Joerg Swoboda has been CEO of IVC Venture Capital AG since 2003 after joining as CFO in 2000. In 2006, Joerg founded Value Price AG an independent service provider for calculating impartial valuations of illiquid and complex financial instruments in line with regulatory requirements. From 1994, Joerg worked for KPMG in the fields of business evaluation, financial planning, budgeting, due diligence and IPO consultancy He is also member of various supervisory boards including 360 Treasury Systems, Frankfurt and Flytxt BV.
Mark Diskin has co-founded a number of companies since 1971 including Alta Berkeley Venture Partners, a European venture capital firm that specialises in providing venture capital for the healthcare, IT and media sectors. Having been an independent consultant since 1988, he has considerable experience in assisting with the growth of private companies. In his career, Mark has been a non-exec director of over 100 companies. Currently he is a non-executive director and/or chairman of private companies in the UK, Holland, Switzerland, India and South Africa. Mark graduated with a B. Comm. from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, USA. He is a Chartered Accountant and has worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell, London and The Singer Company, New York.
Tobias has been a part of the Flytxt Board from the very beginning. Prior to his involvement in Flytxt, he held a managerial role and led corporate efficiency projects at CompuCredit Corp., a US-based direct marketer of credit cards. Tobias currently serves as an Investment Manager at Behrenwaldt Investment GmbH. He holds an MBA in Finance and a BBA in Management from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta.
Roger Stone has 25 years marketing experience particularly in the fields of strategic marketing, product marketing, and online sales and marketing. He worked for 11 years at Dell Computer Corporation holding various positions including Director of Online Business for Northern Europe and Director of Notebook Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition he spent 2 years as a technology marketing director at Newtonmore Advisors, where he investigated potential investments and monitored portfolio companies for a privately owned investment vehicle, with a focus on the wireless and IT services sectors. Since 2002 he has run his own marketing consultancy, working particularly with start ups to define and implement their marketing and sales strategies.
Bernd Schnell is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several successful companies in the past, including IVC Venture Capital AG and S&S Marketing and Engineering GmbH (today Memq AG).
Dr Roland Metzger worked several years as a Management Consultant for Sema Group and Arthur D. Little and later joined as a member of the Management Board at Siemens AG. In 1995 he founded “Jobpilot” the first online job board in Europe.”Jobpilot” was the market leader in Europe with presence in 14 countries and went public in the year 2000. In 2002 the company was sold to Adecco S.A., the world’s leading recruitment service provider and Roland remained CEO until 2003. Dr. Metzger was honored with the “Online Star” and also received honours from the Council of the German Internet Economy for his outstanding success and pioneering work in the field of e-recruiting. He studied Mathematics and Economics at Heidelberg University, where he received his Diploma Degree in Mathematics and PhD in Economics.