Our Story

Acrolinx helps the world’s greatest brands to create amazing content.

Built on an advanced linguistic analytics engine, Acrolinx is the only software platform that can actually “read” your content and guide writers to make it better. That’s why companies like Adobe, Boeing, Google, and Philips use Acrolinx to create content that’s more engaging, enjoyable, and impactful.

Meet The Team

Built on Science, yet Incredibly Human

BUILT ON SCIENCE
We’re what happens when you mix together a bunch of computational linguists and ask them to solve tough language problems. Born out of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, we’re passionate about language and technology.

WITH A LOVE OF LANGUAGE
We love language, we revel in its diversity, complexity and richness. Great language illuminates ideas, ignites imagination and delights the ear. Our software helps people create content that is more findable, readable and enjoyable – that’s our business.

Management Team

We love helping you speak with one voice.

Dr. Andrew Bredenkamp

Founder & CEO

Dr. Andrew Bredenkamp is founder and CEO of Acrolinx. Andrew has been solving content problems for the world’s biggest brands for over 25 years. Before starting Acrolinx, Andrew was Head of the Technology Transfer Centre at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Language Technology Lab. Andrew holds degrees in languages and linguistics, and a PhD in Computational Linguistics. He is on the advisory board of a number of organizations, including Translators without Borders.

Ulrich Callmeier

CTO & COO

As CTO and COO, Ulrich Callmeier leads all R&D, Engineering, and Product Management for Acrolinx. He has more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing advanced natural language processing systems and holds a master’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Computational Linguistics from Saarland University. Prior to Acrolinx, Ulrich helped lead the development of a new natural language analysis component for customer self-service software provider YY Technologies in Mountain View, CA, and was also part of the research staff at Saarland University.

Christopher Willis

CMO

Christopher P Willis is Acrolinx’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all aspects of the company’s Marketing strategy. He brings over 20 years of experience growing companies in the technology sector. Before joining Acrolinx, Willis held leadership roles in marketing, creative, technical, and business development at companies including Perfecto, Pyxis Mobile, KPMG-CT, ModelGolf, and Cambridge Technology Group. Willis is a recognized thought leader, and is active within industry groups dedicated to the growth and health of Marketing Technology and the verticals he serves. He holds a BA from Gettysburg College.

Charles Frydenborg

VP, Global Sales

For over 20 years Charles Frydenborg has been leading award-winning enterprise sales teams that have a passion for understanding customer challenges and solving tough business issues with technology. Prior to joining Acrolinx, Chuck built Rosetta Stone’s corporate sales division from the ground up into a thriving business and he served as VP of Sales at Gartner where his team led the company to business growth and client retention. When he’s not busy helping customers, Chuck serves on the Advisory Board of Best Buddies Virginia/ Capital Region, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Andrew Martin

VP, Sales EMEA

Andrew has many years of experience in all parts of the Content lifecycle and has been at the forefront in helping customers with their online Transformation. He has a track record in leading successful sales teams in the UK and across Europe. Prior to joining Acrolinx, Andy was Regional Director for Oracle where he led the Content, Process and Mobile business and prior to that was VP Northern Europe for Fatwire leading the growth of the European business prior to its acquisition. In his spare time, Andy is a keen sportsman and sports coach.

Melissa Caldwell

VP, Customer Success

With over 20 years of international sales and customer success experience, Melissa Caldwell represents a strategic voice of the customer perspective within Acrolinx. Prior to joining the company, Melissa spent the last 10 years growing the Client Services and Success teams at Rosetta Stone into a global organization renowned for an unparalleled quality of service in its industry and strong retention rates. A true customer advocate, Melissa brings a passion for ensuring a positive customer journey focused on maximizing the value Acrolinx provides as an organization.

Joern Woywat

CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Joern Woywat is responsible for managing the financial aspects of Acrolinx. He brings over 20 years of financial management experience at high-growth technology businesses. Prior to Acrolinx, Joern held several positions as VP of Finance and CFO at software companies including Asdis, Swyx and Schad. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Goettingen.

Dr. Sabine Lehmann

Chief Linguist & Co-Founder

Sabine Lehmann has worked in language engineering for more than 15 years, initially at ISSCO in Geneva and the DFKI in Saarbrücken until 2002. Her expertise is in the development and evaluation of large-scale linguistic processing systems and their modification for specific applications. Sabine is also co-founder of Acrolinx.

Stefan Kamphausen

VP, Engineering

With a degree in Physics from the University of Göttingen, Stefan adds over 20 years of software development and engineering leadership to the Acrolinx team. He started his professional career implementing and publishing AI algorithms, which were applied to pharmaceutical research, financial and medical data analysis. He also worked in enterprise software development, including SAP. Stefan joined Acrolinx in 2012 and oversees the engineering team.  He is also an Open Source advocate and contributor, an author, a conference organizer, and very fond of Linux, Lisp, and Emacs.

Robert Bredlau

VP, Global Channels & Alliances

Robert Bredlau is a strategic business development professional with over 20 years of experience. As Vice President Global Channels & Alliances, Bredlau is responsible for the enhancement of the partner strategy and the expansion of the global partner ecosystem. Before joining Acrolinx, he developed the partner strategy of Day Software (acquired by Adobe) and led the international transformation of e-Spirit across Europe and the United States.

Our Award Winning Software Platform

Acrolinx is proud to have some of the world’s most recognized brands as customers.