Everyone familiar with the football grounds knows:
It comes down to the team.

The success CentraXX has experienced in bio-banking can only be secured and subsequently extended, if extraordinary key-players take over responsibility and stand together with the other Kairos-workers in a powerful team. Central elements for the team of Kairos are thus summed up in the key words complementary competence and resilient team players.

The four-member leadership team surrounding managing director Martin Zünkeler includes the co-managing director Dr. Christian Stephan, the head of product management Dennis Spiegel, and the head of project management Wolfgang Müller. Each of these key players for Kairos has an extraordinary combination of professional experience and personal open-mindedness in common.

  • Martin Zünkeler
    Martin Zünkeler Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter

    Zünkeler (born in 1966) was able to make three years of experience on the German market, working as the head of marketing for the medical software-producer Torex (called isoft today), before founding the CoMMed GmbH in 2003, a company for producing hospital information software (HIS).

    By founding, developing the product and sales structures, as well as selling the CoMMed GmbH, Martin Zünkeler successfully proved his basic understanding for the interconnections and needs of the medical software market. The founding of Kairos is the logical consequence of not only further developing the experience that was made with CoMMed, but also of defining an entirely new partial market with the biobanking product CentraXX.

    As a trained lawyer and marketing expert, Martin Zünkeler understands like almost no other how to adapt to various circumstances and interests, which is necessary for establishing contacts and productive communication between the various players involved in the health sector market.

  • PD Dr. Christian Stephan
    PD Dr. Christian Stephan Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter

    Co-partner and an important scientific counterpart for the further development of Kairos is Dr. Christian Stephan (born 1973). The habilitated bio-informatics scientist joined Kairos in 2012, after he had been involved in biomedical research at the department of neurology at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, and then headed the bioinformatics/biostatistics department at the Proteom-Center of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum with research responsibility.

    Dr. Christian Stephan ideally combines the increasingly merging worlds of biomedical research and practice from bioinformatics. Due to his enormous amount of experience in national and international research and industry projects, Dr. Christian Stephan is able to speak the specialized language of both the researching doctors and the IT-specialists on the customer’s side as well as their industrial partners. This capacity of translation should not be underestimated, since it provides Kairos with a special and personal access, since Dr. Christian Stephan is taken into confidence by both the customers as well as their suppliers. This enables the most authentic and thus effective communication in regards to the product implementation of CentraXX, which is tremendously important during complex initiation and construction phases.

  • Dennis Spiegel
    Dennis Spiegel Head of Product Management, Authorized Officer

    In the beginning of 2013 the special expertise between research, bioinformatics, and routine treatment was enhanced through the addition of Dennis Spiegel (born 1974). The database expert Dennis Spiegel was most recently head of the software development, data-base development, and IT-administration of the international biotechnology company Epigenomics AG in Seattle and Berlin. He gained years of experience of a meanwhile internationally successful biotech company.

    In this context, it can be noted that he was responsible for software- and system validation according to GAMP, as well as for various commercial and self-developed applications following FDA-regulations (Oracle Clinical, ABI SDS, SampleDBVal, Sample Tracker), the FDA approval for a diagnostic test (Epi proColon ®) as well as the ISO13485 certification of the IT divisions of Epigenomics AG. Especially this balance between entire product review and absolute specialized knowledge for the warranty of standardized and certified processes, make Dennis Spiegel an important key player for setting Kairos farther apart from its competition on the biobanking market for the years to come.

  • Wolfgang Müller
    Wolfgang Müller Head of Project Management, Authorized Officer

    The team is rounded off into a true “leadership clover” through the consistent assistance of Wolfgang Müller (born in 1967). Müller administered twenty projects at once during his time for the web-agency Trafo2 GmbH, before he moved to Kairos in 2010.

    His constant reliability and calm overview allow Kairos, despite the small size of its team, to coordinate various project approaches at different sites. Müller’s direct communication with the customer’s also provides many new channels for potential market access.

All included the leadership team from Kairos counts nearly forty years of job experience in the medical software market. A deep knowledge of various fields of treatment as well as the key players’ complimentary special knowledge, gives Kairos a resilient initial situation, which can gradually be expanded in a targeted and cost efficient manner.