A winning team of experts

Our teams provide a wide set of capabilities that meet – and exceed – our clients’ needs. Our service is more than the sum of its parts.



The team

finnlabs’ success comes from teamwork and experience. We don’t just write great software – we ‘talk’ software. Excellent communication is finnlabs’ true asset; it is vital for project management, especially when building complex systems with many dependencies and features.




Niels Lindenthal

Chief Executive Officer
Dipl.-Kfm., MBA XING
Niels Lindenthal
  • Founding director with roots in classic management consultancy.
  • Extensive management and consulting experience for global industry leaders.
  • Business development and product management.
  • Graduate from European Business School and Georgia State University.


Birthe Lindenthal

Dipl.-Kff.
Birthe Russmeyer
  • Agile project management and Scrum, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), several years of experience gained in international project environments.
  • Development and implementation of change management strategies, i.e. stakeholder management, training concepts, coaching, project communication, organisational development.
  • Expertise in eLearning, authoring tools and learning management systems.
  • Requirements engineering, rollout-coordination, business process development.
  • Industry experience in telecommunication and technology companies.
  • Birthe holds a degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kff.) from International School of Management, Dortmund.


Alexander Bach

M.Sc. Computer Science
Photo Alexander Bach
  • Over a decade of programming experience.
  • C# developer with a background in .Net-related technologies.
  • Applies agile development techniques which lead to better software quality and faster software development.
  • Experienced in Software Development with Java and Eclipse as well as IntelliJ IDEA.

 


Christian Ratz

Software Engineer
Photo Christian Ratz
  • Develops web applications with various programming languages for almost a decade.
  • Experienced in agile development techniques.
  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails developer.
  • Experienced in automation with emphasis on Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.

 


Hagen Schink

Dipl.-Inform.
Photo Hagen Schink
  • C# developer with a strong background in .Net-related technologies and multi-tier application development.
  • Many years of experiences in logistics applications with a focus on AIDC-based solutions.
  • Experiences in consulting and requirements engineering for different industries.
  • Holds a degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.) from Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg.

 


Jan Sandbrink

B.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering
Photo Jan Sandbrink
  • Currently studying IT-Systems Engineering at Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Over a decade of programming experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework.
  • Clean Code enthusiast.

 


Jens Ulferts

M.Sc. Software Engineering
Jens Ulferts
  • Years of experience in web application development in dynamic programming languages.
  • Specializes in User-Centered Design.
  • Wide consulting experience as technical project lead in global telecommunication and technology companies.
  • Scrum expert who successfully employed agile methods inside waterfall processes in large organisations.
  • Graduated from Hasso-Plattner-Institute (M.Sc. Software Engineering).

 


Johannes Passing

M.Sc. Software Engineering
Johannes Passing
  • Designs clustered software systems.
  • Focusses on performance, quality and supportability.
  • Implements concurrent and scalable software components closely to the underlying operating system.
  • Analyses and debugs clustered systems.
  • Plans and conducts performance analysis.
  • Holds a degree in Software Engineering (M.Sc.) from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Master’s thesis: “Dynamic Tracing of Windows NT Kernel Mode Components”.

 


Johannes Wollert

B.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering
Photo Johannes Wollert
  • Almost a decade of experience in software development.
  • Experiences with collaboration and agile development in large teams.
  • Aspect-oriented Software Development with Java and Eclipse.
  • Deep knowledge in developing complex software systems with Ruby-on-Rails.
  • Develops Redmine/ChiliProject-Plugins since 2009.
  • Erlang -enthusiast.


Jonas Heinrich

Working Student
Photo Jonas Heinrich
  • Intermediate Diploma in Mathematics and IT.
  • Several years of experience in software development.
  • Tester and quality assurance of OpenProject.

Julia Pape

B.Sc. International Business Administration
Photo Julia Pape
  • Development and implementation of marketing, sales and public relations strategies for open source collaboration software.
  • Training and e-learning concepts, development of web-based trainings, screencasts and support videos.
  • Business administration and project support, incl. billing, (payroll) accounting and human resources.
  • Planning, organisation and coordination of administrative work and team personal needs.
  • Holds a degree in International Business Administraion (B.Sc.) from European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder).

 


Martin Linkhorst

B.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering
Photo Martin Linkhorst
  • Currently studying IT-Systems Engineering at Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Over a decade of programming experience.
  • Ruby on Rails Enthusiast since 2007.
  • Deep knowledge in developing complex software systems with Ruby on Rails.

 


Markus Kahl

Working Student
Photo Markus Kahl
  • Currently studying IT-Systems Engineering at Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Ruby on Rails and Java Enterprise developer.
  • Java expert having nearly a decade of experience in software development.
  • Practical in a host of different languages and technologies besides Java.
  • Scala fancier.

 


Michael Frister

M.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering
Photo Michael Frister
  • Holds a degree in Software Engineering (M.Sc.) from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails developer.
  • Applies agile development techniques which lead to better software quality and faster software development.


Patrick Siegler

Working Student
Photo Patrick Siegler
  • Currently studying IT-Systems Engineering at Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Experience from low-level application programming to scripting and web development.
  • Special interest in security and robustness of software.

Philipp Tessenow

B.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering
Philipp Tessenow
  • Currently studying IT-Systems Engineering at Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails developer.
  • Applies agile development techniques which lead to better software quality and faster software development.
  • Developer of PhidgetLab, a tool to support rapid physical prototyping.
  • Aspect-oriented Software Development with Java and Eclipse.

 


Robin Wagner

M.Sc. in Business Administration
Robin Wagner
  • Management Consulting and Business process development.
  • Product Management and Requirements management.
  • Quality Assurance for OpenProject.
  • Several years of international work experience in France, Japan and the United States.
  • Holds a degree in Business Administration (M.Sc.) from European Business School.

Sebastian Schuster

Dipl.-Inform.
Photo Sebastian Schuster
  • Designing and implementing large-scale software systems.
  • Special interest in non-functional properties of software.
  • Years of C# programming experience.
  • Experiences in the financial industry and academia.
  • Academic interest in decentralized systems.

 


Till Breuer

Dipl.-Math.
Photo Till Breuer
  • Mathematician and software engineer with over a decade of programming experience.
  • Cares about the whole cycle of software engineering with passion for clean code design and exploring latest technologies.
  • Experienced in analyzing requirements and project management.
  • Deep knowledge of Ruby on Rails, experienced in JavaScript and related technology, functional programming, R and Java.
  • Knowledge of algorithms, software patterns and designs.
  • Strongly interested in software architecture, engineering and machine learning.

International advisory board

finnlabs is relying on a closely-knit network of distinguished experts when discussing strategic decisions. We are deeply indebted to our advisers for sharing their experience, opinions, and ideas with us.


Thies Lindenthal

Thies Lindenthal

PhD Economics & Finance

  • Founding director of finnlabs.
  • Founding dirctor of idnx.com.
  • Internet entrepreneur since 1999.
  • Scientist with strong research interest in real estate finance and internet economics.

Wieland Lindenthal

Wieland Lindenthal

M.Sc. Software Engineering

  • Founding director of finnlabs.
  • Founding director of forkmerge and NEWSTRAL.
  • Graduated from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam.
  • Focusses on systems engineering and project management.

Konstantin Haase

Konstantin Haase

B.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering


Piet Eichholtz

Piet Eichholtz

Prof. Dr.


Tom Hawkins

Tom Hawkins

Chartered FCIPD
  • Human resources consultant.
  • General Manager of diesel engine manufacturing company.

 


Dr. Winfrid Meusel

Winfrid Meusel

Dr. rer. pol.

 


Dr. Klaus Reichert

Klaus Reichert

Dr.-Ing.