Leadership Team

Our Story

Camunda has been focusing on business process automation since we started the company in 2008. We participated in defining the BPMN 2.0 and DMN 1.1 standards, and our book “Real-Life BPMN” has become one of the most successful publications about BPMN, available in English, Spanish and German.

Why “Camunda”

Camunda comes from the latin verbs “capere” (“to comprehend”) and “munda” (“clean”). It means that we want to deeply understand the world around us and based on that understanding we want to act in a way that is both effective and ethically correct - to make the world a better place, for all of us.

Jakob Freund, CEO and Co-Founder

Jakob is Co-Founder and CEO of Camunda – responsible for the company’s vision and strategy. He’s also the driving force behind Camunda’s global growth and takes responsibility for the company culture. As well as holding an MSc in Computer Science, he co-authored the book “Real-Life BPMN” and is a sought-after speaker at technology and industry events.

Robert Gimbel, CRO

As Chief Revenue Officer, Robert is responsible for Camunda’s revenue streams, from sales and consulting, through to ongoing customer success. He joined Camunda as a consultant in 2009, holding several leadership roles before becoming CRO. He holds an MBA, coupled with leadership experience spanning Europe and Asia, having held roles at Allianz, BMW Financial Services and Hypoport AG.

Daniel Meyer, CTO

The mastermind behind some of Camunda’s biggest technological developments, Chief Technology Officer Daniel joined us in 2010, serving first as a developer and consultant – coaching companies in BPM technology. He holds an MSc in Computer Science and is responsible for end-to-end development and maintenance of Camunda’s industry-leading products, as well as a sought-after speaker at technology events.

Gottfried Sehringer, CMO

Gottfried has a successful track record of driving strategy, growth and innovation in the cloud, software development and enterprise applications space. As Chief Marketing Officer, he’s responsible for Camunda’s marketing strategy, product marketing, communications and demand generation initiatives. Previously Gottfried held a series of executive positions across North America and Europe with XebiaLabs, Mendix, SmartBear Software, SAP and several other enterprise software companies.

Clemens Morgenroth, VP Finance

As VP Finance, Clemens is responsible for Camunda’s finance, legal, IT and office management functions. He and his teams serve as the operational and administrative backbone of Camunda, providing vital services, data and infrastructure that ensure our operation grows seamlessly. Clemens brings varied finance and operations leadership experience in media and software organizations, having held executive positions across the USA and Europe at businesses including Sony Music Entertainment, BMG Rights Management and Everwise.

Bernd Rücker, Chief Technologist and Co-Founder

Tech evangelist, public speaker and Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Camunda – Bernd’s name is legend among developers. As the leader of Camunda’s developer relations, Bernd is responsible for helping developers utilize BPM technology to the full extent, coaching countless users to implement business logic centered around long-running flows. In addition, Bernd, who holds an MSc in Software Technology, co-authored the successful book “Real-Life BPMN”.