Open-Xchange appoints Dirk Valbert as Chief Financial Officer

Sep 1, 2020

Open-Xchange, developer of secure and open communication and office productivity software, IMAP server software and DNS solutions, today announced Dirk Valbert as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Valbert, who has more than 25 years’ experience in management and finance roles in the technology industry, will be responsible for finance, legal and facilities management at the company.

He comes to Open-Xchange from Swyx Solutions GmbH / Enreach Germany Group, where he was CFO for more than six years. He was previously CEO of Schauf GmbH and CFO of conVISUAL AG. Before that, he was an Associate at Theron Business Consulting GmbH, after holding Financial Controller and Head of CapEx Controlling roles at Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH.

Dirk Valbert, CFO, Open-Xchange, said: “This is a really exciting time for Open-Xchange, as it looks to refocus its propositions and enter new markets. It’s advanced product portfolio and roadmap, strong international footprint, and growth ambitions were key factors in me joining the team.”

Andreas Gauger, CEO, Open-Xchange, said: “Dirk’s background makes him the ideal person to lead Open-Xchange’s finance and legal functions at this important time for the company – as we plan for future growth and continue to develop our products and roadmap to meet existing and new customer needs.”


About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange (OX) is a developer of secure and open communication and office productivity software, IMAP server software and DNS solutions. Since 2005, it has partnered with many of the world’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telcos and carriers to deliver Open Source email and productivity solutions that include secure storage, file and document management. OX Dovecot is the world’s most popular IMAP server software and OX PowerDNS provides secure DNS services to telco customers and their users worldwide. Software developed by Open-Xchange is used by 200 million people globally. It is headquartered in Germany, with offices in Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Hamburg, Nuremberg and Olpe, and international offices in the Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and the USA. For further details, visit

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