About Us.

Get to know the team behind ZITADEL.

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Adapt. Play. Nightowl.

Chief Executive Officer

Florian Forster

CEO and Founder of ZITADEL and since his younger days a full-blooded IT nerd with a lot of curiosity and an allergy to the mantra "It's like that because it has always been like that". Has already been honored with the title "Constructive Irritant".

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Think. Test. Do.

DevOps Engineer

Christian Jakob

Christian has a Dev and an Ops hat in his closet. Complex infrastructures in the cloud or in the data center are his passion, automations with a focus on the essentials and agile approaches his strength. His credo: 'people over process'. In his spare time, Christian devotes himself to his rock band or rides the Alps with his snowboards and longboards.

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Code. Learn. Share.

Software Engineer

Silvan Reusser

Cloud native and feels at home in IT since his teenage years. In his studies, he learns in-depth computer science skills and gets to grips with cutting-edge technologies. When you don't find him in the office, you can find him at festivals or exploring new places around the world.

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Dance. Travel. Lake.

Chief Product Officer

Fabienne Bühler

As "Head of Product" responsible for the product roadmap and customer success of ZITADEL and supports in software development in the backend. In her free time she likes to be at or on Lake Constance with her motorboat or sailboat and feels at home on the dance floor, no matter if Hip-Hop, Jazz or Lindy-Hop.

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Build. Code. Wander.

Software Engineer

Maximilian Peintner

Software developer with a faible for novel technologies and good design. He prefers to work on the frontend, but also likes to show what he can do in native app development. In his free time, he likes to spend time in the mountains in the surrounding area, as well as in his home country.

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Think. Code. Refactor.

Software Engineer

Stefan Benz

Software developer who, among other things, deals with the topic of DevOps. Since the beginning of his apprenticeship he has been working in many areas of computer science and has decided to focus on cloud computing. When not listening to music in the office, he can be found in the Rhine Valley or on mountain roads with his motorcycle or car.

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Forward. Rethink. Freestyle.

Software Engineer

Elio Bischof

Software developer and automator of infrastructure and operational processes using the GitOps pattern. Leads business applications in distributed systems to success with Domain Driven Design and concepts such as Event Sourcing. His hole-in-one on the golf course is still waiting.

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Bike. Hike. Swimlike.

Software Engineer

Michael Wäger

Software developer and generalist in older and new programming languages and development methods. Polysportive on land and in, under or on the water. Likes to listen to French performers.

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Play. Draw. Headbang.

UI / UX Designer

Jürg Rinaldi

UI/UX designer and pixel juggler. Creative all-rounder who likes to play around in all kinds of media - digital as well as analog. When he's not out exploring Ireland or the local cinemas, he supports the team with design sprints and mockups - always with the user in focus.

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Garden. Cook. Play.

Software Engineer

Livio Spring

Software developer with a flair for software architecture, who also enjoys networking. In his spare time he likes to take care of his chilies or relax at Lake Constance.

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Think. Improve. Sing.

Chief Operating Officer

Maximilian Panne

All-rounder on the business side with a passion for technology. When he's not singing or baking, he enjoys spending time with a few books by Lake Zurich or in the mountains.

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Create. Passion. Daydreamer.

Marketing

Zsofia Zsakai

Content specialist with an eye for good design and a gift for video editing. Zsofia is a part-time student supporting the team in content marketing. When she's not drawing, painting or creating illustrations, she is most likely found hanging out with her pet bunnies or playing video games.

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Improve. Nature. Barbecue.

Business Development Manager

Oliver Zürcher

Sales enthusiast who likes to break new ground. Oliver supports the team as a full-time employee in Business Development. When he is not involved in customer meetings, he spends his free time in nature or cultivating his love for his smoker.

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