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Nextlane, the European automotive software leader

We are a European software development leader, dedicated to the automotive industry. With over 70.000 end-users in Europe, we are committed to drive excellence within the automotive distribution sector.

We deliver value

Boost your operations

We provide integrated end-to-end software solutions that digitize and simplify the entire automotive customer journey.

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Reduce integration complexity

Interface your solution to Nextlane platform to connect it with your DMS, CRM or other digital solutions.

Easy cloud deployment

Deploy new interfaces in the cloud without requiring software updates.

We believe in

About us Nextlane

We’re committed to empower you to make faster and smarter decisions that have a real impact. Whether you’re an employee, partner, or stakeholder, we provide solutions and the ability to enhance your performance beyond expectations.

Our leadership team

nextlane Chief Executive Officer
Hartmut Wagner
CEO – Chief Executive Officer

Hartmut Wagner started his role of Chief Executive Officer for Nextlane in November 2023.

Hartmut brought with him a tremendous level of experience and expertise in the global Software and Cloud industry for more than 25 years. He has been successfully leading international teams with up to more than 1’000 people in leading tech enterprise companies such as Jron Mountain, HP and Microfocus. Hartmut has also been showing strong performance operating in Private Equity owned portfolio companies such as Exact, Collenda and Serrala, where he served in CEO and General Management roles.

Hartmut gained a diploma in Business Administration at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany. His career brought him to many countries around the World with local engagements in the United States, The Netherlands, France and Germany.

nextlane Chief Technical Officer
Jonatan Dal Bon
CTO – Chief Technical Officer

Jonatan studied Computer Science at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started his professional career working as technical support for Microsoft at a young age.

In 2002 he co-founded Nextlane, wherein his capacity as IT Manager was in charge of the design of CRMAuto, the most extensive CRM solution for the automotive sector in Europe. In 2019 he was appointed co-CEO of Nextlane Spain.

After three years, Jonatan became the Chief Technical Officer of Nextlane. He oversees product development and roadmap, R&D, and Information Systems.

nextlane Chief Financial Officer
Graham Howell
CFO – Chief Financial Officer

Graham is an experienced senior financial professional with 28 years of experience within the software industry. Starting within audit, moving into accounting, business control, and via a 12-month interim General Manager position, Graham arrived at his first CFO role in 2009.

Along the way, Graham has worked for both large stock exchange-listed and smaller private equity-owned software companies providing a wide range of solutions from core ERP to Share Trading.

He has been lucky enough to have had an international scope in his roles since 1997 and has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, and currently France. He brings to the group a wealth of experience and knowledge to support the growth and development of Nextlane.

nextlane Chief Revenue Officer
Jean-Louis Baffier
CRO – Chief Revenue Officer

Jean-Louis is the Chief Revenue Officer of Nextlane. He is in charge of all our dealers and OEM offers, as well as our global Marketing, Sales and Alliances teams.

He started his professional career in 1993 in France, then in California. During 25 years, he grew through the ranks and has worked as Vice-President, Chief Revenue and General manager of technology companies like Oracle, Salesforce, and Microsoft France where he managed the entire enterprise business, contributing to the company’s transition to the cloud. He then successfully grew French startups and scaleups such as Algolia or Alsid into international businesses.

His mission at Nextlane, first and foremost at the service of our customers, is to fully integrate all the entities into a cohesive, efficient, and well-performing team, ensuring the company’s growth in Europe.

nextlane Chief Operating Officer
Olivier Bisson
COO – Chief Operating Officer

Olivier is an engineer and graduated from Mines-Télécom in 1998. He started his career at Bouygues Telecom, working in digital services and launching dematerialised services. He supported Enterprise accounts in their business transformation and the implementation of their knowledge-sharing and collaboration projects.

Olivier joined Nextlane in January 2022 as Chief Operating Officer with the mission of supporting the company’s growth by ensuring the smooth running of customer operations by implementing an optimal strategy.

As Global Head of the Professional Services and Customer Services departments in 11 countries with around 200 employees, he will lead all Customer Operations from project deployment to support and customer relationship management.

Robert Raiola Nextlane
Robert Raiola
CMO – Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer of Nextlane, Robert is responsible for creating and accelerating the company’s marketing strategy and brand recognition in Europe. He is focused on driving the company’s vision of helping the automotive industry improve how OEMs and car dealers interact with their customers.

He has over 25 years of experience in managing sales and marketing teams in the high-tech sector. After more than 10 years at Microsoft France, he joined Adobe and led the French and EMEA marketing teams for 8 years. In 2014, he became CMO at MEGA International to develop the brand’s international reputation, define product strategy and implement demand generation campaigns to accelerate the growth of the sales pipeline.

Robert has significant experience in product marketing, brand development, lead generation, public relations, and strategic planning.

Hélène Lanssens
Hélène Lanssens
CPO – Chief Product Officer

Hélène joins Nextlane as Chief Product Officer with the objective of increasing the added value of the products, supporting customer growth and harmonising the product portfolio by redefining and aligning product operations with Nextlane strategy, managing the Nextlane product team and defining investment priorities.

Her professional career started as a dealer network trainer on new models at Volkswagen France. After working at companies such as JATO Dynamics and Solera, where she developed the brand’s product strategy for managing the claims platform, connecting repairers, adjusters and insurers, Hélène became VP Product Manager and acquired a solid experience in Product Management of SaaS solutions for the automotive, sales and after-sales industries.

Her experience of more than 20 years in the automotive sector gives her a deep understanding of the business and the challenges related to the digital transformation of customers.

nextlane Chief Of Staff
Bertrand Jeanpierre
COS – Chief Of Staff

Bertrand started his career as a strategy and marketing consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners from 2013 to 2019.

Initially based in the Paris office, he was involved in multiple B2B and B2C projects in different countries (Greece, Turkey, Romania…). He then relocated to London and later to Sydney. He spent 3 years helping the local office grow while keeping solid connections with the rest of the organisation.

Back in Europe in 2019, to complete his initial engineering education, Bertrand joined Nextlane in September 2020, first as GTM & Pricing manager and later as Chief of Staff. His mission is to help the executive team to achieve the company goals.

nextlane Chief human resources officer
Jean-François Boulineau
CHRO – Chief Human Resources Officer

Jean-François is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Nextlane, in charge of talent development, culture and leadership within the organization.

He brings over 20 years’ experience as a human resources manager in EMEA, Asia and the Americas, supporting the rapid growth and transformation of various companies in the electronics manufacturing, energy and software sectors.

Prior to joining Nextlane, he was VP HR at a global SaaS player, where he managed the creation of a Center of Excellence, recruiting and integrating over 600 software engineers to support the company’s exponential growth.

nextlane Chief Executive Officer
Hartmut Wagner
CEO – Chief Executive Officer
nextlane Chief Technical Officer
Jonatan Dal Bon
CTO – Chief Technical Officer
nextlane Chief Financial Officer
Graham Howell
CFO – Chief Financial Officer
nextlane Chief Revenue Officer
Jean-Louis Baffier
CRO – Chief Revenue Officer
nextlane Chief Operating Officer
Olivier Bisson
COO – Chief Operating Officer
Robert Raiola Nextlane
Robert Raiola
CMO – Chief Marketing Officer
Hélène Lanssens
Hélène Lanssens
CPO – Chief Product Officer
nextlane Chief Of Staff
Bertrand Jeanpierre
COS – Chief Of Staff
nextlane Chief human resources officer
Jean-François Boulineau
CHRO – Chief Human Resources Officer

We are present in 11 European countries

  • Alla
  • France
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Paris
    44, Rue Pasquier
    75008 Paris
    Lyon
    190 Av. Thiers
    69008 Lyon
    Nantes
    2 Rue René Viviani
    44200 Nantes
    Tours
    12 Rue Fabienne Landy
    37700 Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, Francia
    Cachan
    50 Rue Alphonse Melun
    94230 Cachan
    Ermont
    10 Av. Louis Armand
    95120 Ermont
  • Madrid
    Paseo de la Castellana, 257
    28046 Madrid
    Vigo
    Rúa García Olloqui 10
    36201 Vigo
  • Würenlos
    Grundstrasse 1
    CH-5436 Würenlos
    Staad
    Hauptstrasse 71
    CH-9422 Staad
  • Klagenfurt
    Primoschgasse 3
    A-9020 Klagenfurt
  • Darmstadt
    Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 1
    64295 Darmstadt
  • Lund
    Hedvig Möllers gata 6
    22355 Lund
  • Netherlands
    Rubensstraat 215 b
  • Sintra
    Alameda da Beloura
    2710-693 Sintra