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During that time in a variety of senior management and executive roles for leading companies including DEC, Compaq and HP, Erik lived and worked in the USA, UK Scandinavia, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. Handling the industry vertical for entertainment & media in EMEA at HP, later he was instrumental in a successful restructuring of a publicly traded mid-sized software company in Switzerland and Germany. As vice-president for CA, the focus was on the Tier II business and ramping-up the consumer on-line business in EMEA. Swiss-based SAP consulting and integration expert, Cirrus Consulting, hired Erik as MD and member of the board, responsible for the German market. Cirrus was sold successfully in 2011 to Swisscom IT Services.

ERIK WIRZ

MANAGING PARTNER

YVES GROSJEAN

Yves Grosjean is an IT / Microsoft senior executive. During his more than 20 years with Microsoft Switzerland he held various positions in national and international management roles. At the Microsoft Partner adesso, he was member of the management board and ran the entire Microsoft division. Yves Grosjean has in-depth know-how of the market from both the vendor and the professional service business side.
He is a specialist of the Microsoft partner ecosystem in Switzerland, as well as for the topics digitalisation, & disruptive technologies. In 2014, Yves Grosjean was elected as a member of the board of IAMCP Switzerland, the international association of Microsoft partners.
As a partner of Wirz & Partners AG Yves Grosjean focuses on digitalisation and Microsoft.

YVES GROSJEAN

PARTNER

DR. SHARON OBYRNE-1

Dr. Sharon O`Byrne is an MD with broad clinical experience, specialized in clinical pharmacology. She has 17 years of experience, as Senior Executive, in the biotechnology clinical drug development industry, in global market leaders such as; Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, Takeda, Calico LifeSciences, South San Francisco. Her experience in drug development oversaw global drug development programs interacting with the worldwide Regulatory Authorities on innovative clinical drug development programs in parallel with diagnostic development. Her leadership focus was ensuring that drug development programmes were forward looking, differentiated and aligned with key strategic indicators including payer reimbursement strategies. Sharon is in charge of the Medical, Pharma, life science and Healthcare Business at Wirz & Partners.

DR. SHARON O'BYRNE

PARTNERIN

YVONNE THOMA

During her career in the IT industry in Switzerland Yvonne Thoma was member of the board and management member of international IT technology vendors, service providers and national partner companies. She gathered profound experience in business management,business development, sales, global account management, alliance partner management, presales consulting, portfolio management, datacenter and service center management. She has a sound knowledge of the Swiss IT industry ecosystem and she knows the Swiss headquartered customer base very well. As partner of Wirz & Partners AG Yvonne Thoma is focused on executive search in sales, account management, presales, engagement management and senior management.

YVONNE THOMA

PARTNERIN

ANDRÉ L. BELLEVILLE

André L. Belleville is a Senior Executive in Microsoft and Enterprise Services. In his over 23 years at Microsoft, he was responsible for orchestrating teams and divisions such as; Support Engineering, Field Engineering, Technical Account Management, Consulting Services and Services Sales, in various national and international leadership roles.
Most recently he was responsible as the Services Practice Leader/Director, Consulting Services and Field Engineering at Microsoft EMEA Services, based out of Zurich, focusing on the Security & Infrastructure project and technology portfolio.
His core competencies are Corporate Management, People & Organisational Leadership, Digitization and Change Management.
As a partner at Wirz & Partners AG, André L. Belleville concentrates on the areas of Digitization and Microsoft.

ANDRÉ L. BELLEVILLE

PARTNER

ANDREAS BLEIKER

Andreas Bleiker is a recognized expert within Switzerland’s multifaceted healthcare system. During his more than 20-year tenure of experience in responsible management positions for leading companies in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and health insurance industry. He started his career in Product Management at Pfizer, where he successfully managed the operational business of various industry-leading products and product launches for the Swiss pharmaceutical marketplace over many years. He assumed operational and strategic senior management positions as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GE Healthcare AG. Andreas has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Topwell Pharmacies. As a Headhunter, Andreas Bleiker can rely on a great wealth of experience, specifically in Executive Recruitment (CxO-level) from his time at Amrop Executive Search. As a partner and advisory board member at Wirz & Partners, he leads the pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology markets.

ANDREAS BLEIKER

PARTNER

STEPHAN PEYER-1

Head of melectronics at Migros Fachmarkt AG, former Member of the executive board from the MCH group AG, President of the Pro Aqua Pro Vita Foundation, Board Member and co- founder of Ventbridge AG, and formerly member of the management team of Compaq Switzerland.

STEPHAN PEYER

BOARD MEMBER / TECHNOLOGY

CHRISTIAN NOLTERIEKE

Co-founder and Managing Director of MyPrivateBanking Research (in 2019 successfully sold to Cutter Associates). Christian was a strategy consultant for Monitor Company and co-founded the technology research company FORIT in 1999. After the acquisition of FORIT by Forrester Research Inc., Christian became Managing Director of Forrester Germany and Research Director for Central Europe.

CHRISTIAN NOLTERIEKE

BOARD MEMBER / TECHNOLOGY / FINTECH

LUCAS LANDOLT

Lucas Landolt studied computer science, law and business administration at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen. He has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive and has specialised in the design, management and implementation of projects in finance and banking as well as the implementation and optimisation of processes on an international level since 2016.

He is a recognised Fintech expert, speaker at international conferences and guides Fintech startups in successfully building their business.

Lucas Landolt is also Chief Operating Officer at Lloyd’s & Partner AG and Managing Director at Fintechnics AG.

LUCAS LANDOLT

BOARD MEMBER / CRYPTO / FINTECH / LEGAL

HEIKO SCHRÖDER

Studies of General History, University of Zurich
Law studies, University of Zurich
District Court of Zurich, Auditorate (1998)
Acquisition of the Zurich license to practice law (2001)
Head of Legal & Compliance (2003) of an investment, trust & asset management firm in Zurich
Since 2011 co-owner of an investment, trust & asset management firm (Zurich)
Independent practicing attorney since 2012

HEIKO SCHRÖDER

BOARD MEMBER / LEGAL

ANDY WAAR

Andy Waar, Co-Founder and CMO/Chief Marketing Officer of Yapeal, Founder fintechrockers.com, founder of thescent.ch, founder of Tiger Zurich,
former partner of the agencies Tigermedia and MagMagMedia, as well as guest lecturer at the HWZ (CAS Digital Finance). Andy Waar is a lawyer, digital marketing specialist, fintech enthusiast and passionate musician.

ANDY WAAR

BOARD MEMBER / DIGITAL BANKING / FINTECH

BEAT ZIMMERMANN

Beat is the founder and owner of the Air Navigation Institute and Air Navigation Services GmbH. Beat is the Chairman of the ICAO Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (IFPP, formerly OCP) in his function as the ABIS (group of States) member of the IFPP. Furthermore, Beat is a guest lecturer at the ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften).

BEAT ZIMMERMANN

BOARD MEMBER

Executive Board

Erik Wirz – president

 

Beat Zimmermann – executive board member

 

Stephan Peyer – executive board member

Life Sciences Advisory Board

The assembly of the advisory board from Wirz & Partners mirrors our target markets. Over and above the company strategic level this team ensures that we have access to in-depth knowledge and proven expertise.

 

Dr. Adrian Jaggi – advisory board member

Clinical experience in surgery, orthopaedics, internal medicine, intensive care. Occupational experience in general medical practice. Set-up and leadership of a business-unit for telemedicine within the international Berchtold Group (MedTech), including conception, realisation and worldwide market launch of the ORICS tele-surgery solution (Operating room information and communication system). Business Development leader medi24 / Medvantis, including the set-up of Disease Management. Partner and board member of the start-up Medsana AG with the health-care portal and patient information system medsanavision. Department manager of the health-care authority for the Canton Bern. Manager of innovation projects for the Federal office of health-care. Medical and health-care economic counselling santésuisse. Research and teaching: health-care systems and patient-centred care (Health Service Research) at the department for clinical epidemiology at the university of Bern.

 

Andreas Bleiker – advisory board member

Andreas Bleiker is a recognized expert within Switzerland’s multifaceted healthcare system. During his more than 20-year tenure of experience in responsible management positions for leading companies in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and health insurance industry. He started his career in Product Management at Pfizer, where he successfully managed the operational business of various industry-leading products and product launches for the Swiss pharmaceutical marketplace over many years. He assumed operational and strategic senior management positions as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GE Healthcare AG. Andreas has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Topwell Pharmacies. As a Headhunter, Andreas Bleiker can rely on a great wealth of experience, specifically in Executive Recruitment (CxO-level) from his time at Amrop Executive Search. As a partner and advisory board member at Wirz & Partners, he leads the pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology markets.