Cobrainer is a multicultural team of talented individuals on a mission to rethink how we navigate our careers.

Cobrainer is a multicultural team of talented individuals on a mission to rethink how we navigate our careers.

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Hanns-Bertin Aderhold
Managing Director
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Hanns grew up in the US, Germany, and China. He studied architectural engineering and design at Technische Universität München, led engineering projects both in the EMEA and APAC region, and worked as an analyst in the venture capital field. Hanns is the managing director of Cobrainer.
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Dr.-Ing. Martin Kiechle
Head of Technology
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Martin has extensive working experiences in China and studied information technology and technology management at Technische Universität München and UC Berkeley. He is a researcher at the TUM Research Group for Geometric Optimization and Machine Learning and Cobrainer’s head of technology.
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Saša Savić
Chief Sales Officer
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As a passionate salesman of 17 years, Saša has made it his mission to tell the stories of great solutions. With 14 years in sales leadership, he will take to the road to tell the world of new possibilities in HR and empower employees with true career confidence. This traveling and tennis fanatic with roots in Croatia and Serbia is a real international and no joke, even sneaked on stage once with the Backstreet Boys!
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Dr.-Ing. Sarath Kumar Kondreddi
Head of Knowledge
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Sarath has been an active researcher in the fields of knowledge acquisition, crowdsourcing and gamification. Prior to Cobrainer, he obtained his PhD from the Databases and Information Systems group at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany. Sarath takes immense interest in building systems for big data processing and analytics. Sarath is Cobrainer’s head of knowledge.
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Anton Zering
Head of Software
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Anton was born in Yurga, Russia and later moved to Germany where he started building software professionally at secondary school. Anton studied computer science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and is head of software at Cobrainer.
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Thomas Andrae
Co-Founder
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As a co-founder and mentor, Thomas has been a big part of the Cobrainer journey since day one. He regularly shares his knowledge in building tech companies with our team to maximize our product value and execution speed. Working with Cobrainer, he enjoys driving the workforce transformation efforts that strengthen our clients' market position.
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Gregor Bieler
Investor
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The European head of the software company Aparavi has been supporting Cobrainer with his global market expertise since 2013. He is one of the most respected pioneers of digital business and culture transformation and has already achieved significant sales and marketing successes for companies such as Microsoft, Logitech Europe and Paypal. With his know-how and connections in the software industry, he enriches our partner network.
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Marian Tam
Senior Manager Controlling and Finance
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Marian was born in Hong Kong, grew up in San Francisco, California, lived in Seoul, Korea, and now living in Munich, Germany. She received her MBA from the University of San Francisco in Finance and International Business, and a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University. Prior to Cobrainer, she worked in strategic analysis and financial planning for major investment management firms. Marian is senior manager controlling and finance at Cobrainer.
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Steve Hilbert
Head of Recruiting
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Steve was born in Luxembourg and moved to Munich, Germany in 2015. He initially studied Hospitality Management at the university of Glion in Switzerland and later changed careers to Human Resources upon arrival to Munich. Steve has worked with several startups where he learned everything he knows about recruiting. Curious of getting to know the corporate culture, he took on a job with BMW. After three years, Steve decided that it was time to go back to the startup environment to help with setting up Human Resource departments.
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Orhan Yesilöz
Product Manager
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Orhan studied Business Management at the University of Cologne and Information Systems at the London School of Economics. Before Cobrainer, he lived in London, New York, and San Francisco for study and work purposes. He is a coding enthusiast, loves design and is eager to build engaging products. Orhan is Product Manager at Cobrainer.
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Ashish Bhatt
Software Engineer
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Born in India, Ashish completed his Masters in Databases and Information Systems from IIIT-Bangalore, India. His project exposure reaches from design & development, documentation, to testing and implementation. After working with Intuit and Randstad's Risesmart, Ashish joined Cobrainer as a key part of the Software Engineering team to develop the core business logic.
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Jan Mark Lingthaler
Customer Success Executive
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Constantly challenging the status quo, Jan Mark loves the fast changing environment in startups. Prior to Cobrainer, Jan Mark worked in several B2B startups focusing on customer success, product and operations. He also co-founded the social association Enidaso. Jan Mark graduated from ESADE Business School with a MSc. in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and holds a CEMS MSc in International Management. Being close to the Alps Jan Mark enjoys skiing and hiking in his free time.
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Ines Reitter
Customer Success Manager
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With a strong sense of empathy, proactive communication and diverse customer demands, Ines loves close exchanges with business partners. With a M.A. in International Business & Management, her career took her around the world with the aviation industry, landing at Cobrainer in 2021. Ines is passionate about travelling, hiking and cooking – especially southeast Asian dishes – an obvious link to her time living in Thailand.
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Torsten Labusch
Technical Presales Executive
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With a passion for learning new topics, Torsten loves challenges. For Cobrainer, the technology fan with years of sales experience takes on responsibility of all technical matters during the sales process and ensures that customer requirements are optimally mastered. In his free time, the family man enjoys his other passion of cooking, barbecuing with friends and testing out new photo equipment.
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Verena Liebhart
Customer Success Manager
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With a dedication to customers reaching their goals, Verena is on a mission to transform HR for the 21st century. While a true ‘Münchner Kindl’ at heart, Verena has lived and traveled throughout the USA. Graduating with a BSBA and a MBA from Colorado State University, she went on to put her skills to work, managing top clients, such as Slack and Cisco. In her free time, she loves to travel, play golf and ride horses.
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Wilfried Pasquazzo
Backend Software Developer
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Wilfried was born and raised in Innsbruck, Austria. Got his BSc in Computer Science at the Universität Innsbruck. Took off his career as a software developer of online banking solutions for several Austrian Banks. Recently moved to Munich to gain more experience in the FinTech industry. At Cobrainer, Wilfried supports the Application Team as a backend developer engineer. His hobbies include biking, running, and playing video games.
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Liyan Jiang
Data Engineer
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Liyan was born and grew up in Xiamen, China. After her Bachelor’s studies in Software Engineering she moved to Germany to pursue a Master’s degree in Informatics at Technical University of Munich. During her studies, she gained experiences in data engineering and natural language processing as a working student. As a data engineer at Cobrainer, she is responsible for further enhance the Cobrainer skill graph.
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Akhil Tummala
Quality Assurance Engineer
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His professional passion – computer science – inspired Akhil to travel the world: from Kakindada, India, to Sweden and Germany. Working at Ericsson, he took a liking to Quality Assurance and Testing and gained his first experience. Up for new challenges, he joined Cobrainer to bring QA to the next level. After days full of UI Test Automation and Manual Testing, he likes doing an intense workout.
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Polina Popova
Software QA Engineer
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Polina was born and grew up in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She moved to Munich in August 2018 to join Cobrainer’s team. Polina finished a degree in Applied Informatics at Saint-Petersburg State University and then worked as a QA Engineer and team leader for an enterprise software company with a focus on SaaS applications development. Responsible for Cobrainer’s Software Quality Assurance, she concentrates on testing and test automation.
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Mercedes Hauptkorn
Office Manager
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A fan of the dynamic startup culture, Mercedes is an organizational talent. Prior to Cobrainer, she worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager at different B2B SaaS companies and has extensive experience in the security industry. As a bonus, she has management experience in hospitality as well. She is a real bookworm, totalling over 6000 ebooks, and a workout fanatic.
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Leonie Schwaiger
Content Marketing Manager
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As a content and marketing allrounder, Leonie is always looking for the best story to tell. The graduate online editor and experienced video journalist told stories for the fashion industry and the content team for the Munich-based SaaS startup Personio. She loves good food and discovering new places. For Cobrainer, she creates unique and inspiring social media content and marketing campaigns for all communication channels.
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Josh Taboga
Senior Content Marketing Manager
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Born & raised in cowboy country - Wyoming, USA - Josh enjoys the occasional honky tonk song, but in his heart is a real international. He collected experience in marketing and communications at several startups in the DACH region. Considering himself a “Linguino” Josh is interested in languages. While the terms bike, hike, run and swim round out his hobbies
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Vlad Lazar
Lead Frontend Engineer
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Thanks to a diverse background, Vlad has dived deep into computational geometry, model visualisation, big data analytics, and user interface engineering. The simplicity and beauty of software development inspire the native Romanian – from design to implementation. His mission: find novel approaches to make it easy for people to work with complex data. An advocate of the unorthodox, he is happy to leave the beaten path.
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Denis Harsch
Partner Strategy Executive
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Denis is a startup enthusiast with vast academic and professional experience in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Brazil, Colombia, Germany and Spain. Prior, Denis worked with Daimler AG during his studies in mechanical engineering. Denis holds a MSc in Innovation & Entrepreneur from ESADE Business School and a CEMS MSc in International Management.
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Kangle Li
SRE Engineer
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After studying information and communication technology, Kangle worked as a Research Engineer in the sensor data processing field in her homeland China. Machine learning and deep learning in the AI field are among her major areas of interest. That's what makes her a perfect match for Cobrainer: Since 2021, she is responsible for software product operation and deployment.
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Ogün Öz
Machine Learning Engineer
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After getting his BSc in Computer Science, Ogün worked as a Software Engineer in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2018, he moved to Munich to pursue his master’s degree and specialized in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. At Cobrainer, he is the man in charge of developing skill tagging systems for multilingual knowledge bases using AI techniques. His favorite hobbies? Listening to old-school hip hop and playing piano.
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Johannes Kapsreiter
Junior Accountant
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After his initial experience as a tax consultant, the native of lower Bavaria opted for a change with a move to Munich to work in Cobrainer’s international startup atmosphere. Interested in all kinds of sports, Johannes enjoys playing schafkopf in social gatherings, beach volleyball at the lake and watching soccer matches of his hometown club.
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Hossain Mahmud
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
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As the lead machine learning engineer at Cobrainer, Hossain takes on responsibility for the whole ML tech stack. With multiple computer science degrees from BUET, Dhaka and TUM, Munich, he came to Munich to ply his trade at the EU-flagship Human Brain Project and a German OTT streaming service - Joyn. With a solid home base in the center of Europe, Hossain satiates his "Wanderlust" by exploring the world and working on the go.
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Tim Koch
Enterprise Account Executive
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With more than a decade of sales experience, including heading up the Central Europe region for Free Now, Tim delivers the message of remarkable careers as Cobrainer's sales aficionado. He loves to negotiate and has a competitive drive to win. An enthusiastic tennis player, Tim is a real people-person, music lover and enjoys spending time with his family!
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Dennis Knauer
Sales Operations Executive
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Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dennis has always shown an interest in sales, from retail to mobile SaaS, only later moving to Hamburg, Germany to study International Business. His passion for the trade has only grown with time, as he built up expertise in key accounts and partnerships and by seeing positive impact of his actions on people's lives. As a tried and true traveler, Dennis craves sunny weather, delicious foods, and great friends.
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Nadine Wöhning
Business Development Representative
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With a 6-year track record at Free Now, Nadine brings her experience as Hospitality Team lead to Cobrainer, to take up the reins as a Business Development Representative. Her love of pasta is unrivaled, her ideal vacation is on a beach and she holds a strong passion for family and friends. She started her career as an office administrator for the German Ski Association, despite having not once stood on skis herself.
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Donika Morina
Data Curation Analyst
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Donika was born and raised in Munich, Germany with Albanian roots. After initially studying business administration, she currently pursues a Bachelor's degree in mathematical economics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. At Cobrainer Donika helps as a working student with Data curations.
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Anna Kohler
Data Curation Analyst
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Anna did a B. Sc. in Business Administration and another one in Computational Linguistics (with a minor with Language, Literature and Culture) at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Now she is in her M. Sc. for Business Administration also at LMU Munich. Her interest lies in creating business-relevant insights through data analysis. She worked extensively with data both for university projects and during an internship at Infineon Technologies in Munich. At Cobrainer she is responsible for data curation.
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Stefan Kolbeck
Junior Business Development Manager
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Stefan holds a B.Sc. in Management & Technology. He is currently in his Master's program at the Technical University of Munich. During his bachelor's, he worked for a Munich startup, a digital innovation and transformation consultancy, and an OES. At Cobrainer, Stefan supports the business team as a working student to enable faster growth, manage existing partners, and generate new leads.
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Lucas Petes
Lead Product Designer
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Since day one, Lucas is passionate about crafting meaningful experiences for people. Born and raised in Brazil, he lived in Dublin for a while before moving to Munich. He loves the intersection of technology and liberal arts and has a huge curiosity about architecture, cities, politics and society. Now and then, he ventures into watercolors painting, and is sure he will always be a terrible football player.
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Lisa Decker
Junior Product Owner
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With five years of experience in the OTT streaming industry, Lisa's remarkable career spans communications, customer service and even the more technical product management. Her time working with customers regularly proves useful with her a unique perspective on user requirements in her role as a product owner. Before jumping into her career, Lisa experienced life in New Zealand as an Au Pair and even dared to go bungie jumping.
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