Auf einer Leinwand ist der zeb-Slogan "Partners for change" zu sehen.
Auf einer Leinwand ist der zeb-Slogan "Partners for change" zu sehen.

We are zeb

As a strategy, management and IT consultancy, we support banks and insurance companies in all issues relevant to their future viability. In addition to our mothership zeb, our expertise and vast service portfolio are being ensured by numerous subsidiaries, all with a common mission: Our consultants prove their financial services know-how in more than 2,900 projects and with over 700 clients. That’s why we consider ourselves “partners for change”, paving the way for tomorrow’s transformation processes. Find out more about us as a company, our subsidiaries and our service offering on this page.

We are passionate about banks and insurance companies

As a management consultancy, we have been collaborating closely with clients from the banking and insurance industries on a wide variety of projects for more than 30 years. The two university professors Prof. Dr. Schierenbeck und Prof. Dr. Rolfes, supported by the first few employees, founded zeb in Münster in 1992, naming the company “Zentrum für ertragsorientiertes Bankmanagement” (in English: Center for profit-oriented bank management). 

Our service offering focuses on strategy, management, IT and HR consulting. In addition to our consulting staff, we employ a team of software developers whose task it is to turn our theoretical concepts into fully-fledged software solutions ready to be used by our clients from the banking and insurance industries. Our HR projects are not just about supporting our clients in the development of new strategies or regulatory compliance, but also about coaching and training their staff.

zeb’s range of services

Due to our specialization in the banking and insurance industries, our range of services covers the entire value chain: from engaging our client’s customers and empowering the people in their organization to developing successful products and sales concepts. In recent years, we have built up a comprehensive consulting portfolio by founding additional subsidiaries, developing our own software solutions, setting up project groups and designing various new concepts. This also benefits our employees who can choose from a wide range of topics to specialize in.

Through the close cooperation with our digital and IT experts from applied by zeb and findic, as well as with our zeb.move und TABULARAZA by zeb project teams, we can develop forward-looking solutions for the entire industry. Here is an overview of our experts:


In 2005, findic was founded as a subsidiary of zeb and an operative IT consultancy with a focus on business technology consulting.


As a product development studio, applied by zeb designs, develops and operates apps, portals and platforms. 

231220-zeb-Töchter-Icons-business school.svg school combines elements of a consultancy and a university. In cooperation with Steinbeis University, it offers further education courses and programs. For example, our Bachelor Welcome Program and our zeb.scholarship program are part of the curriculum.


As one of our project teams, TABULARAZA deals with organizational transformation, trends, innovation, business model development and similar topics.


The zeb.move project team stands for change and transformation in companies. They deal with topics relating to the development of personnel structures, change and HR management.

zeb.move business coaching

Similar to zeb.move and TABULARAZA by zeb, zeb.move business coaching represents transformation - with a clear focus on training and coaching managers, employees and teams.


The BankingHub by zeb offers interesting articles on a wide variety of banking topics and is always up-to-date with current industry trends.

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zeb’s Regulatory Hub helps our clients maintain an overview of regulatory requirements and to prioritize them successfully. Click here to find out more.

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zeb’s Digital Services Hub offers banks, insurance companies and specialized financial services providers an overview of the possible uses of digital services for various topics and applications.

Banks, insurance companies, specialized institutions, financial advisors and many more …

Our clients include banks from both the regional and the international sectors. In addition to projects for various savings and cooperative banks, we have also supported major clients such as Commerzbank, UniCredit and DekaBank. Moreover, we have also assisted specialized institutions such as Deutsche Leasing and Atruvia. Our second major area of expertise is centered on insurance companies and financial advisors. In this area, we have collaborated with Provinzial, Gothaer and the ADAC, for example. Based on our expertise in these sectors, our clients can count on us as “partners for change”, i.e. in these times of transformation, we help them strengthen their competitiveness and future viability in an agile and sustainable manner. We have compiled insights into some of our projects here . And if you would like to find out more about our services for customers, visit our corporate website!

Our office locations

In addition to our headquarters in Münster, we currently have 14 other offices in eleven different European countries. Four of them are located in Germany, namely in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, but we also have offices in Zurich, Vienna, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Stockholm, Milan, London, Oslo and Kyiv. In total, we employ over 1,000 people.

Any questions about your career opportunities?

Then contact our Talent Attraction team here. We look forward to talking to you.