keeping clients happy.

Ina Maria Sander
Authorised Signatory and Head of Commercial Affairs, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Ina Maria Sander
Authorised Signatory and Head of Commercial Affairs, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What is the added value of central consolidation in terms of the Group’s financial interests?

A centrally organised Finance division offers a high degree of transparency throughout the organisation and vis-à-vis our stakeholders. The senior management team and the heads of each business unit always have the latest indicators at their fingertips, giving them a sound decision-making basis in respect of investments, risks and the general governance of the company. Where are markets changing? What is the trend in certain revenues? Where can we still boost efficiency?

Serhat Sakir
Head of Processes, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What role does quality management play at SALT AND PEPPER?

Due to the rapid growth of our company and its various business units, it is vital to harmonise processes at the firm. What’s more, our processes have to go hand in hand with those of our clients. For this reason, a well-functioning and professional approach to process and quality management is the cornerstone for keeping clients happy.

Ina Maria Sander
Authorised Signatory and Head of Commercial Affairs, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What is the added value of central consolidation in terms of the Group’s financial interests?

A centrally organised Finance division offers a high degree of transparency throughout the organisation and vis-à-vis our stakeholders. The senior management team and the heads of each business unit always have the latest indicators at their fingertips, giving them a sound decision-making basis in respect of investments, risks and the general governance of the company. Where are markets changing? What is the trend in certain revenues? Where can we still boost efficiency?

Marko Schluroff
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Marko Schluroff
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

How do you foster technological advancement internally?

We continuously adapt, question and – where necessary – replace our systems to reflect changing requirements, whilst also digitalising processes and documents on an ongoing basis. Our IT team works closely with Process and Quality Management to ensure that we are geared optimally to internal needs, legal requirements and client demands. And our IT personnel regularly attend hardware and software training sessions so that their knowledge is always up to date.

Serhat Sakir
Head of Processes, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What role does quality management play at SALT AND PEPPER?

Due to the rapid growth of our company and its various business units, it is vital to harmonise processes at the firm. What’s more, our processes have to go hand in hand with those of our clients. For this reason, a well-functioning and professional approach to process and quality management is the cornerstone for keeping clients happy.

Ina Maria Sander
Authorised Signatory and Head of Commercial Affairs, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What is the added value of central consolidation in terms of the Group’s financial interests?

A centrally organised Finance division offers a high degree of transparency throughout the organisation and vis-à-vis our stakeholders. The senior management team and the heads of each business unit always have the latest indicators at their fingertips, giving them a sound decision-making basis in respect of investments, risks and the general governance of the company. Where are markets changing? What is the trend in certain revenues? Where can we still boost efficiency?

Marko Schluroff
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

How do you foster technological advancement internally?

We continuously adapt, question and – where necessary – replace our systems to reflect changing requirements, whilst also digitalising processes and documents on an ongoing basis. Our IT team works closely with Process and Quality Management to ensure that we are geared optimally to internal needs, legal requirements and client demands. And our IT personnel regularly attend hardware and software training sessions so that their knowledge is always up to date.

Sven Scholz
Founder and Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding
Sven Scholz
Founder and Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What is your vision for the SALT AND PEPPER Group in 2030?

My vision for 2030 is for SALT AND PEPPER to be the first port of call for industry when it comes to the advancement of engineering services, software development and innovation management. As a network of experts with strong internal and external connections, we inspire our clients to deliver outstanding performance every single day and play a vital role in the attainment of their company goals. As such, we foster a flexible German industrial sector that continues to be successful.

Marko Schluroff
Founder and Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

How do you foster technological advancement internally?

We continuously adapt, question and – where necessary – replace our systems to reflect changing requirements, whilst also digitalising processes and documents on an ongoing basis. Our IT team works closely with Process and Quality Management to ensure that we are geared optimally to internal needs, legal requirements and client demands. And our IT personnel regularly attend hardware and software training sessions so that their knowledge is always up to date.

Sven Scholz
Founder and Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What is your vision for the SALT AND PEPPER Group in 2030?

My vision for 2030 is for SALT AND PEPPER to be the first port of call for industry when it comes to the advancement of engineering services, software development and innovation management. As a network of experts with strong internal and external connections, we inspire our clients to deliver outstanding performance every single day and play a vital role in the attainment of their company goals. As such, we foster a flexible German industrial sector that continues to be successful.

Timo Seggelmann
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Software
Timo Seggelmann
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Software

What is the recipe for success at SALT AND PEPPER Software?

We pursue a clear vision: we boost the competitiveness of industry using innovative and bespoke software solutions, coupled with an agile approach. We are able to do this thanks to our high-performance teams, which work boldly, quickly and with great motivation to create sustainable solutions for our clients. They boast flat hierarchies, flexible structures and a high degree of trust. They are brimming with passion, without it ever feeling like ‘work’.

André Wilmshöfer
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology
André Wilmshöfer
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology

To what extent has the topic of ‘agile project management’ gained a foothold in the world of industry?

Nowadays, ‘agile project management’ is on everyone’s lips, even beyond the software sector. How and when does it add significant value? A new ethos is required!
Success factors include expertise, communication and a high degree of transparency between clients, suppliers and service providers.  Our Autonomous Engineering Teams facilitate transformation from conventional engineering environments.

Timo Seggelmann
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Software

What is the recipe for success at SALT AND PEPPER Software?

We pursue a clear vision: we boost the competitiveness of industry using innovative and bespoke software solutions, coupled with an agile approach. We are able to do this thanks to our high-performance teams, which work boldly, quickly and with great motivation to create sustainable solutions for our clients. They boast flat hierarchies, flexible structures and a high degree of trust. They are brimming with passion, without it ever feeling like ‘work’.

André Wilmshöfer
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology

To what extent has the topic of ‘agile project management’ gained a foothold in the world of industry?

Nowadays, ‘agile project management’ is on everyone’s lips, even beyond the software sector. How and when does it add significant value? A new ethos is required!
Success factors include expertise, communication and a high degree of transparency between clients, suppliers and service providers.  Our Autonomous Engineering Teams facilitate transformation from conventional engineering environments.

Sven Scholz
Founder and Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Holding

What is your vision for the SALT AND PEPPER Group in 2030?

My vision for 2030 is for SALT AND PEPPER to be the first port of call for industry when it comes to the advancement of engineering services, software development and innovation management. As a network of experts with strong internal and external connections, we inspire our clients to deliver outstanding performance every single day and play a vital role in the attainment of their company goals. As such, we foster a flexible German industrial sector that continues to be successful.

Timo Seggelmann
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Software

What is the recipe for success at SALT AND PEPPER Software?

We pursue a clear vision: we boost the competitiveness of industry using innovative and bespoke software solutions, coupled with an agile approach. We are able to do this thanks to our high-performance teams, which work boldly, quickly and with great motivation to create sustainable solutions for our clients. They boast flat hierarchies, flexible structures and a high degree of trust. They are brimming with passion, without it ever feeling like ‘work’.

André Wilmshöfer
Managing Director, SALT AND PEPPER Technology

To what extent has the topic of ‘agile project management’ gained a foothold in the world of industry?

Nowadays, ‘agile project management’ is on everyone’s lips, even beyond the software sector. How and when does it add significant value? A new ethos is required!
Success factors include expertise, communication and a high degree of transparency between clients, suppliers and service providers.  Our Autonomous Engineering Teams facilitate transformation from conventional engineering environments.