Get to know the people behind AppLike Group

What we stand for

We are AppLike

AppLike Group builds exciting ventures in the mobile app space, aiming to create challenging and fun workplaces for the best people in tech & business. Get to know our founders, management and leadership team.

Management Team

Carlo Szelinsky

Co-CEO & Founder (Tech)

Jonas Thiemann

Co-CEO & Founder (Business)

People & Organization Team

Ingmar Krohm

VP People & Organization

Isabel Römer

HR Manager

Sándor Magyar

HR Manager

Fjolla Syla

HR Intern

Sian Michél Phillips

HR Intern

Janna Hillen

Organizational Development Manager

Malgorzata (Gosia) Stanibula

Head of Talent Acquisition

Michelle Theiner

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

Zeynep Tugce Ozdemir

Talent Acquisition Manager

Mia Mateva

Talent Acquisition Manager

Anna Grzyb

Talent Acquisition Manager

Sahana Shivayogi Gowdar

Junior Talent Acquisition Manager

Stefania Enache

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

Talha Amir

Talent Acquisition Manager

Thanong Aupitak

Working Student

Controlling & Finance

Tilman Meyer zu Hoberge

VP Finance & Audit

Daniel Bischoff

Finance Manager

Oana-Andreea Rados

Project Manager

Steffen Penke

Finance Manager

Valeryia Butrym

Finance Intern

Office Management

Alexandra Nelde

Office Manager / Project Assistant

Jessica Sturm

Team Assistant / Office Manager

Angelique Dins

Working Student Office

Sophia Stolle

Working Student Office


Jeffry Feldt

Teamlead IT

Rabiul Auwal

System Administrator

Daniel Torkzadeh

Junior IT Support Officer

Advisory Board

Oliver Radtke

COO Gruner + Jahr

Udo Stalleicken

CFO Gruner + Jahr

Our Values


go big

In our day-to-day business, we always ask ourselves “what has the biggest impact right now?” and focus on the big challenges, not the small ones. We expect everyone at Applike to avoid wasting time on things that don’t have an impact. We always ask ourselves first “What would I do if it were my money?!”

Every business opportunity we go for needs to be scalable, that means we will only go for ideas that we can grow big with relatively few people. For that, we often have to go the extra mile.“That won’t work”, is something we never say! We always find solutions, which means we always suggest what should be improved, instead of just describing what’s wrong. We celebrate our success! It doesn’t give us an excuse to take a break but instead encourages us to grow even further.


move fast

To be fast, we will always try to reach 80% of the possible outcome with 20% of effort, rather than building things in a perfect way. Making quick decisions enables us to realise more successful projects. For that, we need to take risks and we will make mistakes. We prefer to accept mistakes, rather than losing big opportunities.

That’s why we build Minimum Viable Products and evaluate their success using pre-defined figures. We always need to be flexible and respond accordingly to changes, new knowledge, and opportunities. Time is of the essence, and that’s why we need to prioritise everything in a clear order.


be direct

We communicate directly and help each other – regardless of hierarchy, position or department. Every opinion counts and everyone can contribute! We give direct feedback and address conflicts openly because we want to improve and learn from one another.

Let’s get to the point! We prefer simple, solution-oriented, clear communication. We save sugar-coating and colourful presentation for our users! Be yourself and don’t pretend to be someone else. This is the only way to keep you happy in your work environment at Applike in the long term.


be Applike

We are an independent company with our own goals, values and way of doing things.

People at Applike respect each other and stand up for each other! In good and in bad times, we always support each other however we can. Tackling challenges as a team and sharing knowledge with other team members is the key to our success.


have fun

Let’s get sh*t done. And have a good time.

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