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Philipp Barmettler

Director Sales Operations

Philipp K. Barmettler is a Director at Facebook where he leads global sales operations for partnerships and resellers. Prior to joining Facebook, Philipp was a Vice President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and before that he was an Associate Partner in the Stamford, CT and Zurich, Switzerland offices 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.


Board Members
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Christoph Besmer

Trade Commissioner

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.

Mirko Capodanno

Manager Western USA
Switzerland Tourism

Manager Western USA for Switzerland Tourism

Andreas Glocker

Chief Executive Officer
Fastmetrics: Networks & Knowledge

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

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

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Bjoern Jeker

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.

Crista Lucey

Spott, Lucey, & Wall

Crista M. Lucey, CPA is an owner of Spott, Lucey & Wall, Inc. CPAs, a local firm providing a full range of taxation and attestation services. Crista has over 30 years of experience assisting domestic and international businesses and individuals, helping manage their demanding cross border transactions. Her areas of expertise are international tax, audit and non-audit services for foreign–owned entities, such as due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, spin-off’s and sales of businesses, and accounting services to technology as well as manufacturing and real estate companies.

Stephan Nobs

Chief Marketing Officer

Stephan A. Nobs is Chief Marketing Officer at BrandMaker, a market leader in Marketing Resource Management. Prior to joining BrandMaker, he co-founded and developed Assetlink, purchased by SAS Institute in 2011. At SAS, he was responsible for business development in the SAS Customer Intelligence division. Before that, he was Managing Partner at one of Europe’s leading brand consultancy firms Schmidlin & Partner. He started his career as product manager at Beiersdorf and holds a BA in Micro Economics from University of Applied Sciences, Basel Switzerland.

Lukas Peter

Swisscom Cloud Labs Ltd.

CEO Swisscom Cloud Lab & Head of Outpost Services

Vincent Pilette

CFO at Logitech

As CFO of Logitech, Vincent Pilette is responsible for the company’s financial strategies and worldwide finance organization. He manages consolidated revenues of approximately two billion dollars (U.S.), tax, treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis, and communication with an international base of shareholders trading Logitech shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Market.

Reporting to Logitech’s President and CEO, Vincent Pilette is a member of the company’s executive leadership team, responsible for shaping and directing the implementation of all aspects of the company’s business strategies.

Anita Roth

Head of Policy Research

Anita Roth is a city planner whose work focuses on planning, policy, and economic development. As Airbnb’s Head of Policy Research, Anita works to quantify the various impacts and benefits that Airbnb’s community has in cities around the world. Prior to joining Airbnb, Anita worked with a range of planning and consulting firms. She has worked extensively in municipalities in the United States and well as across Asia.

Philipp Stauffer

Founder & General Partner
FYRFLY Venture Partners

Early Stage Technology Venture Fund investing in Swiss, European and North American ventures.

Dennis Sullivan

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

Creative Director

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