Our Team

Mikme is designed and engineered by a passionate team of musicians, designers and engineers in Austria, Germany, Serbia, USA and the Netherlands. Our team consists of highly professional and passionate people.

Our Success

We have built successful, world-class audio products such as studio microphones and headphones, wireless microphones and Bluetooth speakers for companies such as AKG, JBL, Samsung, Audi and others.


15 years

On average, the team has 15 years of experience designing, engineering and marketing audio products. In sum, the team holds 80+ patents and has won 40+ design awards.

15 people

It has taken 15+ people working on the Mikme project to make it come true. Our main focus is delivering tools that make artists and creatives lives more productive  and fun.



Meet the team

Philipp Sonnleitner - CEO and founder - MIKME

Philipp Sonnleitner
CEO and founder

A musician and creative, Phillipp worked at AKG Acoustics for 8 years. As product manager he has led several product development teams building microphones, wireless systems and software solutions in the professional and consumer audio business.

Phillipp also makes his own music, which is a mix of funk, electro and jazz. His passion is playing piano and other instruments with keys.

Philipp at soundcloud
Philipp at linkedin

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Mario Siokola
Head of Products

Mario worked for 10 years at AKG Acoustics and 9 years at Siemens as a product manager.

He loves to travel around the world and listen to his massive iTunes music collection.

Marc Planeck
Head of Development

Marc worked for 12 years at AKG as a software engineer as well as 4 years at software development agencies in the fields of firmware, app and web development.

He loves playing his guitar and loves Punk music!

alex pohl - creative director - MIKME

Alex Pohl
Lead design

Alex has 10+ years experience in digital UIX and brand design. He’s worked for Audi, BMW, Samsung, JBL and AKG. In addition to working with great companies, he’s won multiple design awards in the past few years, including iF and Red Dot.

Punk head and bearded.

Alex is a passionate bass player.

Alex at linkedin

Laura Helm

Eva Sonnleitner

Josef Scheider - Mechanical construction - MIKME

Josef Scheider
Mechnical Construction

Joseph has 30+ years experience in mechanical construction of audio products, and is the former lead of mechanical construction at AKG.

Josef at linkedin

Manuel Gattinger
Industrial design

Manuel has 10+ years experience in industrial design. During this time, he’s worked for Nokia, Samsung, JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG.

Between 2013and 2014, he’s racked up 40+ design awards (Red Dot, CES Innovation Awards, iF and more).

Loves to travel. Lives in Munich. His heart is still living in Salzburg.

Manuel at linkedin

Thomas Mauerhofer - musician - MIKME

Marie Domingo

Thomas is a professional musician who’s helping test and review each step from the perspective of a musician.

He's also the guitar player of Marina & The Kats who are featured in our Kickstarter Video. Get the title song 'Hypnotize Me' at iTunes



Stefan Kienberger

Stefan has 10+ years experience in communications, strategic planning, financing and networking.

He’s also organized music events and art exhibitions for more than 20 years.

He knows how to party.

Manuel Gattinger - Designer MIKME

Thomas Wachauer

Stefan has 10+ years experience in communications, strategic planning, financing and networking.

Vladimir Marc 

Stefan has 10+ years experience in communications, strategic planning, financing and networking.

Victor Bergen Henegouwen - App development - MIKME

Victor Bergen Henegouwen
App development

Victor is the CEO of  elephant candy, our app development partner from Amsterdam.

He likes horseback riding and bull fighting.

Niels Boggards - App developer - MIKME

Niels Bogaards
App developer

Niels has 15+ years experience in software/app development. He’s a DSP wizard at elephant candy, our app development partner from Amsterdam.

Loves music fom 1974.


Iva  Salmon

Toine has 10+ years experience in software/web/app development at at elephant candy, our development partner from Amsterdam.

He’s a passionate photographer. He also enjoys Playing piano and loves brewing beer.


Vukašin Ristić 
Software Architect

Vukašin has 10+ years experience in embedded software design. He’s an embedded Software Architect from our design house partner embedded++ from Belgrade.

Edward Herda


Kat Earnshaw
Mikme US representative

Kat has 10+ years experience as a creative art director and designer. Past clients include Google, AKG, JBL and Mark Levinson.

She’s also dedicated her time to working on a handful of advocacy initiatives for the greater good.

Kat loves to travel, play piano and photography.