We have a team of marketing experts at Speedinvest Pirates with a diverse skillset and network. From strategists, performance marketing experts, digital media enthusiasts, content marketers and corporate comms gurus, we have a broad range of experience that allows us tackle any go-to-market problems your startup might have.
Dieter founded one of the most successful Digital Agencies in Austria with knallgrau (later Virtual Identity) in 2001 and scaled it to +50 employees as part of an independent Agency with +180 employees and +21m in annual revenue. Thus he has over 17 years of experience working with large Brands like as Coca-Cola, Heineken, BMW, Opel, Telefonica, HVB and others on international Web Projects and digital strategies . He is an accomplished speaker with +100 Keynotes, lectures and interviews on Digital Marketing, making him an expert on the field.
Before he became a pirate, Thomas founded nexxar, a european leader in digital corporate reporting (40+ employees). He is a leading digital corporate communications expert in Europe with more than 16 years of experience in large scale digital publishing projects with big Corporates Clients (eg. BASF, Barclays, Novartis, Shell, VW). He successfully built an international client base of +50 clients across Europe, North America and even Japan; a network he regularly taps into for the startups he works with.
David is an experienced Project and Account Manager, formerly working at Vice/Virtue (Austria). He worked as client service lead with multinational companies such as BMW, Coca-Cola, Lexus successfully helping them find an edge among their competition. His experience gives him a strong background in Content Marketing and Operations, meaning he is the guy that brings project on the road and makes sure that there are no lose ends. He also travelled the world and has endless good stories to tell. Ask him about his tattoo!
Head of Digital
Sono has a strong agency track record, working for Austrian players such as Digital Affairs and Virtue/Vice (Austria), where she worked as Head of Digital, handling major brands such as T-Mobile, Brau Union (part of Heineken Group) and Sky in the DACH Region. She is a Pay-per-Click Expert, with extensive know how from Social Ads, to SEA and tracking technologies making her the go to girl at Pirates when it comes to fixing leaky funnels and activating audiences across digital networks with sophisticated targetings.
Head of Strategy
Starting his career in London with OMD International, Bernhard managed to accrue more than 9 years of agency experience by now. Having worked with major network agencies such as Dentsu Aegis Network he gathered experience as Digital Media Consultant of major national & international brands such as Verbund, IKEA, Microsoft. From pan-european campaigns to B2B Content Marketing he managed to develop a broad portfolio of skills in the Digital Media space, always with a focus on strategic edge and creative vision.
Digital Project Manager
After stints at Microsoft Austria and CON.ECT, Julia joined Speedinvest Pirates in March 2019. With her MSc from WU Vienna she has an analytical mind and can jump into any topic quickly, researching thoroughly until the last insight is unearthed. Julia is organized and handles any project with discipline.
A rare breed, who is most comfortable when sitting at the intersection of marketing, sales and product with specialisations in product-led growth and automation. Mitchell joined Pirates in September 2019 having previously worked and consulted startups such as Mostly AI, Receipt Bank and Turnitin.
Chris has broad experiences in digital strategy working for multinational brands such as Heineken and Hutchison Drei Austria in well-respected agencies. Currently he’s a growth marketing specialist with a focus on customer journey design, data-driven marketing and automation. His professional experience is supplemented by a MSc from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a great passion for all things digital. Pirate since 10/2019.
Junior Analyst Growth Marketing
After having gained profound marketing experience at Geberit and a MSc marketing degree from WU Vienna, Janine joined Speedinvest Pirates in October 2019. Her open-minded personality and analytical skillset enables her to conquer new challenges with a high level of determination and commitment.