Strong at the top!
Above all, AOE media is an engaged and steadily growing team of young, dynamic IT-specialists. At the top are four personalities who, although young in years, already possess an immense amount of experience and knowledge in IT. Their enthusiasm for web technologies and modern business solutions is something these four manage to infect their colleagues with on a daily basis.
Get to know the AOE media guys better.
The hotheads are cool at AOE media GmbH
Kian T. Gould – Founder, Managing Director and Shareholder
- Kian T. Gould
Kian T. Gould is the founder and managing director of AOE media GmbH. While still at school he founded the company and worked on a variety of demanding Internet projects. He has over a dozen years of experience in the rollout of complex Internet portals and applications. During this time he has worked on more than 500 Enterprise web projects.
As a Senator in the "Bundesverband für Wirtschaftsförderung und Außenwirtschaft" (Federal Association for Economic Advancement and Foreign Trade) he advises the German Federal Government on Open-Source Technology issues. Kian is the official fundraiser for the TYPO3 association and in charge of marketing for the Enterprise Web CMS, as well as being involved in a variety of TYPO3 Community projects.
Daniel Pötzinger – Head of Development / CIO
- Daniel Pötzinger
Daniel Pötzinger has over ten years of experience in development and conception of Enterprise Web Applications. He is an active member of the TYPO3 community and has worked on the development (including Core-development) of nearly 80 TYPO3 extensions. Within the community he is considered an expert on Core Module subjects such as TemplaVoilá, as well as Language Fallbacks, Visibility and MVC. In addition he collected a lot of experience in building up performance-critical applications and intelligent Information-Retrival-Solutions.
He is a skillful hand at developing clean solutions with a particular love of elegant, easily maintained and reusable coding. Daniel is always open to new projects and development methods, such as Agile Software development. Over the last few years since joining AOE media, Daniel has taken care, conducted and implemented more than 60 Enterprise CMS-Projects for such renowned clients as Deutsche Telekom, congstar, Rovio, Cisco WebEx and VMware.
Joern Bock – Head of Project Management
- Joern Bock
For the last 13 years, Joern Bock has been involved with the conception, design and organization of interactive media projects. As the former boss of his own advertizing agency, as well as Interactive Online Art Director with Publicis in Erlangen (Germany), Joern brings plenty of experience in both offline and online projects to everything he does.
From 2003 to 2007, Joern worked as freelance manager and consultant entirely on TYPO3 projects – initially quite modest ones, but increasingly more complex and sophisticated. Prior to joining AOE media, he had already realized about 40 such Web-projects. As Director of Project Management at AOE media, Joern is primarily in charge of the organization of client projects such as congstar, Cisco WebEx and MONIER.
Steven Bailey - Head of Consulting
- Steven Bailey
Steven Bailey has more than 16 years of concept and design experience, mainly in online projects. As managing director and creative director for e-commerce at Gerasch Communication, Darmstadt (Germany), Steven worked on more than 50 different web-projects in just four years from 2004 to 2008, among them such major names as the Compass Group, Freudenberg, Pantech, the Schaeffler Gruppe and Software AG.
Since graduating in design from the Fachhochschule Darmstadt (a renowned Professional College) he has won several awards for his work, both online and offline: including the Red Dot Award, VDI Win Win Cup for Internet/e-Commerce and the ADC Award (Art Directors Club). At AOE media Steven is responsible for New Business and customer consulting, particularly with regard to web strategy, concept, usability and design. Born in Britain, Steven is also ideal when it comes to project-managing some of our international clients.