If you’re facing the challenge of keeping confidential files safe, meeting corporate confidentiality policies and simultaneously collaborating with people outside your corporate network, Brainloop is here to help you.

With Brainloop you’ll master these challenges

When we founded the company in 2000, we saw businesses making major gains in productivity and competitiveness by using the Internet to collaborate with external partners.

But the same tools that made collaboration so effective also wreaked havoc on the security and control over information distribution that companies relied on.


Thousands of users on six continents rely on Brainloop’s London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and Zug offices and a network of international partners for exceptional service and support. Contact us to find out how Brainloop helps companies like BMW, ThyssenKrupp and Deloitte, and how we can help you!


Michael Stanton

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Michael serves as the CFO of Diligent Corporation. Michael Stanton joins Diligent with nearly 20 years of experience spanning business optimization, corporate finance, treasury and corporate development, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at SaaS-based education technology provider Blackboard Inc. With more than a decade at Blackboard, Stanton helped lead the company’s successful IPO efforts, which catapulted Blackboard to the top of the education technology market. He also helped grow the company to more than $650 million in revenue, and during his tenure he led more than $4 billion in equity and debt financings and 32 M&A transactions. Prior to Blackboard, Stanton held leadership positions at the international financial and corporate communications consultancy, Dewe Rogerson, and CCA Companies Inc., where he was responsible for forecasting, budgeting and analysis of the company’s lodging and gaming business. He holds a BA in history from College of the Holy Cross.

Jack Van Arsdale

Jack Van Arsdale is the Vice President of Legal for Diligent Corporation. Jack has been with Diligent since 2011 and has helped us manage our rapid growth and international expansion. He also assisted with our acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ BoardLink business and our sale to Insight Venture Partners.

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Brian Alexander

Brian is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development at Diligent Corporation. Before joining Diligent, Brian spent 15 years in financial leadership positions at BoardEffect and Blackboard, helping to grow and scale both organizations from early stage companies to high-performing global SaaS companies.

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Liam Healy

Liam Healy serves as the SVP & Managing Director of EMEA for Diligent Corporation. Liam joined Diligent with over 10 years of experience building and growing commercial operations and revenue teams within SaaS-based businesses.

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Dr. Ulf Gartzke

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Brainloop, Dr. Ulf Gartzke is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s corporate strategy. Dr. Gartzke, who holds a PhD in International Relations with a focus on transatlantic business and technology from the London School of Economics, has many years of international management experience. After working for the World Bank in Paris and the World Economic Forum in Geneva, he was Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation in Washington, DC for almost 10 years. Dr. Gartzke is the Managing Partner of the management consultancy Spitzberg Partners, headquartered in New York, a position he has held since 2013 and continues to hold.

Dr. Eike Schmidt

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Eike Schmidt holds a doctorate in computer science and has many years’ experience in the management of midsized software companies. Prior to joining Brainloop in 2017, he was CTO of MACH AG, a software and consulting company specialising in ERP and ECM. Schmidt previously also worked for BOND GmbH & Co KG (now OCLC), ChipVision Design Systems AG and Kuratorium OFFIS e.V. As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Eike Schmidt heads up product management and software development. He also manages service, which includes the support and operations areas.

Arne Petersen

Chief Commercial Officer

Arne Petersen heads up sales and marketing in his role as Brainloop’s CCO. Prior to joining Brainloop, he was Senior Sales Director at Oracle for its western European web analytics business. Arne brings over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing management positions, including as managing director of the German operations of Macrovision and Avid Technology. He was also a member of the board at Blue Order Solutions AG. He studied business administration in Germany and the US and holds a master’s degree in international management as well as an MBA in marketing.