Co-Founder & COO
Nicolas is the co-founder and COO of Contovista. He is the architect of the Contovista products. Nicolas taught himself to program when he was 11 years old. As a teenager he attended the Olympiad in Informatics for his homeland Argentina as well as for Switzerland. Before founding Contovista, he worked for an investment bank and later as a consultant. He was responsible for the development, migration and implementation of several banking applications. Nicolas holds a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Zurich.
Gian Reto À Porta
Co-Founder & CEO
Gian is the co-founder and CEO of Contovista. He leads Contovista with the vision to improve and simplify the banking experience for retail customers. Before founding Contovista he worked as a management consultant for the banking industry. Gian supported dozens of banks in various topics ranging from exchanging IT platforms to the outsourcing of business processes. Gian holds a Master’s degree of Computer Science from the University of Zurich. He published and co-authored papers on banking technology and user experience.
Fabio joined Contovista with the responsibility to make its systems run smoothly. Before Contovista, Fabio worked as a researcher, an engineer, a consultant and an entrepreneur in industries ranging from biomedical research to finance and the web. He has developed a passion for technology when he was very young. Fabio holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering.
Design & UX
Julia is the creative mind, with passion for her work and an eye for detail. In the advertising business she works for the big brands. Her customers include Emmi, Gerber, Sunrise and BMW. At Contovista she is responsible for design and user experience.
Senior Software Engineer
Cédric has more than six years of experience in developing large web applications. As an enthusiastic developer he has strong interest in open-source software and functional programming. Before he was part of Contovista he worked for a consulting company developing softwares that were able to evaluate environmental performances of products and processes. Cédric holds a MSc. in Environmental Sciences from EPFL Lausanne.
Senior Data Scientist
Kevin is Contovista’s Data Scientist with a passion for analysing and understanding data using mathematical models. After starting out at a tier 1 bank in Credit Risk Methodology he switched to Quantitative Business Insights, where he focussed on Machine Learning and Data Mining by utilising his skills and experience in mathematics and quantitative modelling. Kevin holds a M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance from the ETH Zurich and is a board member of the Zurich Quantitative Finance Alumni Club.
Senior Product Specialist
Fabia helps to ensure that our products grow in line with our clients’ needs. Already during her studies she coupled her passion for banking with software development. Fabia worked in the banking software industry supporting banks in risk management as well as in the financial planning team of a large company. Her experience and finance background also make her the go-to person for financial questions within Contovista. Fabia holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Zurich.
Mikel has been fascinated by technology and programming from a young age on so he decided to study Telecommunications Engineering. During college, his passion for Frontend Development grew and he started to experiment and work with the newest technologies. Mikel believes that improving development processes enhances the final product and he has a special interest in Continuous Development and Continuous Integration.
Senior Software Engineer
Mrudula is a software developer with a lot of experience developing applications for web and mobile using different front-end technologies. She has done her bachelors in computer science at the KLC University in India. She likes to solve problems and believes that most of them have a simple solution. She is passionate about coding and trying out new technologies as well as finding simple yet scalable solutions.
Niklaus has one great passion – programming. He completed his education as an Application Developer and has since then worked on different parts of the Software Stack. In his free time he likes to work on open source projects and just in time compilers. Before joining Contovista he was the lead developer for an online lending platform.
Senior Software Engineer
Remo has over a decade of experience in creating software to solve challenging problems. Always keeping the customers’ needs in mind he’s dedicated to finding simple solutions. Before Contovista, he was working on large CRM systems for various clients in the insurance and finance industry. Remo holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW.
Head International Business Development & Partnerships
Gerrit is an international FinTech expert with corporate and entrepreneurial experience, dedicated to helping customers discover new business opportunities. Prior to Contovista he led an online payment provider, managed bank partners and mobile payment projects at a telecommunications provider, and worked 10 years in banking. He enjoys applying insights from the tech startup world to the financial services industry. Gerrit holds a BBA from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and an MBA from IMD International in Lausanne.
Senior Project Manager
Olivier is responsible for the delivery of our services. His understanding of both technology and business requirements helps our customers to get things done. Prior to Contovista Olivier worked as a software architect, consultant and project lead for integration projects with a focus on enterprise content management. Olivier holds an engineering diploma in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences HES-SO and a management degree from the ETH Zurich (MAS MTEC).
Administration and Office Manager
Louisa works part-time as our Administration and Office Manager and is responsible for recruiting. Prior to joining Contovista she worked for a professional services firm providing financial and commercial advice on large transactions. Louisa is an chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Humanities and Classical Studies from The Open University.
Dominik is passionate about helping clients to reap the business value of digital technologies and data analytics. He has more than eight years of international experience in consulting roles driving digital initiatives with significant operational savings and revenue generation. Most recently, he has led strategy consulting in Europe for a leading digital customer experience platform provider. Dominik holds a Master’s degree in business innovations from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) with a focus on design thinking.
For the past 20 years Gerret has dedicated himself to the implementation of marketing strategies for companies and products both B2B and B2C. In 2014 he took on the Marketing leadership for a Swiss Fintech and was immediately drawn to this area in the technology sector. Prior to this, he mainly worked in international Marketing for firms within the CE, Mobile and ICT sectors. He now has the objective of further establishing the brand of Contovista and smoothing the way for banks in to a digital future.
As our User Experience Designer, Florian is responsible for ensuring that we have an intuitive user interface and a unique design. He believes that user-centric methods pave the way for successful products. Prior to joining Contovista, Florian was a Co-Founder and Designer for an agency creating digital solutions within the Insurance and Finance sectors. Florian has a MAS in Human Computer Interaction Design.
After completing his Computer Science studies, with focus on Software Engineering and Information Systems, at TU Munich, Luc worked for three years as a technical project leader and software developer in Helsinki. At Contovista he draws on this accumulated experience from international projects to refine our technical project delivery. His day-to-day tasks include launching Contovista products with new customers, supporting existing customers, and developing and validating new functionalities.
Data Calibration Specialist
Melanie works as one of our data calibration specialists at Contovista. As a prospective dentist, she knows how to handle complex tasks with dedication and highest precision. Her part-time job at Contovista serves as an ideal balance to her studies and offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a challenging and fast paced environment.
Data Calibration Specialist
Etienne works as one of our data calibration specialists at Contovista. Following his studies at Wirtschaftsgymnasium and subsequent studies in Business at the University of Zürich, Etienne now works at Contovista. As a part-time employee, Etienne is able to perfectly combine a valuable work experience with his studies at UZH.