As Director, E-commerce, René leads OSC’s e-commerce practice, empowering our clients to make onsite search a key driver for improving their online sales.
René has worked in search for almost 15 years, including on projects for some of the top 10 German e-commerce sites. He is co-founder and co-organiser of MICES (Mix-Camp E-commerce Search), an event that brings together the e-commerce search community each year. His technological focus is on Solr, Elasticsearch and Lucene. He created and maintains the Querqy open source library for query rewriting. René is co-initiator of the Chorus project – an open source software stack that combines Querqy with other powerful tools to build e-commerce search and to measure and improve search quality.
René holds a degree in African Studies (try talking to him in Swahili!), Linguistics and History. In good years he accomplishes running a marathon. René is based in OSC’s Berlin office.