Virtusales GmbH Welcomes Dorothea Purnhagen as Publishing Consultant

Virtusales GmbH, the German subsidiary of Virtusales continues to grow its team with the appointment of Dorothea Purnhagen, née Rieger, as a Publishing Consultant.


Dorothea has worked as a book publishing systems specialist since 2001, mainly for Arvato Systems. Her technical background has seen her support many of Germany’s leading publishing houses and related companies, including Random House, Oldenbourg, Der Club and Bibliographisches Institut. Over the years this support included specification analysis, conceptual design, consulting and project management on various publishing systems, and more recently has involved presales support for Virtusales’ Biblio suite of publishing systems.

“We are delighted to welcome a consultant with the knowledge and experience of Dorothea to our team. The new Virtusales office here in Germany is growing very well and it is vitally important that our team is able to support the increasing interest we are seeing in Biblio. Dorothea brings a broad range of skills that includes working with other publishing systems, as well as direct experience of working as a pre-sales consultant with Biblio, which will be of huge value to our customers,” says Erdem Sagiroglu, Geschäftsführer Europa.

Virtusales’ reputation for developing software for the publishing industry is supported by a team of publishing experts working across the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. Dorothea Purnhagen is very pleased to be joining this team.

Dorothea Purnhagen, née Rieger

I am extremely happy to be joining such a vibrant and successful organisation with an excellent reputation within the industry for the quality of its products and service. I am confident that my experience of presales, rights management and many other aspects of book publishing will allow me to play a key role in supporting Virtusales’ customers and prospects in Germany.

Dorothea Purnhagen, Publishing Consultant, Virtusales GmbH