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.
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.
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.
Lukas Struckmeyer (Sales Associate) supports the sales team during his internship at Sponsoo. He is currently studying tourism, hotel, and event management, did work & travel in Australia and plays hockey in his free time. Lukas is enthusiastic about football and has season tickets at HSV.
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 Manager) 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.
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.
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.
Theresa Champion (Community Manager) 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.
Sushmit Kothe (Global Development Associate) 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.
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.