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Oliver Krohne

Founder & CEO

Oliver founded YieldKit in 2011, starting on a successful path within the performance marketing and native monetization markets. Since then, he has been perfecting his vision for monetization as a service and leading the team to develop top quality product concepts to match it. Today YieldKit is one of the leading Performance Marketing Aggregators in the German-speaking area. Prior to this Oliver was already active in the startup scene in Hamburg. Having founded GATE 53|10 Technologies in 2009 he developed Fytch. The original concept of Fytch was for every user to be able to publish opinions and access them unfiltered. The following year Oliver developed Loved.by to monetize product recommendations on social networks.

Susana Laurentino

Head of Advertiser Development

As the head of advertiser development, Susana manages the relationships with all the networks and advertisers with whom YieldKit works in close partnership. With more than 10 years working experience in online marketing, she has a comprehensive background in online media planning and performance marketing. Originally from Portugal, Susana studied Business Communication and Media Studies with focus on Digital Marketing. She has broad international experience from working in Brazil, Portugal and now Germany. She enriches the YieldKit team not only with professional know-how but also with a great sense of humor and a can-do attitude since 2014.

Abel Aviles Roma

Head of Publisher Development

As the head of publisher development, Abel ensures publishers receive outstanding support. Thanks to his extensive knowledge of online marketing and comprehensive practical experience in the IT industry he provides our publishers with excellent service. His solution-oriented and practical attitude creates the perfect foundation for strong long-term relationships with publishers of all sizes. Abel’s own international background helps a lot to understand and account for different mentalities and market conditions. Before he moved to Germany, he studied sociology and marketing in his hometown Alicante and in the capital, Madrid. Since 2015 he supports the YieldKit team.

René Wienke

Senior Sales Manager

As a cheerful soul par excellence and sales talent, René enhances Yieldkit since 2017. His main tasks are addressing new publishers and customer care; for this he has more than 15 years’ experience in direct sales. Previously, René established new sales offices and took over the whole employee training. Although René was born in Hamburg he has a total lack of the typical northern reservation. Thanks to his helpfulness and communicativeness he is he right person to speak to for our publishers.

Kamila Wolbers

Senior Business Development Manager

As an experienced online marketing professional with particular knowledge of the online advertising industry, Kamila joined the YieldKit team in February 2016, and now she concentrates mainly on advertisers, performance-networks and publisher optimization. During the past 15 years, Kamila was working for various online media companies in London and Hamburg where she successfully managed SEO, PPC, SEM and CPC/CPM campaigns for international clients. Self-motivated with a can-do attitude and a passion for the web, Kamila is an important team member for YieldKit – last but not least because of her intuition for special projects.

Max Wilhelm

Senior Software Developer

Max worked 10 years as a java developer in the aircraft industry when he switched to YieldKit. Today he has nearly 18 years of practical experience in software development. As a senior software developer, Max is responsible for the continuous technical support as well as the optimisation and further development of our technology. In this context, his strong communication skills in combination with his focused and analytical approach are of advantage.

Jennifer Nieder

Assistant to CEO

Having studied journalism in her home town of Bremen, Jennifer went on to work primarily in IT and logistics businesses as well as in management consulting. Now she brings nearly 13 years of experience in organisation, administration, corporate publishing, public relations, sales and marketing to assist our CEO, Oliver Krohne, with a wide variety of tasks.

Margarita Antciburova

Account Manager Advertiser

Born and raised in Russia, Margarita earned her degree in economics in her home town Tomsk. She continued her studies in Hamburg and completed her master with a focus on marketing, media and management. After she had gathered some initial work experience, she started working at YieldKit in January 2017. Now she is one of the first persons to speak to for our advertisers.

Mariane Meira

Business Development Manager

Originally from Brazil, Mariane supports the Publisher Department in sourcing new publishers as business development manager. Along with more than 10 years working experience in lead generation, couponing and digital marketing, she also has a bachelor in fashion design and economics with a focus on marketing. Always motivated and open for new topics she is working for YieldKit since 2017.

Robert Ehlert

Senior Finance Manager

As senior finance manager, Robert is responsible for everything concerning accounting and financing. Following his studies of social economics and an additional training as a specialized accountant he gained extensive expertise from working with tax consulting, logistics and financial service companies.

Paul Messerschmidt

Junior Developer

Born in Germany and having grown up in the USA, Paul moved to Germany in 2015. His aim was to gain the German high school diploma in order to study mechatronics or computer science there. Since 2016 Paul takes over tasks in development, organisation and administration. His excellent language skills as well as his technical understanding are a great advantage. His reliable and proactive attitude makes him an important team member.

John Messerschmidt

Junior Developer

Born in Potsdam, John spent approximately half of his life in the USA. There he earned his high school diploma, was involved in the FRC robotics team, and learned Java. John returned to Germany in order to study. He mainly supports the development department with his excellent Java knowledge. Additional or special projects are also not a problem for John. He takes over these projects with the same precision.

Fernando Abednego Halim

Junior Developer

Fernando moved to Germany in order to study independently. Therefore, he attended the Studienkolleg Hamburg to gain university access. During this time, he learned to program with Java. After graduation he started studying physics at the University of Hamburg.
Since the beginning of 2017 Fernando supports the Development Department. He takes over quality control as well as development tasks.

Sanchit Bhavsar

Junior Data Scientist

Sanchit moved to Germany in 2014 to study Information Engineering at the HAW Hamburg. During his studies he gained a lot of experience in the field of Information Technology and got very familiar with some programming languages especially Java & MySQL. This led him to YieldKit, where he works in the development team as Junior Data Scientist.

Minhtung Vu

Sales Development Representative

Originally from Vietnam and having grown up in Poland, Minhtung went on to study mathematics and IT there. This led him to digital media studies in Lüneburg, Germany. Minhtung supports the publisher department with curiosity and enthusiasm, especially when it comes to sales. Here he not only utilizes his prior experience, but also builds the foundations for his future career. His own international orientation fits well into the YieldKit-Team.

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