about us

What makes our team so special? Our size.
We are large enough to be knowledgeable in all areas of e-commerce and still, you can remember our names. No complicated structures, no hierarchies: we want you to always have direct contact with the developer who knows the code. And not only for one project... we see ourselves as your partner and contact and want to bring your shop to where you want it to be - together. Therefore, we aim for direct communication without the hassle. We are always surprised by ourselves that even though we are all developers, we find words that "normal" people understand, too ;)

So if you've had enough of complicated processes, always changing project managers and unknown developers - we're the perfect fit for you. Contact us and get to know the first member of our team straight away.

The faces behind the emails
Portrait of Simon Sprankel
Simon Sprankel
Founder / Code Quality
With his Masters in Computer Science and him working with Magento since 2011, Simon is the most experienced developer of the team. Thus, he is often in charge of the code quality. No matter how proud one is of his code - no matter how sure one is to have thought of everything - Simon will find even the last overlooked mistake - guaranteed. At the same time, he's always available for any subject and offers his advice to everyone. And if there's still time, Simon loves challenges. The more complicated and tricky a module or a requirement is, the more interesting it is. Outside of the office, he likes to spend his weekends with his wife and his twins at the Frankfurt Zoo or plays table tennis.
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Portrait of Ole Schäfer
Ole Schäfer
Exports / Calculations
Originally with a focus on mathematics, Ole slipped into the team as a newcomer after his Master studies. He still stays true to his roots with his favorite topics: he is the first point of contact for data exports or for the famous question "Why does the product have a weird price at the end?". Besides that, he feels more comfortable in the backend and database. In his leisure time, he spends time with his wife and child hiking or bike riding through the forest or playing table tennis with Simon, when they play for the unpleasant tasks ;)
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Portrait of Petar Borisovski
Petar Borisovski
Allrounder / Persistence
Petar is our allrounder for all things technical. No matter what programming language is needed or which component needs to be installed, Petar works his way into it and stays persistent until it is done. This leads him to discover completely new areas, which the whole crew profits from. As he's originally from North Macedonia, he currently is keeping everyone's English vocabulary up to speed, but is learning German continuously and understands almost everything by now. On weekends, Petar normally does barbecues. On Saturdays and Sundays, in the morning, afternoon and evening again ;) Or the barbecue just runs for two days straight...
Portrait of Irina Smidt
Irina Smidt
We are especially proud to have one of the few female developers of the Magento world in our team. As Irina says herself, as a woman she does "everything differently" and this is exactly what helps immensely in the team when problem solving. With her Bachelor in Computer Science, she actually was already on the road to become a developer, but changed her mind after a while and worked in retail for a couple of years. Now she has returned to code and feels most comfortable in the frontend, where she focuses on new approaches and ideas. In her leisure time, you will find Irina together with friends or family; or at the dance school - after pursuing several dance sports, she now pursues belly dance and tries to engage with this hobby as much as she can.
How it all began...

Everything started with Simon, who already gained his first experiences with Magento during his studies and maintained shops as a freelance developer - of which many are still clients of ours today. When Ole joined in 2017, CustomGento was born and we moved into our first shared office. Since the end of 2019, Petar supports the team and CustomGento turned into CustomGento GmbH. With that, we also moved into our current office, which is luckily large enough so that there was a place for Irina at the beginning of 2021. With this very diverse team of developers with different backgrounds and competences, we always find the best possible answers and solutions for your request.