Emerged from SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP Fioneer can build on a heritage of outstanding technology and a thorough understanding of both corporate and consumer demands.
This gives us a head start to bring financial services to the next level with innovative software solutions and platforms. We are helping companies in the Financial Services Industry to meet their needs for speed, scalability, and cost-efficiency through digital business innovation, cloud technology, and solutions that cover banking and insurance processes end-to-end.
SAP Fioneer’s vision is to become a leading global provider of Financial Services software solutions and platforms. We enable customers to innovate and transform their business by combining premier technology with development expertise and a broad ecosystem of partners.
Customer centricity is front and center for us at SAP Fioneer. We are helping companies in the Financial Services Industry to meet their needs for speed, scalability, and cost-efficiency through digital business innovation, cloud technology, and solutions that cover banking and insurance processes end-to-end.
With a global network of customers, partners, and colleagues, SAP Fioneer has operations in more than 10 countries in Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia-Pacific.
SAP Fioneer GmbH
Dirk Kruse is the CEO of SAP Fioneer. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s direction and growth by providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership.
Dirk has more than 20 years of professional experience as an executive in the technology and financial services industry. Having held various leadership positions within software, cloud sales and consulting, he has gained thorough expertise and a broad business network across all service industries. Throughout his career, he has worked with major international banks and insurance companies to support their business transformations through strategic IT initiatives.
Prior to joining SAP Fioneer, Dirk served as member of the Management Board and Head of Service Industries of SAP Germany SE & Co. KG. His responsibilities included the areas of sales, presales, value engineering and services for Banking, Insurance, Media, Professional Services, Telco as well as Travel & Transportation.
Dirk holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cologne.
Head of Transformation & Fioneer 2025
Patrick Schmid is Head of Transformation at SAP Fioneer, growing the company organically and inorganically while successfully establishing and advancing its cloud vision.
Patrick is an experienced senior executive and management consultant, bringing 14 years in Financial Services Industries (FSI) IT. Patrick joins SAP Fioneer from DEDIQ where he was crucial in establishing the strategic partnership with SAP. Prior to this, Patrick co-led the transformation of one of DEDIQ’s FSI portfolio companies. Before joining DEDIQ, Patrick spent eight years at McKinsey & Co., including roles as lead architect in many large scale FSI transformations, and three years as CIO of a major bank in Asia.
Patrick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, U.S.