The Team

Paul Mundt
Founder & CEO

Paul Mundt is the Founder and CEO at Adaptant. Prior to this, he was the CTO of OS & Virtualization and Director of the System Software department at Huawei’s European Research Center. Earlier, at Renesas in Tokyo, he was responsible for establishing both the initial open source strategy and vision while leading the organization to become a consistent top-10 contributor to the Linux kernel. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology and innovation management across a diverse range of domains. He has previously worked for Nokia, TimeSys, and MontaVista Software in various technical and leadership positions.

Dr. Jodie Hatfield
Director of Research

Dr. Jodie Hatfield is the Director of Research at Adaptant. In 2018, she became responsible for the overall research strategy of Adaptant and brings with her experience in applied privacy and ethics, including the processing and ethical handling of personal and research data. Her current vision for Adaptant is to strengthen its two main research drivers: enabling individual empowerment over data and operationalising data potential in the marketplace. She received her PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia and has previously worked for research institutes in Australia and Japan, before moving to Germany.

Carrington Meinecke
Head of Accounting and Controlling

Carrington Meinecke is Head of Accounting and Controlling at Adaptant. Her background is in investments & derivatives, banking, and personal & business financial consulting. She studied corporate finance and received her Bachelors of Science in Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University. While there, she interned at the world-renowned technical analyst firm, Dorsey, Wright & Associates in Richmond, Virginia. Carrington has worked as the Financial Investment Analyst for Aspen Equity Group in Aspen, Colorado and then as Senior Portfolio Manager for Maul Capital Management in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Svenja Engl
Manager, Office Operations

Svenja Engl is the Office Operations Manager at Adaptant. Svenja is fluent in English and German and she handles the daily administrative and financial tasks for our German office. In addition to this role, she provides valuable support to our team members in day-to-day matters. Her background hails from the banking sector and she has over 30 years experience in the Sales, Marketing, Finance and Administration sectors.

Jagadishwari Sarkar
Frontend Engineer

Jagadishwari is a Frontend Engineer at Adaptant. Jagadishwari is responsible for the frontend prototyping, design, and implementation of Adaptant’s products and solutions, as well as the development of Adaptant’s Virtual Assistant (Chatbot). Her expertise is in wireframing and design, and frontend development. She has a Bachelors of Technology majoring in Information Technology from the Rai University in India.

Natalia Gospodarek
Digital Designer

Natalia is a Digital Designer at Adaptant. She is responsible for Adaptant’s visual projects from business cards and Websites through to Application layouts and animations. She received her Bachelors of Art in Visual Communication at the Higher School of Art and Design in Lodz. She has a combination of over 10 years of experience and pursues her passion for art and design in every new challenge.