Our Team

Meet our international team who together have the expertise to help you get the most out of Spielfeld Digital Hub.

Tobias Rappers
Managing Director

Tobias is Managing Director of Spielfeld Digital Hub. He is the driving force behind the creation and steering of Spielfeld. Before embarking on this new journey, Tobias ran numerous cross industry innovation and digital transformation projects with multi-national corporates for Roland Berger.

Michael Hoffmann
Managing Director

Michael is co-founder and fellow Managing Director of Spielfeld Digital Hub. In parallel to this he runs Visa Innovation Centre Berlin, the innovation lab of Visa Europe, which has its home at Spielfeld Digital Hub. He evaluates and tests new ideas and solutions to help define the payments landscape of the future.

Laura Cornelius
Office and Event Manager

Laura is the Office and Event Manager for Spielfeld, and first point of call when it comes to anything you want to know about the Hub. A qualified Yogi, she studied Psychology in Leipzig and oversaw the marketing and operational logistics of a co-working space in the city, before moving to Berlin.

Marie Kowollik
Office Manager

Passionate about everything related to the environment and climate topics, Marie is the Political Scientist in the team. Head of the Spielfeld Welcome Desk, Marie takes care of anything that has to do with the office environment, supplier and facility management.

Amely Heyde
Assistant Office Manager

Amely supports the office management team and helps with the running of the Welcome Desk. Originally from Berlin, she is studying Fashion Marketing and is one of our working students.

Claudia Klune
Event Manager

Since moving to Berlin in 2008 to study Social Sciences, Claudia has worked as a Research Assistant and a freelancer in event management. At Spielfeld she is responsible for the execution of a variety of different events, working with the clients to help them realise their ideas regarding conferences, seminars, networking-events and workshops.

Dorottya Szep
Event Manager

Dori's role at Spielfeld combines her experience in event management and her interest in technology. She moved to Berlin from Budapest 5 years ago and has worked on several different projects since then, which enabled her to make great connections around the city. Her aim is to help Spielfeld build an excellent reputation within not only the Berlin but also the European tech community.

Natalie Torbett
PR, Communications and Relationship Manager

The only Brit in the building, Natalie manages all things related to Spielfeld’s internal and external communications as well as building the Hub’s network relations. Having moved to Berlin just over four years ago, she has a wealth of experience across the Berlin startup scene, having worked across fashion, tech, photography and typography before arriving at Spielfeld.

Johannes Jensen
Communication Assistant

Originally hailing from Denmark Johannes is Spielfeld's self proclaimed Blockchain expert. A masters student at the Copenhagen Business School, he supports both the Communication and Office Management teams.

John Michael
In-house Graphic Designer

John Michael is responsible for all things visual at Spielfeld. Originally from Australia, he moved to Berlin 2 years ago to pursue the life of a freelancer. When he is not in the zone solving design problems, he can be found creating our brand look and feel.

Dr Verena Reichl
Program and Partnership Manager

Verena is Spielfeld’s programs and partnerships manager. She develops and conducts digital leadership programs and workshops. As part of the role Verena is also responsible for our partnerships with startups, digital experts and training providers.

Kristina Dengler
Program and Partnership Manager

Kristina manages our program and partnership network together with Verena. She is fascinated by new learning methods and always looking for trends and interesting partnerships to find the best most exciting methods and startup ideas for Spielfeld Digital Hub.

Philipp Leutiger

Philip is a Partner in Roland Berger’s digital practice, where he focuses on telecommunications media technologies, manufacturing industries and the impact of digitalization along the four levers of digital data, automation, networking and digital customer interface. His focus lies on the European market.

Björn Bloching
Senior Partner

Björn is a founding father of Spielfeld Digital Hub. He is both a senior Partner and global head of digital activities for Roland Berger. He specialises in big/smart data and quantitative marketing.

Stephen McCue
Director, Commercial Law, Visa

Stephen is a very business focused lawyer with deep experience in technology and innovation. He currently leads Visa Europe’s Commercial Law team and was responsible for the Spielfeld Digital Hub partnership with Roland Berger.

Bill Gajda
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Visa

Bill Gajda is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, responsible for VISA’s relationships with Mobile Network Operators, Device Manufacturers, and Global Platform Providers and Systems Integrators. He also leads the ‘VISA Ready’ and Venture Capital programs.

We are always on the lookout for passionate industry professionals to help us grow. Send us an email if you think you could be a great fit for the Spielfeld team!