BUILDING A PRODUCT-FIRST ORGANISATION: Jan Gackenholz joins MAGIX as Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Today, we proudly announce that Jan Gackenholz joined MAGIX as our new Chief Financial and Operations Officer earlier this month. In his career, Jan has gained significant financial and operational leadership experiences in the software and e-commerce industry, having worked at SoundCloud as SVP Finance & Operations for the last six years. Before that, he gathered highly relevant experiences in various positions across e-commerce, management consulting and investment banking.


"As I start the next chapter of my career as Chief Financial and Operations Officer at MAGIX, there are many things I am excited about. First, it is exciting to join a company which has not only been phenomenally successful in the past, but which also has the potential for significant growth for many years to come. Secondly, I jumped at the chance to work with a great team of Chief Product Officers and the CEO.  Klaus and I both share the same vision and values for the organization we want to build.

MAGIX offers me with the opportunity to help build innovative apps and services for all creatives, while also working with others who share my desire to create flexible and fulfilling employee experiences. We are on a remarkable journey, transforming into a SaaS and professional services company, and I’m energised to be part of the team helping to navigate its strategic transformation and growth.

So far, I’ve been particularly impressed by the talent at MAGIX! Indeed, our team’s wide-ranging skillset is reflected in our world-class product offering – from VEGAS Pro to Movie Edit Pro, Music Maker, SOUND FORGE or SEQUOIA – Clearly, creativity, collaboration and productivity are at the centre of those products.”

Klaus Schmidt, CEO, adds: “I’m excited Jan joined us! His extensive background combining financial and operational expertise will be highly valuable as we continue our transition into a product-first offering, complementing the existing skillsets provided by our CPOs, Heads of Marketing, BtB, CRM among others and their teams.”