Our Company

Get to know us, and trust us with your most prized possessions: Your information and the tools you use to organize it. You won’t regret it.

Vision and Mission

Your partner for digital transformation.
It’s fme you love to work with.

We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses with business consulting and technology services.

About us

Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, Business Intelligence, Social Business Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24*7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

For more than 25 years, renowned corporations like Boehringer Ingelheim, BMW, CSL Behring, Debeka, EagleBurgmann, Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Finacial Services have relied on our experience and competence. We are a privately held company and have enjoyed uninterrupted and profitable growth over the years resulting in a comfortable shareholder equity rate.

Videos about fme


fme – The story behind our vision

"Your partner for digital transformation. It's fme you love to work with." In this video, you'll learn what our clients have to say about this, what quality has to do with it, and how we live our vision in our day-to-day work.

25 Years of Digital Love

25 years of digital love is the story of an IT company that began with two people in Braunschweig, Germany and has become a global team of almost 300 employees. Take a look at our image video.

Our Values


We are open, honest and fair

Open and straightforward dealings with our clients, business partners and employees are the basis for mutual trust and long term success.


Humans, Processes & Tools: We put our strengths to work

We deliver excellent work results, based on our well-tuned and proven processes, methods and tools, and aim to delight our clients through reliability and quality of service.


We share information and benefit mutually

Team spirit is a top priority for us. Mutual assistance, trust and active knowledge transfer are key components for successful collaboration and profitable projects.


We think long-term and grow sustainably

With customers, business partners and employees we tend to enjoy long term relationships. Such close and extended collaborations help to build mutual trust and allow us to jointly expand and develop.


Work is fun and leads to good results

We make all efforts to maintain a creative and enjoyable work environment within which superior results can be achieved, results to be proud of, results guaranteed to delight our customers and to fully satisfy their requirements.


It’s possible!

A flat management structure, a company of manageable size and a highly motivated team are ideal to help you master your challenges. True to our motto “it’s possible”, we are ready to tackle the realization of your plans and goals.

Our Vision

Your partner for digital transformation.

It’s fme you love to work with.

fme in numbers

Founding Year


Employees of fme group

Revenue in Million €

fme Timeline

  1. 1995

    Foundation of fme GmbH based on the Frank Mittelstaedt EDV and Systementwicklung. Michael Engelen joins fme.

  2. 1996

    Dirk Bode joins fme

  3. 1997

    First DMS project for an automotive company

  4. 1998

    Partnership with Documentum. Dirk Bode becomes third member of the fme management.

  5. 2000

    30 employees, opening of the Munich office

  6. 2001

    50 employees, acquisition of the internet agency OPENBOX and change of name to fme AG

  7. 2003

    60 employees, focus on Enterprise Content Management

  8. 2005

    More than 70 employees, "migration-center" achieves "Designed for Documentum" status. New office in Cluj, Romania

  9. 2006

    New fme office opens in Frankfurt and serves mostly the life sciences industry.

  10. 2008

    fme offers cross platform design, efficient introduction and use of Enterprise Content Management

  11. 2009

    The total of employees within the fme group has risen above 100

  12. 2010

    fme expands the portfolio with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Business Intelligence (BI) and establishes fme US, LLC. (Danbury, CT)

  13. 2011

    fme launches "docspread" as a platform for mobile business applications

  14. 2012

    fme receives award as top employer 2012 by TOP JOB

  15. 2013

    fme moves into the new headquarter at Wolfenbütteler Straße 33

  16. 2015

    fme has an office in Düsseldorf. The number of employees exceeds 170.

  17. 2017

    The number of employees of fme group grows to more than 200.

  18. 2018

    fme celebrates 20 years of partnership with OpenText Documentum and is nominated as one of three candidates for the OpenText Partner of the Year Award 2018.

  19. 2020

    fme celebrates their 25th Anniversary, due to the COVID-19 pandemic virtually at first.

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  20. 2021

    fme achieves 37 million Euros turnover as a global group.

Our fme Management Team

We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses.

It’s Frank you love to work with.

Frank D’Entrone | President

After graduating from SUNY at Delhi in 1989 with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technologies, working for GEC Alstom servicing clients in Power Generation, Mr. D’Entrone then graduated from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 1999 and accepted a position for a Biotech company in Boston entering into the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space. Mr. D’Entrone then went on to work for IT services organizations providing ECM consulting services to clients in industries such as Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Finance. In 2007 Mr. D’Entrone founded DT Technologies Inc. continuing to provide ECM consulting services till entering into a joint venture with fme AG in March of 2010.

Dirk Bode

Chairman of the Board | CEO

It’s Dirk you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After completing a degree in business information technology at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology) and the State University of New York at Albany, Dirk Bode was hired as fme GmbH’s Marketing and Sales Officer in July 1996. A few years later he became member of the executive board. Since the change of fme’s legal status in 2001 he serves as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of fme AG.

Daniel Pelke

Executive Board Member | Director Business Unit

It’s Daniel you love to work with.
+49 89 20 35 8 10
Having completed his studies in Computer Sciences in Munich, Daniel Pelke was among others employed at Hewlett Packard as Business Development Manager before he joined Documentum as a PreSales Director for CEEMSA in 1997. Starting in 2008 he became Technical Director for the Software Group at EMC and lastly held the position as Head of Center of Expertise and CTO there. From November 2015 to October 2017 fme Daniel Pelke started at fme as Director Business Unit and Digital Evangelist and managed the Business Unit for Life Science Solutions in Frankfurt. In November 2017 he became Member of the fme AG Executive Board.

Klaus Beckmann

Director Business Unit

It’s Klaus you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After completing his degree in information management at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology), Klaus Beckmann was initially self-employed at his company OPENBOX, which developed database-driven websites. In April 2001, he transferred to fme AG, and today, he is Authorized representative and Director Business Unit in the Professional Services division in Braunschweig, where he is responsible for the delivery of projects in Enterprise Content Management and Social Business Collaboration.

Anke Brandt

Director Human Resources

It’s Anke you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
Anke Brandt joined fme AG in November 1999 to set up the finance department. Based on her studies and various further training courses, she set up the personnel department in 2003. After many years as Head of Finance, Human Resources and Reception, she has focused exclusively on Human Resources since November 1, 2018.

Ian Crone

Business Unit Director

It’s Ianyou love to work with.
+49 6190 888 180
Ian Crone became the Business Unit Director for the fme Life Sciences Team in Europe in October 2021. He has a background in Chemical Engineering, which is the subject of both his degree at Strathclyde University in Scotland and the first fourteen years of his career at Unilever. Over the two decades since, prior to joining fme, Ian has been involved in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industry, from every angle of drug development, specialising in NMR, IDMP, RIM, medical devices and regulatory solutions for some of the largest Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical companies around the globe. He has been involved both from an industry and technology supply side, in roles held at Oxford Instruments, BioStorage Technologies, Samarind and Amplexor. Ian enjoyed living and working internationally during his consulting career and brings more than 20 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry to his new role at fme.

Frank D’Entrone

President fme US, LLC

It’s Frank you love to work with.
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After graduating from SUNY at Delhi in 1989 with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technologies, working for GEC Alstom servicing clients in Power Generation, Mr. D’Entrone then graduated from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 1999 and accepted a position for a Biotech company in Boston entering into the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space. Mr. D’Entrone then went on to work for IT services organizations providing ECM consulting services to clients in industries such as Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Finance. In 2007 Mr. D’Entrone founded DT Technologies Inc. continuing to provide ECM consulting services till entering into a joint venture with fme AG in March of 2010.

Tina Lenitzki

Director Marketing

It’s Tina you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After graduating from the Technical University at Braunschweig in 1995 (Masters Degree in English and American Studies) Tina Lenitzki gained professional experience while working for IT manufacturers and distributors as Management Assistant and later as Marketing Specialist. In January 2000 she started her career at fme and since 2006 Tina Lenitzki manages the marketing department.

Frank Mittelstaedt

Partner & Business Development Manager | Founder

It’s Frank you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
Directly after completing his degree in information management at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology), Frank Mittelstaedt founded frank mittelstaedt EDV-Beratung & Systementwicklung in 1989. The company was renamed fme GmbH in 1995 and incorporated in 2001. Frank Mittelstaedt is responsible for the Partner & Business Development division.

Ioan Negrea

General Manager fme SRL

It’s Ioan you love to work with.
+40 264 44 3533
After graduating from the Babeş Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Economic Computer Science Department, in 1998, Ioan Negrea gained professional experience while working for Romanian and German IT companies, mainly in the ERP area as a software developer in the beginning, than project manager and eventually general manager. After several successful projects together with fme AG during the period 2004-2005, in July 2005 fme SRL was founded in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, which is currently being managed by Ioan Negrea.

Markus Oponczewski

Director Business Unit

It’s Markus you love to work with.
+49 8920 35810
Markus Oponczewski started at fme AG in 2004. Today, he is a Director Business Unit at the Munich branch, where he is responsible for the Professional Services division in southern Germany. Since the start of his career in 1992, he had held a number of different positions at other companies, where he focused on such areas as process management on a vehicle production line at Adam Opel AG, IT projects for the telecommunications industry at IBM Global Services, and IT project management for content management systems at Pixelpark AG.

Florian Piaszyk

Director fme Products

It’s Florian you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After completing his degree in information management with a focus on multimedia technology at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Florian Piaszyk gained experience at various IT service providers and systems integration companies, where he served as project manager and quality manager. Since joining fme AG in February 2005, Florian Piaszyk oversaw the setup of the Product Development division and took over responsibility for the international product business in May 2011.

Jan-Philipp Pröve

Director Finance

It’s Jan-Philipp you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After studying Business Administration at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Jan-Philipp Pröve gained his first professional experience at a Strategy Consultancy. He then moved to a mid-sized IT consulting company, where he set up the finance and project controlling department. He joined fme in December 2019 and since then he has been in charge of the finance department and the reception desk team.

Rüdiger Sievers

Director Business Unit

It’s Rüdiger you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After completing his studies as a graduate in business administration, specializing in business information systems, Rüdiger Sievers initially was employed as a project manager and later as a consultant for the deployment of software systems in retail and telecommunications. In 2012 he joined fme AG and since October 2020 he supports clients as Director Business Unit in redesigning and consistently refining their business models and processes – especially in the automotive industry.

Alexander von Reuß

Director Information Management

It’s Alexander you love to work with.
+49 531 238540
After Mr. von Reuß graduated from the Technical University of Berlin with a degree in electrical engineering, specializing in the design of very large scale integrated circuits, he initially joined IBM Deutschland GmbH as a UNIX consultant. Along with his consulting work, he designed new service offerings and earned certifications as a Senior IT Specialist and Senior IT Enterprise Architect. He later worked as a Senior Architect in the pharmaceutical industry as well as at CapGemini before taking over the management of operational IT at medneo GmbH. Both there as well as in his role as IT Manager at the KRITIS-relevant laboratory MDI Limbach Berlin, one of his main priorities was the development of systems for the legally compliant, modern processing of patient data. In addition to his technical roles, Mr. von Reuß attained the title of Mediator in 2017, following training by the IMK Berlin. He joined fme AG in February 2022 as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and is head of the Information Management department.

Nigel Whitehead

Chief Operating Officer fme US, LLC

It’s Nigel you love to work with.
+1 203 617 4250
Before he joined fme US in December 2017, Nigel Whitehead held a number of senior executive roles including the management of a solutions business with a strong focus on ECM. He was the CEO at Advanced Health Media and held positions as Managing Director at CSC Healthcare Group and President Life Sciences at First Consulting Group. Nigel Whitehead brings more than 30 years of experience in the Life Science Industry to the role of the Chief Operating Officer at fme US, LLC.

Culture Book

Susann – Principal Consultant

»Expressing praise is often a difficult thing for people in general, but that’s not the case for my colleagues. It’s a wonderful feeling to get a pat on the back for a job well done. «

Dirk – CEO

»I really enjoy working at this company. When I started this job 22 years ago, I said to myself: »If you are fed up with this job for three days in a row, then you should do something else!« I still say this to myself, and I am still here :)«

Jasmin – HR Business Partner

»It’s a terrific feeling to know that right from the start, superiors and colleagues across all departments placed their trust in me and I was accepted me as a member of the team without any reservations. «

Helene – Working Student

»In April of this year, I was able to start my internship at fme and was welcomed with open arms from the very first moment. In the meantime, I’m writing my final thesis here and in this short time I’ve already really learned a lot. Getting used to a new environment is not always easy, but colleagues or supervisors are all always willing to help and are available to answer any questions. I’m grateful to have been able to gain my first impressions of the working world here and can’t imagine a better company for this.«

Cornelius – Director Information Technology

»Here you have opportunities to develop, prove yourself and be successful. At fme you get the “chance” to make mistakes (and I have made a few) but also to learn from them and do better. There is someone who will take the time to discuss and analyze your successes and mistakes with you.«

Our Partners

Long-term partnerships with selected software companies are of great importance to us in the fast-growing market for IT systems. With our cooperation partners, we are able to keep our knowledge constantly up to date and provide you with complex IT solutions that take your business forward.

Strategic Partners

Alfresco Partner

Alfresco Software, Inc. is the first and leading open source alternative for enterprise content management.


AWS Consulting Partner

As official AWS Consulting Partner, we support companies in developing and operating their own cloud- and big data-based solutions.


Ennov Partner

Ennov provides the most original, comprehensive and cost-effective suite of software solutions for the Life Sciences industry.



Ephesoft, Inc. develops technology that makes meaning out of unstructured data for decision-makers worldwide.


Generis Certified Partner

Generis is a global leader in content and information management systems, specialising in proven solutions for regulated industries.



Hyland is a leading content services provider that enables thousands of organizations to deliver a better experience to their customers and partners.


Microsoft Gold Partner

As a Microsoft partner, we have had the various gold and silver competencies for years, which prove the know-how of our employees.


Our partnership with OpenText of over 20 years continues to be of high importance and value to our mutual clients.


Qlik Partner

Qlik helps companies respond faster and work smarter by unlocking the maximum potential of their data.


Sparta Systems Logo

Sparta Systems is the provider of TrackWise® enterprise QMS software and TrackWise Digital® service.


Veeva Services Partner

Veeva Systems Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.


VMware Partner

VMware streamlines the journey for organizations to become digital businesses that deliver better experiences to their customers and empower employees to do their best work.


Technology Partners


Box is a cloud content management provider.



Jive (NASDAQ: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business.


Oracle Gold Partner

With Oracle we have the second largest software corporation in the world and the leading supplier of e-business solutions for the internet on our side.