Communication creates data. People communicate about their specialist topics and everything that all the people in an organisation do can be found in their communication data. We believe it is fundamental that an organization has maximum control over this data. That is why we provide digitally sovereign communication and collaboration software.
We are Kopano. Our software is selfhosted by you in your data center or in your cloud. You decide about your data, be it your e-mails, appointments, video meetings or chats.
Brian co-founded the open source groupware business Zarafa where he developed a global footprint by building a strong partnership-driven model, while maintaining an uncompromising emphasis on customer care, community and employees interests. Now as founder & CEO of Kopano he is leveraging this experience while shaping a new direction for collaboration software.
Free software has played an important role in Helmuth’s life since 1991. He was a founding member of the Linux association, LIVE, in Germany and actively participated in the foundation of the Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA). He founded his first company together with Ryan Hughes at the age of 18, then studied business administration and has since been involved in the founding of many other companies in the last 25 years. Since 2006, Helmuth has been part of the management team at Zarafa and now at Kopano. He takes care of ISV partnerships and new products.
VP Technology & Architecture
Mike is an extroverted geek and awesome problem solver. He previously worked in the professional services sector as a developer, as CTO at SSDI and as a Principal consultant for DAX. At Kopano, Mike is the one who understands all our technologies in depth. When it comes to technical decisions, he takes into account every level of Kopano’s stack. In his role as Chief Architect, he keeps a watchful eye on the interplay between all Kopano components. His focus is on the performance, scalability and security of our products.
VP Products & Operations
Bob is a master of coordination, processes and control. As a service manager and an operations manager, he gathered valuable knowledge about security and compliance. With his focus on processes and clear definitions, he enjoys the reputation of always delivering on promises. At Kopano, Bob is the nexus between customers, partners, developers, and community when it comes to technical queries. He is responsible for the development of the Kopano clients and integrations.
Sales & Partner Management
Anke is a networker and it is a passion for her to combine puzzle pieces to let new business and new ideas evolve. She keeps the overview and her motto is: The more pieces you combine, the more fun it gets. As partner manager Anke plays in one team with our business-partners.
Release & QA Manager
Felix is an avid forum user, a tv and movie junkie and a fan of having the right tool for the job. Over the last ten years he has been deeply connected to our partners and customers as sales expert, professional services engineer and product-owner. His experience and analytical skill makes him the perfect Release & QA Manager. He's deeply involved with the further development of Kopano Core, the Kopano OL Extension and the Z-Push project.
Sales & Marketing
Andreas is an open source enthusiast and bridge-builder. He sees open source not only as the basis of the modern world, but above all as a European model of the future. In addition to his work at Kopano, he is a member of the Board of the German Open Source Business Alliance.
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We’re working on some really great stuff and we've got big plans for the future. To make those plans come true, obviously we need a skilled team, and if you are interested in joining us, please have a look at the open career opportunities at kopano.com/careers.
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