Katulu GmbH
Gertigstraße 48
22303 Hamburg


+49 40 22 86 03 19 2



Management Team

Management Team

Michael Kühne-Schlinkert

Founder and CEO

Michael has more than 18 years of experience in software and product development and as founder of several successful companies. In 2018 he started his first family business with Katulu. His vision of driving Katulu to become one of the leading solution providers in the IIoT market while protecting the data ownership rights of customers is something he pursues with great persistency and passion. He combines his outstanding knowledge of Industrial IoT, cloud and product development with the ability to set up, lead and grow companies. A true entrepreneur with a strong vision and the necessary sense of reality to successfully execute it.

Anne Mareike Schlinkert

Founder and COO

Anne has gained her work experience of over 16 years primarily in an IIoT pioneering industry: large-scale wind energy plants. In international roles at global manufacturing companies like Vestas Wind Systems and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, she has earned her spurs within all parts of the value chain, including supplier management, new product development and strategy development. Today, she uses her in-depth knowledge of Industrial IoT from the customers' perspectives to help take their business to the next level. As a talented speaker, she is happy to share her insights with interested parties.

Kai Staffeldt


Kai has spent more than 20 years in senior leadership positions in the IT Consulting industry, running and scaling large organizations and mainly working for Enterprise Customers in the Industrial Sector. With PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, IBM, NTT DATA and Sopra Steria he worked for some of the most respected Blue Chip Consultants in the market. He has constantly and significantly grown the units in his respective responsibility and is now enjoying to focus all his experience, energy and passion on Katulu.

Boris Crismancich

Technical Sales & Business Development

Boris has gained a unique wealth of experience in IIoT over many years. Like few others in the industry, he transfers his knowledge and skills effectively to any new project - both horizontally and vertically. He brings participants from OT, IT and business together - guided by his enthusiasm and networked thinking - to generate interdisciplinary visions and applications on the shop floor and in the field. He consults competently and trustfully from the conception of the IIoT solution to its implementation and effortlessly takes representatives from all fields of expertise on a journey into their interconnected future while staying on the shop floor. Here his unique wealth of experience and networked thinking become particularly apparent.

Josué Piña


Josué has over 14 years of experience in Software Engineering in international companies such as Apigee, General Electric, or Hermes Border Guru. Being focused on design & implementation of Software Architectures, APIs, Database design and agile development, he is now leading our engineering team, bringing enthusiasm, quality and productivity in the development of high-end solutions to Katulu.

Szymon Kochanski


Szymon has 15 years of experience in the Software Industry in companies such as relayr, Koerber, Accenture and Mojix. He has been working with Industrial IoT on a professional level for more than 5 years and has a strong background in cloud architecture, scalability and security. He helps our customers combine the product strategy with technical expertise and is driven by excellence and smartness in our solutions, pushing our products to the highest quality levels.

Emma Herrero


Emma has over 16 years of extensive multidisciplinary work experience in Human Resources, international non-profit and private companies. She brings fresh and new approaches to build our HR culture and works closely to the management on creating successful teams. With her holistic approach from recruitment to development of our teams she creates an empowering atmosphere for our employees to develop their full potential.