Get to know the Team behind Sponsoo!
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Andreas Kitzing (CEO) came up with the idea of Sponsoo during his MBA at the University of Cambridge. Before that, he had been working as a managment consultant and a project manager. Andreas loves to explore new sports in his free time (stand up paddling, snowboarding, bungee jumping). As a passionate football fan, he is regularly supporting his favorite team in the stadium.
Christian Kaspar (CTO) is leading the technological development of Sponsoo. As a serial entrepreneur, Sponsoo is not his first successful startup. In the last years, Christian has worked for many well-known companies.
Christian used to be an avid cyclist in his younger days. Nowadays, his focus has shifted to long-distance running and snowboarding.
Per H. Baar (Senior Sales Manager) is part of the Sponsoo sales team. After many years in sports marketing and sponsoring on both sides and in different positions, he is now bringing his expertise to us. He is an active sportsman and enthusiastic fan of everything that takes place on land, water and in the air.
Maurice Lange (Business Development Manager) is a massive sports enthusiast and regularly visits the stadiums and sports halls all over Europe. He shows the same passion for his daily work at Sponsoo.
In his free time, he has been singing in the New Boy's Choir Hamburg for 14 years and actively tries to shape local politics.
Niko Leptien (Sales Manager) is part of Sponsoo's sponsoring team. After studying sports management, he initially worked as a project manager for an IT start-up. Finally, he realised that he didn't just want to be privately involved into sports and joined Sponsoo. In his spare time, Niko is into football with everything he has got, both actively and passively. But he also regularly tries himself at other sports such as tennis, snowboarding, padel and e-sports when time permits.
Rok Mohar (Developer) is continously improving the Sponsoo website. He works from Sponsoo's Ljubljana office. Ljulbjana is also the place where Rok finished his university degree in computer science.
In his leisure time, Rok is working out a lot and takes care to live a healthy lifestyle.
Oliver Seidel (Sales Associate) has many assignments in the company. Bescause he is practicing all sorts of activities, like jogging, football and yoga, in his freetime, he decided to do his intern at Sponsoo. Besides his work he is active as a referee in football and futsal. As a sports fanatic person he loves to visit matches of football, handball or ice-hockey in the stadium.
Julia Witfer (Marketing Associate) supports Sponsoo in almost all business units. Besides, she absolves an MBA at the University of Hamburg. Since sports loomed large in her private life ever since, she pursues to extend her experiences in event management and marketing to the sports industry. The passion for sports evolved as early as in her childhood through artistic gymnastics. Meanwhile, she focuses on handball, hiking and yoga - even though she leaves no outdoor sport untried.
Just as Rok, Matej Vehar (Developer) is working from Sponsoo's Ljubljana office. He has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana and has lots of work experience as a developer in fast-growing companies.
Kim Kaufmann (Marketing Managerin) joined Sponsoo after completing her MBA at the University of Hamburg and is responsible for the development and design of the communication and marketing strategy. In her freetime, she is not one of the typical fitness goers, but rather plays squash or tennis and goes kitesurfing. To relax, she also likes to go the yoga studio.
Jonas Lösche (Sponsorship Manager) works in sales for Sponsoo. After studying media, sports and event management, he worked in event management and sales for a publishing house. In addition to his work, he enjoys playing football, tennis and running in his free time. The dates of various sporting events are also marked in bold on his calendar.
Leon Abee (Sales Associate) supports Sponsoo to connect athletes, events and projects or clubs with new cooperation partners. His interest in various types of sport has brought him to the study of Sportmanagement to make his passion his job. Besides playing football for a club, he also enjoys playing Tennis, Ski driving, Snowboarding and almost all kinds of physical activity.
Nils Rautenhaus (Sponsoo Agent) unterstützt dabei, Kooperationspartner und ambitionierte Sportler zusammen zu bringen. Nach seiner kleinen Weltreise und der Ausbildung zum Industriekaufmann, hat er nebenbei bereits durch seine Tätigkeit bei anderen Sport–Unternehmen Erfahrungen sammeln können. Ganz nach dem Motto „vom Hobby zum Beruf!“ Bereits seit jungen Jahren spielt Nils mit viel Leidenschaft Fußball und besucht regelmäßig die Fußballstadien des Landes. Neben dem Interesse am Eishockey, waren 2 Bungee–Sprünge eines der größten sportlichen Highlights in seinem bisherigen Leben! Er freut sich über die Herausforderungen mit kreativen Lösungen bei Sponsoo.
David Akinjise (Freelance Consultant for Cooperations and Business Development) supports Sponsoo by bringing in new projects and cooperations. He has been working in telco for 10 years and now shares his experience with ambitious startups like Sponsoo. David is a football-addict, who played actively in his home club for a long time and even acquired the certification to be a referee. When traveling, he always brings his surf board. (And a towel. Always bring a towel!)
Jenna Ngo (Sponsoo Agent) supports Sponsoo in matching cooperation partners with ambitious athletes. Jennas entrepreneurial mindset made her quit her job as a marketing manager for prestigeous brands to help startups and freelancers during the start of their business. Her interest in anthropology also reflects in what she likes about sports: The strong sense of collaboration. In the past, Jenna played handball, but now she switched to yoga.
Gerrit Bulgrin (Head of Legal) advises Sponsoo in legal questions. After finishing his law degree at the Bucerius Law School and the University of Cambridge, he started working at the prestigeous law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Gerrit is currently pursuing his post doc in Stanford and Columbia Law School.
He can best escape from his daily legal work when knocking his components out in the kickboxing ring, or with brains & good cards in poker.
Béla J. Anda (Co-founder and Head of the Advisory Board) has founded Sponsoo together with Andreas and Christian - based on the vision to make sponsorships accessible for tens of thousands of amateur sports people. Before that, Béla studied law at the Bucerius Law School and in St. Gallen, and launched a startup for Rocket Internet in Bangladesh.
Béla loves active sports. For example, he hiked to the basecamp of Mount Everest or finished the Dublin Marathon.