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.
Joschka Grabb (CSO) joins the management team at Sponsoo as Chief Sales Officer. Most recently, the studied sports and event manager was also responsible and coordinated sales at established sports businesses. As a sports enthusiast and passionate swimmer, the promotion of sports, especially marginal sports, is a matter close to Joschka's heart.
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.
Sebastian Bester (Sales Manager) went through the youth academy of Hamburger SV. After a severe knee injurie, he ended his active career and studied sports, event and media management. In addition to his work in the sales team, he is studying sports management for a master's degree.
Christian Alert (Pre-Sales Manager) joined the Sponsoo sales team in November 2021. After his bachelor's degree in International Business Administration, he put his focus on the sports world with his two master's degrees in Sports Marketing and Football Business & Management. In his free time, Christian can be found on the hockey pitch or at various sporting events, not only in football stadiums, but also at dart or ski jumping, for example.
Oussama Boudmarh (Internationalization Manager) is responsible for internationalization at Sponsoo. Oussama is originally from Morocco and worked in different international environments in Morocco and Malaysia before settling down in Germany. He is incredibly passionate about sports, especially the extreme ones. Oussama played various sports in the past such as football, kickboxing and parkour.
Maikel Groh (Dual Student Marketing) started as an intern in the marketing department at Sponsoo in early 2022. After completing his bachelor's degree with a focus on sports and event management, he has been doing his dual master's degree in business administration together with Sponsoo since October 2022. Maikel is a big motorsport fan, is interested in esports and can actually be enthusiastic about any sport.
Leon Reichow (Intern Sales) supports the sales team of Sponsoo. Leon is in the last steps of his business administration studies and has previously completed an apprenticeship as a wholesale and foreign trade merchant. He is very enthusiastic about sports and used to play soccer himself in a club for 9 years. In addition, weight training and beach volleyball are among his great interests. He also always enjoys participating in all sporting events in person.
Jana Bohnert (Working Student HR & Marketing) is responsible for HR at Sponsoo and supports the marketing team. Besides she studies International Business Studies at the University of Paderborn. Jana is very enthusiastic about sports and has been playing soccer in the club since she was a child. She also likes to try other sports in her free time, such as tennis and yoga.
Torben Handke (Intern Sales) supports the sales team of Sponsoo from February 2023 to April 2023 and studies Sportmanagement at the Hochschule Fresenius in Hamburg. Torben is very ethusiastic about sports and is playing soccer in the club since he has been 4 years old. In addition he is interested in american football and tennis. He also always enjoys participating in all sporting events in person.
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 Expert) 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.
Maurice Lange (Sponsoo Expert) 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.
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.