Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
René was previously CEO at Accarda AG, which also belongs to Viseca. He brings with him extensive experience in the B2B project business and has held senior management positions for many years. Among others, he was a member of the Group Executive Board of Swisscom AG, a member of the Executive Board of Sunrise Communications and Chief Financial Officer of SIG Pack. He holds a lic. oec. publ. degree from the University of Zurich and is a lecturer in corporate management at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
Chief Product Officer (CPO)
Amancio is a curious and inspiring mind who comes from an immigrant family. He beliefs in the power of inclusion, perspectives, and everything-is-achievable. His bold perspectives and approaches for API product thinking are recognized worldwide and made him a renowned thought leader and influencer in the API space. He’s actively supporting Women in STEM initiatives and is mentoring people. He has 10+ years of experience in IT consulting and product management, holds a Ph.D. in recommender systems, and owns one of the rare SDCC 2015 Exclusive Power Rangers Limited Black Edition Legacy Saba Saber.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Olivier strives for operational excellence, ensures that we deliver value in an efficient way and cares about the way we foster our innovation culture. Prior to Contovista, he worked as a developer, consultant and led international project teams for the Swiss IT service provider ELCA for more than 10 years. 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).
Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
Claudia is passionate about helping customers achieve their goals and loves to jointly design creative solutions to their business pains. Before joining Contovista, Claudia led the Global Customer Success function at Appway, and built international teams for Lithium Technologies/Khoros and Google. Claudia is bringing in 15+ years of experience in growing B2B software companies to further scale Contovista and delight our customers through data-driven banking. Claudia holds a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Vienna and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University, UK.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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 of People & Culture
Anika strives to find new forms of collaboration and leadership. She supports the work force in their employment journey, reaches out to new potential candidates and promotes exciting initiatives. Anika has over 12 years experience in Human Resources. She started her career in IT companies such as Google and prior to joining Contovista she was Head of HR in a Private Bank. At Contovista she merges her IT and banking experience.
Senior Software Engineer
Jurij is passionate about software development and how it can be made more efficient. Before coming to Contovista he implemented interfaces and applications in the credit card field for several years. In his free time he enjoys doing sports and reading. He has a Computer Science degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt.
Eliane manages projects at Contovista and ensures an easy implementation of Contovista's data driven solutions. Before joining Contovista, Eliane worked as a product and project manager for a bank. She was responsible for card and payment products and managed digitisation projects in this area. Eliane holds an MSc in Applied Information and Data Science as well as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Controlling and Accounting.
Senior Data Scientist
Martin started his scientific career in Neuroscience. He has experience in the energy sector where he analyzed patterns in power consumption of electrical devices. After some years in the travel industry he moved on to the financial sector where he worked several years for a big Swiss retail bank. Martin is especially passionate about geo-computing and deep-learning. Martin did his PhD in the Statistics Unit of the psychology department of University of Münster.
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.
Senior Project Manager
Ilario is a highly analytical thinker with a passion for technology. Before joining Contovista he worked as an IT-Consultant for the banking industry, where he developed a profound knowledge of Avaloq Banking Suite. During this time, he had the opportunity to work on rebalancing algorithms for portfolios and on interfaces to connect Avaloq to third party products. Apart from that he acquired expertise in blockchain technology, where he studied the possible use of this upcoming technology in the banking sector. Ilario completed his doctorate in computational statistical physics at ETH Zürich where he developed algorithms to perform simulations of graphene and studied the results using statistical tools. Before he studied Physics at ETH Zürich.
Senior Software Engineer
Nandor enjoys solving business problems through software development, and all the various forms of communication it entails. He comes from a consulting background and holds a BSc in Business Informatics. On sunny days, he takes long walks in nature, where he can think and write about stuff like corporate culture, personal identity and self-actualisation.
Senior Project Manager
Christian manages the implementation of Contovista products at our customers and ensures a smooth and successful Go Live. Before coming to Contovista, he spent 8 years as an external consultant and project manager, implementing Core Banking Systems and Fintech software with banks. After completing his apprenticeship in Business Informatics, Christian studied business economics and holds a BSc in Banking & Finance as well as an MSc in Strategic Management.
As a data analyst, Aymeric is enabling people to be “data-informed”, supporting their decision making process with insightful analyses. Aymeric has a Master in Finance and worked several years at a global bank. He believes that “data-driven” banking is critical for the digitalisation of financial services and started a journey as a Data Science consultant that he is now continuing as a Data Analyst at Contovista.
Senior Business Development Manager
Pascal has a passion for sales and software products in the financial industry with more than 15 years’ experience in large and small sized companies. Helping organization to identify, formulate and communicate their unique selling proposition and making them successful is what he enjoys the most. Starting in Consulting, then moving into the software sell-side for over 13 years – from project implementation, product management and finally account management and sales – Pascal has seen almost all aspects of successful product companies and with spending the last 8 years in Sales he can really help startups to get their product communication in order and help to organize, plan and execute targeted sales strategies.
Senior Product Manager
Lior’s sweet spot lies in the interaction between tech, ux and business domains. He is passionate about developing innovative products based on users’ needs. He has more than ten years of broad startup experience in: product management, team leadership, agile software development management, hardware development, business development, strategic consulting and technical product marketing. He worked in various sectors, such as: web-tech/IT, blockchain, physics, semiconductors, and currently working on innovative digital banking experiences. Lior holds an MBA in Hi-tech management & innovation, and a Bachelor in Physics, both from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Data Calibration Specialist
Zora works as a Data Calibration Specialist at Contovista. She studies Banking & Finance at the University of Zurich. Her part-time employment at Contovista gives her the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while studying.
Manuel’s goal is to be in the minds of users but staying out of their path, helping them to achieve their goals through a product that is simple to use, elegant and fast. As part of our product team, Manuel is responsible for building the right products for the right customers. He has 15 years of experience in digital design and before Contovista he worked for creative digital agencies with significant clients in various sectors, including motorsports, finance, fashion, web/IT and services. In his free time he loves to shoot films.
Mihai puts high value on continuous self-improvement and growth as a software developer. He believes in the importance of mastering the art of clean and scalable code. Before joining Contovista, he has worked on outsourced projects for several well-known German and Swiss organisations. Mihai holds an Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.
Data Calibration Specialist
Kai works as one of our data calibration specialists at Contovista. He studies Business Administration at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts. His part-time job at Contovista gives him the opportunity to gain valuable work experience next to his studies.
Principal Software Developer
Faheem has a passion for acquiring knowledge and crafting new things. He has experience in the Fintech industry where he designed and implemented solutions based on microservices architecture from the ground up. Faheem has a solid footing in computer science with a PhD in Computer Systems from ETH Zürich and a masters degree in Software Engineering from the University of York.
Niki puts the customer's digital business challenges at the center of its consulting. The core of a fruitful and long-lasting relationship with the customer is the understanding of the fundamental business pains and the joint development of customized cutting-edge digital solutions for them. Prior to Contovista Niki has worked for a Swiss Start-up and an international fast growing Danish B2B SaaS company. Niki holds a Master of Arts in Social Science in Communication from the University of Zurich.
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.
Łukasz is one of our Software Developers. Before joining Contovista he was engineering custom applications for various branches. His biggest drive is finding a technology that will allow him to implement simple and flexible solution. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Wrocław, Poland.
Gian Reto À Porta
Gian is the co-founder and former 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.
Nicolas is the co-founder of Contovista. 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.
Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer
Thomas has more than 15 years of experience with electronic payment systems and information security. He was a member of the team that launched the first secure Internet based credit card portal for merchants in Switzerland. He has done security analyses of e-banking systems and electronic payment systems. He holds a Master’s degree of Computer Science from ETH Zürich with distinction and has done a PhD on Internet security. He has worked for seven years at Google as software engineer and tech lead for security and privacy projects and has founded several startups.
Fabio is advisor and former CTO of Contovista. He was responsible for the smooth running of Contovista's systems. Prior to joining Contovista, Fabio worked as a researcher, engineer, consultant and entrepreneur in biomedical research, finance and the web. He developed a passion for technology at an early age. Fabio holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Oliver Staffelbach
Oliver is mainly active in the fields of IT and intellectual property law, with a focus on licensing, internet and software law. He advises, among others, banks, industrial enterprises as well as internet and entertainment companies. Oliver Staffelbach has extensive experience in contract negotiations and is regularly consulted in connection with merger & acquisition transactions. He wrote his doctoral thesis on computer law and completed his LL.M. program with an emphasis on intellectual property law and IT law.
Christoph has a wealth of experience in the financial sector and software industry, having spent over 14 years at Finnova AG (between 2005 and 2015 as a member of the executive board and responsible for the customer care business unit), the leading provider of core banking software in Switzerland. Previously, he worked as a management consultant at Solution Providers AG. Since the 1st of July 2015 Christoph is member of the executive team of the IMTF group and Director/CEO of IMTF digitrans AG and he supports banks and insurances in their digital transformation.
Michael is the COO of the Wyss Translational Center Zurich, which aims at fostering the translation and transfer of promising scientific projects into successful businesses. Prior to joining the Wyss Zurich, Michael was CFO and co-founder of GlycoVaxyn, a Swiss biotech start-up (sold to GSK), as well as a co-founder of a couple of Silicon Valley software start-ups. Prior to this, Michael spent 10 years at Swiss bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, both in Switzerland and North America, ultimately running the bank’s Canadian operations. Michael holds Masters’ degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of Zurich.
Roland has been the Chief Marketing Officer of the Aduno Group since 2010. Prior to this role, he worked for the Viseca Card Services SA since their inception and was part of the development of the company, where he acted in several positions, among others, as Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore Roland has been appointed as a Non-Executive director of the Aduno Finance AG, is member of several boards of industry associations and national committees and also represents Switzerland on the european Payment board.
Hanspeter has been working in the information technology and telecom industry for more than 38 years, focusing on IT solutions for large companies. He brings a lot of experience in sales, marketing, management and coaching. In recent years, he has supported many customer companies on their way into their digital transformation. Since his retirement (01.04.2016) he supports start-up companies and coaches CEOs, management personalities and employees in the field of ITC solution sales.
Erich has been serving as CTO at Ergon Informatik AG since 2006. His contacts as consultant, coach and sparring partner allow him frequent insight into software solutions with various technologies for clients in diverse industries. Next to nerdy tech topics his heart beats for the continuous improvement of all processes, tools and structures related to software development and its role in the enterprise. Erich holds a diploma of Computer Science and a PhD from the Institute of Computer Systems at ETH Zürich.