Stephan Schmitt joined Lumesse in April 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer to provide executive marketing leadership for Lumesse’s global operations.
Stephan is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in a series of marketing leadership roles within the tech industry – at both an enterprise and start-up level.
Following a highly successful marketing career at HP Stephan has more recently been involved in a series of innovative new technologies start-ups in the US to help develop their strategy and successful market penetration including SimplyLEDs where he served as a partner and company officer. He also serves as a board member at start-ups ReadyReceipts, Cymbrio and SimplyLEDs.
Prior to this, Stephan was vice president of worldwide marketing at HP’s StorageWorks division where he was overseeing and directing the entire marketing mix for a business unit with $4 billion in revenue.
Stephan joined HP in 1991 in Germany and has held senior European marketing and management positions. In his last European assignment, he managed the commercial supplies business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa before moving to the US to become vice president of marketing for the HP printing supplies business.
Stephan graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He holds a University Diploma in mechanical engineering, computer science and business administration.