- Dr. Sebastian KreftManaging Director and Co-Founder
Senior Commercial Manager with more than 10 years of experience in the metals industry. Previous roles include Head of Nickel Sales at Anglo American and Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Sebastian holds a business degree and Ph.D. from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Sebastian is married and has a son and a daughter. He is originally from Beckum (Münsterland), a big tennis fan and enjoys spicy food, especially Mexican and Sichuan.
- Dr. Frank JackelManaging Director and Co-Founder
Senior Ferroalloys Marketing Executive with previous roles as Head of Marketing & Sales at China Moly, Head of Ferroalloys Sales at Anglo American and Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Frank holds a Dipl.-Ing. and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from RWTH Aachen University. Frank is married and has three daughters, loves triathlon and tennis, fancies road bikes and supports Schalke 04.
- Tristan FischerCTO
IT expert with more than 10 years of experience. Tristan previously worked as Backend-Engineer, Head of QA and was the Co-Founder and CTO of readfy, an ebook market startup. He also has a strong background in IT security and believes in clean and simple solutions. Tristan is married and has one daughter. He likes physics, rockets, movies and loves to go skiing.
- Dr. Niklas FriederichsenCOO
Product management expert and entrepreneurial mind. Niklas previously founded Mapudo, a marketplace for the metals distribution industry where he run the sales, product management and database operations. Niklas holds a Ph.D from RWTH Aachen University and is a McKinsey Metals and Mining alumnus. He strongly believes in the platformization of B2B value chains and the advantage of digital processes. Niklas is married, has one daughter, loves cycling and all kinds of watersports.
- Verena KnottHead of HR & Talent
HR and communication expert with journalistic background. Since her master degree in Business Psychology, Verena worked in HR for several IT companies and has a favour for startup environments and entrepreneurial spirit. She is passionate about enabling talents to develop their full potential and loves to see culture and innovation grow. Verena is married and loves to travel the world in order to explore its beauty and different cultures.
- Oliver GausmannHead of Sales
Senior Business Development and Price Reporting Manager with more than 10 years of experience in developing and growing B2B platforms in the raw-materials industry. Before joining MetalsHub Oliver was Vice President of Technology & Innovation at S&P Global Platts and founding partner of Minerals Value Service GmbH, a successful Value-in-Use Pricing company. Oliver holds a Ph.D. in Business & Technology. He has two daughters and is a passionate private pilot who loves sport of all kind.
- Oliver DörrFrontend Developer
- Fabián RíosFull-Stack Developer
- Natalia CordobaBusiness Dev. Spain & LatAm
- Nadine KleinowskiOffice Manager KYC & Onboarding
- Binghui XingBusiness Dev. China
- Alex AndreevBusiness Dev. CIS & EE
- Stacia SladkovFinance Manager
- Franz DornbachBusiness Dev. France, Belgium & DACH
- Sallustio FuscoBusiness Dev. Italy
- Daniel PaasBusiness Dev. DACH
- Victor EnriquezFrontend Developer
- Robin KüsterBackend Developer
- Julien DedekBackend Developer
- Amen StewartUI/UX Designer
- Oskar StepienBusiness Development
- Silviya KyulyumovaJunior Frontend Developer
- Roberto Al MuktashBusiness Dev. Italy
- Yongmei YanBusiness Dev. China
- Sayalee ShendeSenior Product Manager
- Philip HölzerTrade Finance
- Gaurav PathakOperations
- Tobias MünchOperations
- Leander GrussDigital Marketing