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Curriculum Vitae Matthias Hessler

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Name: Matthias Hessler
Address: In der Hollerhecke 7
D-64683 Einhausen
Phone: +49-178-3568379
Email: webjob at mhessler de
Year of birth: 1968
Marital status: Separated, two children
Nationality: German

Work Experience

7/2001 - today DB Investment Services GmbH, Frankfurt - part of Deutschen Bank
formerly: Xchanging Transaction Bank GmbH
formerly: european transaction bank GmbH

Enterprise Architect, 9/2009 - today
  • Business Analysis: conceptual design & configuration of the account reconciliation for asset servicing on the basis of several data sources.
  • Process Documentation: conceptual design and creation of a documentation standard in Sparx Enterprise Architect for processes and their relationship to the functional taxonomy as well as involved applications and IT components, using BPMN, UML and Archimate diagrams.
  • Process Design: Architectural support for optimizing Corporate Action processes in DB Investment Services within the context of an agile project with Scrum.
  • Process Design: design and coordination of unified Asset Services processes for ca 50 different regions worldwide within Deutsche Bank group with BPMN.
  • IT Integration: conceptual design of the migration for IT integration in the Deutsche Bank group, taking into consideration the strategic requirements of the current and the future IT landscape.
  • IT Strategy: conceptual design, creation, maintenance of the IT strategy.
  • Enterprise Architecture Governance: Review of all relevant change management projects for compliance of the functional / technical architecture with business and IT strategy, as well as adherence to technical goals.
  • Enterprise Architecture Management: Development of a modernization concept for the existing Enterprise Architecture management tool, feasibility study for modernizing several applications, documentation of the Enterprise Architecture including application and interface overviews.
  • Target2Securities: participation in several multi-bank task forces organized by Deutsche Boerse for the introduction of the Target2Securities system, and consulting of the implementation project.
  • Sales Projects: participation in several sales projects for insourcing of securities services from other banks.
Application Management, 11/2008 - 12/2009
  • Application Management: Mediation and coordination between business production, IT development, and hosting departments, for several highly critical applications in the front office / trading area, incident and problem management.
  • Enterprise Architecture Management: participation in the project compensatory withholding tax / Abgeltungsteuer, especially structuring and creation of technical interface and application lists, creation/maintenance of overview diagrams regarding the application architecture, status tracking on the basis of implemented interfaces, accompanying consulting of the project.
  • Successful certification as IT service manager according to ITIL at EXIN.
Head of IT Audit, 12/2005 - 10/2008
  • IT Audit: Conception and formation of the IT Audit team - IT Audit used to be outsourced - including creation of IT Audit checklists, selection and training of the IT Audit team.
  • Leading and execution of dedicated IT audits - e.g. network separation, IT infrastructure; execution of integrated Business and IT Audits in almost all production areas; leading and execution of pre-implementation audits, especially for compensatory withholding tax ("Abgeltungsteuer"); consulting regarding IT governance issues; introduction of COBIT as audit methodology.
  • Successful certification as CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor by the IT governance institution ISACA.
Software-Architect, 9/2002 - 12/2005
  • Takeover process from Deutsche Bank to Xchanging: analysis of application licensing requirements and legal situation, review of takeover contracts, impact analysis for network separation and application impact, preparation for escrow agreement.
  • Enterprise Architecture Management: teamlead for up to 2 analysts, development of a modernization concept for the existing enterprise architecture, feasibility study for modernizing several regulatory reporting applications, documentation of the Enterprise Architecture.
  • Evaluation / execution insourcing of securities services from Targobank: guidance on migration concept, high level cost estimations, preparation of high level interfacing concept, responding to questions in the request for proposal, several client meetings, evaluation of several order management system offers, creation of detailed SWIFT and Eurex CCP interfacing concepts, impact analysis for existing applications.
  • Architecture Governance: Review of all relevant change management projects for compliance of the functional / technical architecture with business and IT strategy, as well as adherence to technical goals; contribution in several implementation projects.
  • Service Interfacing Analysis: conception and guidance on the service architecture modeling in the context of a review of client service level agreements, analysis of existing client interfacing architecture.
  • Enterprise Architecture Management: teamlead for up to 5 analysts, analysis of the current Enterprise Architecture, and creation of an Enterprise Architecture blueprint, creation of related Enterprise Architecture documentation, development of an harmonization concept.
maxblue, Frankfurt - part of Deutsche Bank

Software Architect, 7/2001 - 8/2002
  • Financial Services: teamlead for up to 5 analysts, development of a harmonization concept for the brokerage applications in several European countries, feasibility study about the rollout of several German mid-tier applications to Italy.
11/1999 - 6/2001 Factor-e Solutions GmbH, Frankfurt

Team lead/project lead/architect
  • Financial Services: team lead for up to 12, later project lead for up to 40 developers, software architecture design, development of a brokerage retail trading system with direct Xetra connectivity, development of a J2EE migration architecture for all existing bank systems, development of the Java build processes, highlevel technical design, software analysis.
3/1997 - 11/1999 Accenture, formerly Andersen Consulting, Duesseldorf

  • Financial Services: teamlead for up to 3 developers, implementation of a new electronic stock exchange trading system, including development and maintenance for frontend / backend / batch.
  • Telecommunications: teamlead for up to 3 developers, extension of an existing billing software.

University Studies

4/1996 - 2/1997 Study of information systems / "Wirtschaftsinformatik DII", University of Essen, Germany
Degree: master of information systems / "Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker DII"
Grade: 1.1 = top 5%
8/1994 - 8/1995 Study of business administration, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Degree: MBA - Master of Business Administration
Grade: 1.0 = GPA 4.0 = top 5%
10/1992 - 8/1994 Study of information systems / "Wirtschaftsinformatik DI", University of Essen, Germany
Degree: master of information systems / "Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker DI"
Grade: 1.6 = top 10%
10/1990 - 2/1992 Basic study of information systems / "Wirtschaftsinformatik DI", University of Essen, Germany
Grade: 1.7 = top 10%


9/1988 - 6/1990 Banking Apprenticeship / Bankkaufmann at Dresdner Bank, Offenbach, Germany
Grade: 1.25 = top 10%
7/1975 - 6/1988 School, i.e. Kreuzburggymnasium in Grosskrotzenburg, Germany
Degree: Ability to study at university / Abitur
Grade: 1.8 = top 20%

Practical Training

2/1992 - 9/1992 Practical Training at City of Moncton, Monton, NB, Kanada, department "information systems"
7/1990 - 9/1990 Practical Training at Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt, department Management Information System / "IDV - Individuelle Datenverarbeitung"


German - native language
English - excellent command written and spoken
French - basic knowledge

Recreational Activities

9/2012 - today Coaching & Training: Seelkraft®, realisation of individual skills and abilities, personality development for business and personal use
7/2001 - today Trainer for IT Applications & Crypto Currencies: Kreisvolkshochschule Bergstrasse, Lorsch
7/2003 - today Chorus: Gospelchor Voices, Lorsch

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