News - 03.09.2015

Volker Smid joins Searchmetrics as new CEO

Experienced business manager joins after senior roles at HP, Novell and Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Search and content performance leader Searchmetrics today announced that Volker Smid has been appointed CEO with immediate effect. Based on his senior management experience with HP and Novell and extensive knowledge of the online sector, Smid will help further drive the international growth of the company which has offices in Berlin, San Mateo, New York, London and Paris.

Over his long career Smid has held a range of high level roles. As CEO HP Germany, he directed HP’s German subsidiary from 2009 to 2014, managing all in-country operations. Prior to this he gained extensive international experience as the President EMEA and Asia Pacific with software provider Novell. He joins from Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, where he has been the Head of Digital & Technologies since February 2014, responsible for increasing the Group’s focus on its online business.