Francisco Fernandez, CEO
Francisco Fernandez is an entrepreneur who has committed himself to IT solutions in the finance sector. He holds a master’s degree in informatics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich as well as a certificate in business administration from the Centre for Industrial Management (BWI) of the ETH. Fernandez is the principal shareholder of the Avaloq Group and shareholder of the Adcubum AG. Francisco Fernandez’ goal is to contribute to the financial system’s stability by making financial institutions more secure, more efficient and more transparent. Beyond that he aims at redesigning the dialogue and interaction between financial institutions and their customers. Apart from his rational and analytical side Fernandez has a musical side as well. He finds his balance by spending time with his family and playing the piano.
Dr. Enrico Ardielli, CFO
Enrico Ardielli has been CFO at Avaloq since 2002. Following his studies in economics and business administration at the University of Zurich, he earned a Dr. oec. publ. degree. Enrico Ardielli is distinguished in particular by his extensive experience in developing and expanding corporate accounting and controlling for international financial-services companies, all facets of M&A transactions, the introduction of international accounting principles and his interactions with analysts and the press.
Dr. Martin Frick, Head BPO
Martin Frick has over twenty years’ experience in IT and outsourcing, mostly in the area of finances, both as a consultant and as CIO and COO. Most recently he was COO for continental Europe at Xchanging in Frankfurt, where his responsibilities included business production, implementation and IT at the Xchanging Transaction Bank. In this role he was in charge of security transaction processing at a number of major banks, the implementation of the new compensation withholding tax regulations and the development and integration of new corporate structures, including outsourcing and BPO. Previous to this, Martin Frick was CIO of Avis Europe in the UK, in charge of their IT and back-office divisions, and before that, CIO of the Winterthur Insurance Group. Martin Frick holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Heidelberg.
Klaus Rausch, CTO
Klaus Rausch has been CTO at Avaloq since 2009. After completing a degree in electrical engineering at the Aachen University, he began his career in 1985 at IBM, taking on international management and executive management responsibilities in Germany, Europe and the US. His professional path took him from the financial services provider Fiducia to the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg to the Hypovereinsbank, where he last held the position of spokesperson for the executive board of the bank’s IT subsidiary. Klaus Rausch is distinguished in particular by his wide-ranging experience in a large number of integration and change management projects.
Mathias Schütz, General Manager of Western & Southern Europe
Mathias Schütz joined the Executive Board of Avaloq on 1 March 2011 and is responsible for the Western & Southern Europe region. He has extensive knowledge of the IT and banking sectors which he has been able to use at Avaloq for over ten years, always working closely with customers. Among other things, he contributed substantially to the development and strengthening of the sales organisation and the development of international subsidiaries. For Mathias Schütz, keeping our promises to our customers is one of the most important priorities – he proved this as Avaloq country manager in Singapore, where he oversaw the successful implementation of the Avaloq Banking Suite at the first local reference customers “in time, scope and budget”. Mathias Schütz holds an Executive MBA in business engineering from the University of St Gallen. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Industrial Marketing Strategy Programme at INSEAD in Fontainbleau, France.
Peter Scott, General Manager of Asia Pacific
Peter Scott joined the Executive Board of Avaloq on 1 April 2013 and is responsible for the Asia Pacific regions. He is a distinguished expert with profound global experience and extensive expertise in the financial services industry. Among other past achievements, Scott has lead the development of a new core banking solution, has overseen a solution provider’s entire banking sector on a global basis and has successfully developed and driven several worldwide market strategies. One of Scott’s core strengths is his talent to seamlessly combine technological and banking expertise, enabling the creation of new business solutions and the expansion into new markets.
Ronald Strässler, Head Tools
Ronald Strässler is the founder and architect of the Avaloq Banking Suite. He has been a member of the Executive Board of Avaloq since 2003, initially in the function of Chief Special Tasks and since 2010 as Head Tools. He began his professional career as a software engineer in 1991 after graduating with a degree in informatics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He contributed significantly to the operational and organisational development of the Avaloq Group from a start-up company to the current setup.
Ulrich Voss, General Manager Central & Eastern Europe
Ulrich Voss assumed responsibility for the Central & Eastern Europe region and acts as a member of the Executive Board since October 1, 2012. He has more than seventeen years of international experience in finance technology, as both a consultant to banks and the COO of a financial institution. After gaining a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Ulrich Voss began his professional career in 1995 with McKinsey & Company, where he was named a partner in 2001. From 2009 to 2012, he held the position of COO at Hamburg-based HSH Nordbank AG, where he was a member of the full Management Board acting as general manager. In this function, he had responsibility for the Information Technology, Operations, Services, Organisation and Non-Payroll Cost Management departments. Ulrich Voss holds a diploma in business engineering from Darmstadt Technical University and is a keen cyclist and avid reader.