Boris Pavlovic

Head of Global Executive Customer Programs

Boris is a service-driven technology marketing leader with creative vision, talent for execution and significant customer empathy informed by an earlier career in international hospitality management.  He currently leads Verkada’s Global Executive Customer Programs.  Boris holds a BSc from the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and an MBA from Cornell University.


Board Members
*Listed Alphabetically

philipp barmettler
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.

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.

Marcus Dahlén

Swisscom Cloud Lab Ltd.

CEO, Head of Outpost & VP Cyber Security

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

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

Oliver Guggisberg

Manager Western USA
Switzerland Tourism

Manager Western USA for Switzerland Tourism

bjoern jeker
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.

Pamela Munster


Professor of Medicine
Oncologist at UCSF
Founder Alessa Therapeutics

Emilia Pasquier

Swissnex San Francisco

Emilia is the CEO of Swissnex in San Francisco. During four years, she was the Policy Advisor to the Swiss President (2018, 2023) and Minister of Home Affairs Alain Berset. She worked on foreign affairs, economic policies, and culture and was responsible for international affairs. Prior to this position, she was the managing director of “foraus – the Swiss Think Tank for foreign policy” during four years, after acting as Deputy Secretary General at the International Chamber of Commerce Switzerland and Focal Point for the UN Global Compact Switzerland. Between 2011 and 2013, she worked as a research assistant and author at Année Politique Suisse – the Swiss yearbook on Swiss policies, where she specialized in Swiss foreign policy and social groups. Emilia holds a Master in Political and Economic Philosophy from the University of Bern and was a visiting student at the University College Dublin and New York University.

Philipp Stauffer

Co-Founder & Managing Director
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).

© 2021 | All Rights Reserved | Design & Development by Welter Creative | Powered by Fastmetrics