YOUR CONTACTS AT ALTON
Maximilian Karagöz – CEO
Maximilian Karagöz is the CEO at ALTON. He has also been appointed as Notary Public by the Governor in Florida. His activities in the free economy and in politics allowed him to build up a valuable network of industry representatives. Mr. Karagöz has been leading our company since 2005 and can assist you based on his knowledge and long-term experience.
Michael Kempe – Advisor
Since 2016, Michael Kempe has been part of the ALTON advisory team. He provides detailed advice to our customers concerning the US-Market Entry. His great expertise is the field of e-commerce amongst others.
After he completed his Business Degree with specialization in Marketing and Trade, he gained valuable experience in medium-sized, owner-managed companies and developed a good sense for the needs of entrepreneurs.
You can meet Michael Kempe at various business event. He talks about topics such as the US-Market Entry, the specificities in the USA and strategic approaches for European SMEs (small and medium-enterprises).
Florian Schweinle – Advisor
After his studies at the LMU in Munich, Florian Schweinle gained his first professional experience in Sales and Real Estate Consulting. In 2011, he moved to the USA where he founded and led his own transport company in Miami, Florida.
Since his return to Germany, in the beginning of 2018, he has been working as an advisor in our Team in Wiesbaden and supports our customers based on his own practical experience regarding the US-Market entry.
Alex German – Advisor
Alexis German is an advisor at ALTON and supports customers on their way to enter the US market. From 2003 to 2010, he was living in Florida and was working as a self-employed Sales Representative in the B2B segment. From 2010 onwards, Mr. German worked as a Sales and Account Manager at two different corporations in Frankfurt. He also acquired an additional qualification in Risk Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Based on his own professional and personal experience in the USA, Mr. German can advise our customers at first hand concerning the US-American market.
Stefanie Beckmann – Operations
Stefanie Beckmann has been working for ALTON since 2017. She gained professional experience at reputable companies such as Lufthansa in New York or the BMW Group in Munich.
Her stays abroad in the USA, Canada and several European countries, allowed her to acquire intercultural skills that are beneficial for ALTON. Through her high customer orientation and her organizational talent, she regularly contributes to our customers’ satisfaction. Ms. Beckmann speaks fluently German, English, Spanish and French.
Nina Polzer – Administration – Wiesbaden
Nina Polzer has been working for ALTON since 2014. She serves our clients at our German headquarter in Wiesbaden. Ms. Polzer is responsible, amongst others, for administrative tasks in Wiesbaden.
Sandra Johne – Administration – Wiesbaden
Sandra Johne is oftentimes the first point of contact for existing customers at ALTON. Our customers value with exception her high competence. Ms. Johne has been working for ALTON since 2014.
Her extensive and long-term professional experience at our US-American headquarter in Miami, allowed her to acquire a wide range of qualifications that are now beneficial for ALTON.
Silja Jormanainen – Administration – Miami
Since 2011, Silja Jormanainen is part of ALTON at our headquarter in Miami. She is responsible for the communication with our existing customers. Silja Jormanainen speaks fluently German, English as well as Spanish and Finnish. Apart from her expertise concerning notarial activities, she is an organizational talent and contributes considerably through her language skills.
Sandra Tellez – Sales Tax Administration – Miami
Sandra Tellez is in charge of the Sales Tax Administration at our headquarter in Miami. She speaks perfectly German and Spanish and was working for the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)“ (German Society for International Cooperation) for 10 years.
Sebastian Dill – Sales Tax & Accounting – Miami
Sebastian Dill works for the ALTON headquarters in Miami and is responsible for our customers in the field of book-keeping and Sales Tax. He has been living in Miami since 2009 and has completed his Bachelor Degree, with a specialization in Finance, at the Florida International University. Sebastian Dill gained further professional experience at the subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE. Apart from German and English, he also speaks fluently Spanish.