Meet Spread Group’s New CEO

Dr Julian de Grahl SPOD

After ten years as our fearless leader, Philip Rooke has passed the torch to Dr. Julian de Grahl. Here’s your first introduction to our new CEO!

Did you know that SPOD is part of a bigger family called Spread Group? In the beginning of April 2021, Dr. Julian de Grahl officially joined Spread Group as CEO. Dr. de Grahl studied law and economics (business administration) in Hamburg and Cape Town.

Previously, he’s worked in management roles for companies like CTS EVENTIM, XING, amiando and New Work SE. With 20 years of experience in the internet industry, we’re glad to have him and his expertise on board. While having a new CEO is exciting, we also want to thank Philip Rooke for his hard work and dedication over the years.


“Under Philip Rooke’s leadership, Spread Group has developed from a start-up to a highly profitable industry leader. I have great respect for this achievement. I am very excited to continue this growth trajectory together with a sensational team and to set new stimuli.”

- Dr. Julian de Grahl, CEO


We’re looking forward to how Dr. de Grahl will continue to grow Spreadshirt, Spreadshop, and SPOD in the coming years. Welcome to the team, Julian!

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