Customer and product oriented Chief Technology Officer and VP with over fifteen years of experience in the areas of IT, software engineering, agile development operations, design, product & lean management. Proven track record of organizing and directing successful teams in start-up and corporate environments.
Checkout Charlie GmbH - a division of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland (Jan 2011 - Present)
Checkout Charlie is owned by the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and provides affiliate, marketing and publishing services in form of its own B2C products (Sparwelt.de, Gutscheine.de, Shopmate.eu) and as B2B focused API and platform solutions to third party publishers (DER SPIEGEL, 20min.ch, rtl.de, etc.). As a founding member of the company, I lead the teams responsible for development/engineering, data/BI, product, design and SEO.
SPARWELT GmbH (Sep 2008 – Jan 2011)
Sparwelt GmbH was founded by Daniel Engelbarts and Christian Lang, both former Partners at ECONA. The initial teams consisted of Daniel Engelbarts, myself, and four other colleagues, where we managed to turn what started as a MVP shopping blog into the leading provider of online coupons in Germany.
ECONA Media GmbH (Jul 2008 – Jan 2011)
Fullstack Application Developer, responsible for a variety of media products and smaller server works.
FM5 (Jul 2006 - Jan 2012)
FM5 is an Austrian non-profit online-magazine focused on politics, society, music and culture.
Strato AG (Nov 2006 - Jul 2008)
Strato is Europe's second-largest webhosting company, providing Blog, Ecommerce, and Infrastructure solutions. I consulted SME customers as well drove optimization of internal Incident-Management processes.
DRV-Bund (Nov 2005 - Apr 2006)
After I concluded my professional education at the Deutsche Rentenversicherung, DRV-Bund hired me to continue working with a number of different units.
The DRV-Bund is one of the largest branches of the German government. Given the history and complexity of the systems used by the DRV-Bund, I was involved in the usage of a variety of technologies ranging from BS2000 based oracle and Cobol applications to more “modern” Linux/java stacks, amongst others. In addition to my educational training, my responsibilities included contributing to a number of projects and teams. I concluded my studies with a final IHK Thesis about the application of ITIL 3 Incident-Management processes to an intranet-based knowledge database.