Corporate Members

Stephen N. Anderson

Managing Partner
Marquis Advisory Group LLC

Marquis serves international companies entering the U.S. by collaborating with management to reduce mistakes and accelerate growth.

 
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Philipp Barmettler

Director GTM Strategy
Google Cloud

Philipp K. Barmettler is a Director at Google where he leads the global go-to-market strategy efforts for Google Cloud. Prior to joining Google, Philipp was a Director at Facebook driving global sales operations for partnerships and resellers, a Vice President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and before that he was an Associate Partner of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Corporate Venturing with Distinction from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich.

 
Antoine Berberi

SVP Operations
Proper Hotel

 
Samuel Bernegger

VP of Operations
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

VP Operations at Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

 
Christoph Besmer

Trade Commissioner
Switzerland

Christoph is a seasoned business professional with two decades of experience in the international business arena. Mr. Besmer joined the Swiss Business Hub USA as the Trade Commissioner of Switzerland for the U.S. West Coast after co-founding and running a foreign direct investment consulting firm. Prior to this, he was heading the Greater Zurich Area investment promotion agency’s efforts in the United States for close to a decade. Christoph Besmer gathered experience as a senior project manager for a nongovernmental organization providing consulting services for humanitarian relief organizations.

 
Beat Bossart

Broker Associate
Vanguard Properties

20+ years of experience as a Broker Associate assisting buyers and sellers of real estate in the Bay Area.

 
John Bucher

Owner/Manager
Bucher Farms and Vineyard

Type of Business:
Wine grapes, dairy farming

NAICS:
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

 
Tim Bucher

President
Trattore Farms and Winery

President at Trattore Farms and Winery

 
Mirko Capodanno

Manager Western USA
Switzerland Tourism

Manager Western USA for Switzerland Tourism

 
Bracken Darrell

President and CEO
Logitech Inc.

 
Brian David

Office Leader / Managing Partner
Egon Zehnder

Office leader and Managing Partner of the San Francisco office. Egon Zehnder is a global management firm advising on board consulting, succession, and executive development.

Egon Zehnder
Leadership consultant and Advisory Firm
100 Pine St. – Suite 3100 – San Francisco, CA 94111

brian.david@egonzehnder.com
(415) 963-8551 work
(415) 378-7777 mobile

 
Michelle Enlow

Global Real Estate Advisor
Engel & Völkers, Sonoma

Global Real Estate Advisor assisting companies with employee relocations.

Engel & Völkers
PO Box 928
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707-486-8765

 
Christian Foglar

Owner
Advanced Orthopaedics

Type of Business:
Medical office, medical consulting

NAICS:
Health Care and Social Assistance

 
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Devan Friday

CPA - Partner
Spott, Lucey & Wall, Inc.

 
Andreas Glocker

Chief Executive Officer
Fastmetrics: Networks & Knowledge

Fastmetrics broadband Service for large businesses. We offer from 1gig fiber optic solutions to 10gig fiber-optic Internet access solutions.

Type of Business:
Network integrator, Voip and connectivity solutions, IT consulting, ISP, business network and knowledge consulting

NAICS:
Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services Computer Systems Design Services

 
Vivin Hegde

Director
Hilti U.S. Technology Office

The U.S. Tech Office in San Francisco connects start-ups from the Bay Area and across North America with the global Hilti team, headquartered in Liechtenstein.

 
Roger Huldi

General Manager
W Hotel (Starwood Hotels and Resorts)

Type of Business:
Hotel

NAICS:
Accommodation and Foodservices

 
Fred Hess

Managing Director Business Transitions / Value Building
Affinity Ventures

 
Achim W. Hoelzle

Attorney at Law
FeldbergPacific Law Group

Type of Business:
Legal services. Practice areas: establishment of U.S. subsidiaries, international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, technology transactions

NAICS:
Legal Services

 
René Jacquat

Principal / Consultant
LogiChain Solutions, LLC

LogiChain Solutions, LLC is a boutique consulting company that offers solutions in supply chain, logistics, and transportation management to startups as well as small and medium sized companies; from strategy development to execution. Our focus and expertise are in consumer goods with specialization in food & beverage.

 
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Bjoern Jeker

Partner
CRC Results, Inc.

SACCSF Vice-Chairman.

Bjoern Jeker is a Partner with CRC Results, where he works with Fortune 1000 and emerging growth companies. He has run cross-functional and international projects in the life sciences and technology sector to identify, analyze and close performance and compliance gaps across critical functions and products lines. Prior to CRC Results, Mr. Jeker was Partner for Risk Advisor Services at a national professional services firm and directed the Internal Audit function at Qualcomm. Mr. Jeker was Chairman of the San Francisco Chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce from 2010-2012. He is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 
Steve Krognes

Chief Financial Officer
Genentech, Inc.

Type of Business:
Research, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription drugs

NAICS:
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

 
Urs Martin Laeuchli

Director
Laeuchli-ADR

Type of Business:
Dispute resolution, consulting, legal

NAICS:
Legal Services

 
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Yolanda Leonardini

Manager
American Lamprecht Transport

Customs Brokerage and Freight Forwarding

 
Dominic Liechti

Director Worldwide Education Strategy
Apple

Dominic Liechti leads worldwide education strategy at Apple. Before joining Apple he had a direct role in the vision, design, and launch of innovative education products while managing corporate and business strategy for public schools, international schools, and startups. Liechti grew up in Switzerland and holds a teaching credential from the College of Education in Bern, a master’s in education management from the Zurich University of Teacher Education, and an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne.

 
Gian-Michele a Marca

Partner
Cooley LLP

Type of Business:
Legal services

NAICS:
Offices of Lawyers

 
Hans R. Michel

President
Vina Robles, Inc.

Type of Business:
Winery

NAICS:
Wineries

 
Lori Mueller

Vice President
Mueller Winery ,

Type of Business:
Wine production and sales

NAICS:
Wineries

 
Pamela Munster

Professor
UCSF

Professor of Medicine
Oncologist at UCSF
Founder Alessa Therapeutics

 
Willy Ostertag

President
Autohaus Europa Inc.

Type of Business:
Auto sales, service, repair

NAICS:
Automobile Dealers

 
Lukas Peter

CEO
Swisscom Cloud Labs Ltd.

CEO Swisscom Cloud Lab & Head of Outpost Services

 
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Andreas Pfluger

Director
Jumi enterprises

Consultant for consumer market. Member of various company boards.
Helps establish worldwide brands in american market.

 
Siegmar Pohl

Attorney
Squire Patton Boggs

Experienced Partner working for European and US clients in cross-border M&A, venture capital and technology transactions. Admitted in California and in Germany, he works seemlessly between the legal systems.

 
Stefan Ruest

Senior Manager, Switzerland Tax Desk
Ernst & Young LLP

560 Mission Street, Suite 1600

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 894-4317

 
Fabio Rupp

Founder/President
Independent Biotechnology Consultant

Type of Business:
Consultancy – biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector, including preclinical activities, regulatory and business development

NAICS:
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

 
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Peter Scherrer

President & Chief Scientific Officer
Certus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Type of Business:
Development of nanoparticles for the targeted delivery of anti-tumor drugs resulting in extended tumor drug exposure and greatly reduced toxic side effects

NAICS:
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

 
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Ursula Schnyder

Owner & Chief Chocolate Officer
DESSERTS FOR YOU, LLC, dba SWEET55 - Swiss Chocolates & Confections

Enhancing The Essence of Chocolate is the motto of SWEET55 – a Swiss Artisan chocolatier in the Bay Area. Brick-and-mortar store, online store, events & more.

 
Guido Schwager

President
Schwager Davis, Inc.

Type of Business:
Construction

NAICS:
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

 
Dominic Siegrist

Director, Corporate Communications
ABB Inc

ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels.
With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

 
Dieter Studer

Marketing Manager
R&M USA INC

R&M develops and manufactures passive cabling solutions for high-quality communication networks. At R&M USA, Dieter Studer oversees Marketing and Product Management

 
Dennis Sullivan

Attorney
Law Offices of Dennis M. Sullivan

Law Practice: Business transactions and litigation; mergers and acquisitions; real estate transactions; wills, trusts and probate; international transactions and related litigation. Legal Advisor – Consulates General of Federal Republic of Germany, Switzerland, and Brazil (San Francisco); Past Special Counsel, Office of the Commission of the European Union (San Francisco).

 
Mark Walti

Founder and Managing Director
Milliarium Consulting LLC

Milliarium Consulting focuses on Swiss companies which are planning market entry or would like to expand their activities in the US.

 
Stefan Welter

President & Executive Producer
Welter Ventures LLC

 
Michael Williams

Managing Director
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Type of Business:
Banking

NAICS:
Investment Advice

 
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