Holger Antelmann is Managing Director of the software company Madrugada GmbH with a strong background in Java development and distributed enterprise software. Before pursuing his own ventures, he worked at Versant Corporation, Fremont, CA as Product Manager until 2001. He joined Versant as a Systems Engineer in Germany in 1996. Prior to Versant, Holger Antelmann gained 2 years of ODBMS experience in the areas of consulting, training, support, and presales while working for Object Design Inc. in Germany. He obtained additional experience in the financial market with the IT department of a major German savings bank (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen) in 1994. Holger Antelmann received a Master's degree equivalent in computer science & business administration at the European Business School in Germany (with exchange semesters at EBS London and San Diego State University) in 1993 .