Meet the Team

Founder & CEO

Till Faida

Entrepreneur with a professional background in online marketing

Founder & Chairman

Tim Schumacher

Serial entrepreneur with a passion for challenging Internet projects

Founder & Developer

Wladimir Palant

Computer scientist and the original developer of Adblock Plus

Developer

Arthur Kawa

Longtime Adblock Plus contributor who loves music, concerts and bacon

Manager of Global Partnerships

Job Plas

Geek-in-training who loves The Office, Gangnam Style and schnitzel. Has MSc & BBA in international business.

Developer

Oleksandr Paraska

Longtime Adblock Plus for IE developer (yes, seriously). Loves making crêpes.

Office Assistant

Nadja Wilms

Trained paralegal who keeps the administration and accounting in order

Head of Business Development

Christian Dommers

Business developer, entrepreneur and project manager with a background in Internet publishing

CTO

Felix Dahlke

Obsessive programmer passionate about open source and games

Developer

Sergei Zabolotskikh

Loves solving problems and enjoying the good things in life

Product Designer

Martin Velchevski

Designer and programming enthusiast. Loves photography, plays guitar and occasionally fiddles with electronics.

Developer

Thomas Greiner

Web enthusiast and developer with strong beliefs on openness, transparency and accessibility

Content Developer

Lisa Bielik

User-centered advocate and writer. A teenage goth kid at heart. Metalhead, pit bull advocate, coffee aficionado and 80s horror movie buff.

Account Manager

Caroline Louwette

Highly committed team player with a creative and bubbly personality who wants to travel the world

Comms / Ops Manager

Ben Williams

Previously worked in government, but likes wearing jeans better. Also likes writing, records and pork.

Web Designer

Paul Pastourmatzis

Fascinated by all things creative, making videos, photographs, music and hearing voices

Account Manager

Manuel Caballero

Art lover, bass player, headbanger, cat owner, mountaineer

Technical Project Manager

Ferris Nicolaisen

Norwegian-Irish developer turned operator turned manager. Gave up maritime rock for cats, kids and a podcast.

Technical Project Manager

Sebastian Noack

Longtime open source developer who loves playing volleyball and board games

Developer

René Jeschke

Coder by nature, optimization zealot, member of the anonymous NIH-aholics

Data Protection Officer

Judith Nink

Attorney who is passionate about data privacy and specializes in technology and online law. Loves sports, especially handball.

Developer

Tom Schuster

Computer science student with a passion for open source and low-level stuff

Global Partnership Manager

Yuxi Yu

Enjoys cross-cultural stuffs: people, food and business. Occasionally gets wanderlust.

Developer

Eric Hughes

Writes code, preferably though of necessity not exclusively, in strongly typed languages

Data Scientist

Kirill Pomogajko

Takes the company on a data adventure. Breathes R, lives in a shell and avoids spreadsheets.

Developer

Jon Sonesen

Open source enthusiast who enjoys mountains, travel, riding bikes and learning new stuff

Acceptable Ads Monitoring Specialist

Victor Ouko

Team player with a love for French Bulldogs, video games and sports

Flattr BizDev Manager

Karina Keim

Business geek who loves tech, dogs, cartoons and sports.

Filter List Administrator

Amr Makram

An international citizen who dreams of playing a significant role in global and sustainable Peacebuilding

DevOps Engineer

Mathias J. Hennig

Open source evangelist who doesn't only write code, but speaks it

Localization Manager

Tamara Blasco

A perfectionist who enjoys books, video games, TV series, movies, technology and learning new languages

Software Tester

Ross Green

Constantly breaking things and attempting to put them back together. Likes development, skateboarding and cats.

Creative Copywriter

Tom Woolford

A word-wrangling wannabe hipster who can't grow a beard. Into music, literature, travelling and games.

Technical Account Manager

Henning Seydel

Problem solver with a passion for connecting technology and business, good food and traveling

International Account Manager

Rotem Dar

A BizDev freak, a jurist and a verbal painter who's after the next opportunity, subtext and Thai noodles

People Operations Manager

Maren Böger

People person who's seriously addicted to sports. Always hunting for talent ... or chocolate.

IT System Administrator

Peter van Dijk

Always happy, calm and yet a little crazy. Eager to learn and enjoy new things even after 17 years of experience in IT administration.

Communications Manager

Marsha Grant

Student of English literature. Presumably reading or writing something right now.

Social Media Manager

Susie Concannon

Passionate about creating 140 character content and building communities. Loves traveling, chocolate, and baseball.

Developer

Anton Smirnov

Has a passion for interior design and architecture. Loves French, perfect software architecture, sports and electronics prototyping.

Developer

Manvel Saroyan

Open source-minded web developer always looking for good ideas to implement

Head of QA

Philip Hill

Tries to improve the quality of nearly everything, especially food, music, photos and software

Developer

Julian Doucette

Developer, problem-solver, creative thinker, open source advocate

General Counsel

Kai Recke

Attorney specialized in online law and guidance for creative IT companies

DevOps Engineer

Frederik Spiegel

Likes writing code, automating things and hanging out with "real" pirates from the 18th century

Art Director

Christiane Stelberg

Austro-German designer who likes to keep calm and make things look better

Community Manager

Rachel Brochado

Very sociable one that is committed to people. Has a special care for sustainable development issues and a passion for music.

Developer

Rose Howell

Computer science grad student interested in software development, security research, snowboarding & travel

Data Scientist

Stephan Porz

Physicist devoted to programming and data analysis. Loves clear structure and elegant visualization.

Student Help (IT)

Lior Rosilio

Economics student & system administrator who likes sports and traveling. Doing my best to keep my life as simple as possible.

QA Manager

Scott Cheer

Bug creator extraordinaire. Scott also loves video games and dogs, but who doesn't?

Developer

Ire Aderinokun

Developer, designer, and advocate for the open web

Project Manager

Nicole Sergeev

Caring personality, always looking for ways to raise the team spirit. Loves hip-hop, tennis and enjoys audio books while jogging.

Developer

Dave Barker

Bristol based programmer, percussionist

UX Researcher

Ann-Lee Chou

User-centered advocate and design thinker with a background in tech and downward dog

CFO

Steffen Kiedel

Finance person passionate about growing companies

Developer

Jon Englund

Developer based in Lund. Enjoys playing with new technology, movies, reading, eating delicious food & traveling to exiting places.

Product Manager

Jeen Low

Passionate about creating intuitive products, understanding people, and sparkly things

Technical Project Manager

Winsley von Spee

Programmer who loves coffee, Downhill and the Mythical Man Month

IT System Administrator

Darius Kühn

IT evolutionist with a fable for cooking, whiskey, reptiles and visible results in real-time

DevOps Engineer

Fredrik Lundhag

Old school SysOp with a passion for old computers and new tech. Loves open and free software, metrics and scaling.

Developer

Daniel Zhang

Eats natto. Practices yoga. Loves functional and reactive programming.

Technical Support Specialist

Shannon Bell

Support guru who enjoys being a mommy, learning new technology, listening to music and writing poetry

Data Analyst

Daniel Bendel

Coming from the field of Economics, diving into the field of Data Science!

Filter List Manager

Nicole Jones

Passionate about improving processes, proactively using data and going on adventures

IT Apprentice

Erick Seifert

Apprentice who never says 'never' to new experiences. Likes sports, music and barbecuing at any time – even in the winter!

Visual Designer

Peter Frey

Media person with a hand in almost everything visual in the company that isn't software design

Student Help Monitoring

Muzammil Ahmed

A Computer Science student who loves traveling, listening to music and watching movies

Acceptable Ads Monitoring Specialist

Berit Graf

Has a great passion for music, but also enjoys video games, travelling or simply learning something new.

Community Support Associate

Saša Čuturić

Longtime Adblock Plus fan, now part of the team. Enjoys movies, TV shows and technology.

Head of Product

Aaron Thornburgh

Product manager, designer, strategist, and science fiction reader

Acceptable Ads Monitoring Specialist

Maham Zulfiqar

Loves to travel, reads books and is particularly enthusiastic about learning about new cultures and meeting people

Acceptable Ads Monitoring Specialist

Anna Fediaieva

International culture and management student. Passionate about travelling, reading, fashion, making YouTube videos, foreign languages, Instagram, dogs and chocolate.

Software Tester

Rick Scott

Explorer of the digital and physical worlds. Loves cross-country skiing, travel, and learning.

Project Manager (Flattr)

Linus Olsson

Has something to say about everything, apparently

Developer

Andy Shephard

Software developer, rock climber, craft beer brewer, DJ, photographer, traveller and all round nice guy

Data Scientist

Jessica Peterka-Bonetta

Psychologist with a passion for anything related to data. Investigates Internet addiction in the scope of her PhD and loves to analyze social media data.

Developer

Vasily Kuznetsov

Programmer, mathematician and rock climber who likes thinking about hard questions and making things simpler

Software Tester

Robert Raceanu

Wants to make a difference whilst enjoying the ride

Developer

Manish Jethani

Software developer who loves to build good experiences, travel the world, and feast on Korean BBQ with a bottle of soju

Community Manager

Laura Faint

Always-curious, obsessed with learning new things, and happiest when bringing people together and facilitating meaningful connections.

Student Help (Public Affairs)

Jan Oczenasek

International Relations student fascinated by politics and communication. Loves to swim, go bouldering, read graphic novels and advocate Linux.

Technical Account Manager

Marcus ​Bollien

Always willing to find the best solution-driven and business-oriented way. Background in ad tech and complex publisher environments.

Developer

Erik Vold

Loves working on new features for the web

Student Help

Dung Le

Student of Technical logistics who likes to do origami, gaming and urban drawing

UX Researcher

Misha Thornburgh

Fact finder, avid reader, and Star-Trek enthusiast with a love of travel, volunteering, and cats

Technical Recruiter

Florian Damian

Tech Recruiter by day, wanna be anime character who plays ping-pong by night

Technical Account Manager

Otilia Otlacan

Ad techie who left the corporate world to support entrepreneurs in the digital space. Loves plushies, heavy metal, and Yorkshire tea.

Technical Recruiter

Joanna Sitarz

Tech Recruiter who likes books, traveling, IT Crowd and a good sense of humor

Technical Project Manager

Mario König

A passionate project manager devoted to the art of making things happen

Public Affairs Manager

Laura Dornheim

Enjoys lobbying for a better Internet. Never shy of words and never seen in anything else but black.

Developer

Tristan Lucas

The sheep, always either a cup of coffee, a keyboard or a guitar at his hands

Mobile Product Manager

Tiago Pregueiro

Design and technology enthusiast. Passionate about travelling and discovering the world. Addicted to good coffee and chess.

Office Assistant / Receptionist

Nora Hase

Berliner in Cologne. Takes care of people and things. Foodlover with an addiction to sushi. Photographer in her other life.

Developer

Diego Lima

Passionate about music and traveling, bad soccer player, open source and problem-solving enthusiast

Developer

Jens Wangenheim

Problem solver and food waste fighter with much love for nature, sports and cuisine

Technical Account Manager

Edmundo Sanchez

Bass player, web dev learner, problem and non-problem solver and punk rocker

Software Tester

Tasha Raynard

Always itching to learn something new, travel enthusiast and game junkie

DevOps Engineer

Francisco López

Coffee and books junkie, follower of the Unix way, martial arts practitioner

Developer

Hubert Figuiere

Software artisan, passionate about libre software, the web, tabletop games and photography