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Leadership Changes at TYPO3 GmbH

Leadership Changes at TYPO3 GmbH

  • Daniel Fau has been the new interim CEO of TYPO3 GmbH since December 1, 2022
  • Mathias Schreiber is leaving the company
  • The search for a successor is already underway in earnest

Düsseldorf, Germany, December 1, 2022

In Düsseldorf, December 1, 2022: after constructive internal conversations, the supervisory board of TYPO3 GmbH has been able to gain Daniel Fau as interim managing director. The decision was unanimous and simultaneously paved the way for the search for a successor for this prominent community position.

Daniel Fau is CEO and founder of DFAU GmbH, Silver Member of the TYPO3 Association. After its initial focus on the advertising and publishing industry, the company has reliably used TYPO3 as a full-service agency since 2006. As an active community member, the GmbH, under the leadership of Daniel Fau, has already hosted the Developer Days and regularly sponsors TYPO3 events under the brand name “toujou.” Daniel Fau is well-known within the community as a speaker and was part of the TYPO3 marketing initiative, among other things. The diverse TYPO3 commitment culminated in 2021, in being elected to become a member of the Business Control Committee of the TYPO3 Association.

With these many years of insight into the business processes and the TYPO3 community, Daniel Fau is the ideal person to take over the management of the company during this transitional phase. While the 40 year old’s role in his own company will take a backseat for the time being, his focus will be on working with the Association board to find a suitable successor for the CEO position at TYPO3 GmbH.


Mathias Schreiber to Address New Challenges

Mathias Schreiber will dedicate himself to new responsibilities after a successful seven years as managing director. The supervisory board would like to thank him emphatically for his work and wishes him all the best for the future.

Mathias Schreiber has been the CEO of TYPO3 since 2016, with the goal of supporting the development and visibility of TYPO3. He first came into contact with TYPO3 in 2001 and was introduced to the TYPO3 community as part of the Netfielders. In 2013, he collected material for the 6.2 version and was later sponsored by wmdb Systems as a full-time product owner. Mathias Schreiber originally comes from the advertising and music industries.

Significant milestones during his career:

  • 2014-2017: Product Owner for TYPO3 Release 7 & 8
  • 2016: Founding TYPO3 GmbH
  • 2017: Introduction of the partner program; introduction of a CRM solution
  • 2018: Live streaming of TYPO3 events; introduction of the ELTS Self Management System
  • 2019: Launched the platform; moved into new offices
  • 2020: Hosted the virtual general assembly and set up a video production studio; implemented the member administration, the online certification platform and the professional service listings (PSL)
  • 2021: Organized the TYPO3 Online Days
  • 2022: Launched official TYPO3 training courses


TYPO3 GmbH: the TYPO3 Service Company

In the year 2016, the TYPO3 Association established the TYPO3 GmbH, a separate service company that provides support and services. The company also promotes the further development of TYPO3 CMS.

The TYPO3 GmbH headquarters is located in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the company currently employs 15 full-time employees. The managing director is Daniel Fau. The highest authority in the company is the supervisory board, consisting of members elected by the board of the TYPO3 Association.


The Role of the Association

The company was founded as a branch of the TYPO3 Association, in order to realize the goals and ideals of a professional open-source software provider.

The TYPO3 Association is one of the few open-source software projects that runs a commercial company owned by the community. This solution makes it possible to connect commercial goals and the community-driven project.


Providing Commercial Services

The TYPO3 GmbH takes care of commercial services, such as expanded support plans, service level agreements, and partnerships with agencies and the industry.

The company is not in competition with agencies that use TYPO3 CMS, but instead offers additional supportive services such as presales services, project testing, and marketing for the content management system.

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