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Frank Brügmann
Frank Brügmann
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Frank Brügmann began his career in various positions at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and Prudential Bache.

Since 1995 he has been successful as an entrepreneur. Mr. Brügmann was Chairman and CEO of Broadnet AG, a nation-wide leading telecommunications carrier, with its own "last mile" infrastructure based on DSL and wireless transmission. Mr. Brügmann led the company through a successful IPO in 2000, and sold the company in 2006 to a strategic investor.

Since then, Frank Brügmann has achieved success as a management consultant and advisor in mergers and acquisitions for fast-growth companies in the high-tech, gaming and software sectors. Mr. Brügmann joined dtp entertainment as CEO in 2010.

Steffen Hippe
Senior Executive Sales & Marketing (CSO)

Steffen Hippe has held various sales positions in the multimedia industry for over 16 years. He began his career as OEM Sales Manager with Multimedia Distribution GmbH. Since 1995 he has been employed in the dtp group of companies, beginning as Key Account Manager at dtp Neue Medien GmbH , before being promoted to Sales Manager in 1996. When dtp entertainment AG was founded in 2002, he assumed the post of Sales Director and has managed the company’s sales activities ever since.

In July 2008 Hippe was appointed to the board of dtp entertainment AG. As Senior Executive for Sales & Marketing GSA, he is responsible for all sales and marketing activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Kai-Uwe SchmidtKai-Uwe Schmidt
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Following the successful completion of his Master in business administration in 1996, Kai-Uwe Schmidt initially supported a joint venture project with Linde AG during a stay in Manila, Philippines and Hong Kong, China. During his four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers he gained his professional know-how and worked as an auditing manager until 2000. At the same time he successfully completed his tax consultant exam.

From 2000 to 2008 Kai-Uwe Schmidt experienced the start-up period of a stock listed company (QSC AG, formerly Broadnet AG) as well as the merger process at the end of the life cycle of Broadnet, functioning as its Finance Director. In the beginning of 2008 he continued carrying out the same occupation at Vivanco Gruppe AG where he was able to work on a great variety of working capital, commercial and corporate legal matters relating to the international subsidiaries.

Associated with his broad range of experiences Schmidt supports dtp entertainment AG since September 2009. As the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) he is responsible for Finance, Personnel and Administration.