We Are Baqend
Bringing performance research to practice.
Our team combines over 30 person-years of web performance research at University of Hamburg.
In 2014 novel technology for caching dynamic data went into Baqend.
In 2018 Speed Kit launched as a SaaS for e-commerce speed.
Our Mission
Baqend develops Speed Kit, a SaaS plugin solution to accelerate e-commerce websites by more than 50% within 2 days.

Baqend is a research spin-off from the University of Hamburg on the mission of building a web without loading times. The founders pioneered a novel approach to speed up the delivery of dynamic data. Speed Kit bundles years of this research in a plugin for large-scale e-commerce and brand websites, that is easily implemented by just a line of JavaScript code. Today, some of the leading European e-commerce players like Decathlon, Galeria, and Orsay already rely on Speed Kit to improve their conversion rates, user experience, and SEO ranking. Since the product’s speed uplift is cleanly proven by statistically sound A/B-tests, Baqend is one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in Germany.

Meet the Team
These people simply love fast websites.

Felix Gessert

CEO & Co-Founder

Florian Bücklers

CTO & Co-Founder

Hannes Kuhlmann

VP Engineering & Co-Founder

Erik Witt

VP Product

Syed Saif Hasan

Frontend Developer

Jörn Domnik

Team Lead Backend

Daniel Schulz

Full-Stack Developer

Henning Ulbrich

DevOps Engineer

Marc Ditschke

Junior Full-Stack Developer

Nicole Richter

Head of People

Katrin Uphoff

Back Office Manager

Florian Zirkelbach

Customer Success Manager

Shari Saffran

Business Development/Sales


Junior Pawject Manager

Jonas Wolff

Junior Business Development Manager

Ewerton Azevedo

Junior Performance Engineer

Steffi Knapp

Business Development/Sales

Stefan Puriss

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Dennis Schubert

Backend Developer

Jürgen Sommer

Frontend Developer

Ben Deger


Andreas Maier

Business Development/Sales

Tobias Meckel

Senior Business Manager

Benjamin Wollmer

Research & Data Analysis

Dörte Naunin


Denise Wimmer

People Manager

Johann Rücker

Intern Data Analytics

Maxim Malinin

Junior Data Analyst

Kevin Twesten

Team Lead Speed Kit

Benjamin Wehner

Team Lead Product Integration

Thies Wrage

Head of Business Development

Kristian Sköld

Chief Strategy Officer

Marian Schaub

Full-Stack Developer

Stephan Succo

Data Engineering

Jan Göhmann



Head of Barketing

Bendte Wehner

Frontend Developer

Theodor Bajusz

Onboarding & Development

Timo Certa

Business Development/Sales

Luke Dowling

Business Development/Sales

Sara Krieger-Bach

Finance & Office Management

Roozbeh Ghavipanjeh

Business Development/Sales

Daniel Brandes

Frontend Developer

Tibor Braun

Business Development Manager

Lars Lornsen

Business Development/Sales

Sophie Ferrlein

Data Scientist

Zenon Kohs

Business Development/Sales

Paul Glosemeyer

Backend Developer

Max Bohlen

Data Engineering

Mirko Köster

Team Lead Data Engineering

Marvin Janssen

Backend Developer


Toy Durability Analyst

Felix Entrup

Data Engineering

Julian Schenkemeyer

Team Lead Frontend

Nikolaus Holzer

Frontend Developer

David Weihmann

Junior Performance Engineer

Sven Decken

Team Lead Onboarding


Pawject Manager

Petras Vilkelis

Full-Stack Developer

Jannick Bock

Backend Developer

Fadi Chalo

Business Development Manager

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