Lutz Henke, Diplom-Kaufmann

founded LIGHTHOUSE MCS GmbH in 1997 together with former IBM employees. Since then, he has been the managing partner with responsibility for sales and marketing, as well as for quality assurance of software development.

Lutz Henke studied business administration in Kiel and Hamburg. After completing his studies, he worked as a self-employed IT trainer for business management applications. In 1992, he joined SAP AG in Walldorf. There, he worked in product sales for Human Capital Management solutions for two years. Then he took on the task of setting up the new international business unit for HCM-PD professional services, and headed this department until the founding of LIGHTHOUSE.


Jana Renate Smolawa

has been managing partner of LIGHTHOUSE since 1999, where she is in charge of strategy consulting and software development.

From 1984, Jana Renate Smolawa was area service manager and product manager (with full power of attorney) for the then leading personnel management system IPAS.

From 1987 up to the time she joined LIGHTHOUSE, she was head of development and product manager at SAP AG in Walldorf. There, she was in charge of design and development of the standard products Organizational Management, HCM Personnel Planning and Development, and Student Life Cycle Management.