Enable guests to hand in topics and files in a structured and transparent way. Guests are always kept in the loop with clear status, history and notifications.
Create granular, multi-level approval processes for topic registration and other board interactions.
To Do Tracking
Document tasks while you are writing the minutes and assign them to the responsible people. Always have an overview of your follow-ups.
Easily make changes to the agenda before and during the meeting without worrying about updating documents, emails and invites. One click and all aggregated changes are sent through the system once you are ready.
Analytics and reports
Enables board leaders to gain unique insight into their work and assistants to automatically create reports for administration and compliance (in development).
Manage the entire process of creating, defining, distributing and collecting votes for resolutions without losing track or not following formal requirements.
Running inside Microsoft Teams and Office 365
Share automatically generated and perfectly formatted agendas and minutes through MS Teams or Outlook. Your documents will be stored in a secure SharePoint environment inside your existing IT infrastructure.
Easy use for board members
No separate environments to learn and logins to remember, board members don't have to change the way they work.
And many more
It is impossible to list all the details and daily problems of board assistants gertrud is taking care of. Schedule a demo to see more.
Covers the entire process of preparing, conducting, and following up on board meetings.
Enables the organization of supervisory board meetings incl. access for external members and dashboards, detailed document management etc.
Mid Sizes & Family Business Meetings
Efficient organization of management meetings through automated processes.
Organize committee meetings while respecting all official deadlines, document resolutions, and track tasks.
At gertrud we are convinced that boards of directors, supervisory boards and executives in general currently waste too much time organizing and conducting their meetings. The point is to make decisions as efficiently as possible and to focus on adding value to the business. That is why we built gertrud.
We named our company gertrud, in reference to the grandmother of two of our founders that shared the name. Gertrud stands for a strong woman that was the center of their families and held all the threads together. She was the CEO of our family! The products of gertrud take exactly this role in modern executive collaboration.
Gertrud is a good example of what can come from a passion for a subject. The software was developed right in my office and forged into a product with a lot of entrepreneurial dedication by a small, committed team.
Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer SE
gertrud was founded 2019 in the CEO office of Axel Springer, born out of an internal need. Now we accompany executive boards, advisory boards, supervisory boards and other executives and assistants to organize, plan and execute their meetings. We empower them to live the new way of work. The process of organizing and running board meetings is crucial to a company’s success. Since the entire board, including its top management, is involved, poor execution can be costly.
The process demands precision because otherwise it leads to inadequate results on the top floor. The task also requires empathy because many different employees are involved, and board decisions have a strong impact on both the culture at the company and the individuals who work there.
Every topic that comes up in an organization of thousands, or tens of thousands, of employees must be prioritized. On top of it, each board meeting is a showcase for top management, their chance to lead their organization by example: this is the board’s way of work
“We use modern technologies and a new approach to collaboration at this executive level. With our approach we disrupt secure data spaces combined with a state of the art user experience.”
Nils Langemann, MD & Co-Founder
The process of organizing and running board meetings is crucial to a company’s success. Since the entire board, including its top management, is involved, poor execution can be costly. The process demands precision because otherwise it leads to inadequate results on the top floor. The task also requires empathy because many different employees are involved, and board decisions have a strong impact on both the culture at the company and the individuals who work there.
MD & Co-Founder
MD & Co-Founder
DevOps & Infrastructure
Dr. Boris Häfele
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Whether you work from our Hamburg office, directly on the world famous Reeperbahn or completely remote is for you to decide. We are a remote company and live it - whether from a van in Greece, a sailboat in Turkey or a finca in the Canary Islands. Even though we work remotely most of the time, we invest considerable time and money to regularly meet in person and spend social as well as work time together.