Sören Stamer is head ninja, top strategist, main innovation engine, and chief optimist of CoreMedia. Technically the company’s Managing Director leads the company’s vision: forward focused while acutely aware of today’s competitive climate.
Sören’s interest is in the power of massive networks to bring about massive change. A pioneering advocate of social media, he has contributed important thought leadership on web content strategy, digital rights management, and enterprise 2.0.
Along with a Master of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Hamburg, he has extensive startup and leadership experience, co-founding CoreMedia in 1996. He is passionate about early childhood education and solutions for society's challenges in the age of A.I.
Sören is an award-winning author, speaker, father of four fun kids, and a very happy husband (not as hard as it may sound, lol).
As CoreMedia’s Chief Marketing Officer, Gretchen is responsible for global marketing strategy, corporate communications, brand, content, digital, and product marketing. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the Enterprise B2B software industry across all areas of Go-to-Market, having held leadership roles in marketing, sales enablement, product marketing, product management, business development, and channel management.
Gretchen is an empathetic, growth-minded, and results-driven leader with a passion for developing not only strong and capable professionals, but also good humans. She is also committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the power of connected leadership.
Prior to joining CoreMedia, Gretchen led Product Marketing and Sales Learning as SVP for SAP’s Customer Experience line of business.
She is a proud Californian who now resides in Munich, Germany with her husband of more than 20 years, her daughter, and a very fluffy white Swiss Shepard.
Karsten Reuter is leading the Product Management Team of CoreMedia.
Karsten joined CoreMedia in 2001 and managed a variety of projects for customers such as Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and ARD, among others. After establishing the U.S. Professional Services organization in San Francisco, he formed the e-Commerce Practice at CoreMedia and was responsible for implementing CoreMedia LiveContext for customers including JD Group, Mondou and Petedge. Prior to that, he worked for the Ponton European Media Art Lab on research projects related to Interactive TV, Virtual Reality and SmartHome.
In 1996, Karsten Reuter earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe.
René Lepenis is the head of finance, billing, payroll, purchasing, office management, and IT.
As well as managing liquidity and preparing the annual financial statements according to HGB (German Commercial Code) and IFRS, René is the contact person for auditors, tax advisors, banks and other financial service providers, public authorities, and suppliers. He also has the task of optimizing the internal structures and processes of this fast-growing company and heading the IT department.
René completed his business economics studies at the University of Bayreuth, specializing in commercial finance, banking management, tax, and auditing. After completing his MBA and before joining CoreMedia, he worked for Deloitte & Touche from 1997 to 2001.
As VP Engineering, Tobias Stadelmaier leads CoreMedia’s engineering department, helping our highly motivated team of experts to develop great CoreMedia products. Responding swiftly to customer requirements and adapting nimbly to changes in the market, Tobias and his team are proud of their record of delivering customer-ready innovations.
Tobias started his career at CoreMedia in 2001 as a Technical Consultant and worked for three years as a Delivery / Engagement Manager and Product Owner. After a detour into the games industry as a Senior Product Owner, he returned to CoreMedia in Summer 2016.
Tobias Stadelmaier holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Bamberg, Germany.
Phil Radcliffe is the responsible manager for customer success worldwide.
For more than ten years, he has been working with retailers and brands in EMEA across a wide variety of digital Transformation projects. Phil has worked at CoreMedia in various technical, project and sales roles with clients such as Yoox Net-a-Porter, Boots, Homebase, Vodafone, Nation Media Group, ComHem and Nokia.
Phil holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering.
Uwe Fricke leads the CoreMedia Sales Team in Western Europe. His area of responsibility includes customer acquisition and support, the development of partners, and CoreMedia corporate structures in France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and the Iberian Peninsula. Uwe and his team are also responsible for selected key accounts in Germany. Together with his team, Uwe has made a significant contribution to the positioning of CoreMedia in the content-commerce space and is our trailblazer for retail, fashion, beauty, and luxury topics.
Uwe studied economics at the German elite university in Göttingen and holds an MBA. Before Uwe came to CoreMedia in 2017, he worked in eCommerce and Digital for 20 years. His stations include the eCommerce pioneer Intershop, international telecommunications giants as Telefonica, and KPN / E-Plus. Uwe provides valuable experience from the cloud software business and voice-of-customer area from his previous work for the customer experience management SaaS platform operators Bazaarvoice and eKomi.
Martin Schlüter is responsible for sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He coordinates direct distribution of CoreMedia software, and is also in charge of sales support for implementation partners.
Martin has been active in the sales department of CoreMedia since 2007. He started in direct sales for the public-sector and industrial clients, adding responsibility for European Partner Management in 2011. Martin helped to expand the CoreMedia Partner Network, so that today it contributes significantly to overall sales: With Martin’s dedicated support, CoreMedia was able to win clients such as Deutsche Börse Group, IHK24, DIN, VDE, Rehau, DMG Mori Seiki, SOS Kinderdorf, German Committee for Unicef and Finnair.
Martin Schlüter studied at the Hannover Polytechnic and holds a Diploma of Engineering in electrical engineering. Before coming to CoreMedia, Martin worked at companies including Kodak, SER and Saperion, in the fields of direct sales of technical services, hardware and enterprise software solutions
Dirk is responsible for all legal tasks as General Counsel also leads CoreMedia's HR department as Head of HR. Dirk has more than 20 years of professional experience both as General Counsel, as a lawyer in his own law firm, and as Head of HR. He gained his professional experience at various software companies, both publicly listed eCommerce platform providers and start-up companies. His professional focus is on corporate law, employment law, software licensing law, and intellectual property law.
Dirk himself sees his task in enabling technical progress, accompanying it, protecting it, and sometimes defending it. As counsel in the software industry, it is necessary to understand the developers' language, listen, and constantly face new questions.
Dirk is married, father of two children, and lives with his family in Hamburg.