Meet the team
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.
The Adventurer |
Alex loves constantly being on the move. At tiko, he is always in exchange with his colleagues and appreciates the fact that every day is different. He never says no to adventures or new challenges, following the principle, “the steeper the mountain, the better.”
HEMS Operations Engineer
Alejandro Grande Perez
Alejandro is always excited about learning new things and having new experiences. He spends most of his vacations in the Canary Islands because he loves the sun, the beach and the lifestyle. As a native Spaniard, he is of course also a big soccer fan. At tiko, Alejandro uses his expertise in Continuous Improvement for a good cause – helping to drive the energy transition.
Senior Full Stack Developer
Alexandru is passionate about photography, mostly taking pictures of nature. Being a fresh dad, he spends a lot of time reading about parenting. As part of the Full Stack team, he enjoys creating meaningful experiences for our users.
Andris likes to explore the Swiss mountains by hiking on the weekends, and he enjoys spending time programming and reverse engineering. At tiko, he always dresses in nice shirts, enjoying his freedom and responsibilities as a DevOps Engineer.
HEMS Operations Engineer
The Nature Lover|
Anand grew up in India but has lived in several different countries in Europe. He has finally settled in Switzerland, the perfect place for him to explore the mountains by foot and on his bike. As a HEMS Engineer at tiko, he is passionate about improving our systems to make them even better for our customers.
Energy Operations Intern
As a young engineer fresh out of university, Antoinette likes to take on challenges at work and in her free time. She is passionate about art and especially painting and theatre. She holds her Masters in Energy Science and Technology and brings her knowledge to the Energy Operations team.
Operations Manager Energy Services
The Health Addict|
Ashutosh is passionate about football, following all of the major leagues and playing himself in his spare time. He grew up in India, but he moved to Switzerland, where he completed his Master’s degree in Energy Science and Technology. At tiko he is applying everything he learned by handling the HEMS operations and modelling tiko’s VPP algorithm. Around the office, he is known for balancing his health: if you eat an apple, you deserve a Snickers.
The Bonne Vivante|
Native French but also Spanish at heart, Audrey enjoys having paellas and brunch in the pure Spanish tradition with friends as well as travelling with her family. Creative, organised and quick to find solutions, she contributes to tiko’s success with a smile.
EMS Operations Manager
Ben hails from California, and has swapped the Pacific Ocean for Lake Zurich as his base for outdoor adventures. From cycling up Alpine passes to training for the next footrace, Ben enjoys seeking out challenges. After receiving his PhD in electrical engineering at ETH Zurich, Ben joined tiko to continue with the multifaceted adventure of analyzing and improving system performance.
Senior Business Analyst & CFO myStrom
Berta Mellado Gracia
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.
Head of HR Operations
The Disney Song Expert| |
An expert on Disney songs, Carla can be heard singing when you pass by her office. As our HR Operation Specialist, she knows the Swiss labor law by heart and makes sure that everything works properly like a Swiss clock. Always smiling, Carla likes to spend her time at the lake, walking in nature, or reading fantasy books.
CEO tiko italia & CTO
Originally trained in architecture, Colin is always motivated to build new things. As our CTO, he especially loves to build systems that accelerate the energy transition. Outside of work, Colin enjoys photography, the opera, traveling, and hiking.
Intern Energy Operation
Damian is a native of Zürich, so he’s a true local to our office. He spends a lot of time rowing on Lake Greifensee, enjoys playing chess, and, much to the delight of his tiko co-workers, is passionate about baking. During his internship he is contributing his know-how to the Energy Operations team.
The Oracle |
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.
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.
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.
Senior Creation & Communication Manager
The Cake Addict |
Our creative genius who makes tiko shine in even more colors. When Floriane is not listening to French rap, she puts a smile on the faces of her co-workers. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family and enjoys the mountains or the sea in the south of France.
Full Stack Developer
Francesco is passionate about history and politics and enjoys visiting Italy’s beautiful medieval towns. He loves all products from his homeland Tuscany, especially premium olive oil. As part of the Full Stack team, he is excited to work towards the common goal of fighting climate change.
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.
DevOps Team Lead
Having grown up in Brazil, Francisco loves to spend time close to the sea, doing sports, and travelling. Now he lives in Italy and enjoys the Italian lifestyle, visiting museums and exploring European cities. As DevOps Engineer, he helps to organize and bring structure to our systems so that everything is in the right place and automated.
Full Stack Developer
Gabriele loves sports and plays tennis and soccer whenever possible. He also enjoys concerts and traveling. He used to live in London and especially likes traveling back there as often as he can.
He has a background in physics and renewable energies, and enjoys coding in Python as part of our Full Stack team.
Product Manager E-Mobility
Giovanni is always in a good mood with a smile on his face. As an Italian, he loves drinking a good glass of wine with his homemade pasta and is the go-to person for recommendations about places to drink and eat in Milan. With a strong background in the automotive industry, he is our e-mobility expert, helping to expand tiko’s technology for new products and solutions.
The Surfer |
French-born Guillaume is our creative and meticulous finance person for tiko in France. When he’s not in Paris, he spend time with his wife and daughter, especially near the sea where he can surf and sail. As part of tiko, he is committed to the energy transition and working for a good cause.
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.
Help Desk Specialist
Jonathan Kembo Mbengo
Jonathan loves sports, especially watching and playing soccer – that’s also where his nickname “Djogo,” which means being good at sports in Lingala, comes from. Aside from sports, Jonathan spends most his free time with his kids and family. He always supports our French and Italian speaking clients with a smile on his face and is happy when they are satisfied with his support.
José Luis Colomer Bel
José loves to spend time with his friends, and as a native Spaniard, this includes cooking amazingly good paellas. With his passion for plants, he grows seedlings at home in order to turn his home into a green jungle. At tiko he is a QA Engineer and enjoys collaborating with different teams to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Head of Firmware Development
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.
The Conductor |
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.
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).
Arthur ‘Two Lunches’ Jackson|
Marc loves running in the forest and going for long walks, often accompanied by his two cats. He feels at ease being able to combine his interests in Haskell and renewables at tiko. He likes to eat a lot, which is also why he is known for always having two lunches instead of one.
Full Stack Team Lead
Captain Barbossa |
While he is working passionately on our web and app solutions, you can hear Marcelo humming beautiful (according to him) songs inspired from things he hears in the office.
Help Desk Specialist
Martin-Joseph Mukuna Tumba
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.
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”.
Help Desk Specialist
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.
Mohamend has become a passionate Odoo expert after working with it for many years. At tiko, he enjoys using these skills and knowledge to contribute to the energy transition. When he is not thinking about Odoo, he enjoys traveling and spending time near the Nile or the sea.
Mourad spends most of his free time at his radio station, recording music with his friends and enjoying his weekly sauna sessions. As part of the data team at tiko, the likes to harmonise our data infrustructure so that all teams have a common understading of the shared datas.
CEO tiko Services & CPO + CMO
Chief Happiness Officer|
Myriam is our marketing and HR 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.
Backend Team Lead
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.
Paula is supporting the HR team as part of an internship. She enriches her knowledge by helping wherever needed. Outside of work, she spends a lot of time reading fantasy and detective books, and she likes to go to the gym and spend time with friends.
Head of 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.
Philippe ensures the deployment of tiko’s solution in France. Originally from Belgium, he loves to make and of course eat excellent waffels. Having a small obsession to make the sound of his HI-FI equipment better, he spends a lot of time searching for the right secondhand material which is almost like a treasure hunt for him.
Head of RTP Operations
Since joining tiko, Rémi has learned a lot, especially how to cook the perfect omelettes for lunch, which he happily shares with his colleagues. In his free time, he enjoys baking, hiking and skitouring in the French and Swiss Alps.
Client Project Manager
The Pilot |
Romain is a passionate adventurer and nature lover. He loves to sail, ride motorcycles, and fly planes. He has even held a pilot’s license for over 20 years. At tiko, he pilots all of the projects we have in France and brings positivity and high spirits wherever he goes.
Client Project Manager
Rouba has a passion for climbing and bouldering, both indoors and at the stunning Fontainebleau climbing area in France. She also loves to bake and make dessert – which is more than welcome at tiko. As Client Project Manager she works at the intersection between the different teams at tiko and our clients in France, making sure that they are always satisfied.
Senior Data Scientist
Ruggero De Vita
Ruggero loves his four dogs and is a passionate board game player who meets with his friends for weekly game nights. As a former astrophysicist and current data scientist, he likes to apply analytical models in the real world.
The Happy Traveler|
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.
Mother of Kittens|
Sophia is always ready to organise 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.
Sophie De Luigi
The Food Lover|
Sophie is very active and likes to go hiking and do sports, which might mean running to the kitchen as soon as one of our co-workers brings a cake. As part of the HR team, she enjoys interacting with many people in the company, contributing to tiko’s mission, and bringing a positive vibe to the team.
Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs
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!”
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.
Head of Sales
When Sylvain is not in Paris, he likes to return to his roots and one of his favorite places, Cap-Ferret, to drink wine and eat oysters. As our Head of Sales, he is committed accelerating the energy transition by bringing tiko’s technology to as many homes as possible.
Head of Quality Assurance
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.
Engineering Group Leader & ERP Team Lead
King of the Forest|
Tim 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.
Head of Data Science
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.
Chief Operations & Quality Officer
Tobias is our Quality Assurance specialist and also responsible for Operations and Cyber Security.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, doing sports and playing drums. But what interests him most is the subject of mind power, where he is also active as a coach.
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.
Head of Cyber Security
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.
Network and System Administrator
Before moving to Switzerland, Vaylen lived in Mauritius, the UK, and Australia. In his spare time, Vaylen cycles around all the amazing lakes of Switzerland to counteract his raclette and fondue consumption. He happily supports our mission to accelerate the energy transition by being in charge of our IT operations.
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.