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Marius Albath is Senior System Engineer in UMB's Microsoft Team. He studied computer science and business informatics, graduated with a master’s degree and has been working in the Microsoft field for ten years. He is primarily focused on the further development of UMB SQL Services and is lead engineer for ITaaS projects.
Markus Hengstler is a Leading Expert in the UMB Microsoft team. He mainly deals with Microsoft's collaboration solution Exchange and is one of three specialists in Switzerland holding the highest certification for this product. Markus Hengstler has been working in IT for more than 20 years and teaching other IT professionals as a Microsoft Certified Teacher for 18 years. He has been with UMB for ten years and is a member of the expert management team.
Lars Zängerle studied both computer science and business administration and has been with UMB for over 12 years. For 10 years, he has been working exclusively on topics related to the Microsoft cloud and is one of the pioneers in this field. He and his engineering team have realized more than 300 Office 365 and Azure projects.
Franco Chiellino has been involved with the implementation, operation and maintenance of complex and mission-critical Linux/Unix IT infrastructure since graduating as a mechanical engineer. As team leader Linux/Unix Operations at UMB, he manages a large number of customer systems with a team of Linux, Unix and middleware specialists: from state-of-the-art container platforms to more traditional ERP systems.
Simon Lanz is Service Delivery Manager and responsible for IT operations at the organizational level for ITaaS and managed services customers. He can look back on 15 years of experience in the IT industry, is a member of the UMB management team and has been part of the UMB team for 10 years.
Werner Eggli is Senior Solution Architect in the UMB solution architecture team. He comes from a software engineering and storage background and has more than 30 years of experience working in these fields. Werner Eggli is a member of our expert management team.
Dirk Budke is head of the Process Engineering / Curo Engineering team at UMB. For more than 15 years he has been passionate about all aspects of workflow and process automation. He has successfully implemented digitization projects in various industries during this time. He also leads the the UMB Product Development Team, which develops the UMB SaaS digitization solution Curo. Dirk Budke also teaches the BPM module "Process Automation" at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Olivier Heyl is a senior consultant and a certified computer scientist with a CAS in IT service management. He draws on twenty years of experience in the field of IT infrastructure, has been with UMB for more than four years, and looks after major national and international customers. Olivier Heyl currently focuses on transition management in the area of sourcing services. He is also an ITIL expert in the service management field.
Mario Amodio has been working in IT for more than 30 years and is now in charge of the data management team. Having previously worked as a system engineer and consultant, he has been a team leader for three years. He and his team are focusing on backup and recovery and are responsible for the protection of their customers' data.
Simon Fritschi is a leading expert on UMB's Citrix team. As an architect and engineer he was involved in, and led, many Citrix projects. His main focus is on secure solutions with the application delivery controller (ADC) in the area of authentication and web application firewall. Simon Fritschi can draw on 20 years of experience in engineering and consulting, is a member of the expert management team and has been with UMB for 15 years.
Jerry Schrijver has been working in IT for 18 years - 13 of them in the Citrix field. He has been with UMB for 8 years and is now in charge of Citrix Operations. He is a member of the management team. Jerry Schrijver has very high standards when it comes to quality and service and believes that the individual is still of utmost importance, especially in an "automated" world.
Roland Imoberdorf heads the UMB Solutions Team, is a member of the management board and has been with UMB for three years. The core competencies of the Solutions Team are digitization, process optimization and integration, which also constitute the basis for operative excellence.
Ronny Steiner is VMware team leader and has worked in the IT field for many years. Today, he focuses on consulting and engineering in the fields of virtualization and automatization solutions, disaster recovery, and monitoring solutions. He has a strong background in server, storage, and windows environments.
Deny Hagen is Senior Technology Consultant and part of the UMB SAP Team. He has been working in the IT field for more than 14 years, since 2006 predominantly in SAP BASIS environments. Deny Hagen participates in several client projects and is responsible for smooth SAP operations in the UMB datacenters or on-site at clients’ premises.
Gion-Clau Camenisch has worked for more than 25 years in IT security, with particular emphasis on authentication and monitoring (SIEM). Over the past 15 years, he has implemented authentication and SIEM projects for midsized and large businesses through his own company, ComProSec AG. Since early 2018, ComProSec AG has been part of UMB AG. Gion-Clau Camenisch is responsible for the security intelligence sector at UMB.
As Teamleader Consulting Services Patrick Heinzer is responsible for UMB’s consulting business, assisting the clients’ IT management with strategic and operative issues. Mr. Heinzer has more than 15 years of experience as a CIO and business analyst at international organizations. He understands the challenges of information technology from a business perspective and is a member of the UMB management team.
Massimo Castelberg is Senior System Engineer at UMB on the VMware team. He has worked in IT for 10 years. His core competencies are consulting and engineering in the field of virtual solutions with VMware vSphere, vSAN, vRealize and Horizon, as well as backup and disaster recovery solutions. He has a strong background in server, storage and windows environments.
Christian Syz works as a Information Security Officer / Service Delivery Manager at UMB and is responsible for the delivery of IT services to small and medium-sized businesses. Additional focal points of his work are information security, data protection, and process optimization in the sourcing sector. He has more than 20 years of IT experience, is a member of the management board and has been with UMB for almost ten years.
Renato Petrillo is Teamleader Operations and responsible for Operative Excellence & Digitalisation. He is focused on the continuous transformation and evolution of clients and UMB. Renato Petrillo has 15 years of experience in engineering and consulting. He is a member of the management team and has been with UMB for more than 10 years.
Roger Schweingruber heads the Sourcing Services Team at UMB and, in that capacity, is responsible for all IT operational services for UMB clients on premise as well as at the UMB datacenter. Roger Schweingruber has 25 years of experience in engineering and consulting. He is part of the management board and has been at UMB for more than ten years.
Werner Tanner has worked for five years as head of the UMB ServiceDesk team. He focuses on the ServiceDesk‘s clients; his passion are quality and top performance to keep them happy. He has 17 years of experience in the fields of systems engineering and customer support - his team and his clients may count on that! He enthusiastically and actively promotes process optimization and IT service management subjects.
Nicolas Mäder is Senior System Engineer in the UMB VMware team and has been travelling the IT world for the last 15 years. Today, he is focused on engineering and consulting in the fields of virtualization platforms for servers and desktops as well as backup infrastructures. He has a profound background in servers, storage, and windows environments.
Daniel Cattin has been heading the Mainframe Team at UMB over the last three years. He can rely on 30 years of experience in mainframe system engineering and programming. He is chairman of the zExpertenForum in Switzerland and regularly deals with new technologies pertaining to mainframes.
Markus Kräher is Teamleader Account Management and deputy managing director. Together with his account managers he is responsible for comprehensive customer care and the early identification of customer requirements and their linking to the knowledge of the experts at UMB. Markus Kräher has 25 years of sales experience and has been with UMB for 16 years.
Patrick Wülser is Head of Engineering Services. He has been with UMB since 2000, has both a technical and business background and is very familiar with UMB's world of leading edge infrastructure solutions, also as a leader of various transformation projects. He is a member of the UMB leadership board and is responsible for the core topics of our strategic partners Microsoft and Cisco.
Mirco Suter is head of the Citrix team and, together with his co-workers, responsible for the project and licensing business across the entire Citrix range of products. He has worked in IT for more than 15 years, including more than 10 years with Citrix technologies. He has been with UMB for seven years.
As CSO and head of Business Development & Sales, Martin Gartmann is responsible for the development of important strategic subjects, especially the sourcing and cloud portfolios with special emphasis on connecting technology and business strategies, combined with digital transformation. Martin Gartmann comes from an engineering and consulting background, is a member of the management board and has been with UMB for over 15 years.
Holger Ott is responsible for UMB core subjects such as Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Cisco, Cloud and UMB datacenters. Holger Ott comes from an engineering and economic background, is a member of the management board and has been with UMB for over 15 years.