I am united-domains' Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this capacity, I am responsible for coordinating our IT and engineering as well as other working teams, to manage the external partner relations and to develop our IT strategy. I am also representing united-domains at international conferences as a speaker and a panelist.
Other than that, I am participating in ICANN working groups and exercise my voting right in the Registrar Stakeholder Group and I am its current Vice Chair/CTO. Moreover, I am a Member of the Content Advisory Board of NamesCon and WorldHostingDays and a Member of the eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee. Furthermore, I am also the organizer of a biannual German domain name event, called Domain-Stammtisch München. I was also a volunteer at Mozilla to support the Public Suffix List and the Universal Acceptance for 2 years.
In 2008, I joined united-domains and before being promoted to CIO, I headed the newly created domain name service department as Head of Domain Services. My team and I reviewed a lot of contracts, policies and migrated all of our domain names, while developing our new backend system. Prior to this I worked as the Assistant to the Board to do vendor screening and project management, after I successfully led united-domains' reseller subsidiary as Head of Domain Reselling.
I have studied computer science at Wilhelm Büchner University, but decided to leave without graduating.