Our Success Story and Experience Since 1995

asknet AG is one of the pioneers of eBusiness in Germany. 

Our company 

  • Was the first company in Germany to sell software via the Internet, and established softwarehouse.de which has grown into today's biggest portal for software downloads in Europe. 
  • Provides global and fully customizable on-demand solutions as well as comprehensive full services for world-class eCommerce, to manage transactions for publishers of digital media like e.g. for ABBYY, CyberLink, F-Secure, HBO Europe, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, Panda Security or
    Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Today, the unique flexibility and adaptability of our outsourcing solutions for online shops and portals give us that decisive competitive edge and ensure our position as a leader in electronic software distribution.

Executive Board

Michael Konrad

Michael Konrad


Michael Konrad joined asknet AG as Commercial Manager in 2003. In March 2004 he was appointed to the board and, from July 2011, he acts as the CEO of asknet. 

After studying for the degree of industrial engineer at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, he began his career as a business analyst with Du Pont Chemicals. After transferring to the pharmaceutical industry and joining the US Allergan Group he worked as a financial analyst for their Pharmaceutical Department Central Europe. From 1999 to 2002 Michael Konrad was Head of Accounting and Controlling at entory AG, an IT subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG.

Ute Köhler

Ute Imhof


Ute Imhof joined asknet as Director Process Improvement in 2006 and took over as Head of Business Operations in 2007. In 2009, she was appointed Vice President of Business Operations and Professional Services. Before she came to asknet, Ute Imhof worked in Solution Sales and Business Operations in Ireland and Germany for TRADOS, later SDL. She has more than 16 years of experience in the IT industry. As the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ute Imhof has been in charge of Business Operations, Professional Services and Product Development since July 2, 2014.

Supervisory Board

Dr. Joachim Bernecker (Chairman)
Business consultant

Thomas Krüger (Deputy Chairman)
Managing Director, Ad Astra Erste Beteiligungs GmbH & AdAstra Venture Consult GmbH

Marc Wurster
Lawyer and tax accountant


asknet is committed to excellent quality and sustainability. Both factors are crucial for our growth. The following awards and recognitions motivate us to continue the course of our strategy. We thank our clients and vendors for the trust they place in us and in our technology.