Managing Directors


About Alfred Luger

Alfred is COO and another co-founder of Runtastic. His degree in Economics makes him the one and only non-technician in the founder team. Alfred, who likes to play chess and cards, is known for his incredibly strong willpower and willingness to take on new challenges. During recent years, he discovered his passion for running and can now look back on several half and full marathons and even an Iron Man. Alfred’s example perfectly illustrates the motivational power of Runtastic.


About Christian Kaar

Christian is a member of the founding team and acts as CTO at Runtastic. He studied Mobile Computing and personifies the perfect mix between a true technician and a relaxed, funny guy. No matter how many troubles or stressful situations seem to be swirling around him, Christian always has the right answers and a calm, clear vision of what must come next. In addition to his passion for Runtastic, the number cruncher with a soft spot for sweets loves to play soccer and spend time in nature, be it running, hiking, skiing or cycling.


About Mathis Gerkensmeyer

In his role as CFO, Mathis is the newest Managing Director. After studying Business Administration and six years of professional experience at digital publishing house Axel Springer, he joined the Runtastic team in April 2015 and was appointed CFO in January 2019. The 1. FC Köln fan, who was born and raised in Northern Germany, brings insights from a big corporation to the young, agile Runtastic environment. His love of numbers and analytical thinking is complemented by witty humor and a down-to-earth attitude which also surfaces in one of his favorite pastimes: exploring Europe with his family in their camper van.