Work experience

Work experience
2004 - Present

Sales Engineer

Kapow Software

Establishing a German subsidiary of Kapow Software, a vendor of web data integration software. Working as a freelancer for two years, then joining the newly founded GmbH. Responsible for technical presales, consulting, training, and technical account management in the regions D-A-CH and Benelux.

Recent deals & projects:

Commerzbank Mobile Banking: Successfully selling Kapow Katalyst for mobilizing the existing online banking solution. Designing a mobile web application with Java EE 6 / Apache Wicket / Kapow Katalyst. Responsible for all Kapow / Java development. Project duration: 4 months.

Deutsche Telekom Incident Management: Orchestrating multiple web resources and web services within the organization (CRM, issue tracking, SAP) with Kapow Katalyst, to automate various processes around analyzing and correcting SIM card failure complaints. 

OBI Market Intelligence: Selling Kapow Katalyst to compare prices & product portfolios from various competitors, as well as tracking their marketing activities (advertisements, home page variations, etc.).

International Government Open Source Intelligence: Giving training to partners of Kapow to build robots for tracking Facebook/LinkedIn/... profiles, relationships, tags, images, and groups, resulting in several successful license deals.

Received award "Best Sales Performance of the Year"  in 2008 and 2009

2001 - 2004

Sales Engineer

Art Technology Group

Creation and presentation of technical preparations, as well as holding workshops about how to use the ATG Online CRM Platform within the scope of large enterprise applications. Beside the creation or review of customer-specific software/hardware architectures this also implies the conception and development of prototypes and integration solutions (proof-of-concept).

Received award “International Sales Engineer of the Year 2001”.

1999 - 2000


Schumann AG

Member of department “Neue Technologien” (new technologies), with focus on projects in the banking environment. Company representative for technical questions about development in Java within the scope of the (inhouse) Authorized Java Center.


1992 - 1998


Universität des Saarlandes

Information Sciences as minor field of study. Diploma, grade 1.2

Thesis: Development of a debugger for the Mozart Programming System, an advanced platform for intelligent, distributed applications, written in the Oz language, which supports declarative programming, object-oriented programming, constraint programming, and concurrency as part of a coherent whole. Designing and implementing debugger stubs for the C++-based virtual machine, and a GUI in Tcl/Tk for thread execution control as well as visualization of threads, call stack, and variables.



BlackBerry Device API

Developing native applications with BB OS >= 4.1 Focusing on usability, performance, and optimized resource usage (battery, network) Integrating with standard applications (email, calendar, address book, phone, SMS)

Operating Systems

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / Server 2003 OpenSolaris Linux (Debian preferred) FreeBSD / NetBSD Good additional knowledge about how to virtualize OS instances with the help of VMware / VirtualBox

Internet Architectures & Protocols

Client-Server protocols: http, ftp, smtp, nntp, ssh Web development: html, css, javascript Security: ssl, cookies, session spoofing, ad blocking, spam detection

Enterprise Mashups / Kapow

Collecting, aggregating and normalizing web-based data (market intelligence, ...) Real-time integration with web sources (searching, booking, authorizing, ...) Web-clipping for enterprise portals Mobile enablement: adapting web applications (frontend and business logic) for mobile devices

Java Enterprise / Java Mobile

Development of web applications using JSP / Servlets / Apache Wicket Designing mobile applications for e.g. PIM integration, GPS tracking and background tasks


2000 - Present

Project Management

Schumann AG
2010 - Present

BlackBerry Developer

Research in Motion
1999 - Present

Java Programmer

Sun Microsystems