Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Philipp Reisner
Email: [email protected]

An internationally renowned leader in the Open Source movement Philipp is the original developer and business mind behind DRBD. He has maintained his deep technical specialties as a Linux kernel and high-availability expert. He is a sought-after speaker at Linux and Open Source conferences.

Chief Financial Officer

Gerhard Sternath
Email: [email protected]

LINBIT has grown to become not only a champion of the Open Source movement but also a trusted partner to enterprises and service providers. Gerhard has helped lead this transformation and manage LINBIT’s double-digit growth. His background as managing director of a number of IT companies has guided LINBIT’s approach as it serves an increasingly diverse and mission-critical environments.

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Hellman
Email: [email protected]

Brian is LINBIT’s COO with direct responsibility for LINBIT’s business in the Americas and Australia. Under his leadership, LINBIT’s business with enterprise, service provider, and OEM customers has grown substantially. A graduate of Indiana University, Brian combines deep technical expertise with a commanding view of the changing customer requirements.

Chief Technology Officer

Lars Ellenberg
Email: [email protected]

Lars is LINBIT’s CTO and co-author of DRBD®. An internationally renowned Open Source technologist and kernel programmer. His engineering expertise in high availability, disaster recovery, storage, security, and cloud computing has fueled a technology direction for LINBIT that provides no-compromise performance with solid reliability.