Jennifer Isabella Schimanko becomes Managing Director of PAIR Finance Austria

  • The new Managing Director spent 17 years at insurance group Allianz, most recently as Head of Sales Strategy.
  • Schimanko will drive the growth and development of AI-based digital collections in Austria.

Berlin/Vienna, 15 February 2024 – German technology company PAIR Finance, which uses AI to optimise the customer experience in debt collection, has appointed Jennifer Isabella Schimanko (38) as Managing Director Austria. The fintech company has thus gained a proven manager and expert with almost two decades of international experience in the insurance and finance industry as the new head of its Vienna-based subsidiary.

Born in Austria, she spent 17 years in various positions, most recently as Head of Sales Strategy at Allianz Austria, where she was responsible for projects in the Central and Eastern Europe region. She then joined Credi2 as Chief People and Strategy Officer, responsible for HR and strategy. Jennifer Isabella Schimanko holds a degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a Global Executive MBA from the WU Executive Academy, Vienna.

« I am delighted to be taking over the management of PAIR Finance in Austria, » says Jennifer Isabella Schimanko. « You don’t often get the chance in life to revolutionise an industry. Stephan and PAIR Finance, with the AI-based, customer-centric digital business model they have created, are giving me the opportunity to be part of such an exciting journey, and I am very much looking forward to it. We have ambitious goals for the coming years. Together with our passionate and dedicated team, we will take advantage of the huge growth potential of AI-based customer-centric digital collections to further strengthen relationships with our existing customers and expand our market presence in Austria. »

« Austria is an important market for PAIR Finance. We are therefore delighted to welcome Jennifer as Managing Director in Austria and the newest member of the PAIR Finance management team, » said Stephan Stricker, Founder and CEO of PAIR Finance. « With Jennifer’s leadership skills and her wealth of experience in designing and implementing growth strategies and organisational development, we will further strengthen PAIR Finance’s market position in Austria ».

Faster repayments, higher repayment rates and long-term customer loyalty: This is what PAIR Finance helps its business customers to achieve. The AI-driven platform supports people in the personalised and self-determined settlement of outstanding receivables. The fintech uses a digital-first approach via email, SMS and WhatsApp. With the help of state-of-the-art AI technology, the use of proprietary algorithms and intelligent data analysis, PAIR Finance provides consumers with the right payment offer and makes debt collection a sustainable part of the customer journey.