Patrick Frank – Prime Minister
He is the co-founder of Voice Republic and Prime Minister.
Ole Kretschmann – Prime Minister
Formerly a cabinetmaker, Ole hung up his hammer for good to attend Berlin film school. Today he is a writer, entrepreneur and co-founder – or Prime Minister – of Voice Republic. He also founded Photoautomat Berlin – a company dedicated to the classic analog photo booth.
Tobias von Glenck – Minister of Finance
Tobias is a multi-layered musician and composer of classical, jazz and pop music. He also runs the artist’s house „Die Wache“ in Berlin. At Voice Republic he is on the supervisory board, responsible for strategy and conducts the finances.
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Phil Hofmann – CTO
Phil Hofmann started programming at the age of 10. He studied Computer Science, Multimedia Engineering and Philosophy and worked as Open Source Integrator, Researcher & Senior Software Engineer. At Voice Republic, he holds the position as CTO, constantly improving our platform to keep up with the growing demand.
Nick Niles – Minister of Product Design
Nick is a former rock musician and long-distance runner who’s been designing websites since 1997. He holds an MFA in film directing from Columbia University in New York and degrees in English and Art from Boston College. Nick lives with his wife and son in Zürich, where his music has grown folkier and his runs shorter. He is Head of Product Design at Voice Republic.
Munen Alain M. Lafon – IT Freelance
Alain is the the caretaker of the Sinopa Zen House, he studied Computer Science and works as a lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. He’s been programming for the web since 2004 and is constantly improving his own productivity as well as the productivity of the team he is working with by his knowledge about agile methodologies as well as tooling to facilitate a smooth development process. This is also his role at Voice Republic.
Lino von Burg – IT Support
Lino has completed an apprenticeship as Application Developer and worked for 5 years as a consultant at Swisscom in the fields of SAP and Mobile. Currently he is studying computer science at ZHAW in Zurich. At Voice Republic he is responsible for system administration and technical Support, while also helping with further development of our platform.
Sophie Schmidt – Minister of Cooperative Development
After studying Media Economy in Stuttgart Sophie joined the start up world. Setting her focus in marketing and business development she joined different start ups within the book industry. After heading the Business Development Team at epubli, she took the role as Minister of Cooperative Development at Voice Republic.
Katharina Rapp – Minister of Communication
Coming from Southern Germany, Katharina has lived in Berlin for 12 years. She studied English, Italian and Comparative Literature, worked in book publishing, journalism and PR. She is the Minister of Communication at Voice Republic, responsible for Public Relations and Content Management.
Thomas Lehnen – Minister of Sales
Every day, Thomas takes on the challenge of balancing economic and user-oriented progress and profound, reflective thought. He grew up in the peaceful Allgäu and later moved to Munich to study business administration and philosophy. After the stations Frankfurt, Sydney and Luxembourg he has now decided to make Berlin his new home. There he has worked for several companies in sales and business development and also as a freelance trainer for Human Resources Development. At Voice Republic, Thomas is the Minister of Sales.
Marina Villanueva – Minister of Customer Care
Marina comes from Donostia-San Sebastián in Spain, where she studied Tourism at the Universidad de Deusto. She moved to Berlin 6 years ago. Marina is passionate about languages and culture and at Voice Republic, she’s responsible for Customer Care and Junior Partnership Management.
Camilo Correa – Minister of Sound
Camilo is sound and light designer for film, theater and art installations. Since 2013, he has lead the audio-visual project CamelStudios on genres such as videoclip, documentary and comedy. Camilo is a Sound Engineer educated at the Universidad Austral de Chile and responsible for technical support and sound design.