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What makes our team so special?
Our size. We are large enough to be knowledgeable about all areas of e-commerce, but small enough for you to remember our names. No complicated structures and red tape: you will always have direct access to the developer who knows the code inside out. And not just for a single project. We see ourselves as your long-term partner and primary point of contact, and want to help you bring your shop to where you want it to be. Consequently, we foster direct communication without any hassle. We pride ourselves on our ability to discuss matters in the simplest of terms, despite the fact that we are all developers.

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

team
The faces behind the emails
Portrait of Simon Sprankel
Simon Sprankel
Founder, Code Quality
Simon holds a Master in Computer Science and has worked with Magento since 2011, making him the most experienced developer of the team. Consequently, he is frequently in charge of code quality. No matter how clean the code is and how much thought has been put into it, Simon is guaranteed to find even the last mistake. He's always available for a chat on anything and will offer his advice to everyone. And he always has time for a challenge: The more complicated and tricky a module or a requirement is, the more interesting it is. Outside the office, he likes to spend his time with his wife and twins at the Frankfurt Zoo, and to play table tennis.
Adobe Certified Professional Adobe Commerce Developer
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Developer
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Front-End Developer
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner
Adobe Certified Master Adobe Commerce Architect
Portrait of Ole Schäfer
Ole Schäfer
Exports, Calculations
Originally with a major in math, Ole hopped into the team after completing his master's. He still stays true to his roots, though: he is the first point of contact for data exports and for the eternal question of why the product has such a weird price. Apart from that, he feels more at home working on the backend and on databases. He spends his leisure time hiking or cycling through the forest with his wife and child, and playing table tennis with Simon - the loser gets to work on the less pleasant tasks. ;)
Adobe Certified Professional Adobe Commerce Developer
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Developer
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Front-End Developer
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner
Portrait of Petar Borisovski
Petar Borisovski
Allrounder, Persistence
Petar is our go-to guy for all things technical. No matter the programming language to be used or the component to be installed, Petar acquaints himself with it and persists until the job is done. This leads him to completely new discoveries, which in turn benefit the entire crew. Originally from North Macedonia, he currently keeps everyone's English vocabulary up to scratch, while continuously improving his German (he's getting there). Petar generally barbecues on the weekends. Saturdays and Sundays, morning, afternoon and evening too. ;) He probably just leaves the barbecue on for two days straight!
Portrait of Irina Smidt
Irina Smidt
Frontend
We are especially proud to have one of only a few female Magento developers on our team. In her own words, since she is a woman she does "everything differently" and it is precisely this that is immensely helpful to the team when problem-solving. Her Bachelor in Computer Science had set her well on the way to becoming a developer, but she ultimately chose a different path and ended up working in retail for a couple of years. She has now returned to coding and feels most at home working on the frontend, experimenting with new approaches and ideas. In her free time, you will find Irina together with friends or family, or at dance school, where she spends as much time as she can belly dancing, having previously tried other dance sports.
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Commerce Front-End Developer
History
How it all began

It all began with Simon, who had already encountered Magento during his studies and maintained online shops as a freelance developer. Today, we still retain many of his former clients. When Ole came along in 2017, CustomGento was born, and we moved into a shared office. Petar joined the team at the end of 2019 and CustomGento became CustomGento GmbH. This is when we moved into our current office. Fortunately, it was large enough to accommodate Irina when she came on board at the beginning of 2021. This very diverse team of developers with different backgrounds and competences is just what you need for the best possible answers and solutions to your needs.