Meet the Team

Founder & Developer

Wladimir Palant

Computer scientist and the original developer of Adblock Plus


Oleksandr Paraska

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

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

Accounting Assistant

Nadja Wilms

Trained paralegal who keeps the administration and accounting in order


Felix Dahlke

Obsessive programmer passionate about open source and games

Software Tester

Ross Green

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

Manager of Global Partnerships

Job Plas

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

Account Manager

Caroline Louwette

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

General Counsel

Kai Recke

Attorney specialized in online law and guidance for creative IT companies

QA Manager

Scott Cheer

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

Director of Communications

Ben Williams

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

Head of Business Development

Christian Dommers

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

Product Designer

Martin Velchevski

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

Social Media Manager

Susie Concannon

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


Arthur Kawa

Longtime Adblock Plus contributor who loves music, concerts and bacon


René Jeschke

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


Thomas Greiner

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

Art Director

Christiane Stelberg

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

Data Scientist

Kirill Pomogajko

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

Global Partnership Manager

Yuxi Yu

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


Andy Shephard

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


Eric Hughes

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

Filter List Administrator

Amr Makram

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


Jens Wangenheim

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

Account Manager

Manuel Caballero

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

Monitoring Specialist, Known Issues List Maintainer

Dung Le

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

Whitelist Maintainer

Jasmine Chee

Passionate about doing things efficiently. Gets excited over geeky stuff. Never one to say "no" to quality chocolates.

DevOps Engineer

Frederik Spiegel

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


Steffen Kiedel

Finance person passionate about growing companies

Filter List Manager

Nicole Jones

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

DevOps Engineer

Fredrik Lundhag

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

Head of People Operations

Maren Böger

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

Software Tester

Robert Raceanu

Wants to make a difference whilst enjoying the ride

Technical Account Manager

Edmundo Sanchez

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

Software Tester

Rick Scott

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

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.


Manvel Saroyan

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

Data Protection Officer

Judith Nink

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

Technical Project Manager

Sebastian Noack

Longtime open source developer who loves playing volleyball and board games

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.

Technical Support Analyst

Chimuanya (Chichi) Anwuna

Technology enthusiast who believes in making the world a better place by solving one problem at a time

DevOps Engineer

Mathias J. Hennig

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

Technical Project Manager

Mario König

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


Erik Vold

Loves working on new features for the web

Marketing (Student Intern)

Magdalena Domeracka

Contemporary art enthusiast who likes an informative lecture / documentary and making things better

Data Analyst

Daniel Bendel

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

IT (Student Intern)

Lior Rosilio

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


Dave Barker

Bristol based programmer, percussionist

Communications Manager

Marsha Grant

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


Sergei Zabolotskikh

Loves solving problems and enjoying the good things in life

UX Researcher

Ann-Lee Chou

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

IT System Administrator

Darius Kühn

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

Technical Account Manager

Henning Seydel

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

Head of QA

Philip Hill

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


Diego Lima

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

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.

Head of Product

Aaron Thornburgh

Product manager, designer, strategist, and science fiction reader

Marketing (Student Intern)

Aaron Scheib

Hobby musician and write looking for new people to have fun and be creative with. Wants to help make the Internet the best place it can be.


Hubert Figuiere

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

IT System Administrator

Rikki Robertson-Brown

A geeky gamer and DJ born in the 80s who uses technology powers to help others.

International Account Manager

Rotem Dar

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

Creative Copywriter

Tom Woolford

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

Visual Designer

Peter Frey

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


Tom Schuster

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

UX Researcher

Misha Thornburgh

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

Data Engineer

Lena Kryvonos

Loves to delete code, drinks black coffee with black pepper on top


Anton Smirnov

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


Manish Jethani

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

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.


Daniel Zhang

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

Mobile Product Manager

Tiago Pregueiro

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

Public Affairs Manager

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.

Product Manager

Jeen Low

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

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.

Organizational Change Facilitator

Anna-Maria Todorova

One-third animal lover, one-third literature junky, one-third explorer, with a sprinkle of general enthusiasm about life.


Jon Sonesen

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

Technical Recruiter

Florian Damian

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

Localization Manager

Tamara Blasco

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

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.

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.

Acceptable Ads Monitoring Specialist

Sasha Omelyanchuk

Sociology student who tries to deal with the fact that everything around her is socially constructed.

Director of Publisher Relations

Maciej Wicha

Spent almost 20 years in the digital publishing world; left to join eyeo to make the whole world better

Community Support Associate

Saša Čuturić

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

Visual Designer

Paul Pastourmatzis

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

Data Scientist

Stephan Porz

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

Flattr BizDev Manager

Karina Keim

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

Head of Communications

Laura Dornheim

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

Monitoring Specialist

Muzammil Ahmed

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


Julian Doucette

Full-time Libre Software Contributor.


Vasily Kuznetsov

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

Technical Project Manager

Winsley von Spee

Programmer who loves coffee, Downhill and the Mythical Man Month

Technical Support Specialist

Shannon Bell

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

Software Tester

Tasha Raynard

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

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.


Tristan Lucas

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

DevOps Engineer

Francisco López

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

Project Manager (GDPR)

Johanna Hagemeier

Nature and outdoor geek who loves the highlands and steaks. Has a background in psychology and economics.

Acceptable Ads Monitoring Coordinator

Berit Graf

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


Andrea Giammarchi

Web Standards and Open Source enthusiast Andrea has worked with both startups and big companies on innovative projects since '00

Whitelist Maintainer

Joana Garcia

Part-time dreamer, full-time curious. Enjoys exercising creativity through different channels.

Technical Project Manager

Ferris Nicolaisen

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


Ire Aderinokun

Developer, designer, and advocate for the open web

Director of Distribution Partnerships

Simonetta Batteiger

Passionate about improving the world around her, both offline and online. Loves art, food, science and people.


Jon Englund

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

Project Manager (Flattr)

Linus Olsson

Has something to say about everything, apparently

Head of Filters

Jutta Horstmann

Former sysadmin, dev, entrepreneur, and consultant. Strong advocate of free software, privacy, feminism, and all things Star {Wars, Trek}.


Rose Howell

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