Current role of the individual within the company and merchant payments ecosystem:
Maik Klotz is an influencer in the payments and banking industry and was profiled by the Süddeutsche Zeitung in the "Impulsgeber" series of the same name. Maik has many years of experience in payments and banking and is the co-founder of one of the most important media companies in the German fintech landscape.
Brief biography of the nominee:
Maik Klotz is speaker, podcaster and writer on the topics of banking, payment, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and retail. He has advised companies for many years on customer-centric customer communication and focused corporate communication. He has been LinkedIn's Top Voice for Finance since 2023. Maik has many years of experience in the payment and banking sector. He is co-founder of Paymentbanking.com and speaks and moderates at numerous events in the industry.
What differentiates the nominee as the Leader / Influencer in merchant payments?
Maik Klotz is a great reflector of the German payment landscape and why Germany is a bit slow when it comes to innovation. He has outstanding knowledge of on-line banking, mobile payments as well as comprehensive market and product knowledge including technical and regulatory issues. His tone of voice, his expertise, his sense of humor and a little hint of provocation makes him my favorite choice for the influencer of the year.