GetResponse Behind Scenes

Our Story

GetResponse was launched in 1999 by Internet marketing pioneer and entrepreneur Simon Grabowski. Ever since, his vision of helping SOHO and small business marketers around the globe improve marketing efficiency, reduce costs and increase profitability has continued to define the company’s mission.


In 1997, Simon began work on GetResponse in his father’s garage (actually it was the attic) with only $200 in his pocket. Back then he coded, designed sites, and responded to customers all by himself. Today, he is the owner of several online businesses that serve a growing network of over 23.6 million people.

Since its launch in 1997, GetResponse has grown larger and stronger, thanks to the engagement, creativity and hard work of a group of talented geeks who gathered around Simon.

Step by step, they implemented their ideas, always driven by the company’s core values: always raise the bar, welcome change, and bring energy and excitement.

Originally based in a small office in Gdynia, the company gradually expanded to other cities, new countries, and bigger office spaces.


GetResponse now operates worldwide, with offices in the US, Poland, Canada and Russia, offering a wide range of online solutions, including website building, video conferencing platform ClickMeeting and streaming rich media.

GetResponse Email Marketing is available internationally in 14 languages and serves a growing base of customers, currently 350,000 strong.


GetResponse employs more than 200 people, gathered around a leadership team of visionaries, enthusiasts and true professionals:

  • Simon Grabowski

    Simon Grabowski, CEO

    An Internet marketing pioneer and entrepreneur, Simon established GetResponse in 1997 at the age of 17, with a powerful vision and $200 in his pocket.

  • Krzysztof Miłkowski

    Christopher Milkowski, VP of IT&Operations

    A key driver of GetResponse innovations, Christopher previously was Senior IT Manager at the largest Polish portal, WP.PL.

  • Aleksandra Grabowska

    Ola Grabowska, Customer Success Director

    A leader in the company since the very beginning, Ola led the development of Customer Service department into an award winning Customer Success Team.


As part of an dynamic growth strategy, GetResponse constantly optimizes its product portfolio, which currently includes these powerful online solutions:


Email marketing platform including autoresponder, list management, and landing page builder.


Online platform for meetings, conferences, and seminars.

GetResponse Mission

We are committed to being the premier provider of affordable, feature-rich self-service solutions that help small and medium businesses around the globe improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase profitability.