About Magnolia

Magnolia started small, driven by two innovators who wanted to build a flexible and powerful CMS. Over the years, we've extended this vision to make life easier for our customers and partners - to understand your DX challenges and to ensure that each deployment of the platform is truly tailored to what you want.

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Magnolia was founded in 1997 by Boris Kraft and Pascal Mangold, two software entrepreneurs with a passion for both people and technology. It is a privately-held company with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Today, Magnolia has a global reach, with more than 10 regional offices serving customers in over 100 countries. Through its network of expert implementation partners, Magnolia helps enterprises master their DX initiatives with a platform that's engineered for the challenges and opportunities of going digital.  

We started with the vision of building one of the first open-source content management systems that let organizations create engaging websites and digital experiences around their existing IT infrastructure, exactly the way they want.

The result is an award-winning, fast and flexible Headless CMS - available in the cloud or on-premises, used in DX architectures. A CMS that powers the digital presence of some of the largest companies in the world.


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Our management team

Tim Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Alain Kugelmann

Chief Financial Officer

Jan Haderka

Chief Technology Officer

Anthony Poliseno

Chief Marketing Officer

Samuel Staehelin

Chief Services Officer

Our general managers

Sebastian Stang

General Manager, EMEA

Darren Hitchcock

General Manager, UKI

Don Lee

General Manager, APAC

Eric Hechinger

General Manager, Vietnam

Magnolia Mixtapes is a bi-monthly radio show on Radio X hosted by Magnolia Staff Members. 

Radio X is an independent Basel radio station and has been the direct neighbor of the Magnolia headquarters for years. Enjoy one hour of our favorite tracks live on the first Wednesday of every second month, or listen to all episodes in the Radio X archive. As diverse as our team at Magnolia is our taste in music. 150 bpm techno music or soft indie-pop – everything goes.