Hi, I’m Matthias Kerstner.
I am a technology enthusiast since my first humble steps in the digitized world. Since then I have acquired many years of experience designing, developing, testing and maintaining enterprise-grade software systems on a broad range of technologies and tools.
As a software engineer at heart, I believe that it is essential to also understand the workings of the underlying systems involved. Having a profound understanding of what is going on behind the curtains is (still) key to unfold the full potential at hand, may it be IaaS, PaaS and SaaS that sits on top.
Being a team player, I strongly believe in the power of agile management. As a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner I have successfully guided self-organizing Scrum teams in numerous national and international projects, as well as product developments.
As a product-minded person, developing “good” soft- and hardware automatically entails happy end-users. Thus, living a customer-first approach for me is key.
Already during my master studies on Software Development and Business Management at the Graz University of Technology I’ve had the chance to meet and work together with great people from all around the globe in various larger scale projects and product developments.
Past professional stations involve being CTO at mything, an internationally renowned start-up based in Austrian that works on providing an innovative marketplace for international and customizable 2D/3D designs. Before that, for over more than a decade I’ve enjoyed working for various great companies in technical management and executive consulting roles, as well as hands-on senior software engineer and team lead.