Advisory Board

richard fredericks
J. Richard Fredericks

Managing Director
Main Management

Type of Business:

Investment Advice

Alexander Fries

Ecosystem Ventures

Mr. Fries founded Ecosystem Ventures in January of 2006 to address the pending need for investment and support in European technologies and pre-seed-stage companies. Mr. Fries brings over 20 years of progressive experience in founding, funding, and managing global businesses that provide technology, products, and services to telecommunication operators, enterprises, and consumers. His most recent entrepreneurial experiences include the co-founding of Playspan Inc (e-commerce & mirco-payment platform for online gaming) and sold to VISA International in 2011 , SDK Biotechnologies Inc. (Diagnostics) and PURE SWISS AG (Beverage brand).

phillip kalsched
Phillip H. Kalsched

Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP

Former Chairman of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce – San Francisco Chapter

Type of Business:
Business law

Legal Services

andreas pfluger
Andreas Pfluger

VP International
Lindt North America

Type of Business:
Manufacturing and trading of chocolate products

Food Manufacturing

Thomas Schneider

Consul General a.i.
Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco

At Pier 17, four Swiss institutions come together under one roof to represent their country on the West Coast of the USA. Switzerland enjoys one of the highest living standards worldwide in a fascinating natural environment in the heart of Europe; it is easy to explore individually and by public transportation. It also provides a highly competitive location for a large variety of industries and boasts a skilled labor force, as well as acclaimed universities and professional schools.

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