Meet the team

The experts ready to support you.

Open source cloud collaboration is our passion at Nextcloud GmbH and we have built a great team of experts around it. Our engineers, designers and support professionals work as an integral part of the wider Nextcloud community to give customers direct access to the most advanced, in-depth knowledge they need for their success.

Management

Frank Karlitschek

Chief Executive Officer
Founder | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Frank founded the ownCloud project in 2010 to put home users and enterprises back in control of their data. To bring file sync and share technology to the next level and better align to the needs of users and customers he founded Nextcloud in 2016 and has been tirelessly working to realize his vision ever since.

Andreas Rode

Chief Commercial Officer
Sales and Partnerships | Lives in Hannover, Germany

Andreas studied Economics and has 20 years experience in Business Development, Partner- and Sales Management. Andreas worked for companies like Oracle, EMC, Yahoo and Google and also for start ups in the Cloud Computing and Online Marketing space.

Jos Poortvliet

Director Marketing
Co-founder, Marketing and Communication | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Jos graduated in Psychology from the University of Utrecht and handled project and service level management at Royal Bank of Scottland, KPN and the Dutch Department of Education. He has over a decade open source marketing and PR experience, being active in the KDE community for over a decade and working as Community Manager for several companies including SUSE Linux.

Patrick Walther

Head of Finance
Accounting and finance | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Patrick was co-founder of struktur AG in 2000, responsible for sales and finance. He held several sales and marketing positions at IBM and Oracle, adding up to more than two decades of experience in the IT industry.

Andy Scherzinger

Director Engineering
Software engineering and delivery | Lives in Frankfurt, Germany

Andy graduated in Applied Business in Computer Science and has more than 15 years of experience in delivering custom software solutions and IT consulting to customers. He worked for companies like msg systems and Capgemini supporting enterprises and startups in various industries like telecommunication, travel, logistics and finance with a focus on building software-systems, -platforms and -factories.

Dietlinde Lutsch

Head of Human Resources
Talent management | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Dietlinde has degrees in Public Management and Business Administration and has been working for over a decade in human resources with a focus on recruitment in the UK and in Germany. She is passionate about supporting Nextclouds´ biggest asset – our people, and about bringing new talents into our team.

Account management

Edeltraut Bobb

Sales coordinator
Business administration | Lives in Hawaii, USA

Edeltraut studied business administration and has over 13 years experience in domestic, international sales and the open source community. She believes customer satisfaction is based on bringing great customer service, delivered by a caring and friendly person, promptly, with the support of a practical problem-solving process. Edeltraut provides excellent administrative support to our sales team and to any busy sales operation.

Fabian Liedtke

Sales manager DACH
Sales and Partnerships | Lives in Hamburg, Germany

Fabian worked for various industries always close to the customer and has been in the IT industry now for several years with a focus on customer relationship management. He is passionate about innovative and new technologies and his primary goal is to help our customers to fulfill their vision.

Fyruz Binte Wahid

Account manager
Sales | Lives in Heilbronn, Germany

Fyruz did her post-graduate in International Business & Intercultural Management at the University of Heilbronn. She worked as key account manager in various IT startups and is driven to help the customers with the best suited solution.
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Markus Windecker

Senior Partner Manager
Sales and partnerships | Lives in Altensteig, Germany

Markus has over 19 years experience as Account and Partner manager at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba.

Nico Kossuch

Senior Partner Manager
Sales and partnerships | Lives in Unna, Germany

Nico is a certified Networking Specialist (CNS) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with over 20 years account management experience in the communications and VoIP sector.

Roxana Ioana Bocancea

Account manager
Sales | Lives in Bucharest, Romania

Roxana believes that lifeblood of any business or organization is also under the responsabilty of the sales department. Having graduated two Masters degrees in International Business Communication and Cultural Studies and since then with over 11 years of professional experience within the International Business Development of the IT&C playground, she believes performance, goal-oriented and strategic thinking skills go hand in hand with trust and good team work. Let´s grow memorable stories together!

Viktoria Elvert

Senior account manager
Sales and Account Management | Lives in Karlsruhe, Germany

Viktoria studied business administration and learned Spanish living in Mexico for a while. She has over 7 years of sales experience and has a strong focus on finding the perfect fit for the needs of the customer.

Sales engineering

Björn Schießle

PreSales Lead
Co-founder, Consulting and Sales | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Björn is a computer scientist, graduated at the University of Stuttgart. He conducted research in the area of cloud robotics before he joined a private cloud community project in 2012 and later co-founded Nextcloud. Björn has a deep knowledge about all technical and legal aspects of Free and Open Source Software. After working for several years as a software engineer he became a sales engineer, using his in-depth knowledge to provide the best possible solutions to our customers.

João Cortez

Sales Engineer
Sales and Customer Relationships | Lives in Taubaté – Brazil

João has been working since 1997 with infrastructure. His main expertise is in Unix (IBM AIX/Solaris/HP-UX) and Linux. He’s happy in physical, virtual and cloud environments and has experience with global companies and in the banking sector.

Maxime Le Héricy

Sales Engineer
Sales and Customer Relationships | Lives in Nantes area, France

Maxime holds a general engineering master degree. He started his career as a process engineer in the industry, before shifting to IT. He aims to provide his customers with secure, quality and highly-reliable systems or products, in an efficient way. A good listener and interested in complex problem solving, Maxime is dedicated to help customers succeed in their projects.

Pietro Marini

Senior Sales Engineer
Consulting and Sales | Lives in La Coruña, Spain

After graduating in Physics in 2011 at University of Pavia, Italy, Pietro has been working as a developer and consultant in the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics sector for many companies across Europe and is now settled in Galicia, Spain. Customer-oriented, self-learner and with a passion in open-source software engineering, Pietro enjoys teaming up with customers to solve complex technical challenges. He also tries to help the general public in forming opinions on the impacts of technology in their life, by spreading concepts and trends around big data, machine learning and the digital economy.

Sebastian Möbus

Sales Engineer
Presales | Wiesbaden, Germany

Sebastian studied computer science at the university of applied sciences in Wiesbaden. He is Prince2 and Itil3 certified and has over 14 years experience in consulting and technical pre-sales under his belt, designing customized solutions in the area of business software and cloud services. He has a wide range of interests with a main focus on IT in everyday life like home automation and is passionate about pool billiards

Marketing

Fabrice Mous

Marketing Manager
Lead geneneration and SEO | lives in Houten, Netherland

Fabrice started his career at Dutch central government where he helped executing the Dutch policy for open standards and open source software. Later on Fabrice worked as a sales consultant, manager and entrepreneur in several domains. He developed a profound love for marketing, automation and search engine marketing and worked as a digital marketing specialist on marketing automation and inbound marketing projects.

Alba Mayoral

Regional Marketing Manager
Marketing and Communication | Lives in Munich, Germany

Alba has more than 10 years of experience in the creation and development of communication and marketing strategies. Her passion for building a better place to live leads her to enjoy what she does and take it as a mission. For the last 5 years she has been mentoring recent university graduates and conducts workshops related with leadership and branding. She is committed to creativity and empathy as a key part of her work.

Marija Puselja

Branding and PR Team Lead
PR and design | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Marija hold’s a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She mostly finds her inspiration in the strength of visual delivery of information through photography, as much as she admires the creativity of witty and intelligent writing and finally, a well-executed layout and design.

Neha Mishra

Marketing manager
Lead geneneration | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

With an MBA from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Neha has over half a decade experience in sales and marketing roles in SaaS and healthcare. She is passionate about developing and implementing marketing strategies and working with customers.

Joshua Ofor

Designer
Visual Identity, Design Systems, Animation, Illustration | Lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Joshua is a multidisciplinary designer & art director, with a push for visual storytelling, sustainability & design par problem-solving. He currently seeks to design systems, spaces & create other forms of visual arts. He holds a brief but viable experience in the creative industry, previously working as a Snr. Creative Designer at Mesh Design Studios. He’s a TEDx aficionado, a design contributor at the Open Source Community Africa and a UN Youth Delegate.

Marinela Gogo

Online Marketer
Customer relations and content | Lives in Tirana, Albania

Marinela studied Business Informatics in the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana. She got involved in open source in 2015, first by contributing to open source projects and then, in 2016, she started co-organizing events or conferences in Tirana to promote software freedom, open knowledge and the importance of open source in the public sector.

Mikaela Schneider

Content marketing
Stories and writing | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Mikaela holds a master’s degree in International Business and has much experience in writing and marketing in the IT sector. Originally from the USA, she’s been living on and off in Europe since 2016 due to her love for traveling and discovering new cultures. She completed an internship in Germany at TeamViewer as a CMS & Translation intern.

Marius Quabeck

Audio/video editor
Photography, UI graphics and video | Lives in Gelting, Germany

Marius has been working as an IT Consultant for many big IT companies and startups.
He is also a blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, streamer and manages audio and video productions at Nextcloud.

Back office

Vanessa Steeg

Executive assistant
Sales, marketing, design and project management Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Vanessa has a degree in Media Design and qualifications as Executive Assistant in various languages (German, English and Spanish). Her experience ranges from project management to graphic design, marketing and communication.

Alexandra Boehm

Accountant
Accounting and finance | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Experienced Accountant and Office Manager with a long history of working in the computer software industry.

Engineering and support

Christoph Wurst

Groupware Team Lead
Front-end, Two-factor Authentication and Mail | Lives in Hadres, Austria

Christoph has been working on the Nextcloud code base since 2014. He has a master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

Daphne Muller

Manager alliances, ecosystem & support
Customer satisfaction and process coordination Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Daphne graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology and gained work experience in consultancy, teaching, and various tech start-ups. She conducts academic research in Human-Computer Interaction about privacy and data minimisation. As support lead, she evolves the support process to improve customer and developer happiness.

Jan-Christoph Borchardt

Design Team Lead
Co-founder, Simplicity & Ease of Use | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Jan-Christoph is responsible for design on Nextcloud with a decade of experience in the project. He pushes forward better design in open source through founding and contributing to several projects, giving talks, working with universities, and fostering the Open Source Design collective.

Joas Schilling

Talk Team Lead
Co-founder, Security, Server and Talk | lives near Stuttgart, Germany

Joas has been involved in open source since 2006, being a core member of the phpBB™ developer team and has been working on Nextcloud code since late 2013. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart and is the Team Lead of Nextcloud’s WebRTC chat and video solution Nextcloud Talk.

Julius Härtl

Office Team Lead
Office and productivity | Lives in Würzburg, Germany

Julius is involved in the Nextcloud community since the beginning, working on frontend and backend development of the server and apps like Deck. He is currently doing his master’s degree in computer science at the University of Würzburg.

Tobias Kaminsky

Client lead
Android Client | Lives in Langen, Germany

Tobias studied Sports and Computer Science in Darmstadt, is an experienced Java/Scala engineer and has a background in database development at a research institute for applied training science. He has been contributing to the Android app since 2013.

Vincent Petry

Files team lead
Full stack, server | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Vincent is a full-stack software engineer with many years of experience in the open-source space. He’s well-known for quickly finding bugs in various systems and his ability to debug deeply in unknown territories and also write extensive bug reports. He’s now working in the Nextcloud server team using Vue.js, PHP and other technologies.

Alex Zolotov

Software Engineer
Desktop Client | Brovary, Ukraine

Alex has a master’s degree in computer science. He worked in the gaming industry on well-known game franchises doing C++ and ActionScript but also freelanced while traveling through South East Asia in a variety of front-end and back-end work with JS, and even more with C++ and Qt. He’s into cyberpunk and 80’s heavy metal.

Álvaro Brey Vilas

Software Engineer
Android Files app | Lives in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Álvaro has a masters’s degree in AI, and is a generalist software engineer with experience in Android, DevOps and frontend. He’s passionate about automation and code cleanliness. In his spare time, he’s busy automating his home, modeling and 3D printing stuff, playing videogames or reading about technology.

Anna Larch

Software Engineer
Groupware | Innsbruck, Austria

Anna gained her BSc at University of Central Lancashire and worked for a few companies, most recently Barracuda.

Arthur Schiwon

Software Engineer
Co-founder, LDAP and Comments | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Arthur Schiwon has been working on the Nextcloud code base since 2010, developing state of the art user management and directory support. Before he has been SEO project manager at construktiv and was active in the Kubuntu community, still being a Free and Open Source Software enthusiast and privacy activist.

Barthélémy Briand

Software Engineer
Server, contacts, front-end and accessibility | Lives in France

Barthélémy is a software engineer specialized in front-end development. He cares about simplicity and ease of use and likes to create a smooth user experience for everyone. He has been part of the contacts and design team since 2016.

Brian Krause

Support Engineer
Spreed.ME, Customer Service | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Brian has a degree as IT-Systemkaufmann, decades of professional experience in IT Customer Service, Support and Sales and joined Struktur AG in 2010 as Customer Care representative. As first contact person for Nextcloud, Struktur AG and Spreed he makes sure you get the best possible support.

Camila San Martin Ayres

Software Engineer
Desktop client | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Camila is from Brazil and has worked as front-end developer, with C#, Java and even Delphi. She got into open source doing C++/Qt development in the KDE community. After moving to Germany she worked with PHP, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Go and Drupal 7. She’s now a desktop client developer at Nextcloud but just might do other things than C++ sometimes.

Carl Schwan

Software Engineer
Server | Lives in Saarbrücken, Germany

Carl is from a Franco-German family and lived in Germany and France. He’s involved in the KDE community, leading its web efforts as well as being a core member of promo, Plasma, Plasma Mobile and fundraising teams and maintaining NeoChat, KDE’s Matrix client.

Christopher Ng

Support Engineer
Front-end and back-end | Lives in Vancouver, Canada

Christopher is a software engineer who works across front-end and back-end technologies and enjoys dabbling in DevOps from time to time. He is a Canadian, an advocate of the open source software movement, and has a passion for lifelong learning.

Claudio Cambra

Software Engineer
Desktop client | Lives in Málaga, Spain

Claudio is a KDE contributor with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s degree in Digital Humanities from UCL, now studying a Master’s in Computer Science from Peking University. In KDE he maintains the new Kalendar app and helps with documentation for Kirigami.

Côme Chilliet

Software Engineer
Server, LDAP | Lives in Lyon, France

Côme is a back-end developer and Free Software lover and user. He has been working on PHP server code for more than 8 years. He is the official maintainer of the PHP LDAP module because no one else on earth wanted to do it.

Daniel Calviño Sánchez

Software Engineer
Talk, front-end | Lives in Oviedo, Spain

Daniel has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering. He has been developing all kind of free software projects for several years, including KDE applications, web applications, low-level Android components and even Linux kernel drivers, and now he is applying his experience and passion for free software in the front-end and testing areas of Nextcloud.

Daniel Kesselberg

Software Engineer
Groupware and Server | lives near Darmstadt, Germany

Daniel has been contributing to Nextcloud for several years and worked as a software engineer for much longer.

Greta Doçi

Software Engineer
Front-end | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Greta has finished her master studies in University of Tirana for Information and Communication Technology. She is an Albanian long-time Wikipedia contributor and Nextcloud advocate. She joined our front-end developer team after completing a joint internship with Wikimedia Deutschland and Nextcloud.

Ivan Sein

Software Engineer
Talk and iOS | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Ivan graduated as CS engineer from the University of the Basque Country and is involved in Nextcloud Talk development since the beginning. He is also the principal author and maintainer of the Nextcloud Talk iOS app.

Joachim Bauch

Software Engineer
WebRTC, Realtime Streaming, Telephony Interfacing Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Joachim graduated computer science in Stuttgart and has been committing to various open source projects for a long time, including Google’s WebRTC project and was core developer for the Red5 streaming server between 2005 and 2008.

Jonas Meurer

Software Engineer
Office Team and Collectives app | Lives in Germany

Jonas is a full stack developer with focus on PHP and Javascript. He’s one of the authors of the Nextcloud Collectives app.

Julia Kirschenheuter

Software Engineer
Groupware | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Julia studied Graphic Design in St. Petersburg and finished her master studies in Hochschule der Media in Stuttgart for audiovisual media. She loves software development and new technologies and has an open mind and a passion for our society.

Julien Veyssier

Software Engineer
Office, full stack/app developer | Lives in Montpellier, France

Julien has a master’s degree in computer science and does public research for 10 years as scientific computing engineer in biology and geographical data processing. He loves interactive maps, collaborative tools, and is passionate about the Free Software movement. He started contributing to the Nextcloud code base in 2015 and has developed 6 apps since then. He has much experience in data processing and computing optimization.

Louis Chemineau

Software Engineer
Server and front-end | Lives in Lauris, France

Louis is a software engineer with a passion for new technologies and how they shape our society. He focuses his work on empowering citizens with and towards new technologies. One of the ways he does that is with flap which helps people self-host services like Nextcloud. Also, he is into climbing!

Luka Trovic

Software Engineer
Office, full stack | Lives in Raska, Serbia

Luka is a full stack developer specialized in JavaScript and PHP. He has over 8 years of professional experience with software development.

Marcel Hibbe

Software Engineer
Android Talk app | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Marcel has a master’s degree in Geoinformation and Visualization at University of Potsdam and has been developing mapping web applications, working on routing and navigation related topics.

Matthieu Gallien

Software Engineer
Desktop client | Lives in Chambéry, France

Matthieu is a passionate software engineer with over a decade of experience in the software industry, especially in the embedded software area. He is part of the team responsible for the desktop client and developing the open source Elisa music player in his free time in the KDE community.

Marcel Klehr

Software Engineer
Office | Lives in Osnabrück, Germany

Marcel has been tinkering with computers since he was a teenager. He gained a Cognitive Science degree (involving Computer science, Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics) and is interested in Machine learning, music production and photography. He’s been contributing to Nextcloud for many years.

Marco Ambrosini

Software Engineer
Talk, frontend and design | Lives in Barcelona, Spain

Marco is a front end developer that cares deeply about design and user experience. He is part of the talk and design teams.

Marino Faggiana

Software Engineer
Apple iOS developer | Lives in Vicenza, Italy

Marino studied telecommunications in Vicenza. While studing engineering at Padua University he founded software company T.W.S. He is the principal author of Crypto Cloud, a popular iOS application which became the base for the Nextcloud iOS app. He is fond of microelectronics, telecommunications and information technology.

Max Wiehle

Software Engineer
Office, full stack / app developer | Lives in Germany

Max graduated in Physics in 2007 and has been working on free software projects ever since. He cares deeply about empowering community projects and social movements through usable tools fitting their needs. Within Nextcloud he’s focusing on making collaboration as smooth as possible.

Maxence Lange

Software Engineer
Server, full text search | Lives in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Maxence has extensive experience in PHP and Java/android development as well as database and network management. He is the principal author and maintainer of the Nextcloud full-text search apps and Circles.

Nimisha Vijay

Designer
User experience and Interface design | Lives in Bangalore, India

Nimisha is a user experience designer based in India. She has a degree in engineering and has been contributing to Nextcloud design since late 2020. She is interested in the relationship we have with technology and the role of design in shaping it, and is passionate about ethical, democratic, and open-source software.

Raul Ferreira Fuentes

Software Engineer
Office | Lives in Groningen, Netherlands

Raul is a software developer with a BSc Computing Science originally from Lanzarote (Spain) and currently living in Groningen, in the Netherlands. He started coding young and has a passion for solving problems which he also applies in his other hobbies: 3D printing, chess and board games.

Robin Appelman

Software Engineer
Co-founder, server, filesystem and scalability Lives in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Robin studied computer science and is highly experienced in scaling file storage and handling systems. He has been working on Nextcloud code since its earliest incarnation in 2010 and has, at one point or another, touched code in every corner.

Richard Steinmetz

Software Engineer
Groupware | Lives in Dresden, Germany

Richard studies computer science and has been contributing since late 2020 to Nextcloud. He’s passionate about open source and technology in general.

Simon Lindner

Design Student
Server, UX and interface design | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Simon is currently studying design and works part time for Nextcloud. He has a degree in architecture and has been contributing to Nextcloud since 2019. He is interested in making Nextcloud and open-source software in general accessible to everyone and has experience in ticket triaging, Shell scripting, writing documentation, VMs and server administration.

Tim Krüger

Software Engineer
Android Talk app | Lives in Herne, Germany

Tim has worked in the field of navigation solutions for 13 years, most recently further developing and operating the backend for routing and geocoding services. He has a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in geoinformatics from the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Cleaning up is one of his passions. No matter if code, documentation or dependencies. And since he likes to finish work early, he automates what he can.

Vinícius Reis

Software Developer
Office | Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vinícius is passionate about coding and open source but has more hobbies than time to work on them, with a love for movies, books, manga, comics, games and more.

Vitor Mattos

Software Engineer
Talk, backend | Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vitor is a Zend Certified Engineer working with PHP, Linux and FLOSS solutions for over 15 years, a great supporter of Free and Open Source Software, privacy activist and PHP fan. He loves to give talks and share knowledge with everyone.