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Get ready for the future. Become faster, more efficient, and more profitable. Rely on our team of specialized IT developers, lawyers and people who are dedicated to innovation and competence. We enjoy nothing more than the pleasure of progress and win-win partnerships.

Camille Auberson

Chief Legal

Caner Cengiz

Sales Manager

Daniel Hodel

Board Member and Investor

Kimberley Küster

Sales Expert

Maja Zulauf


Magda Fessy

Digital Marketing Director

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Mehdi Baradaran

Sales Manager

Rafael Janetzek

Chief Technology

Tobias Häckermann

Board Member and Investor

The legal translation machine:

Camille has gained extensive experience as a transaction lawyer at Homburger, one of Switzerland’s leading business law firm. There he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, capital market as well as corporate law. The increasing need and untapped potential for digitization in the market for legal services convinced him to join Approovd as an early founder. He also acts as the chairman of the real estate company Nordmann Fribourg Holding SA.

The innovation enabler:

Business life is not necessarily about prevailing. Trained as a lawyer, Caner endeavors to obtain the best outcome for all parties and solve seemingly intractable conflicts. How? By listening to people and genuinely taking their interests into account. With the tenants’ association, then before a court and in a law firm, Caner was able to put his technical and personal skills into action and gained insight into daily business issues. It is therefore only natural that Caner now acts as the link between Approovd and its customers.

Gets things done:

A geotechnical and computer science engineer by training, Daniel has pursued his education in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and achieved an Executive MBA (UZH and MBA HSG). Daniel has founded the Zurich based tech firm BDH Solutions, which specializes in knowledge management, search algorithms and complex data structures. Daniel not only contributes his scientific, down-to-earth approach as well as analytical and organizational skills to Approovd: he is active and well connected in politics through various engagements at the municipal (Zurich) and cantonal levels (member of parliament of the canton of Zurich since 2011).

The culture mediator:

Kimberley grew up in an international environment and has always been interested in other cultures. Her enthusiasm for human interaction coupled with her instinct for business has been refined in a degree in psychology and in business in Madrid. Years abroad have given her the ability to understand and respond to people and their needs. She understands how to introduce digital tools in different corporate cultures. 

The bridge between technology and market:

Trained as a lawyer, Maja has pursued her education in business administration (Executive MBA HSG, PLD Harvard Business School) and has a broad experience in the field of digitization, amongst others in digital broadcasting (building as Head of Marketing and Communication the first digital offer for TV in Switzerland, today Swisscom TV) and digital healthcare services or “e-health” (as member of the management of Swisscom Health AG). She is now dedicated to digitizing legal services.

The smart all-rounder:

Magda is convinced of the advantages of automation and is enthusiastic about the start-up universe and the extensive and creative field it leaves to marketers. Magda has extensive experience in digital marketing in a wide range of industries and countries. This knowledge and her enthusiasm have brought her to Approovd. She perfectly combines the virtual and real world.

The client's geek:

Mehdi is a child of communication technologies. He started his career in Bonn, Germany, with the first cell phones for consumers, after completing his apprenticeship in consumer electronics. His career path has followed all major technological developments, and Mehdi is in his element with cloud solutions or the Internet of Things. Working with a “Platform as a Service” technology like Approovd has been a logical choice, and today Approovd’s clients benefit from his experience and knowledge.

The software crack:

As far back as he can remember, Rafael’s life has always revolved around computing, gaming, and software. He obtained his degree in computer science from the University of Braunschweig, Germany. His dedication to software development spans his professional life and is also a hobby. Although he is the only one capable of doing what he does at Approovd, his enthusiasm has spread throughout the team and crossed all coding barriers.

Tech enthusiast and successful entrepreneur:

Tobias is the co-founder and CEO of SHERPANY, the fastest growing start-up in Switzerland. Before that, he successfully founded and sold a company in the security industry. Tobias holds a masters degree in business law from from University of Zurich. He brings his experience of digital transformation to the business world and its leaders.