We are dedicated, passionate & diverse

AppLift’s mission is to fuel mobile advertisers’ growth by connecting their products to the right audience globally through technology, data, and services. Our efforts are focused towards empowering mobile app advertisers to take control of every stage of the app marketing lifecycle. We believe that through relentless innovation, we can bring value to all our stakeholders. We do this by building great products and hiring exceptional talent. We are entrepreneurial-minded and like to bring our own ideas to life.

Our Team

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CEO and Co-Founder

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Tim Koschella
CEO and Co-Founder

Tim is our dedicated Captain. He also co-founded Hitfox Group. When he is not busy going fast on motorbike, a snowboard or a go-kart, he is thinking about the next big thing.

Stefan
Managing Director / COO

Stefan Benndorf

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Stefan Benndorf
Managing Director / COO

Stefan makes sure that our business operations run smoothly. He previously co-founded appiris (acquired by AppLift). Stefan holds a double degree from LSE and Hertie School of Governance and secretly wishes he was a Michelin chef.

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Managing Director / CRO

Maor Sadra

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Maor Sadra
Managing Director / CRO

Maor Sadra is responsible for keeping the greenbacks flowing. He was previously Managing Director at Inneractive. He studied many years at the Jedi School and tried his best, but never graduated.

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Chief Innovation Officer

Vaibhav Gupta

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Vaibhav Gupta
Chief Innovation Officer

Vai's job is to keep AppLift ahead of the game in technological advancement. He started an MBA, dropped out of it, and is nevertheless still incredibly smart. He was formerly CEO of Bidstalk (acquired by AppLift) and believes robots will eventually rise.

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Managing Director Asia

Stephen Chung

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Stephen Chung
Managing Director Asia

Stephen's mission is to run AppLift's APAC business. He previously worked as MD for Rocket Internet in Hong Kong and holds a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. He could also eat ramen all day.

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Managing Director US West

Konstantin Dieterle

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Managing Director US West

Konsti's goal is to keep the incredible US office in shape. Low Carb and High Protein are the 2 main ingredients. That's where his double diploma comes in handy. If not busy playing RPGs, 3rd or 1st person adventure games on his PS4, Konsti enjoys spending his time cooking, tasting whiskey or going to concerts.

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Managing Director India & Global Platform Services

Rishi Agarwal

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Rishi Agarwal
Managing Director India & Global Platform Services

Passionate about mobile advertising and gaming, Rishi is currently leading the India team. Having worked for 10+ years as Product & Project Manager, he is extremely organized and knows how to keep track of the team tasks so that nothing falls through the cracks and gets lost in the e-mail twilight zone.

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Managing Director Americas

Andrew Birnbryer

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Andrew Birnbryer
Managing Director Americas

Andrew is all business -- Global Business ;-) Often seen at conferences looking for socks to wear, he is the face of our company. This proud Golden Bear often dreams of shredding the gnar in the Swiss Alps! Pow Pow Pow

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Chief Innovation Officer

Vaibhav Gupta

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Vaibhav Gupta
Chief Innovation Officer

Vai's job is to keep AppLift ahead of the game in technological advancement. He started an MBA, dropped out of it, and is nevertheless still incredibly smart. He was formerly CEO of Bidstalk (acquired by AppLift) and believes robots will eventually rise.

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VP Engineering, Platform

Servesh Jain

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Servesh Jain
VP Engineering, Platform

Servesh handles our data. He makes sure that all the servers are up and running. He used to work at Oracle India for almost a decade and always found time for his hobby-painting.

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Senior Product Manager

Vipinesh Singh

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Vipinesh Singh
Senior Product Manager

Vipinesh is managing our product portfolio in India. He holds a degree in Engineering and enjoys playing strategy video games. Backpacking is his way to explore new travel destinations.

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Projects Lead

Eyal Ganor

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Eyal Ganor
Projects Lead

Eyal brings out the best in our product team by making projects happen via agile and with the aim to deliver a high-end quality product. Eyal also likes Comics and Dungeons & Dragons.

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SVP Engineering India

Rajiv Verma

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SVP Engineering India

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Team Lead Product

Gaiar Baimuratov

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Team Lead Product

Alexey
Director of Engineering

Alexey Hanin

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Alexey Hanin
Director of Engineering

Coming from eCommerce, high-frequency trading, as well as payment and fraud detection fields, Alexey has chosen the adtech side and is now running our Berlin Engineering team. He's in charge of AppLift's cloud infrastructure in AWS, data pipelines and distributed computing and also makes sure we lay the right technical pavement for our business. Hailing from the north, Alexey speaks four languages and rides everything that has at least two wheels: cars, motorcycles and bikes - always wearing a helmet of course!

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VP Korea & SEA

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Jun Lim
VP Korea & SEA

Jun takes care of our clients in Korea. He holds a MA Degree from HEC Paris and Telecom ParisTech. During his time in Paris, Jun discovered the world of programming and he loved it. Now he does robotics as a hobby.

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VP Publishers Growth

Ben Weinstock

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Ben Weinstock
VP Publishers Growth

Ben's destiny was to become a certified lawyer, but he wouldn't have it this way. He likes Adtech more than his own life. He was previously VP Publisher Relations at Inneractive. He's also a hoolig.. a football fan.

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Country Head China

Lison Chen

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Lison Chen
Country Head China

Lison takes care of our accounts in China. He holds a MA in Management of Innovation and loves to go for long cycle rides during his free time.

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Director Platform Solutions

Alexandre Pham

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Alexandre Pham
Director Platform Solutions

Alex is in charge of our programmatic platform, in other words, the future. He previously held roles at other start ups, such as Apple and Microsoft. He is a badminton fanatic and the father of the inPhamous 'Pham Smash'.

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VP EMEIA

Christoph Godderidge

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Christoph Godderidge
VP EMEIA

Chris is the Vice President of keeping our clients happy. Before AppLift, he worked with Mickey trying to find the Oracle, but only found the Alphabet. When he's not in a Lufthansa lounge, you can find him running half marathons in the latest Nike's while drinking whiskey, eating BBQ and listening to vinyl audio books.

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Director Programmatic Trading

Ermanna Maiuri

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Ermanna Maiuri
Director Programmatic Trading

Ermanna runs our "Kill All Humans" programmatic team. She holds a BA in Mathematics (she's smart) and previously worked at Yahoo! When she's not optimising clicks, she likes to tap away on piano keys.

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Director Business Operations

Clément Névoret

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Clément Névoret
Director Business Operations

Clement takes care that we deliver the best users to our clients. He holds a MSc from ESSEC Business School. In his free time, Clement's backhand leaves opponents baffled at the tennis court.

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Head of Advertiser Accounts

Cody Christie

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Cody Christie
Head of Advertiser Accounts

Cody makes sure all of our US clients are happy. When he's not looking for booty with his degree in Pirate History, Cody is training for the next eating competition.

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Head of Traffic

Chiara Garelli

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Chiara Garelli
Head of Traffic

Chiara takes care of our Media Partners. She spent one year in Stockholm and managed not to freeze as she is a true winter and snow lover.

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Head of Account Management

Sara Kuisma

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Sara Kuisma
Head of Account Management

As Head of Account Management, Sara is passionate about helping partners achieve their ultimate goals. She previously worked as Client Relations Manager at Matomy Media Group and graduated BA in International Business. She has been living in Berlin for the past 6 years and, based off her mastery of over 4 foreign languages, she proudly calls herself a language geek.

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Head of Rewarded Ads

Michael Grigorev

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Michael Grigorev
Head of Rewarded Ads

Michael is in charge of AppLift's media partner accounts. He holds a BA in Business and Law. He also has a need for speed.

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Head of Key Account Strategy

Sara Shih

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Head of Key Account Strategy

Sara leads Key Account Strategy hailing from the lone star state. Hook 'em Horns! She is a Certified Public Accountant and a pizza eating champion.

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Head of Yield

Stephan Großmann

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Head of Yield

Stephan makes sure that our campaigns run smoothly. He holds a MSc in Management and Marketing. When he's not optimizing campaigns' performance, he spends hours strolling in Swedish Design shops.

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VP Business Intelligence and Analytics

Uzi Blum

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VP Business Intelligence and Analytics

Uzi is responsible for Data analytics and Data automation tools. His passion for data took him on a journey across the globe, from the US to France and Israel... and now Germany. In his free time you can find Uzi outside on the water practicing windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing.

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Country Head Japan

Yusuke Fujita

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Yusuke Fujita
Country Head Japan

Yusuke takes care of accounts in Japan. Before AppLift, he worked at one of the biggest Japanese CPI ad network companies.

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Head of BD US

Kevin Kinnison

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Kevin Kinnison
Head of BD US

Kevin is responsible for new advertisers within the US. He holds a degree in Kangaroo Riding and Crocodile Wrestling. When he is not talking with new advertisers you can probably find him hiking, climbing and canyoning in Australia and New Zealand.

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Head of Business Development EU

Vladimiro Bilancetti

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Head of Business Development EU

Vladimiro's real job is hiking and climbing which he practices during core hours over the weekends. Working during the week in the mobile advertising business to him is actually fun, simply because he loves it. His motto is: play hard and work harder. He enjoys to share and be around other people, always challenging himself and the environment to improve and excel with the aim to bring the best value for his partners.

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Country Manager Brazil

Manuel Paisana

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Manuel Paisana
Country Manager Brazil

Manuel is responsible for bringing AppLift to our clients in LATAM. He holds an MSc in Finance and International Management from NovaSBE. When he is not traveling and taking photos on his 35mm camera, you can probably find him at the local cinema. He also likes to dance to electronic music and speaks 5 languages.

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Team Lead, Media Partners Accounts

Alex Schweitzer

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Team Lead, Media Partners Accounts

Alex makes sure AppLift consistently delivers its top-notch services through the most relevant and performing channels. Prior to AppLift, he managed to get business master degrees from France, the UK and Germany while spending most of his time chasing and exploring life. After traveling Earth, he wants to have his next adventure on planet Mars.

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VP Supply

Shahaf Grinbaum

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VP Supply

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VP Finance

Michael Sprenger

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Michael Sprenger
VP Finance

Michael makes sure AppLift stays afloat financially and does not subscribe to any Ponzi schemes. He was previously a reckless Hedge Fund manager. Weekends include brunch, guitar, and Berghain. Not necessarily in that order.

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Director Human Resourses

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Vessela Krissel
Director Human Resourses

Vessela leads the recruiting team at AppLift, scouring the Earth for brilliant engineers, creative product managers, and, why not, fearless astronauts. Originally from Bulgaria, Vessela received her MA in Human Resources Management and worked as HR Manager for Ontotext. She is currently living in Berlin and practises folklore dances.

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Head of AdOperations

Varsha Kulkarni

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Head of AdOperations

Varsha takes care of the Ads performance in India. She holds a BSc in Electronics and is a Badminton fanatic.

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Head of Treasury

Omer Barzilay

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Omer Barzilay
Head of Treasury

Omer leads our Treasury team, also known as the "oil" in the Applift machine. His job is to ensure that all business units receive the support they need and that the future of Applift is bright and risk free. He's a gifted Fifa player and during the summer months you can find him on the baseball field.

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Finance Head - India Operations

Abhinav Singhvi

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Finance Head - India Operations

Abhinav is our finance lead at AppLift India. His keen attention to detail ensures that all fiscal matters are thoroughly handled. An ardent music lover and a stock market buff, Abhinav is usually found analysing the bulls and the bears in his leisure time.

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Team Lead Office Management

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Team Lead Office Management

Steffi is the glue that holds the Berlin office together, making sure things don't fall apart - literally! Her focus is on facilities management and she holds an MBA in International Business Management. During her free time you will find her lifting weights at the gym and keeping fit.

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Head of Accounting

Katja Kitzenmaier

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Head of Accounting

Our Technology

At AppLift, we help advertisers get connected with users of their choice through a multitude of products and technologies. Our data pipelines crunch terabytes of data every hour from hundreds of sources, processing views, clicks and conversions using state of the art algorithmic models, which then gets used to make smart bids, offer performance based billing to the advertiser, detect fraud, and match the right user to the advertiser. We develop code using a variety of programming languages and frameworks - Ruby, Python, Scala, Go, AngularJS, and C++, to name a few.

AppLift Innovation Lab

AppLift prides itself in fostering a culture of innovation through problem solving. AppLift Labs, an internal task force is in-charge of leading product innovation in mobile advertising technology. AppLift Labs brings together bright, like-minded, entrepreneurial spirits to work on and define the future of mobile ad tech.

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2012

2013
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Backed by HitFox Group, AppLift is founded in Berlin and quickly gains traction in the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Reaches 20 employees.

2013

2012
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AppLift raises $20 million from Prime Ventures and establishes fully-operational offices in Seoul and San Francisco. Grows from 20 to 60 people.

2014

2014
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The company keeps on gaining fast traction. Grows to more than 100 employees.


2015

2015
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AppLift acquires appiris and BidStalk to further expand its reach and develop its programmatic technology. Establishes an office in Japan and grows to over 150 employees. Reaches the $100 million run-rate mark.

2016

2016
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AppLift introduces DataLift 360 and opens offices in Sao Paolo and New York City. Grows to more than 250 employees.

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Shanghai
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