Martin Baumgartel studied mathematics at the Friedrich Schiller University. He has been involved in projects concerning mass-data retrieval problems during work at the German National Library Institute. After conducting research projects at Deutsche Telekom research labs, he was responsible for enterprise search projects for Deutsche Telekom and its customers. After relocating to the U.S., Martin helped Akamai Technologies launch their mobile product line and introduced it to a variety of clients.
Subsequently, he joined the online division of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts to manage the search experience on various web properties, including disneycruise.com, disneyworld.com, disneyland.com - among others.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events about search, knowledge management and mobile issues. In 2013 he joined Verizon Wireless to oversee site search with a focus on e-commerce and e-support.