Our Executive Advisory board members have worked at the leading computer companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Digital Equipment Corporation, AMD, EMC, CISCO and Compaq. Utilizing their extensive technical and business experience helps us direct our portfolio companies to pursue new business opportunities.
Patrick Gifford is our executive business advisor. Pat has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, starting as a Systems Engineer at IBM in 1983. He worked in a variety of sales, strategy, and business development roles at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, and finally Microsoft, where he spent 17 years in the US field, Redmond HQ, and EMEA. Patrick has been based in Europe since 1999, where his leadership roles included building the Microsoft EMEA Mid- Market business, serving as Director of the Small and Mid-size segment (SMS&P) for Central and Eastern Europe, and leading the EMEA Enterprise Alliances team. Prior to his 'professional' career, Patrick spent 4 years in the US Air Force.
Gunther Erwin Fischer
The professional and a Microsoft veteran is offering 20+ years of experience in hardware and software engineering. Gunther has deep technical hands-on knowledge in designing, implementing and enhancing computer systems. He is our technical guru and evangelist with proven ability to help develop the most elegant and high-performance solutions, applications and databases. He provides projects technical assessments and expertise leveraging his wide-ranging talents in computer science.
Dennis Stutterheim is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the computer hardware and software industries with P & L responsibility. He built and managed a variety of successful sales, professional services, marketing and support organizations for both startups and major corporations. Dennis has extensive international experience, including living abroad for 8 years with Pan-EMEA responsibilities. He is providing a full range of advisory services and functions involving deep due diligence for valuations, acquisitions (M&A) and other funding transactions up to an IPO preparation.