Our Management Team

Klaus Schmidt

Klaus Schmidt
CEO

Klaus has been the CEO of MAGIX since 2015. He holds 24 years of C-level experience in retail, media and online industries. His areas of expertise lie in business development, international expansion and growth modeling, among others.

Jan Gackenholz

Jan Gackenholz
CFO & COO

Jan has been with MAGIX since February 2022 and will contribute his extensive experience as our new CFO & COO. In addition to the Finance department, he is responsible for the HR, Legal, IT, and E-Commerce departments. Before joining MAGIX, he held a variety of operational roles at notable companies, including SoundCloud and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Hagen Hirche

Hagen Hirche
CTO

Hagen has been with MAGIX since 1995 and CTO since 2016. A software specialist at the company since joining us, he has long-standing industry experience.

Sumit Rai

Sumit Rai
CPO Pro Video

Sumit has been CPO for Pro Video since 2020. Before joining MAGIX, he held various C-level positions in the video industry. A speaker at industry events who also has 12 years of experience as a lecturer in digital media behind him, Sumit is responsible for strategy development for our future products and services.

Sven Kardelke

Sven Kardelke
CPO for DIY Video/Photo

Sven has been at MAGIX since 2006 and CPO for DYI Video/Photo since 2021. A skilled video editor, he is a specialist with a focus on the consumer sector.

Thomas Wolf

Thomas Wolf
CPO for Pro Audio

Thomas has been with MAGIX since 2001. His first role was as a software developer in professional audio. He is now PO, and since 2019 he has also been CPO for Pro Audio and deputy chief executive of our corporate branch in Hangzhou, China.

Johannes Ernst

Johannes Ernst
CPO for DIY Audio