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The Umbraco HQ Team

Meet our friendly faces!

We're not robots, corporate cowboys or basement hackers. We're just human beings. Like you. Or maybe there is a tiny robot hacker cowboy in all of us. You decide...

Meet the friendly faces of Umbraco HQ. Hardcore developers, communications astronauts, support warriors, friend makers... all of those smiley, 6.13 percent crazy, simply amazing people that, together with our extraordinary community, make Umbraco happen.

Warren Buckley
Core Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Umbraco hacker & craftsman since Yahoo Mailing Lists. General old-timer.
Non-Umbraco me: Code tinkerer & learner. Dad bod & husband, Brit. Watches too much Netflix.

Poul A. L. Jensen
Friendly Cashier
Team: Fish Tank 

Umbraco me: Captain of finances and facilities. Favorite quote: "Excel is not only a tool... "
Non-Umbraco me: Fan of fatherhood, family and fishing (and not to forget: "Sea Bass - not catching one - just being on")...
Get to know Poul a little better

Eric Frost
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T.

Umbraco me: SWAT member. Bad jokes galore. Tea drinker.
Non-Umbraco me: Cat fanatic. Washed up gamer aspiring reader. 
Get to know Eric a little better

Vera Green
The BBC (Beaming Broadcaster of Communication)
Team: COMA

Umbraco me: Wordsmithing. Queen of email marketing. Brewer of delicious tea.
Non-Umbraco me: Impulsive plant collector (without knowing the names of any of them). Foodie. Netflixaholic.
Get to know Vera a little better

Sebastiaan Janssen
Head of PR (Pull Requests)
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Umbraco Core nerd and community steward. Chief Tinfoil Hat Officer.
Non-Umbraco me: Beer geek (and amateur brewer). Audiobook and podcast addict. Loves live music. A bit of a science nerd.

Anders Trans Sørensen
Major Friend Maker
TeamThe Suits

Umbraco me: The captain of The Suits. Negotiator extraordinaire. Partnerships guru.
Non-Umbraco me: Father of two. IRONMAN participant. Red wine admirer. 
Get to know Anders a little better

Niels Hartvig
Chief Unicorn
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Product lover. Community evangelist. Master of confetti.
Non-Umbraco me: Wannabe outdoor'er. Father. Failed synth collector.

Jesper Lange Nielsen
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: The Carpenter, NPS Surgeon.
Non-Umbraco me: Beer drinker -  my favorite beer is free beer. Connoisseur of comedy TV. Gamer.
Get to know Jesper a little better

Mikulas Tomanka
Umbraco Cloud Ninja
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Cloud developer. All the things tinkerer.
Non-Umbraco me: Apprentice hiker. Beer lover. Trekkie.
Get to know Mikulas a little better

The Rabbit
Umbraco HQ Entrance Guardian
Team: Unicorn Square

Umbraco me: Protecting things. Scaring people. Sworn Codegarden attendee.
Non-Umbraco me: Carrot enthusiast. Dreamer. Fashionista.

Robert Copilau
Patient Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Umbraco Core tinkerer. Persistent coder.
Non-Umbraco me: Game developer extraordinaire. Likes to fix stuff but ends up braking it. Messy car mechanic.
Get to know Robert a little better

Claus Jensen
Core Team Lead
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Core team lead. Deploying all the things. Master of custom Slack emojis.
Non-Umbraco me: Code geek. Occasional gamer. Explorer of awesome new tech stuff.

Jacob Midtgaard-Olesen
CTO or Chief Technology Officer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Friendly CTO. Protector of technology, process and planning.
Non-Umbraco me: Tech geek. Gamer lamer. Negroni fan.
Get to know Jacob a little better

Ilham Boulghallat
Umbraco CEO or Community Engagement Officer
Team: Umbraco HQ

Umbraco me: Community liaison. Hopeless research/practice combo advocate.
Non-Umbraco me: Self-proclaimed expert multitasker. Tsundoku'er (obsessively buys books without the time to read them all). Amateur baker.
Get to know Ilham a little better

Martin Wülser Larsen
OCD or Online Communications Dragoon
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Website master. Online marketing guru. Exceptional printer skills.
Non-Umbraco me: Passionate hiker. Wine lover. Multiple times pub quiz winner.
Get to know Martin a little better

Mikkel Holck Madsen
Umbraco Cloud Mastermind
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Developer of things. CCO - Chief Coffee Officer.
Non-Umbraco me: Father & husband. Coder. Learner. Beerlover. Wannabee Lego collector.

Gabriel Ionut Brumea
Umbraco Coach and Cloud Counselor
Team: Umbraco HQ

Umbraco me: Teaching Umbraco magic. The Rainbow in the Cloud.
Non-Umbraco me: Football maniac. Occasional gamer. Super Athlete.
Get to know Gabriel a little better

Sofie Toft Kristensen
Documentarian & Umbraco Youtuber
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Documentarian a.k.a. Docs Queen, Youtuber, Sofie in the Cloud.
Non-Umbraco me: Crochetess. Gamer. Selfie-queen.
Get to know Sofie a little better

Torben Frigaard Rasmussen
Chairman of the Board aka Cup Bearer
Team: Umbraco HQ

Umbraco me: Helping Umbraco HQ realize its full potential. Encouraging, supporting and guiding Umbraco HQ through new territories. 
Non-Umbraco me: NFL fan. Wine lover. Enthusiastic deadlifter (current record - 210kg or 460lbs).

Kim Sneum Madsen
Chief Friend Maker
Team: Umbraco HQ

Umbraco me: Friend making. Head of Suits, Service and Support.
Non-Umbraco me: Axes. Chainsaws. Forestry.
Get to know Kim a little better

Georgs Bormanis
Support Team Lead
Team: S.W.A.T.

Umbraco me: Cloud Magician. Umbazing™ creator. Our customers' best friend. 
Non-Umbraco me: An almost famous dancer. Level 3 gastronome. Sports enthusiast. Overall a curious mind.
Get to know Georgs a little better

Shannon Deminick
Director of Moon Based Operations
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Core developer captain. Load balancing guru. Coding while you sleep. Maintainer of (too many) OSS projects.
Non-Umbraco me: Coder. Surfer. Traveler. Canadian. Australian. Sausage Dog Owner.

Morten Christensen
Azure Hero
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Building Umbraco Cloud since before it was cool. Azure Hero. All things Cloud.
Non-Umbraco me: LEGO master builder. Azure and .NET Community guy with a soft spot for gadgets. Awaiting next flight to Brazil with my family.

Kristian Egebæk-Carlsen
Delightful Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Delightful Developer. I put the feet in Cloud Feature Team. 
Non-Umbraco me: Football fanatic. Dog lover. Pork scratchings enthusiast.
Get to know Kristian a little better

Darek Szatkowski
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: 
Part-time S.W.A.T. padawan. Keyboard shortcut hoarder.
Non-Umbraco me: Fantasy RPG devourer. 3D printing amateur. Power metal addict.

Mathias Tøndering
Steward Assistant of Reliable Operations
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: The fastest IT support. The problem solver guy. 

Non-Umbraco me: Car enthusiast. Fitness lover. Part-time gamer.
Get to know Mathias a little better

Jim Jensen
Chief Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T.

Umbraco me: Platoon leader of SWAT. Our customers' best friend. Service and support tools geek.
Non-Umbraco me: 
Father & husband. Sports freak. Self-taught handyman. 90's nostalgic.
Get to know Jim a little better

Eleftheria Tsatsi
Author of Brilliant Copywriting (ABC)
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Visionary writer, SoMe savant, Structure junkie
Non-Umbraco me: Travel addict, amateur pianist, passionate scrapbooker
Get to know Eleftheria a little better

Daniel Deleuran Løkkegaard
Support Friend Maker
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Support sales. Umbraco Unicorns striker. Friend maker.
Non-Umbraco me: Football enthusiast. Music nerd. Family man.
Get to know Daniel a little better

Maiken Skov Nielsen
CTRL or Controller of Treasury and Resources with Love
Team: Fish Tank 

Umbraco me: Happy helper. "Structure is not just a means to a solution. It is also a principle and a passion."
Non-Umbraco me: Food lover (the secret ingredient is always cheese). Dogs are family.
Get to know Maiken a little better

Kristian Jeppe Schou Guld
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Musketeer and Friendly SUpporter - Account manager some might say. Helping out with webinars and alike.
Non-Umbraco me: Striving towards being a cyclist, skipper, DIY, and 1970s music entusiast. I fault my dad. 
Get to know Kristian a little better

Jesper Mayntzhusen
QA & Support Engineer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Aspiring docs king. Structure nerd.

Non-Umbraco me: Grunge and Rock lover. Fantasy nerd. American Football fan.
Get to know Jesper a little better

Helle Kragelund
Partner Friend Maker
Team: The Suits 

Umbraco me: The female touch to The Suits. Love/hate relationship with Gmail. Fan of "keep it short & simple".

Non-Umbraco me: Mother of 2. Sports enthusiast. Good coffee, flowers & green plants. Great movies.
Get to know Helle a little better

Shanice Dougan
WCM or Word and Content Mechanic
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Clever communicator, latte provider, walking thesaurus. 
Non-Umbraco me: Ivory tickler, lover of Austen novels and Disney obsessed
Get to know Shanice a little better


Dennis Aaen
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Experienced Umbracian. Customer savior. Twice Umbraco MVP nominated.
Non-Umbraco me: Hangs out with friends. Music lover. Dedicated football watcher.

Thomas Andresen
Senior Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Your friendly MOF, SOLID advocate, Eat code sleep repeat. 
Non-Umbraco me: Runner, Squash player, Road racing, Husband and father, Old school Goa lover. 

Get to know Thomas a little better

Bjarke Mikkelsen Berg
Senior Software Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Missionary of clean code and architecture.
Non-Umbraco me: Huge fan of beer, whisky, meat and for some reason losing football clubs.
Get to know Bjarke better

Halldór Hólm Kristinsson Lyngmo
QA & Support Engineer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Problem solver and sporadically a crazy viking. 
Non-Umbraco me: Burger master with a fetish for bacon.
Get to know Halldór a little better

Hjalte Daniel Hansen
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Friendly Support Warrior, empowering you to change the world with Umbraco.
Non-Umbraco me: Part-time politician, outdoor enthusiast, true-crime podcast consumer. 

Elitsa Marinovska
Student Programmer
Team:  D-Team 

Umbraco me: Code jockey. Core female apprentice. IT Security devotee. 
Non-Umbraco me: 
LA and Ballroom dancer. H2O lover. Fruit hunter.
Get to know Elitsa a little better

Morten Hartvig Larsen
Web Developer
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Umbraco's online media magician. Docs contributor. Umbraco Unicorns MVP.
Non-Umbraco me: Bookworm. Health nut. IT nerd.
Get to know Morten a little better

Niels Lyngsø
UI/UX Engineer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Editor Ambassador. UX thinker & UI Developer.
Non-Umbraco me: Handcraftsman & gardener. Sci-Fi lover. Hygge-onkel (Danish for cozy-person).
Get to know Niels a little better

Mike Pedersen
Partner Friend Maker
Team: The Suits 

Umbraco me: Friendly Partner relationship builder. Sales Specialist. Umbraco Cloud Advocate.

Non-Umbraco me: Retired sports athlete and enthusiast (anything that includes a ball! 😁). Down to earth. 2 sons. Countryside house admirer.
Get to know Mike a little better

Lars Skjold Iversen
SEE or Search Engine Explorer
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Online Hide & Seek Champion. Data visualiser. COMA rookie(ish).
Non-Umbraco me: Sports fan (all the way from 180 to Touchdown). Board game enthusiast. Happy beer drinker.
Get to know Lars a little better

Arnold Visser
Partner Manager/Umbraco Advocate
Team: The Suits 

Umbraco me: SUIT with agency/developer background, Using Umbraco since at least 2006, Umbraco Advocate even before I started here.
Non-Umbraco me: Big Green Egg BBQ enthousiast, Casual Nintendo gamer, Father of 2 daughters
Get to know Arnold a little better

Mahmoud Abdel Rahman
Friendly Cloud Counselor
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: the friendly expert in customer care. 
Non-Umbraco me: Fisherman. Game developer. Documentary lover.
Get to know Mahmoud a little better

Christian Tvede
PLC or People, Love and Culture 
Team: Umbraco HQ 

Umbraco me: Always in search of talent and available for a coffee. Wanting you to be successful and happy at Umbraco HQ.
Non-Umbraco me: Captain of the local bicycle group. Stand Up Paddleboarder, Meditator. 
Get to know Christian a little better.

Rheannon Amanda Lefever
Umbraco Coach and Cloud Counsellor
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Support Warrior from Outer Space. Breaker of things. Wannabe Umbraco TV celeb and trainer.
Non-Umbraco me: Orbiting around Earth. Writing a daily Captain's Log. Meditating. Obtaining pilot's license.
Get to know Rheannon a little better

Christian Tobias Frydkjær
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Care Bear. Problem handler.
Non-Umbraco me: Gaming enthusiast. Creative stuff maker. Audio book listener.
Get to know Christian a little better

Eveline Adriana Arnold
OMG or Office Management Guru
Team: Fish Tank 

Umbraco me: Finance and administration explorer. Structured, curious and always ready to help!
Non-Umbraco me: Baking enthusiast. Hopelessly in love with animals and nature.

Rasmus John Pedersen
Full-stack Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Headless developer. Longtime Umbraco developer and advocate.
Non-Umbraco me: (Bad) movie lover. Casual gamer. Tinkerer.
Get to know Rasmus a little better

Ana-Maria Ajudelui
Sales Operations
Team: The Suits 

Umbraco me: ZOHO enthusiast, dedicated SUITS member, Leads detective
Non-Umbraco me:Travel lover. Cozy evenings with the family fan. Passionate about shopping.
Get to know Ana a little better

Rune Strand
Product Communications Producer
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Product communicator and enthusiast. API aficionado. Recovering karaoke singer.
Non-Umbraco me: Pour over coffee brewing enthusiast. IPA aficionado. Recovering gamer.
Get to know Rune a little better

Sezgin Sahin
Umbraco Cloud Intern
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Avid programmer. Cloud apprentice. The Ottoman Viking.
Non-Umbraco me: Lazy former athlete. Emotionless affectionate guy. Dog and cat enthusiast. Tabletop game fan.
Get to know Sezgin a little better

Martin Humlund Clausen
Kickass Developer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Cloud-minded dreamer. High five dispensing team supporter.
Non-Umbraco me: King of high-velocity exercise schemes. Diver and adventurer. Spare time nerd and coffee drinking enthusiast.
Get to know Martin a little better

Jonathan Pabst Klemensen
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: Almost 100 NPS. Not a coffee drinker.
Non-Umbraco me: 
Beer-drinking volleyball player. History/movie enthusiast. Part-time gamer.
Get to know Jonathan a little better

Jakob Nawrocki
Support Warrior
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me:
 S.W.A.T. front-liner. Ambitious one. Happy to help others.
Non-Umbraco me: 
Movie lover. Hawaiian shirt collector. Creative but lazy.
Get to know Jakob a little better

Marek Malach
CCC or Creative Campaign Creator
Team: COMA 

Umbraco me: Creative mastermind. Campaigner. Jack of all trades.
Non-Umbraco me: Avid reader. Sarcasm enthusiast. Lord of memes.
Get to know Marek a little better

Trine Nissen
BAM or Brilliant Activities Master
Team: Fish Tank 

Umbraco me: Structured, passionate and service-minded event and activities master.
Non-Umbraco me: Food and especially cake lover. Family person and dog lover. Fan of "hygge" (if it includes a glass of wine and a board game)
Get to know Trine a little better

Jake Compton
Partner Sales Manager
Team: The Suits 

Umbraco me: Friendly Partner Manager, The American sales guy, portrayer of value. 
Non-Umbraco me: Outdoorsman, Die hard American Football fan, Fisherman, Beer lover, husband, DIYer. 
Get to know Jake a little better

Martin Bentancour
DevOps Team Lead
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: DevOps captain with a focus on stable operations and modern infrastructure.
Non-Umbraco me: Keen cyclist and amateur musician.
Get to know Martin a little better

Daniella Clemmensen
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Feature puch(er) in making. Master of getting weird it-problems.
Non-Umbraco me: DIY Ninja. History and book lover. Crazy cat lady with only one cat.
Get to know Daniella a little better

Muslim Al-Ali
QA & Support Engineer
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Dedicated Investigator. Friendly helpful Samaritan. Superhero.
Non-Umbraco me: Music Enthusiast. Pro Gamer. Cat-Lover. Bodybuilder.
Get to know Muslim a little better

Alexander Møller Larsen
S.W.A.T. Thrall
Team: S.W.A.T. 

Umbraco me: On the font-line supporting. Curious. Happy to be help everyone.
Non-Umbraco me: Teamgym gymnast. Serious music listener. A great snuggler.
Get to know Alexander a little better

Filip Bruun Bech-Larsen
Program Manager
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Passionate about Product and People. CMS ambassador. Community lover!
Non-Umbraco me: Road bike enthusiast. Fossball connoisseur. Father and husband.
Get to know Filip a little better

Nikolaj Lauridsen
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Core dev in training. 
Non-Umbraco me: Amateur cook, Gamer, Fan of all things racing.
Get to know Nikolaj a little better

Frederik Klerens
Cloud Activation Specialist (CAS)
Team: The Suits 

Umbraco me: Cloud activator. The kind pipeline pusher. 
Non-Umbraco me: The running guitar player.
Get to know Frederik a little better

Mike Meldgaard
DevOps Intern
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Cloud Architecture. Automation and Stability trainee.
Non-Umbraco me: Tech enthusiast. Machine Learning learner. 200 unfinished projects.
Get to know Mike a little better

Kenni Holm
Team: D-Team 

Umbraco me: Cloud learner. Friendly neighborhood programmer.
Non-Umbraco me: Game lover. Beer admirer. Cooking dabbler.
Get to know Kenni a little better

Perhaps YOU are our brand new Support Warrior? Marvelous Developer? Friend Maker?
Then have a glance at our job openings 👓

Umbraco HQ team names explained 🤓

D-Team - our talented Developers.

S.W.A.T. - Support Warriors And Troubleshooters.

COMA - Communications and Online Marketing Astronauts.

The Suits - our amazing Sales and Partner team.

Fish Tank - our friendly Finance team (the name is inspired by the team's first office in a tiny cubicle with glass walls...).

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