Corporate Members

Felix Albrecht

Partner
Albrecht Solutions Inc.

Type of Business:
Management consulting services in the field of business process engineering, ERP implementation and project management

NAICS:
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services

 
Wanda Alfaro

SVP and Manager
City National Bank

Type of Business:
U.S. banking, financial services

NAICS:
Commercial Banking

 
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.

 
Samuel Bernegger

VP of Operations
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

VP Operations at Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

 
Damir Bogdan

Founder - Digitalization & Innovation Lead
Actvide AG

Damir Bogdan, founder of Actvide AG, consults companies on digitalization and innovation. He is active in Switzerland as well as in Silicon Valley. Through his consultancy work he builds bridges between European and US companies.

 
Franziska Bossart

Group VP, Head of Digital Lighthouse Program
ABB

Group VP, Head of Digital Lighthouse Program at ABB. ABB is a pioneering technology leader focussed on Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation.

 
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Peter Brunner

Exec. VP
Elma Electronic Inc.

Elma is an electronic systems company

 
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

 
Lionel Buhler

Founder
Touch Tools Business Inc

Consults companies on implementations of finance tools. We help small companies to gain time in their admin works.

 
Gert Christen

Innovation Strategist
ArtEco Services

Strategy advisor to private companies and public organizations, especially on innovation programs and US market entry.

 
Christian Foglar

Owner
Advanced Orthopaedics

Type of Business:
Medical office, medical consulting

NAICS:
Health Care and Social Assistance

 
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Martin A. Gaehwiler

Owner
M. Gaehwiler Construction, Inc.

Type of Business:
Construction development

NAICS:
Construction

 
Steve Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer
The Hamilton Company Inc.

Type of Business:
Manufacturing of manual and automated liquid handling equipment, developing and manufacturing of medical equipments

NAICS:
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

 
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

 
Roger Huldi

General Manager
W Hotel (Starwood Hotels and Resorts)

Type of Business:
Hotel

NAICS:
Accommodation and Foodservices

 
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.

 
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.

 
Robert Lussier

President & CEO
Beacon Business Bank

CEO of a business bank serving small to lower middle market companies in the Bay area. We are “The business bank with a personal touch.”

 
Robert Killmer

President
Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream Company

President at Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company

 
Gian-Michele a Marca

Partner
Cooley LLP

Type of Business:
Legal services

NAICS:
Offices of Lawyers

 
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Lorenz Maurer

General Manager
San Francisco Proper Hotel

Type of Business:
Hotel

NAICS:
Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

 
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

 
Walter Niederberger

Correspondent
Tages-Anzeiger

Type of Business:
Media/newspaper

NAICS:
Newspaper Publishers

 
Jillian Ochs

Director West Coast
Greater Zurich Area

Official representation of 9 Cantons, 2 cities and over 20 private partners aiming to support US companies entering the Swiss market.

 
Markus Okumus

Founder
JVMO

Serial entrepreneur with two major exits under his belt and a frontrunner in the digital economy. JVMO is a startup studio, a company that creates companies

 
Willy Ostertag

President
Autohaus Europa Inc.

Type of Business:
Auto sales, service, repair

NAICS:
Automobile Dealers

 
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.

 
Robert Rieder

President & CEO
Rieder & Associates, Inc.

Type of Business:
Accounting, taxation and business representation

NAICS:
Other Accounting Services

 
Fred Ruegg

Chief Executive Officer
Elma Electronic Inc.

Type of Business:
Manufacturing of electronic components and systems

NAICS:
Forging and Stamping

 
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

 
Cyrille S. Sauvain

Treasurer
ETH Alumni Bay Area Chapter

Type of Business:
Alumni association

NAICS:
Alumni Associations

 
Guido Schwager

President
Schwager Davis, Inc.

Type of Business:
Construction

NAICS:
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

 
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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

 
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

 
Gregg Wallace

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.

 
Brigitta Weder Ammann

Owner / General Manager
Jason Travel, Inc.

Type of Business:
Retail travel, domestic and international

NAICS:
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services

 
Bob Whitlock

General Manager
Small Precision Tools Inc.

Type of Business:
Semiconductor bonding tools manufacturer, fine ceramics

NAICS:
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

 
Michael Williams

Managing Director
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Type of Business:
Banking

NAICS:
Investment Advice

 
Joanne Yun

Consultant
Egon Zehnder International

Consultant at Egon Zehner International

 
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