Caroobi, a Berlin-based marketplace for automotive mechanics, has added to its management team with the appointment of Philipp Grosse Kleimann as its chief commercial officer.

Philipp Grosse Kleimann

Grosse Kleimann (LinkedIn profile) quietly took up the position in April. He’s responsible for bolstering Caroobi’s commercial growth opportunities and expanding the company’s business model.

The new chief commercial officer will work closely with Caroobi founders Mark Michl and Nico Weiler. The two have already increased the company’s footprint in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland since its inception in 2015.

Grosse Kleimann’s career spans 20 years — much of it in the automotive industry. He’s worked at Mercedes-Benz and served as a board member at Aston Martin.

Michl believes Grosse Kleimann will help take Caroobi “to the next level”. “Our goal is to build Europe’s most successful automotive workshop services platform.”

Caroobi is a multi-faceted marketplace. It connects individuals with mechanics and links mechanics with parts suppliers. The company provides car repair services to consumers while also offering services to mechanics, helping them source parts and manage their businesses.

Caroobi netted $23 million from a group of investors that included NGP Capital, formerly known as Nokia Growth Partners, last year. The multimillion investment was also backed by Target Global, BMW IVentures, DN Capital and Cherry Ventures.

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