Drooms, a provider of secure cloud solutions, has appointed Johannes Brennecke as General Manager of North America to lead the company’s expansion in the US.
Based in New York City, Brennecke will report to Steffen Schaack, Senior Vice President Global Business Development.
Brennecke has a long track record in strategic business development. In his previous role as Vice President of Alternative Coverage Real Estate at DWS Alternatives GmbH (DWS Group), he was responsible for the development of fund products across the real estate industry and taking forward DWS Group’s international digitalisation strategy. As part of his remit as funds manager, he was responsible for structuring and managing German specialist funds with a total of EUR 500 million invested in commercial real estate across Europe.
Prior to this role, Brennecke held fund manager positions at PATRIZIA AG and MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management GmbH. Johannes holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Auckland.
Steffen Schaack, Senior Vice President Global Business Development at Drooms, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Johannes Brennecke aboard. His digital and funds expertise, in addition to his vast knowledge of the international real estate and transaction market, make him the perfect candidate to take forward our expansion plans in the US market.”
Alexandre Grellier, CEO and co-founder of Drooms, adds: “Digital data rooms transcend international borders. The majority of our customers are active on an international basis, so it’s a natural step for us to continue to expand our products and service offering across the world. We are excited to transition from being the European data room market leader to becoming a global operator.”