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 and 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 client’s 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 Professional Services

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 has a Master in computer science from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

Uwe Birkemeyer
CTO

Uwe has over 20 years experience in engineering management and CTO roles for companies like Mercateo, Spreadshirt, ASDIS, CARNOT and Publity.

He has build engineering teams of 40+ headcount in development, QA and DevOps teams and transitioned companies into Agile and Cloud.

Uwe has a background in mathematics and holds a diploma from the Humboldt University/Berlin.

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 des Saarlandes.

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, Henrik 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, he is 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.

David Zimmer

David is Managing Director at coparion and an executive investment professional with 10y+ experience in international top decile Private Equity Funds and Venture Capital. Proven skills in fund structuring, fundraising, team building and investments. Trained attorney at law with MBA..

Herrmann 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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