Our Leadership Team

Marc Gille
Founder and CEO

Dr. Marc Gille is founder of THING TECHNOLOGIES, serial entrepreneur, and father of the Thing-it product.

He was SVP Product Management, SunGard/FIS until 2016, where he was in charge of the company’s integration, business process management technology, and strategy.

Marc Gille has a background in IT and physics and holds a Dr.-Ing. in Information Science from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Klaus Berberich
Founder and CRO

Klaus has 15 years of experience in applying disruptive technologies to drive innovation in his clients' businesses via software solution design, delivery, and sales. Germany born, he started his career at CARNOT in 2001 and subsequently spent seven years in the United States based out of New York City.

Prior to Thing-it, Klaus was a consulting partner in FIS’ Asset Management business where he helped some of FIS’ largest global clients on their path towards digitalization via software innovation.

Volker Matejka
VP Engineering

Volker has over 15 years of experience in software development and agile management in companies like Siemens, ABB, and REALTECH.

He brings a broad expertise in software systems, from hardware-centric solutions to enterprise scale cloud applications.

Volker holds a Master's degree in computer science from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

Hussein Zaazou
VP Professional Services

Hussein is a technology and digitization enthusiast. He was promoted to VP in 2022 after joining Thing-it in 2019. Previously he has gathered over 8 years of Strategy Consulting experience at Accenture Strategy, leading and delivering Technology and IT related strategic project at various DAX30 and Fortune 500 companies. 

Hussein holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD and a Master of Science degree in information and communication technology from the Darmstadt University of Technology. 

Julia Drewes
CFO

Julia has over 20 years of experience as a finance and interims manager in controlling, finance & organization, corporate consulting, and special commercial projects.

She worked in national & global business planning, forecasting, internal and external reporting, key performance indicators, financial accounting, ERP systems, and M & A.

Julia holds a diploma in economics from the University of Saarland.

Henrik Lüngen
VP Sales

Henrik has 26 years of experience in Sales and Business Development in IoT, building technologies and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Thing-it, Hendrik was responsible for the Go To Market-strategy for the Siemens products Comfy and Enlighted.

Our Advisory Board

Nikolas Samios

Nikolas Samios is Managing Partner of PropTech1 Ventures,a regular keynote speaker and panelist at professional events, and together with Anja Rath co-author of the venture capital standard reference book DEALTERMS.VC.

Uwe Schimmelschmidt

Dr. Uwe Schimmelschmidt is a Partner at Anyon, an early-stage technology investment firm with a focus on PropTech startups and a long-term investment philosophy. Dr. Uwe Schimmelschmidt is also the founder and managing director of AITHEMIS Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH. He spent 23 years at Clifford Chance, one of the world's leading business law firms, where he was a long-standing partner and the Head of Tax Germany.

Felix Raasch

Felix Raasch joined coparion - a multi-stage venture capital funds with 275 m€ AuM - as an investment professional in 2019. Even before his career as a venture capital investor, he was active in the finance & banking environment and also founded his own company in 2018. He regularly appears as a jury or panelist at various events and has a broad global network.

Hermann-Josef Lamberti

Hermann-Josef Lamberti was Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank AG from 1999 until 2012.

Until 2020, Hermann was member of the supervisory boards of Airbus and ING.

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