Daniel Gasteiger
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Graber
Chief of Staff
Sven Stucki
Chief Software Architect
Giorgio Zinetti
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Petra Balmer
Office Manager
Marco Lüthi
Product Design Lead
Katrin Schuler
Senior Product Manager
Pavel Zářecký
Software Engineer
Sandro Scalco
Key Account Manager
Christoph Schwizer
Software Engineer
Esther Meierhofer
Product Manager
Michael Hürlimann
Business Analyst
Vitaliya Bahdanava
Product Design Intern
Costa Vayenas
Director of the Procivis Think Tank

Our team

Daniel Gasteiger
Member of the Board of Directors
Daniel Gasteiger has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Starting as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks promoting UBS’ business-to-business API solutions and Prime Brokerage services. In his last role at UBS, he served as the Managing Director to the office of the Chairman of the Board. His fascination for Blockchain technology led to the decision to become an entrepreneur in 2015, since then he co-founded various start-ups in the Swiss blockchain ecosystem and leads Procivis since 2016 as co-founder, CEO and Chairman.
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Huw Evans
Member of the Board of Directors
Huw Evans has extensive experience in leveraging new technologies on a large scale. As COO and head of strategic change for UBS’ global FX business for over 20 years, he drove the application of the internet and associated technologies to help UBS become one of the leading FX banks in the world. Huw Evans chaired the FX Steering Committee of the Global Financial Markets Association and led important FX market initiatives on behalf of the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England. Before joining UBS in 1994, he worked in the financial markets division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) on a wide variety of strategic projects for banks and exchanges worldwide. Huw Evans holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Warwick.
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Doris Fiala
Member of the Board of Directors
Doris Fiala is a member of the Swiss Parliament since 2007. Within parliament, she currently is member of the Security Commission and the Delegation for relations with the German Bundestag. She also works as independent consultant in public affairs and is specialized in corporate social responsibility as well as risk management. In many of her former positions Doris Fiala has been confronted with the digitization of the public sector and its surrounding aspects such as Cyber Security, E-Government and electronic identities. She is committed to improving the political framework for digital services in Switzerland.
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Daniel Link
Member of the Board of Directors
Daniel Link is CEO of the Orell Füssli Group based in Zürich. Before joining Orell Füssli, he was holding CEO positions for about 10 years in technology companies in the machinery and electronics industry. His main focus was on business transformation, innovation and business development in Asia. He also has experience in the field of M&A and strategy development acquired during his time in the corporate development department of Rieter, a Swiss stock listed company in the textile machinery industry. From 1994 to 2007 he was working in the semiconductor industry in several R&D and product management functions. Daniel holds a MSc degree in Microtechnology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and an Executive MBA degree from the University of St.Gallen.
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Désirée Heutschi
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
Désirée Heutschi is Head of Corporate Development / M&A at Orell Füssli Group based in Zurich. Before joining Orell Füssli in 2020, Désirée was CEO of Swiss Startup Factory, an innovation consulting and venture building company in Zurich. Previously to this, she held various management positions at Microsoft Switzerland with a focus on digital transformation in various customer segments. From 2000 to 2004, she worked for Genesys in San Francisco in the area of business development and strategy. Désirée holds an Executive Master of Business Law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a Master in International Relations from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEIP) in Paris.
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Reto Janser
Member of the Board of Directors
Reto Janser is CFO of the Orell Füssli Group based in Zürich. Before joining Orell Füssli in 2021, Reto was CFO of the SUHNER Group, a manufacturer of industrial special tools and components. Previously to this, he held various CFO and management positions in the IT consulting and financial services industry. Next to expertise in finance, he also has experience in M&A transactions, business transformation and project management. Reto holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
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Christian Pirkner
Member of the Board of Directors
Christian Pirkner is a serial entrepreneur, expert for mobile payment technologies, start-up coach and investor. His latest endeavor is building up a European mobile payment system. Christian serves as Executive Chairman of Bluecode and is Chairman of the European Mobile Payment Systems Association (EMPSA). He gained extensive business experience as company founder and CEO in the Silicon Valley with a strong focus on product management, strategy and business development in the area of digital media technologies. Christian holds a Dr. in Finance from the New York University (NYU) and University of St. Gallen (HSG).
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