President and CEO
Tobias "Tobi" Hartmann is the President & CEO of Corsearch, where he recently helped complete the sale of the company to Audax Private Equity.
Over the last few years, Tobi has successfully positioned the business as a platform for sustainable growth and innovation in the IP industry. Under his leadership, the company has entered new markets and introduced product industry firsts that have positioned Corsearch as one of the leading providers for brand establishment and brand protection.
Prior to joining Corsearch, Tobi was the CEO for Karnov Group, formerly Thomson Reuters Scandinavia. Karnov is Scandinavia’s leading legal, tax, and accounting information services provider, which he helped establish as a standalone company. He acquired Wolters Kluwer’s Denmark business, as well as positioned Karnov to expand into new markets.
Prior to working at Karnov, Tobi was an entrepreneur and even started his own soccer club.
He has also held several senior level positions at LexisNexis, including Managing Director for LexisNexis File & Serve, where he helped create the industry standard for electronic document exchange between courts and filers. Before that, Tobi was a consultant with Diamond Technology Partners, which is now part of PwC, where he worked on technology strategy projects for Goldman Sachs.
Tobi has bachelor degrees from the University of Birmingham in the UK and the University of Augsburg in Germany, as well as an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He has also completed a certificate program in International Finance through the New York Institute of Finance.
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