More than just a control panel
Plesk is the leading WebOps hosting platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses. Being the only OS agnostic platform, Plesk is running on more than 384,000 servers, automating 11M+ websites and 15M+ mail boxes. Available in more than 32 languages across 140 countries, 50% of the top 100 service providers worldwide are partnering with Plesk today.
Plesk has simplified the lives of SysAdmins and SMBs since the early 2000’s and continues to add value across multiple cloud services. The Plesk hosting platform effectively enables application developers by providing access to a simple and more secure web infrastructure managed by web pros and hosting companies.
A Promising Future for Cloud Developers
The worldwide developer market consists of over 20M cloud developers who are looking for access to faster, more secure and efficient infrastructures. The Plesk vision is to constantly elevate customer and partner profitability by providing them with a cloud platform that grants application developers a ready-to-code environment.
Besides simplifying complexity, Plesk increases its efforts to enable customers and partners alike to extend and customize Plesk as an open hosting platform. The rich ecosystem of Plesk extensions not only provides access to even more relevant features targeted at specific audiences, but also allows service providers of any size to generate unique upsell opportunities.
As a team we thrive for excellence, innovation, collaboration and efficiency. We enjoy what we do, understand our customers and build a hosting platform that clients love and need. The relentless commitment of our team to accept new business challenges guarantees that we are creative and respectful of time and resources as well as the environment. We keep our actions and goals transparent, cultivate a culture of leadership, inclusion, execution and respect.
As a former member of the Parallels group of companies, our background is global, innovative and diverse. January 2016 was the right time for Plesk to become a separate business, enabling us to accelerate development cycles, drive innovation and focus on the needs of our partners, customers and employees.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
Nils is the CSO of Plesk that spun out of Parallels/Odin at the end of 2015. He is a senior business leader with more than 15 years experience and tremendous business and technical knowledge around cloud & hosting services. Nils led the sales & customer success teams for service providers for Parallels/Odin in EMEA for over 10 years and delivered constant double digit growth rates YoY. This provided him with very solid experience in managing a global, fast growing software business and sharpened his modern, inclusive and respectful leadership style.
Nils started his career as sales employee in Europe’s first control panel for servers: Confixx. He was instrumental in building up this little startup from a sales and marketing perspective to a global business. The business was going through various successful M&A transactions with Parallels/SWsoft over time. Nils holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Oldenburg in Germany.
Executive with more than 15 years of finance, technology, media, and operational experience. Sascha was driving actively Plesk’s spin off from Parallels/Odin in 2015. Joining Parallels/Odin in early 2010, he helped lead the company through a key period of growth and transformation, developing the EMEA region as knowledge hub within the group in regards to financial operations.
After graduating from University of Konstanz in 1998, Sascha started his career in the assurance department of Arthur Andersen (merged into EY in 2012) with further career steps as Manager Corporate Audit EMEA at Honeywell, CFO at Intermedia Films and EuroArts/MediciMedia
Sergey leads R&D in Plesk. During over 15 years of experience in software development, Sergey has been in multiple different leadership roles accumulating first-hand experience where he most recently held the position of Director of Program Management and R&D for Plesk. He has built his leadership over more than 10 years first-hand experience in team management in development, quality assurance, customer service, project and product management as well as documentation and UX.
Sergey has been part of the original Plesk team since 2001, and he was running the R&D of a number of other well-known web hosting automation solutions coming from Parallels/Odin’s M&A activities such as Confixx, Plesk Expand, H-Sphere, Helm. He then returned to lead the overall Plesk R&D team. Sergey holds a Master’s degree in Applied Math and Computer Science from Novosibirsk State Technical University.
CTO for SaaS Apps
Jan Loeffler is our Chief Technical Officer (CTO). He was joining Plesk from Zalando, one of the largest European online retailers. As head of platform engineering Jan was responsible for keeping thousands of servers running and had a large development team reporting to him. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for the development of all webhosting, server and domain products at 1&1 Internet, one of the largest service providers in the world. This is also where he developed his leadership over many years.
Jörg currently leads the global Marketing team for Plesk, which is focused on bringing the company’s class-leading, rock-solid open platform, and software solutions to market, and building strategic business relationships based on enabling our partners’ success. Prior to Plesk, he spent 6 years at 1&1 Internet where he served as Director of E-Commerce.
A graduate with an Economics degree, Jörg has more than 18 years of experience in online marketing, internet applications and agile product development in highly matrixed international environments, in both the B2B and B2C markets.
VP Support & Customer Success
Roman is responsible for leading the worldwide customer success and training organization. Roman has been working with Plesk and the former Parallels/Odin company since 2004 where he developed his leadership over more than 10 years in our organization. His first job as an engineer has grown into the position of leading the whole customer success organization for a global software company.
Before joining Plesk, he spent a couple of years at ZTE where he worked on implementation & launch of telecommunication software and hardware at Russian cellular providers. Roman’s nearly 12+ years of experience includes working as a hands-on engineer as well as managing the customer success and support organization of 120+ people worldwide and managing outsourced support organizations in India and Malaysia. Roman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Physics from the Siberian State University of Telecommunications & Informatics.
SVP Business Development & Strategic Alliances
Lukas currently leads overall business development & strategic alliances at Plesk. Previously, he was responsible for building the marketing team and developing the overall marketing strategy at Plesk, as well as supporting the spin-off of Plesk from Odin/Parallels as an independent company. At Odin/Parallels, he spent over 14 years leading various sales & marketing teams, cementing his reputation as a global thought leader, business development & marketing expert and growth specialist for service providers, software companies and hyperscale cloud providers.
Under Lukas’ lead, Plesk (and Odin/Parallels) extended its dominant market position in the hosting & cloud services industry, leading the company to double-digit growth rates for 14 years, and also planted a strong footprint in the traditional IT industry, including key partnerships in the Telecom Industry, large Distributors and MSPs. Lukas studied business information systems at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and holds a degree as a chemistry laboratory specialist in analytics from Novartis.
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