Management

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Stefan Hamann

Stefan Hamann
Executive Board

Since founding the company when 16-years-old, Stefan has been responsible defining the strategic course of shopware AG. With a focus dedicated to technology, finance and controlling, Stefan spearheads the continuing development of the award-winning eCommerce platform.

Sebastian Hamann

Sebastian Hamann
Executive Board

Sebastian Hamann is a passionate designer and a pioneer in bringing more emotional shopping to the German eCommerce. Already at the age of 15, along with his brother, he founded Shopware. As the creative head of the company, Sebastian is responsible for the holistic design and marketing concept. In order to shape the future of retail, he always thinks out of the box.

Stefan Heyne

Stefan Heyne
Executive Board

Stefan Heyne is responsible for the strategic direction of shopware AG in the realm of corporate communication and marketing. Maintaining the perfect balance between external appearance and internal sales processes, Stefan is a full-blooded entrepreneur with 20 years experience in sales and diverse media-related spheres.

Sebastian Klöpper

Sebastian Klöpper
Director Research & Development

Sebastian oversees technical support for all customers and partners of shopware AG, a breadth of responsibility which includes quality assurance, technical documentation for all products of Shopware and bepado, as well as satisfying the individual programming enquiries required by highly complex projects.

Ralf Marpert

Ralf Marpert
Director Finance & Human Resources

As Director of Finance and Human Resources, Ralf Marpert is responsible for managing all administrative processes. Next to developing Shopware as an attractive employer, Ralf also covers all central procurement and contractual matters. Before his time at Shopware, he gained extensive experience in classic B2B retail at Pietsch Group, a wholesaler for home technology, as well as from his 8 years’ experience as an Assistant to the Managing Director and supply chain Division Manager. He graduated from the University of Konstanz (Administrative Sciences, 2004) and the German International Business School (GISMA) in Hannover (MBA, 2012).

Tobias Blick

Tobias Blick
Director Marketing

Tobias is responsible for the communication strategy of Shopware and the building and care of the brand. Since graduating in 1999 with a master’s in Event Planning and Business Administration, Tobias has amassed significant experience in marketing - his last position was Manager of Global Marketing at Chiemsee, the famous board-sports brand.

Nina Völker

Nina Völker
Director Sales & Relations International

Nina Völker will manage the international sales activities of shopware AG as Director Sales & Relations International. As such, she will be responsible for further development of the global sales strategy as well as the management of the international sales activities. The business management graduate has more than a decade of experience in sales, commerce, marketing and internationalisation and worked for renowned international companies such as Philips and Gibson Innovations.

Stefan Zessel

Stefan Zessel
Director Sales & Relations D-A-CH

Stefan Zessel, Director Sales & Relations D-A-CH, has been working in Shopware sales for more than five years. During this time, he already managed the sales activities in the DACH market while focusing on customer and partner satisfaction. Having worked as branch manager for small and medium-sized brand online shops, Stefan Zessel has gained extensive experience and comprehensive eCommerce expertise, which the business management graduate and his team apply in a very practical and pragmatic way to all sales processes.

Deepak Anand

Deepak Anand
General Manager UK

As GM UK, Deepak Anand is responsible for strategic and executive measures in the expanding the UK market for Shopware. Deepak is a seasoned, strategic leader who’s specialised in Retail, Technology and Finance including commerce & payment technologies. He has written a number of articles around Digital Disruption. Prior to Shopware, Deepak successfully spent a number of years at Magento, PayPal, Real Time Content (Pitney Bowes) where he worked with hundreds of retailers. With a strong understanding of sales enablement, processes, & execution, Deepak focuses on achieving financial and customer satisfaction goals.

supervisory board

Christian Tietmeyer

Christian Tietmeyer
Supervisory Board

Since day one, Christian Tietmeyer has played an important role in founding the company. As a member of the supervisory board, Shopware is able to benefit from his extensive experience in tax consultancy and understanding of complex tax systems.

Reinhold Wellers

Reinhold Wellers
Supervisory Board / Chairman

As chairman of the supervisory board, Reinhold Wellers has been an important part of Shopware’s history since 2008. His 35+ years’ experience as a bank operator have been instrumental to Shopware’s everyday business. During his time as chairman, Shopware became one of the leading shop software manufacturers in Europe.

Christoph Pliete

Christoph Pliete
Supervisory Board

As founder and chairman of the board at the software company d.velop AG, Pliete brings an IT background to the supervisory board. For the past 25 years, he has seen constant growth at the top of a company and completes the supervisory board with his profound business insight.