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.
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.
Sarah Guttau (Marketing Manager) is responsible for press relations and trade fairs at Sponsoo. She discovered her enthusiasm for sports marketing while working as a press officer for an American football club. After several years in a PR agency, she finally returned to the sports industry at Sponsoo. Even outside the office, no sport is safe from her. She likes to relax with Pa Kua disciplines like archery or let out tensions with Krav Maga.
Elena Frateantonio (Marketing Manager) is an experienced marketing all-rounder who gained professional experience on the agency and corporate side in the past and was also self-employed for several years with her own PR and marketing agency. Her core competencies are Social Media Management, SEM and Content Creation.
Elena has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Her interests range from soccer, basketball and horseback riding to hiking, stand-up paddling and winter sports.
Sushmit Kothe (Global Development Trainee) is responsible for Internationlization and Global development of Sponsoo. He is doing a mandatory internship required to complete his Masters degree in Sports Industry Management at emlyon business school, Paris. Sushmit comes from India and has been playing and following Football since his childhood. He has continued his Football practice even in Paris by playing with his collegues. His favourite football club is Manchester United and has been following them from the past 10 years. Besides Football, he also follows different Sports such as Cricket, e-sports, Basketball,hockey, etc. He also loves to travel and discover new places.
Theresa Champion (Community Management Intern) is doing an internship as part of her studies and is part of our marketing team. She is studying business psychology and already made some experiences working abroad before that. Theresa loves to play handball but is also always down to go to the gym, wakeboard or do yoga.
Rok Mohar (Developer) is continously improving the Sponsoo website. He works from Sponsoo's Ljubljana office. Ljulbjana is also the place where Rok finished his university degree in computer science.
In his leisure time, Rok is working out a lot and takes care to live a healthy lifestyle.
Oussama Boudmarh (International Email Agent) supports the internationalization of Sponsoo as a full-time employee. 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.
Julia Dittmer (Marketing Intern) works as an intern in marketing at Sponsoo and supports the team primarily in the area of social media. Julia is currently completing her master's degree in business administration at the University of Hamburg and would like to gain practical experience during her time at Sponsoo. In addition to work and studies, she is passionate about playing tennis, as well as other sports such as water ski, paddl or volleyball.
Jette Kröger (Dual Student Accounting & HR) is responsible for accounting and HR at Sponsoo. She is studying business psychology in Hamburg. Jette has already completed an apprenticeship and gained experience in a big tax consulting company. In her free time she likes to play field hockey, go for a run or do yoga.
Tristan Engler (Sales Associate) is studying Sports and Event Management at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Hamburg and currently supports our sales team as an intern. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, working out at the gym, or improving his skills in various esports titles.
Jannik Klein (Marketing Associate) is doing a internship as part of his studies and is part of our marketing team. He is studying sport and event management in Hamburg and has already completed an appreticeship and gained a lot of experiences as a freight forwarder. Jannik is an enthusiastic football player but also likes many other sports such as tennis, American football or volleyball.
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 Agent) 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 Agent) 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.