CEO & Co-Founder
Serial Entrepreneur Jan Beckers has founded 5 successful companies before starting HitFox Group. Most recently he has been Co-Founder and Managing Director of SponsorPay – a leading global monetization platform for Online, Social and Mobile Games. Prior to that Jan co-founded Mobile Marketing Platform Madvertise and Job-Platform Absolventa.
During his studies at University of Münster he founded Studenta and Private Productions and graduated with a Master of Business Administration.
Jan has invested in Internet Start-ups such as Brands4Friends, Lieferheld or Gruenspar and was a Pre-IPO-(Secondary)-Investor in Facebook and Linkedin.
Dr. Hanno Fichtner,
Co-Founder & Partner
Before starting to hunt for the best business ideas at HitFox Group, Hanno worked at management consulting firm McKinsey. For seven years he mainly helped clients on strategic and sales & marketing topics and setting up their online business models.
Prior to McKinsey, Hanno was Founder and CEO of the VC-backed mobile marketing firm SMS-Rabatt – the first rebate-based mobile marketing service in Germany. Furthermore, he founded squeaker.net, an online career network for high-potential talents.
Hanno studied Business at the University of Cologne and received a PhD for his dissertation on company culture in strategic management from the University of Bremen.
Co-Founder & Partner
Tim has been a serial Entrepreneur for years. Before starting HitFox Group and AppLift he acted as founder and managing director of Leipzig based eLearning startup lecturio.de and as Interim-CFO at Berlin based sports apparel online retail group mysportgroup.de.
He holds a Master Degree in Business & Economics from HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany's leading university with regard to entrepreneurial education, where he graduated best-of-class in 2008. Prior to HHL, Tim studied at University of Mainz in Germany and Universidad del Pacifico in Ecuador.
Managing Director ad2games & Co-Founder
Before starting HitFox Group, Ruben founded and managed build.UP, a company which provides skill diagnostics, tutoring and career consulting to students and young professionals. He started his professional career at Waterland Private Equity where he analyzed fast growing markets and scalable business models.
Ruben studied International Business Administration in Germany and Dubai where he graduated best-of-class in 2008. He has been a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes) and the US Congress – Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.
Managing Director App Discovery & Co-Founder
Xavier has been working in the fields of games and marketing for more than ten years before joining our team. He provides outstanding expertise in the fields of online games and advertising. In 2001, when he already had several years work experience with major companies like HP, he started and developed Atlanteam Video Games, a retail based business specialized in online videogames, which got funded by BNP Paribas Private Equity.
Later on, he also worked in Acquisition, Turnarounds and Business Development at Bertelsmann, the largest European Media group.
Xavier holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Managing Director AppLift & Co-Founder
Before his current focus on the mobile space, Kaya gathered ample experience in the start-up environment where among other engagements he was as “Head of Publisher Relations” at HitFox responsible for building relationships with online game publishers.
Kaya holds an International Master's in Management degree from ESCP Europe, where he completed his Master's thesis best of class and was awarded the Prix Vital Roux, the school's yearly prize for best research. He also studied for a Master's degree in Latin American studies with focus on economics at Sorbonne University, where he graduated best of class.
VP Marketing & Strategic Relations U.S.
Nicole DeMeo is a relentless and serial entrepreneur practicing marketing, communications and business development for 20 years. An accomplished business launch and turnaround expert, Nicole has extensive experience developing business case strategies, actualizing business plans and guiding companies and organizations through multiple phases of their lifecycle.
Nicole was a pioneer in growing the commercial Internet, launching WebObjects and was on the team that sold NeXT to Apple. She has taken multiple companies through successful growth or exit. With the games and mobile marketplace being reminiscent of the dot com boom, she is right at home as an innovator and connector in these burgeoning markets.
Head of Technology B2B
Prior to joining the HitFox team, Jörg worked as Lead Ruby on Rails Developer at the crowdsourcing platform clickworker.com. At that point he already had ample experience with Ruby on Rails through his earlier position as Developer at autoscout24.de.
Jörg studied Computer Science at the University of Dortmund and Mathemetical Engineering at GH Essen.
Head of Technology B2C
Before joining HitFox as Head of Technology, Gil gathered more than ten years of engineering experience. Lastly he was Software Team Lead at HP Software and System Architect at Mercury Interactive. Gil managed a multinational team at HP and was in charge of the modern SaaS web platform of HP ALM. At the turn of the millennium Gil co-founded WebDiv, a start-up that developed an innovative web chat with social features.
Gil studied at Tel Aviv University, where he acquired a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.