Business Team

KuppingerCole Headquarters

Berthold Kerl, born 1960, studied economics at university of Nürnberg and performs as CEO of KuppingerCole since 1 st July 2020. Before that he had been with Deutsche Bank AG for 17 years. As CIO he was working on major IT Transformation, IT Strategy, Change Management and Governance...

Sandra Augat joined KuppingerCole in January 2021. Her area of ​​responsibility includes financial controlling and process optimization in cross-financial areas. She has many years of expertise and previously worked for an online marketing agency for HR, finance and controlling for over 7...

Kerstin Bienhaus is Client & Account Manager at KuppingerCole Analysts AG. She and her team are responsible for coordination and realization of agreed services as well as individual customer liaison and support to ensure and optimize customer satisfaction. As an integral part of the Account...

Wendy joined KuppingerCole in July 2018 as account manager. She spent 14 years working in the wireless telecommunications industry in the US in various management positions. In her current role, she supports all customer interactions with a focus on KuppingerCole’s event sponsoring...

Linda Dietsche is Client Manager at KuppingerCole. She and her team are responsible for coordination and realization of agreed services as well as individual customer liaison and support to ensure and optimize customer satisfaction. As an integral part of the Account Management Team and in close...

Elisabeth Dürrbeck is part of the account management team and joined KuppingerCole in October 2019. Prior to joining KuppingerCole, Elisabeth held positions within other international top services and IT firms. With more than 15 years of working experience under her belt, she makes her...

Qin joined KuppingerCole’s account management team in October 2021, she is responsible for coordination and realization of agreed services and supports all customer interactions. Qin holds an MBA degree from European Business School, prior to that, she spent 6 years in merchandising and...

During his more than 20-year IT career in various roles, primarily as Sales Manager and Business Unit Director, Roland - born in 1959 - gained valuable experience of the swiss market in the areas of consulting, system integration, managed services and outsourcing coupled with excellent know-how...

Levent Kara joined KuppingerCole in 2007 and is Event- and Webinar Manager. He organizes and supervises all the administrative activities and is responsible for the event logistics, sponsors and attendees for different events and takes a major role at KuppingerCole Webinars. Also he is...

Lauren Zuber joined KuppingerCole in August 2018 as Event Manager. Within the Event team, she is responsible for sponsors and attendees for different events and takes a major role at the KCx Talks. Also, she is responsible for the venue and supports in further diverse tasks. Lauren holds a...

Andrea Beskers joined KuppingerCole’s Events Team as Project Manager in June 2021, with a focus on Content and Agenda. She studied the master’s program Digital Humanities at the University of Mainz. Before that, she was project manager for a telecommunications company in South Africa.

Linda is responsible for the coordination and realization of KuppingerCole’s research documents in all formats. She is working closely with our analyst team as well as Account Management and other core team members to organize the processes around Leadership Compass reports and other...

Raj is a Project Manager at KuppingerCole and manages projects associated with transformative technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity.   Prior to joining KuppingerCole, Raj was an Investment Analyst at a top-tier venture capital fund and also gained international experience...

Oscar Hernandez joined KuppingerCole in 2004 as Database Administrator and supports not only the Marketing Department as well as the Research Area. Oscar was born in Caracas (Venezuela) and since 1992 he lives in Germany. He has worked for different companies as Graphic Designer and was CEO of a...

Holger Baxmann joined KuppingerCole in 2019. He is working in the Research Department. Holger, 59, has been able to aquire strong experience from hardware design to meta data structures. He was working 5 years for a large logistics company as an internal technical consultant and twenty years as...

Heather Thurman is responsible for the management of KuppingerCole’s research, especially with English-speaking clients. She works closely with our analysts, as well as client managers and the sales team regarding the research agenda.  Her background in process and plant engineering,...

Mirella Walhof-Mancuso joined KuppingerCole in January 2021 as a Project Manager. Within the Events Team she organizes and supervises KuppingerCole Events and takes a major role at the different formats of KCLive Events. Mirella used to work for Deutsche Bank AG and as a Senior Account...

Olga Martynova joined KuppingerCole in 2019 as an HR Assistant. She studied German studies as well as Human Resources. At KuppingerCole she is responsible for recruiting, administrative tasks and preparations for the payroll. She also supports HR related requests and research.

Susanna joined KuppingerCole in April 2019 as Student Assistant. Since June 2020 she is Junior Marketing Manager. She coordinates the further development of the research library KC+ and supports Social Media and Media Design. Susanna received her Bachelor´s Degree in Media Management at...

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