Global chauffeur service Blacklane has appointed Henning Groß as the German company’s new chief technology officer.
Groß will oversee Blacklane’s product developments designed to support guests, chauffeurs, corporate travel managers and travel agents. His responsibilities include the booking platform, passenger and chauffeur apps, and customer service technology.
Blacklane has engineering and product teams in Berlin and Barcelona, who account for around one-third of its 350 employees. The company is currently recruiting for new staff in both locations.
Groß replaces Frank Steuer, who co-founded Blacklane with CEO Jens Wohltorf. Groß previously worked in the insurance, marketing, IT services and media sectors.
“Blacklane has surpassed pre-pandemic monthly revenue and we forecast strong growth this year,” said Wohltorf. “Henning has the technical expertise to scale our systems to the next level and the people skills to grow and develop our crew.”
Groß added that priorities for Blacklane included “chauffeur hailing for on-demand rides and innovative electric vehicle service”.