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.
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.
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.
HR Operations Specialist
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.
The Concertgoer |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Firmware Engineer
Gorka Garrido Benito
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 in the nature, and at home with his cat.
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.
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.
Head of DevOps
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.
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.
Full Stack Engineer
Marcelo Barbosa da Conceição
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.
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).
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.
Chief People Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Hardware Engineer
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.
Head of Data Science
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.
Co-founder & CSO
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.
Head of Client Project Management
The Solution Finder |
It is important to Silvia to have an appreciative and close relationship with our clients; she brings this from her many years of experience in the energy industry. Silvia is also the vice chairwoman of the Swiss Chapter of IEEE PES, a platform for power engineers in Switzerland to participate in and to contribute on the international progress of power systems. In her free time, Silvia spends her time with her family, and likes to bake, cook, and read.
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.
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.
Customer Experience Manager
Takvoryan Jakobos Akis
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.
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.
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 Quality & Cyber Security 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.
Head of Devices Development
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.
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.
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.