Our Team

Dr. Peter Mullen – Managing Partner

Peter is founding partner of Sunbird Images.

He studied biology in Duesseldorf and worked on avian plumage coloration in the UV at the A. Koenig research museum in Bonn. As an author of scientific books he is a well-known expert in the area of pharmacologically active plants, animals and fungi.

For two years, he worked for the strategic consulting company Alcimed in Paris as a business developer in the Life-science industry.

Peter is your contact person in the areas of app development and business development.

CEO

Founder

Business Development

CEO

Business Development

Founder

Dr. Georg Pohland – Managing Partner

Georg is founding partner of Sunbird Images.

Following a commercial training, he studied biology in Duesseldorf. He conducted research and field work all around the globe and completed his PhD in evolutionary biology in Bonn, Germany. After several years of freelance activities as a scientific consultant, marketing- and PR consultant, and project leader of a biotech start-up he is now in charge of business planning, contracts, HR, and administration.

Georg enjoys to spend his free time outdoors. He likes to go fishing, is a passionate hunter, and an enthusiastic hobby cook. He also loves his .44 Magnum, Norwegian Forest Cats, gardening, and playing video games.

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Founder

Business Administration

CEO

Business Administration

Founder

Dr. Kirsten Mullen, MBA – Strategy and Marketing

Kirsten is part of the management team and responsible for corporate strategy and marketing activities of Sunbird.

Kirsten studied economic sciences in Germany and Spain and completed an MBA in Great Britain and USA. Following her studies she received a PhD on the analysis of strategic behavior of energy companies in the changing energy market. After working in the energy industry for several years Kirsten became part of Sunbird Images.

She enjoys running and swimming, loves Yoga and being outdoor in nature – by now she is able to identify the most common bird species in Germany by appearance and/ or their songs and calls.

Strategy

Corporate Identity

Marketing

Strategy

Corporate Identity

Marketing

Jessica Langenbach, M.Sc. Biology – Content Manager Biology

Since early childhood Jessica is fascinated by everything crawling around in nature. She is always in the near of shrubs or the ground with her nose which frequently leads to amusement of family and friends.

Driven by her passion she studied biology at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, where she passed her Master of Science. At Sunbird Images she is co-responsible for the content of various apps, manages part of the accounting and is on hand with help and advice for the customers.

In her free time, insects and other animals have to serve her as photo models, while she is also interested in birding. Jessica herself belongs the genus of night owls, she is socially-engaged and loves music and the fragrant Provence.

Public Relations

Customer Service

Content Manager

Public Relations

Customer Service

Content Manager

Karla Matosic – UX & Interface Design

Karla is the UX / UI designer at Sunbird Images, responsible for media design, image editing, graphics and interface design. She initially worked on individual projects at Sunbird Images and is now a salaried member of the Sunbird team.

She loves graphic design and works constantly to improve her skills also in her leisure time. A recent example is the creation of 3D modelling.

In addition to graphic design Karla uses her creativity in other practices such as baking cakes with unique and individual designs which also taste delicious! Since Karla is a registered nurse and has more than 10 years of experience in the general psychiatric acute care unit, every employee at Sunbird Images is in good hands in the event of a nervous breakdown.

User Experience

App Design

Web Design

3D Design

User Experience

App Design

Web Design

3D Design

Chris Greendyk – Head of Research & Development

Chris heads Sunbird’s Research & Development department and leads a team of developers across the globe.

He was born and raised in North Carolina, USA, and began studying Civil Engineering at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for two years before moving to Germany in 2014 where he switched his major to Electrical Engineering at the Technische Hochschule Köln.

While looking to optimise Sunbird’s existing products software wise, he is responsible for pursuing new technologies to bring them to market as innovative creative products as part of the Sunbird portfolio. His personal favourite tech interests are Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Smart Contracts, and Angular web development.

Apart from his passion for technology, Chris loves to go fishing and discover new spots to find the biggest fish, while thinking about new technologies to put to use in doing so…

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Ai

Web Applications

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Android

Web Applications

Ai

Paul Litzbarski – Chief Developer

Paul is the chief developer of the team. He started studying computer sciences at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) before relocating to Hamburg to study computer engineering at the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) Hamburg (University of Applied Sciences Hamburg) and work as a student trainee for Adobe Systems Engineering GmbH. His leisure time he also spends programming, for instance on demoscene weekends where participants create multimedia-based art, or he plays the piano or bass in a band. He wishes for a future without petrol and diesel cars on the streets, and wants to live on a farm with lots of sheep and llamas – providing, of course, that the internet connection there is sufficient.

iOS

Data Management

Android

iOS

Data Management

Android

Guido Holzmann – Media Designer

Guido is a trained digital media designer. At Sunbird Images he is responsible for the design and organisation of different media. This includes the handling of image and sound data as well as the editing of film shots. Initially he worked as a freelancer for Sunbird before he became a salaried media designer as part of Sunbird’s core team at the beginning of this year.

He lives out his creativity in different media also in his leisure time – he has been playing the guitar in different bands for 30 years, composes and produces electronic music.

Furthermore, Guido is socially very committed. In 2004, for example, he went to South Africa to work on a farm and take care of socially disadvantaged children within a special project there.

Sound Editing

Video Editing

Graphic Design

Sound Editing

Video Editing

Graphic Design

Joe Cockram – Ornithologist

Most of Joe’s current work is as an ornithologist on luxury expedition cruise ships. As part of the expedition team he delivers zodiac boat tours and landings, hikes, kayaking and onboard lectures and education in the most special places on Earth, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and everywhere coastal inbetween.

Joe usually carries a camera with him and enjoys wildlife photography. Rather than setting out and waiting to capture specific shots, he likes to simply record what he sees happening in front of him as he is out and about and occasionally gets some very satisfying images, though he remains very much a ‘keen amateur’.

Project Management

Bird Expert

WBA

Bird Expert

Project Management

WBA

Kristina Tomakic – Designer

Kristina works for Sunbird Images as a Designer.

Following her passion for drawing, painting, and creating she studied graphic design and started working as a freelance designer creating strategic and compelling design solutions. While design remained her passion all along, she worked in accounting for a big fruit company in Croatia, before returning to being a designer full time.

Another passion of hers is photography and spending time with her family in nature.

Graphic Design

Image Editing

3D Design

Graphic Design

Image Editing

3D Design

Fabian Karwinkel – Business Development Scientific Institutions

Fabian is Sunbird’s business developer for scientific institutions, aiming to evolve and diversify the company’s product portfolio and help scientific institutions to optimise their research applications  in order to achieve their scientific goals.

Fabian studied biology at the University of Münster, Germany, following his passion for biology. While being an ornithologist through and through, he is virtually interested in every animal and plant that comes in front of his camera or binoculars. At university, Fabian supervised many students on identification exercises in zoology and botany, and led numerous bird and plant excursions. He also works as a volunteer for an environmental NGO where he helps out on environmental education and advises the association on ornithological issues.

Fabian loves travelling (combined with birding, of course!), photography and sports like badminton, slackline or ultimate frisbee.

Business Development

Ornithologist

Biologist

Bird Expert

Project Management

Biologist