Our Team

Daniel Smeds

Founder and CEO of optile GmbH

Before optile in 2004 he founded PAY.ON AG. Prior to that for 5 years he worked as technical director at Wirecard AG (TecDAX) and Teradata eCircle (S&P 500).

Manuel Sandhofer

VP Sales and Partners

Manuel Sandhofer is responsible at optile for sales- and partner-management. After studying law at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Manuel worked for over ten years in banking, holding different positions at Unicredit Bank AG.

Evgenia Rud

Head of Marketing and Sales Communcations

Evgenia Rud has profound experience in b2b marketing with extensive cross-cultural exposure, working for leading tech companies. At optile she is responsible for the marketing strategy, company image, and presence. Before joining optile, Evgenia worked for a number of successful enterprises: TNS Global market research (Kantar), Kaspersky Lab, and Sugar CRM.

Jonas Maurus

Chief Technology Officer

Jonas Maurus is in charge of optile’s IT-strategy and development. He holds a degree in Information Science and Business Engineering from the University of Regensburg and spent his career from 2000 to 2016 as a entrepreneur and consultant for banking, utilities and start-ups. He founded multiple companies active in video-on-demand and FinTech. As of 2017, Jonas joined optile as Chief Technology Officer.

Sebastian Kraiker

VP Product Management

After his studies in media computer science at LMU Munich and technology management at CDTM (Center for Digital Technology and Management), Sebastian Kraiker worked in leading or founder positions in start-up and contractor companies, focusing on software development and product management.

Nele Krüger

Head of Business Operations

As Head of Business Operations Nele Krüger is responsible for finance, accounting and employee management, including talent acquisition.
Nele joined optile after she completed her MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship at the University College London, specializing in fin-tech start-ups.

Vladimir Lyubitelev

Enterprise Architect

Vladimir Lyubitelev is an enterprise architect with over 15 years of experience in software design and development. His skill set includes system analysis, database modeling, software architecture, and development of web-based applications and n-tier systems with rich clients.

Alex Dereviago

Solutions Architect

Alex Dereviago joined optile as senior solutions architect. He is responsible for the development of the Open Payment Gateway, the high-performance payment server which provides the abstraction between merchants, payments, and payment networks for all payment processes.

Hermann Hill

Software Architect

As Software Architect at optile, Hermann Josef Hill is responsible for a multitude of software components that complement the central payment server. The systems for user authentication and access control might be the most important of those, but components to enhance security and systems for data analysis are also inside his area of responsibility.

Ingbert Günzel

VP Sales Engineering & Delivery

At optile, Ingbert Günzel is responsible for Sales Engineering and Delivery. He and his team ensure that customer requirements are well documented and delivered reliably. Ingbert brings many years of experience in the SaaS field. Most recently he was responsible for the presales teams in Europe and Asia for the SAP branch Customer Experience.

Leonardo Caetano

Head of UX/UI Design

Leonardo Caetano, Head of UX/UI Design, holds a masters in usability and information architecture and has over 15 years of experience as a UX designer, team leader, and project owner for mobile, desktop, tablet, and smartwatch applications. Leonardo has helped build a start-up from scratch and worked closely with large e-commerce and mobile payment companies to successfully complete numerous projects. He can sometimes be found giving talks about UX.

Yvonne Enzinger

General Counsel

Yvonne Enzinger is General Counsel at optile and is responsible for our digital legal department, contracting and guidelines, and strategic legal advisement. Yvonne has more than 10 years experience as legal counsel for a listed telecommunications group and as a lawyer in IT and media law.

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