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Our Leadership

The world spins through those who take the freedom to get things done. Who design new technologies to remove obstacles from their path.

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Jana Blankenhagen is responsible for the Human Resources business unit. She is a trained tourism specialist who discovered her interest in human resources and digitalization directly after starting her career. Therefore, she studied business administration with a focus on human resources and joined OPTIMAL SYSTEMS right after her academic graduation in 2008. Since then, she has continuously built up the HR management with a focus on recruiting & HR marketing, HR development and culture as well as employee support and payroll accounting. Since 2021, Jana Blankenhagen has been a member of the management board.

  • My favorite feature of enaio® and yuuvis®:
    The workflows that allow us to optimally manage our HR processes throughout the entire company and provide optimal support for our specialist departments and employees.
  • My favorite tool:
    It is not so much a work tool, but rather a way of working: The flexible switch between office and mobile work allows me to have an optimal working environment at all times.

Chief Sales Officer D/A/CH

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Daniel Lugner has been Chief Sales Officer at OPTIMAL since 2022. After training as an industrial clerk at VOKO Büromöbel in Pohlheim (near Gießen) in 1992, he worked there in international sales, including key account management, until 1999. He then moved to IT and organizational development to drive digitization. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as an ECM consultant at Pentadoc before becoming an independent management consultant in the field of digitalization. From 2014 to 2019, he held senior roles at Top Image Systems, including head of professional services, deputy managing director and authorized signatory. In 2019, he established the Frankfurt office of OPTIMAL SYSTEMS and moved into management as CSO in 2022.

  • My favorite enaio® feature:
    That with our systems, I have all the necessary information on transactions and customers available to me from any employee, from any location, at any time, across all business units.
  • My favorite tool:
    My employees and colleagues – the part of the OPTIMAL SYSTEMS family that gives me new motivation every day to go to work in a good mood in order to make us even more successful.

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Operating Officer for R&D

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Dr.-Ing. Nikola Milanovic is CTO at OPTIMAL SYSTEMS and responsible for product development. Since 2022, he has also been responsible for R&D as COO. He oversees software development for the product lines enaio® and yuuvis®, as well as quality assurance, maintenance, and agile development processes. As COO, he is also responsible for the marketing department. Previously, Milanovic served as CEO of Model Labs GmbH as well as Senior Consultant and Team Leader at GAI NetConsult GmbH. Milanovic completed his studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Belgrade in 2001, obtained his doctorate at the Institute of Computer Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2005 and habilitated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin in 2010, where he also worked as a research assistant.

  • My favorite enaio® function:
    Expandability; the comprehensive REST API allows me to upgrade the basic product functionality to include smart Web plug-ins and in-house microservices, and thereby implement content-based software projects with state-of-the-art technologies, all at a fraction of the cost.
  • My favorite tool:
    Coffee, since ‘algorithms + data structures + coffee = programs.’

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