Who We Are - The Team Behind abaQon

Although we may all seem pretty different at first sight, you'll quickly understand why each and every one of us is not only a part of this company, doing what he loves to do, but that we all share something which is hard to explain: the abaQon spirit. It's best explained by looking at the way we support our clients - with dedication, loyalty, honesty, and experience. But, amidst all the time-boxed and complex challenges, we always apply a good sense of humour and collegiality.


Stefan Jansen  Managing Partner lic. oec. publ.  Stefan's track record in the financial service industry spans more than 18 years. He is an expert in technical topics such as functional architecture and data modeling, as well as in operational areas like payments, trading and tax management. His end-to-end knowledge of banking makes him a valued consultant to both, executives and SMEs.

Stefan Jansen
Managing Partner
lic. oec. publ.

Stefan's track record in the financial service industry spans more than 18 years. He is an expert in technical topics such as functional architecture and data modeling, as well as in operational areas like payments, trading and tax management. His end-to-end knowledge of banking makes him a valued consultant to both, executives and SMEs.

Manuel Dubler  Managing Partner MSc Computer Science  Having started his consulting career in 2005, Manuel led and delivered dozens of projects in Switzerland, UK and Asia. While his banking expertise covers many wealth management related topics, he is known for his conceptual skills and his ability to lead large teams through complex and demanding programs or to recover troubled projects in the role of a turnaround manager.

Manuel Dubler
Managing Partner
MSc Computer Science

Having started his consulting career in 2005, Manuel led and delivered dozens of projects in Switzerland, UK and Asia. While his banking expertise covers many wealth management related topics, he is known for his conceptual skills and his ability to lead large teams through complex and demanding programs or to recover troubled projects in the role of a turnaround manager.

Philippe Vanin  Managing Partner lic. oec. publ.  After joining the consulting business in 2007, Philippe supported several projects for Swiss and global wealth managers, covering various areas such as collateral trading, treasury, payments and data migration. Along with the industry, he focuses on API-related developments and the changing paradigms for banks’ technical architectures.

Philippe Vanin
Managing Partner
lic. oec. publ.

After joining the consulting business in 2007, Philippe supported several projects for Swiss and global wealth managers, covering various areas such as collateral trading, treasury, payments and data migration. Along with the industry, he focuses on API-related developments and the changing paradigms for banks’ technical architectures.

 
Martin Gruchow  Associate Partner MSc Industr. Engineering  In his 10+ year consulting track record in Switzerland, Europe and the UK, Martin wore many hats such as BPO turnaround manager or IT lead of a multinational core banking implementation. Despite these large scale management assignments, he never lost his profound interest and passion in getting behind banking's buzz, down to nut, bolt and screw.

Martin Gruchow
Associate Partner
MSc Industr. Engineering

In his 10+ year consulting track record in Switzerland, Europe and the UK, Martin wore many hats such as BPO turnaround manager or IT lead of a multinational core banking implementation. Despite these large scale management assignments, he never lost his profound interest and passion in getting behind banking's buzz, down to nut, bolt and screw.

Daniele Rocca  Associate Partner MSc Business Information Syst.  With several years of experience as solution architect and project manager, Daniele knows what it takes to deliver change. His expertise in business process improvement, customer lifecycle management and digital transformation combined with his sense for responsibility and leadership, add value and reliability to any front office related project.

Daniele Rocca
Associate Partner
MSc Business Information Syst.

With several years of experience as solution architect and project manager, Daniele knows what it takes to deliver change. His expertise in business process improvement, customer lifecycle management and digital transformation combined with his sense for responsibility and leadership, add value and reliability to any front office related project.

Christian Fürst  Manager BSc Business Administration  Legal, compliance and tax topics are known as "heavy weights" in today's value chain of banking. Christian has relevant hands-on expertise at disposal when it comes to analyzing, implementing and maintaining customized solutions to address these challenges. Not only from the bank's perspective, but throughout the client journey.

Christian Fürst
Manager
BSc Business Administration

Legal, compliance and tax topics are known as "heavy weights" in today's value chain of banking. Christian has relevant hands-on expertise at disposal when it comes to analyzing, implementing and maintaining customized solutions to address these challenges. Not only from the bank's perspective, but throughout the client journey.

 
Dr. Robert Bielecki  Manager Dr. sc. ETH  Since Robert started his first banking project in 2013, he has contributed to several national and international projects, dealing with a multitude of topics ranging from portfolio management and securities operations all the way to retail payments and GDPR. So far, there has been no problem to which he could not find a smart solution.

Dr. Robert Bielecki
Manager
Dr. sc. ETH

Since Robert started his first banking project in 2013, he has contributed to several national and international projects, dealing with a multitude of topics ranging from portfolio management and securities operations all the way to retail payments and GDPR. So far, there has been no problem to which he could not find a smart solution.

Roland Liniger  Manager BSc Computer Science  The complexity of today's front oriented processes is a language Roland speaks fluently. His experience on all levels - from the definition of wealth management pricing schemes to the implementation of retail client life cycles - not only makes him a valuable asset to our current projects, but a key driver behind our constant striving to innovate.

Roland Liniger
Manager
BSc Computer Science

The complexity of today's front oriented processes is a language Roland speaks fluently. His experience on all levels - from the definition of wealth management pricing schemes to the implementation of retail client life cycles - not only makes him a valuable asset to our current projects, but a key driver behind our constant striving to innovate.

Sabine Stepper  Senior Consultant MSc Mathematics  As a mathematician, Sabine is brilliant when it comes to finding solutions to complex, high ranked equations featuring many unknowns - a skill as asked for as advantageous on our projects. Unsurprisingly, Sabine’s area of expertise covers the most heavily regulated aspects of banking such as international tax reporting (e.g. FATCA) and GDPR.

Sabine Stepper
Senior Consultant
MSc Mathematics

As a mathematician, Sabine is brilliant when it comes to finding solutions to complex, high ranked equations featuring many unknowns - a skill as asked for as advantageous on our projects. Unsurprisingly, Sabine’s area of expertise covers the most heavily regulated aspects of banking such as international tax reporting (e.g. FATCA) and GDPR.

 
Vincenzo Immersi  Senior Consultant MSc Business Administration  How to design, launch, monitor and analyse e-mail marketing campaigns using Adobe Campaign and analytics is one of Vincenzo’s hottest assets. On top of that, he is a multi-lingual change manager and experienced training specialist. He has supported major change initiatives to upskill and restructure banking organisations from concept stage all the way to implementation.

Vincenzo Immersi
Senior Consultant
MSc Business Administration

How to design, launch, monitor and analyse e-mail marketing campaigns using Adobe Campaign and analytics is one of Vincenzo’s hottest assets. On top of that, he is a multi-lingual change manager and experienced training specialist. He has supported major change initiatives to upskill and restructure banking organisations from concept stage all the way to implementation.

Benjamin Bösser  Senior Consultant MSc ETH Mech. Engineering  During his master's degree Benjamin perfected his skills in the area of predictive modelling and control. At abaQon, he quickly learned how to put these into action while taking leading development roles for the implementation of several topics in retail as well as in transaction banking, such as teller solutions, cash and securities reconciliation. He constantly expands his technical horizon.

Benjamin Bösser
Senior Consultant
MSc ETH Mech. Engineering

During his master's degree Benjamin perfected his skills in the area of predictive modelling and control. At abaQon, he quickly learned how to put these into action while taking leading development roles for the implementation of several topics in retail as well as in transaction banking, such as teller solutions, cash and securities reconciliation. He constantly expands his technical horizon.

Jan Bütikofer  Senior Consultant MSc ETH Nuclear Engineering  Delivering change to e-banking systems not only requires clever UIs and innovative backend processing, but it also involves extensive and highly automated testing, especially while banking starts to adopt continuous integration and deployment machanisms. Jan has hands-on experience in both of these areas and his calm but always sharp and precise analytical nature is a valuable asset to master them.

Jan Bütikofer
Senior Consultant
MSc ETH Nuclear Engineering

Delivering change to e-banking systems not only requires clever UIs and innovative backend processing, but it also involves extensive and highly automated testing, especially while banking starts to adopt continuous integration and deployment machanisms. Jan has hands-on experience in both of these areas and his calm but always sharp and precise analytical nature is a valuable asset to master them.

 
Thomas Hartmann  Consultant MSc ETH Process Engineering  Thomas' academic background in process and chemical engineering taught him a thorough understanding not only of what he calls CO2-NH3-H2O, but even more of the software engineering needed to support a modern laboratory. He capitalised on these skills on abaQon’s projects implementing SOAP and REST services for Open Banking, conducting stress and performance tests and building GDPR data analytics.

Thomas Hartmann
Consultant
MSc ETH Process Engineering

Thomas' academic background in process and chemical engineering taught him a thorough understanding not only of what he calls CO2-NH3-H2O, but even more of the software engineering needed to support a modern laboratory. He capitalised on these skills on abaQon’s projects implementing SOAP and REST services for Open Banking, conducting stress and performance tests and building GDPR data analytics.

Maximilian Gerhofer  Consultant MSc Quant. Fin. & Risk Mgmt.  While completing his academic career, Max was a working student processing interest & dividend payments and supporting OTC trading teams for 3 years. The know-how he acquired in banking’s machine room is key for his current project focus, where Max helps our clients to structure, streamline and integrate lead and contact management solutions into efficient operational processes.

Maximilian Gerhofer
Consultant
MSc Quant. Fin. & Risk Mgmt.

While completing his academic career, Max was a working student processing interest & dividend payments and supporting OTC trading teams for 3 years. The know-how he acquired in banking’s machine room is key for his current project focus, where Max helps our clients to structure, streamline and integrate lead and contact management solutions into efficient operational processes.