Managers WE ARE PROUD OF
The Team is everything for successful organisations. So don´t expect us to be easily convinced, if you are a recruiter.
Chief Executive Officer
Sebastian Brede is the CEO of expondo and has been with the company since 2012. Before coming to expondo, he worked at mgm commerce and is also the founder of AB Marketing GmbH. He holds an engineering degree in print and media technology.
Nicholas HoldcraftCEO Poland
Nicholas Holdcraft was born and raised in the United States, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and later went on to get a Master's of Management at Northwestern University. After working in Chicago as a Project Engineer for a couple of years after his studies, he begin to live and work abroad as a Project/Program Manager at Electrolux as a global expatriate. He gained incredible international experience living and working in Australia, Italy and China before landing in Poland 13 years ago. Just over 10 years ago he co-founded an electric e-scooter company in Munich and Poland, which today employs over 350 people and is the leader in two-wheeled electric vehicles manufactured in Europe. He is an active member in the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO), and holds more than 35 certifications in the fields of Project/Program Management, Lean Manufacturing, Coaching, and Leadership. He will remain an equity partner and shareholder of Govecs Group, and has stepped down from his operational role to join expondo as the CEO of expondo Polska.
Andreas AldagCEO China
Andreas is our General Manager in China. He manages the China team across three locations, including responsibilities from sourcing, negotiations, and managing supplier relationships, to managing the quality teams and operations and all general management-related tasks. With more than 20 years of work experiences in supply chain, procurement and supplier development with MNCs in industries such as automotive and home appliances across different regions in Europe and Asia, he brings broad expertise as our partner in our most important sourcing region and drives initiatives to improve the efficiency of the company.
Markus Kagerer has been the COO of Mosta Holding GmbH since 2018 and was previously the managing director of the subsidiary in China for three years. With his performance-oriented working style and his pronounced focus on efficiency, he makes a significant contribution to the growth of the Group. Quick action and strong implementation skills are his hallmarks. Prior to his career at Mosta Holding GmbH/expondo GmbH he worked as an annual auditor at KPMG and at Einhell, a medium-sized German company, in investment controlling. He also served as managing director in China for 10 years. He studied law and business administration at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. His focus at expondo is in the areas of product development, procurement, supply chain, service, quality management and HR.
Head of Marketing
Head of Marketing
Jacek Powalka is an experienced manager in strategic marketing, customer experience management, CRM in e-commerce, telecommunications and logistic sectors with 19 years of experience in companies such as PepsiCo, Orange, Polkomtel S.A. (Vodafone Group) and InPost. He has won many awards and distinctions for CRM & Marketing projects: International Contest of Direct Marketing "Boomerang", Golden Arrow, Crackfilm, including dignity for the best campaign of the year. He is a speaker and lecturer at universities such as Warsaw School of Economics and Nowy Sacz School of Business - National-Louis University (PL). Additionally, he is also a member of Direct Marketing Association and CRMcommunity.com. He holds a master’s degree in business administration, having majored in eCRM from Maastricht School of Management. Since 2016, Jacek is the head of Marketing and is accordingly responsible for marketing strategies and implementation at the expondo group.
Head of Operations
Head of Operations
Florian Gerlach is globally responsible for the operational areas of purchasing, import, warehousing and logistics. Before joining expondo he was Head of Logistics at the e-commerce companies Wayfair and home24, where he was responsible for setting up international warehouse and shipping networks. He began his career at Daimler AG, where he helped to found car2go, among other things. He holds a master's in Business Administration with a focus on Operations & Supply Chain Management as well as a bachelor's degree in Logistics & Business Informatics.
Marcus BittrichCTO | CPO
CTO | CPO
Marcus Bittrich is a passionate tech leader who enjoys fast-paced, hyper-growth, global and multi-cultural environments. He comes with plenty of experience in ecommerce, supply chain & logistics, rail and automotive industries. The last 5 years he spent in operations tech leadership roles with the ecommerce companies Wayfair and Home24 – one publicly listed billion-dollar hypergrowth US based ecommerce company and the other one a rocket internet venture. Previously he worked in several IT Project & Transformation Management in IT Outsourcing and Software Development. Marcus held a master’s degree in business information technology and several Project and IT Management certifications. In Nov’19 Marcus stepped in the roles of CTO & CPO at expondo and is leading software engineering, digital product management and IT infrastructure.
Business Development Director CEE
Business Development Director CEE
The experienced manager is currently serving as Business Development Director CEE. He has been with expondo since the beginning. As CEO from 2011 to 2019, he is jointly responsible for the current success of the company. From 2001 to 2010 he worked for Nestle Poland, where he was a part of developing the company’s sales force. He holds a master’s degree in Construction from the Zielona Góra University of Technology. He is currently responsible for the company’s expansion into new markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
Head of Customer Service
Birtan Uysal is an experienced manager in leadership and customer care management. He has nearly 20 years of experience in these fields, 15 of them as an executive. Before coming to expondo he served as Customer Solutions Manager for several Line of Businesses at PayPal. He began his career in a classic call centre, where he gained experience in various positions, including as a team leader, project manager and site manager. He has a degree in business administration and dialogue marketing with a focus on the development of executives in dialogue marketing.
Birtan UysalHead of Customer Service
Albin PopławskiHead of eCommerce
Head of eCommerce
As Head of E-Commerce, Albin Popławski is responsible for global sales support, including maintenance of online stores, implementation of expondo brand presence strategy in Google—SEM, SEO, price comparison, affiliate activities, as well as implementation and management of CRM and Marketing Automation. He gained several years of experience during the implementation of international e-commerce projects, was president of an interactive agency and managed the areas of sales, marketing and IT in Neonet, where he successfully implemented a new store, increasing its sales by 40% year on year and winning many awards for innovative activities in the field of online sales. At MediaExpert he was responsible for CRM and marketing automation implementation, system integration and online marketing campaigns. Albin is a graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology, where he graduated from the Faculty of Electronics. His motto in business is: "Ask the right questions". His hobbies include chess, table football, reading books and running, currently in the green spaces of Zielona Góra.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
At the beginning it was not even a garage ...
Waldemar Moss is the co-founder of expondo GmbH in Berlin and a partner in the company. His remarkable hands-on-mentality has helped turning expondo into an internationally successful business with more than 200 employees. Previously to his career in e-commerce, Moss worked at the German Federal Criminal Office. He studied law with a focus on German/Polish Law at the European University Frankfurt (Oder). His operational focus at expondo is on logistics, finance, pricing, law and structure. Both founders share the responsibility for purchasing, product management, HR, marketing and R&D.
In 2007, Piotr Stach founded the company expondo with Waldemar Moss. With this, the present-day partner fulfilled his lifetime dream: Leading an international company that successfully combines customer focus, price consciousness and the art of engineering. Stach studied economics at the European University Viadrina and TU Berlin. His focus at expondo: Sales, IT, customer care and engineering. Both founders share the responsibility for purchasing, product management, HR, marketing and R&D.
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