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Team

Team

Meet the team

Aby Chacko

Aby Chacko

Head of Energy Services

The Optimist

Aby is our specialist for ancillary services and is responsible for the prequalification of our technology by TSOs. In his free time he enjoys reading historical fiction.

Ann Goossens

Ann Goossens

Business Development Director Benelux

Call me Harrison Ford

Fitting with her position in business development, Ann loves to travel. Although she has traveled a lot, she still has a full list of countries she has yet to see. Ann is full of energy: she has four kids, loves adventures and participates in triathlons. With her positive attitude, she fits perfectly with tiko where she helps change the world for the better. 

Benjamin Sawicki

Benjamin Sawicki

Head of Quality and Security

Staycalm

In charge of our security and the quality team, Ben's motto is "safety first." In his free time Ben loves exploring Europe at the wheel of his camper.

Berta Mellado Gracia

Berta Mellado Gracia

Business Analyst

The deep diver

Berta loves to travel and discover the underwater world while diving. Besides travelling, her passions are art, fashion, and sports. A bit clumsy and often dropping things on the floor, when it comes to numbers she is always precise and accurate and enriches our finance team with her meticulous handling of numbers.

Carlos Niederbacher

Carlos Niederbacher

Data Analyst

The Concertgoer

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Carlos loves music and therefore his biggest hobby is going to concerts - and preferably rock concerts! Carlos is Colombian and Swiss, but is now living in Switzerland for the first time and finally discovering his Swissness after spending most of his life in Colombia. With expertise in renewable energies that he developed working in the wind power industry, Carlos is the perfect addition to the Data Science team.

Daniel Clauss

Daniel Clauss

Chief Operations Officer

The Swiss Army Knife

Technology and climate change have always been important topics for Daniel, so he is in exactly the right place as tiko's COO where he ensures that our operations works smoothly at any time. Daniel spends most of his free time hiking or skiing with his family and he is always happy to share his extended knowledge of Swiss history. 

Eliska Vetsch

Eliska Vetsch

Chief Legal Officer

The Lady Knight

With red lipstick as her signature, Eliska is our legal expert and ensures tiko is always compliant and legally protected. She loves to spend time with her family and recharges often in a “Maiensääs” - a wooden hut on the bank of the Rhine up in the mountains.

Enrique Munoz

Enrique Munoz

CFO

The Oracle

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Part of Enrique’s job is to understand the past and predict the future… To make it more mysterious, he expresses his forecasts only in numbers. In his free time, Enrique plays football and doesn’t hesitate to organize tournaments with our partners - and of course to celebrate with a good glass of wine, as a true Spaniard.

Eric Bodin

Eric Bodin

Deployment Manager

The Photographer

Eric’s job is to ensure the proper deployment of our solution in France, where tiko is present. He happily shares his expertise with local installers and partners alike. In his spare time Eric discovers the world through his long travels and photographs the beautiful nature around us.

Etienne Besson

Etienne Besson

HR Generalist

The riddle maker

Etienne brings his passion to the HR team, along with his talent to deal with complex topics - which he loves solving with super complicated .xls files with funny names. In his free time, our HR-geek animates a monthly podcast and helps organising HR barcamps. He also likes reading French comics and watching sci-fi movies. Need a favor? Think of bribing him with some Haribos candies.

Federico Vanzati

Federico Vanzati

Automation and Test Engineer

Inspector Vanzati

Part of Federico's job is to make sure that our technology works seamlessly by investigating and testing it. Before coming to tiko, he helped to found a FabLab in Italy, where he liked to build things, such as a glorious cocktail machine.

Florent Xicluna

Florent Xicluna

ERP Manager

Python Guru

Florent is our specialist in Python and Odoo. When he’s not leading our ERP Team, Florent likes swimming, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

Florian Hochstrasser

Florian Hochstrasser

Data Analyst

The Outdoor Fondue Expert

No matter where you are outdoors, as long as you can light a fire, Florian can make you a perfect Swiss fondue. Aside from his fondue passion, Florian likes spending time with his dog Amy and improving his flexibility by doing yoga. At tiko, Florian supports our teams with accurate analyses as a data scientist and enriches us with his fancy Christmas outfits - which won him first place at our Christmas event.

Frédéric Gastaldo

Frédéric Gastaldo

Co-founder & CEO

The Connoisseur

If Fred is not in the office, he’s probably travelling around Europe (by train, to reduce his CO2 impact) to see our clients, which gives him time to listen to symphonies. Always up to a challenge, his goal is to listen to all symphonies ever composed. He loves to spend his time reading and is truly passionate about wine. He hopes to one day invent a time machine, which would allow him to go back for more free time.

Gaetan Josse

Gaetan Josse

Delivery Manager

Djatanc

Since Gaetan is always hungry and prefers to eat everything with cheese, Switzerland is exactly the right place for him. Gaetan's passion is climbing - and he does it whenever possible. Gaetan describes himself as not funny - but since he still makes us laugh, we can't quite agree with him. 

Giovanni Ornaghi

Giovanni Ornaghi

Software Engineer

The puzzle solver

Giovanni is part of our tiko Italia team in Milan where he pursues his passion working with Haskell – if possible, all day long. As a Software Engineer, Giovanni loves challenges and solving puzzles. He is addicted to maté tea and brews as much as 3 litres a day in order to reach his required daily intake.

Gorka Garrido Benito

Gorka Garrido Benito

Senior Firmware Engineer

The Basque

An important part of our hardware team, Gorka delights his co-workers with his Spanish accent and his big smile. In the office, you can often find him in the kitchen if a cake is around. In his free time, Gorka loves relaxing at home with his wife and cat.

Grégoire Meylan

Grégoire Meylan

DevOps Engineer

Goliath

Working both as Devops Engineer and as Front End Developer, Grégoire likes to be challenged on various  topics where he can use his passion for docker technology. In his spare time, he enjoys photographing the nature, power lifting, and e- gaming .

Henriette Fankhause

Henriette Fankhauser

Assistant GL / Logistic Manager

Any questions?

If you have a question - ask Henriette! She organises our logistics and is an expert on how tiko works because she has been part of it from the beginning. In her free time she loves hiking with her dog Ella. Sometimes her furry sidekick comes to the office, making everyone's day brighter.

Jens Wöhler

Jens Wöhler

Senior Financial Officer

Cookie Dealer

Jens takes care of our financials and is also the corporate secretary of tiko. To the delight of his colleagues, he happily shares the cookies and sweets which can always be found on his desk. He likes to drive through Switzerland and Europe on his motorbike and enjoys good food and being in nature.

João Coelho

João Coelho

Market Analyst

The football player

João’s infectious good mood always brings a smile to his colleagues’ faces. Having grown up in Lisbon, he loves to spend time at the beach and enjoys having drinks while watching the sunset. Former pro football player, he spends now his time hiking, running or enjoying the Swiss lakes.

Léo Arnoux

Léo Arnoux

DevOps Engineer

The Nutritionist

Léo makes sure that our systems run smoothly at tiko. He is also our in-house dietician, despite a strong taste for weird, cheesy recipes. In his free time, Léo loves to go climbing and is always happy to bring some colleagues with him.

Lorenzo Calegari 

Lorenzo Calegari 

Backend Developer

The Haskell Cabalist

Haskell, Haskell, Haskell! It is Lorenzo's passion and he happily programs all day long. In his spare time he likes to play the piano. He copes with his longing for spirituality by espousing fringe conspiracy theories, but so far he's heard no calling.

Lorenzo Consolaro

Lorenzo Consolaro

Automation and Test engineer

The Mystery Solver

When Lorenzo is not making our network more stable by investigating its inner layer, he entertains us by happily teaching us fun Italian sentences. In his spare time, he enjoys going to concerts and programming.

Luca Regazzoni

Luca Regazzoni

Help Desk Specialist

Il Tatuato

Luca takes care of our Italian- and French-speaking customers. In his free time, he likes to drive around on his Ducati and to exercise his creativity by designing his own tattoos.

Luca Vaudano

Luca Vaudano

Engineering Manager

Corto Maltese

Luca has been with tiko almost from its beginning and now is leading our backend team to new horizons. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and hiking in the mountains with his family.

Marc Antoine

Marc Antoine

Head of Product Development

The Sailor

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As the leader of the product management team, Marc ensures that tiko’s products and solutions bring our strategy and vision to life and respect our high standards. In his spare time, he loves sailing catamarans and enjoys playing soccer and basketball with his kids.

Marcelo Barbosa da Conceição

Marcelo Barbosa da Conceição

Full Stack Engineer

Lead Awesomeness Singer

While he is working passionately on our web and app solutions, you can hear Marcelo humming beautiful (according to him) songs inspired by things he hears in the office. He loves to spend his time with his wife and cute kid.

Margarita Cherepanova

Margarita Cherepanova

Senior Delivery Manager

The Conductor

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Singing, dancing, playing… for Margarita it’s all about the music. Our French-Russian artist also knows to conduct our teams so they play the perfect tune to ensure the delivery of her projects.

Marisa Silva

Marisa Silva

HR Specialist

The Talent Hunter

Marisa is passionate about her job and takes pride in seeing each new employee thrive in their new role. A very enthusiastic reader, one of her dreams is to have a home library straight out of the Beauty and the Beast, where she could spend hours devouring books - but never with ice cream. She hates it - which we think is a crime (but we don’t judge).

Martin-Joseph Mukuna Tumba 

Martin-Joseph Mukuna Tumba 

Help Desk Specialist

If Joe is not busy supporting our customers, you can find him singing and dancing around the office. Outside of work, he plays a lot of sports and loves to spend time with his family and friends.

Matthias Zbinden

Matthias Zbinden

Mechanical Engineer

The Glühwein Maker

Matthias not only creates and develops devices for tiko,  he also loves to make new toys for his kids. Following a strict zero-food waste principle, he’ll eat anything you put in front of him. He is known for his helpfulness and also for making amazing Glühwein for our winter apéros. As a father of two, he describes his hobbies as “picking up things from the floor and tidying up".

Michel Goetschi

Michel Goetschi

Help Desk Specialist

Inspector Gadget

As a huge IoT fan, Michel's house is completely set up with smart home gadgets. In his free time, he likes to explore Switzerland on his motorcycle.

Moritz Wälde

Moritz Wälde

Head of Client Solution Design

Mountain Enthusiast

Truly passionate about mountains, Moritz spends all his free time at the highest peaks of Switzerland, climbing or ski touring. Part of the Business Development Team, he doubles as our e-mobility specialist.

Myriam Bruet

Myriam Bruet

Chief People Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Happiness Officer

Myriam is our marketing mastermind - only the sky is the limit when it comes to her creativity. Always in a good mood, her laugh resonates all around the office and puts a smile on her colleagues' faces. In her free time, you’ll find Myriam doing yoga, dancing or enjoying the company of her friends and family.

Noah Halford

Noah Halford

Backend Developer

The Physicist

Noah is excited about physics, programming in Haskell, and 3D printing. What he is not excited about is wearing shoes in the office - which everyone else has grown to accept.

Philip Frei

Philip Frei

Head of Rollout and Operations

The Road Runner

Philip is always out on the road, helping our clients roll out our solutions. When he's in the office, you'll see him drinking coffee out of champagne flutes. In his free time Philip enjoys downhill biking through the French Alps.

Philipp Hausmann

Philipp Hausmann

Backend Engineer

The Professor

Philipp loves to spend his time in the mountains - skiing or hiking - as a true Swiss. Before starting at tiko, he taught at the University of Applied Sciences, and he has brought his teaching experience to tiko by helping members of the backend team learn Haskell too.

Quentin Pelle

Quentin Pelle

ERP Engineer

The professor

Passionate about gadgets, Quentin's whole house is filled with them. Besides flying drones and printing in 3D, he spends a lot of time with his family. Before joining tiko, Quentin worked in Hong Kong for 10 years.

Richard Lu

Richard Lu

Senior Hardware Engineer

Richipedia

As our internal Wikipedia, Richard always knows the answers when you have a question about history, different cultures, or geography. He likes to play with acronyms to entertain his colleagues while designing our hardware.

Sabine Vincent

Sabine Vincent

Data Scientist

Data Dancer

It is Sabine's job to make complicated things easy to understand. When she is not transforming complex data into crystal clear models, you can find Sabine dancing Zumba or jazz.

Sandra Trittin

Sandra Trittin

Co-founder & CBO

The Happy Traveler

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Always full of energy, Sandra travels all around the globe to promote tiko and create new business opportunities, and she always returns with some sweets to share in the office. Sandra also teaches pilates, loves surfing and enjoys skiing in the mountains.

Sophia Engel

Sophia Engel

Marketing Manager

Mother of Kittens

Sophia is always ready to organise lunches and events, reflecting tiko's motto: "Together we’re stronger." You might wonder where all this energy comes from - in her free time she enjoys her friends' company while snowboarding, kitesurfing or wakeboarding, and when she's not doing sports she likes cuddling with her cute cats.

Stefan Dörig

Stefan Dörig

Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs

The Windsurfer

Stefan is our in-house specialist on regulation. Liaising with regulatory and political bodies in Switzerland and the EU, he travels extensively to represent tiko’s position and share his insights. Passionate about windsurfing, he spends most of his free time on the water, following the motto "The higher the waves, the better!"

Sylvain Gadola

Sylvain Gadola

Energy Operations Manager

Iced Coffee Expert

Sylvain manages tiko's relationship with the grid and operates our VPP services. In his free time he plays water polo in the Swiss National League and dances Lindy hop. Feel like an iced coffee? Ask Sylvain.

Takvoryan Jakobos Akis

Takvoryan Jakobos Akis

Customer Experience Manager

Akis the White

German, Greek, English, French, Italian, and Turkish - choose your language with Akis and he will always answer with a smile. He makes sure that all of tiko's interfaces and processes are perfect for our customers.

Tibor Kiss

Tibor Kiss

Backend Developer

Father of time

Developer during the day and music producer at night. Tibor specialises in systems with high volumes of time series data. When he is not at work, he and his wife record songs in their home studio.

Tim Plaisted

Tim Plaisted

Lead Full Stack Developer

King of the Forest

Tim is the heart of our Frontend Team and has been part of tiko almost since the beginning. He makes his colleagues happy by bringing back treats from Australia and giving them lessons on how to properly do a Tim Tam Slam.

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Energy Operations

The Irishman

Whenever possible, Tim spends his time away from screens and goes outdoors where he meets friends or goes hiking, skiing and climbing. This is one of the reasons Tim likes it here in Switzerland so much. With his strong interest in renewable energy, Tim found the perfect place of work at tiko.

Tom Kienle

Tom Kienle

CEO myStrom

Mister myStrom

Tom leads myStrom, tiko’s little sister specialised in smart accessories, to international success. In his spare time, Tom enjoys the pleasures of life: skiing, animated discussions with friends, and having a nice dinner with a good glass of wine.

Toni Sulankivi

Toni Sulankivi

Head of Cyber Security

Mr. Spock

With strong adherence to reason and logic, Toni keeps tiko's digital business secure and protects what matters the most. On his spare time he teaches freediving and likes to explore many other activities in nature and mountains that some might consider a bit extreme.

Vincent Eggerling

Vincent Eggerling

DevOps Engineer

The Hugging Bear

Vincent never says no to a good party or having drinks after work. When he is not partying, his hobbies include studying advanced mathematics. In the office he develops our systems architecture and offers hugs whenever comfort is needed.

Yuri Selvaggi

Yuri Selvaggi

Head of Devices Development

Italian Yuri

Also known as the Italian Yuri to differentiate him from his Russian colleague, Yuri loves getting tiko colleagues to bet about various topics - don't worry, all gains are then reinvested into the team's well-being. Passionate about his work, Yuri takes great pride in designing low-consumption, long-lasting devices.

Yury Georgievskiy

Yury Georgievskiy

Senior Firmware Engineer

Russian Yury

Called the Russian Yury to differentiate him from his Italian colleague, you will sometimes hear him swear in Russian - and he will teach you how without hesitation. Yury spends his free time with his wife and two kids.

Amy

🐶Amy

Lambada Queen

Amy loooves people and is doing her best to put a smile on everyone’s face. Her strategy of choice is an irresistible butt wiggle. On her office days she can be found strolling around the rooms looking for fun and cuddles. She hates getting up early, but once she realizes it’s off to work excitement takes over. In her leisure time she enjoys her elaborate collection of toys (a ransacked stuffed donkey is her favourite), watches people cooking with great stamina and plays outside with her furry friends. When she’s tired of all that, she snuggles up to the closest person available.

🐶Ella

🐶Ella

Chief Cuddles Officer

Ella’s job is to make everyone in the office happy. She has daily office routines, one of which is her morning cuddling tour where she goes from office to office visiting her fans and receiving cuddles. As a commuting dog, she knows exactly where to sit in the train and, believe us, she is surprised if her seat has already been taken. Ella is passionate about tennis balls, searching for things, and eating all the crumbs from the floor at office apéros.

Join us!

With employees from 17 different countries, you’ll be at ease at tiko no matter where you come from. Our working language is English, and our common culture is open-mindedness.