We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Frankfurt office, in the heart of Germany's banking and fintech hub. The newly opened 200 sqm office is situated in a beautifully converted 120-year historic building, just 800m distance from the city's central train station.
Jörg Ziegler, Managing Director Global Shares DACH Region, said: "This exciting move comes on the back of record-breaking growth for Global Shares this year and is part of our ambitious five-year growth strategy. Today our technology is leading the way globally in the employee ownership fintech space and we're investing in this new office space to serve our growing client base in Germany, Switzerland and Austria."
He added: "We're bringing our award-winning equity software platform to Frankfurt, as well at the expertise and support network of our 420 colleagues based in 16 locations worldwide, where we support some of the world's biggest private and public enterprises."
This new Frankfurt base replaces our previous German office location in Munich, where we've successfully built our business over the past three years. As a regulated financial firm we're looking to strengthen our ties to the German financial capital, but we promise not to forget our friends in Bavaria!
We'll be expanding our German-speaking team here in Frankfurt - beginning with the recruitment of a Client Relationship Manager and Sales Development Representative - with other positions to follow in 2021. We look forward to hosting a big housewarming reception post Covid, to welcome the city's dignitaries, business and financial services community through our doors when the time is right.
This news comes on the back of us announcing that we're on track to achieve a 'unicorn' valuation in excess of $1Bn by 2024 and will grow our global team to 1,000 staff in that time. So far this year we've onboarded 150 new team members fully remotely, launched a new mobile app enabling employees to sell their shares in fractions of a second, as well as developed a brand new product for emerging private companies.
It's been a busy year!
Our new Frankfurt office is located at Mainzer Landstraße 250 – 254, D-60326 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.
Should you wish to contact Jörg Ziegler in relation to this announcement you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org