Our Story

cleverbridge was founded in 2005 by industry experts with decades of ecommerce experience. Today, we provide ecommerce technology, services and expertise for hundreds of software and cloud companies selling digital products to consumers and businesses. Leveraging our hosted solution and full-service offering, our clients strategically use ecommerce to build stronger customer relationships and rapidly increase global online sales.

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Our Team

cleverbridge is an innovative, enthusiastic, open-minded community of more than 280 technophiles collaborating across offices in Cologne, Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. Though we’re a diverse group, personally and professionally, we’re all united in our focus on two very important things: 1) exceeding the expectations of our clients and 2) having fun with what we do, both in the office and outside of it.

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Management Team

Christian Blume

CEO, Founder

Christian is a seasoned ecommerce professional, having worked in the industry since 1998. He was the General Manager of FERI Digital Investor GmbH and Director of Product Management for another ecommerce provider before founding cleverbridge AG in 2005. He has his Masters of Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany.

Martin Trzaskalik

CTO, Founder

Martin has nearly 20 years of experience in software development and ecommerce operations. He was the Director of Product Development for another ecommerce provider before founding cleverbridge in 2005. He is a proven technology expert – from strategy to implementation – and studied Business Informatics at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Dieter Dehlke


Dieter has over 25 years of experience in managing the finance and administration departments of leading companies in various industries, with an impressive track record in debt and capital market transactions. Before joining cleverbridge, he served as the CFO of Bigpoint Group in Hamburg. Dieter has a degree in Economics from the University of Göttingen.

Craig Vodnik

VP Operations, Founder

Craig’s Internet expertise dates back to 1995 when, as Webmaster of the Chicago Tribune, he was key to launching the paper online. In addition to serving as Project Manager, North America for Europe’s leading ecommerce provider, he also worked in advertising and financial services. He studied Nuclear Engineering at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Our Offices

Cologne, Germany

Gereonstr. 43-65
50670 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 221-222 45-0
Fax: +49 221-222 45-19
CS Fax: +49 221-222 45-40

Chicago, USA

350 N. Clark Street
Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois, 60654

Phone: +1 312-922-8693
Fax: +1 312-376-1854

San Francisco, USA

333 Bryant St.
Suite LL120
San Francisco, California, 94107

Phone: +1 415-617-9482

Tokyo, Japan

Wakamatsu Bldg. Level 7
3-3-6 Nihonbashi-Honcho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023, Japan

Phone: +81 (0) 3-6869-2200
Fax: +81 (0) 3-6701-1969