Team & Life at dacadoo
Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of dacadoo ag, dacadoo americas, inc and dacadoo Japan G.K.
Peter has been involved in high-tech and bio-tech investments over the last 25 years. This had led to four IPO’s and multiple trade sells. He co-founded ASSET4, the world’s leading provider of extra-financial information in 2004. Later, this was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2009. Peter previously held senior executive positions with Sybase, Logic Works, The Fantastic Corporation and COS – all of which went public during his tenure.
Chief Operating Officer
Manuel joined dacadoo in 2011 as COO. Before this, Manuel worked in various sales, business development & marketing roles with increasing management responsibilities in the medtech industry with Guidant in Belgium, France and Switzerland from 2003 to 2008, and with St. Jude Medical as Managing Director Switzerland from 2008 to 2011. From 1997 to 2001, he held sales and marketing positions in Nestlé in Brazil. Manuel holds an MBA from IMD International.
Chief Innovation Officer
André studied at ETH Zurich, finishing top of his class as a master of computer science in 2000, with a minor degree in business administration. Working at Ergon Informatik for more than 15 years, he has covered a variety of roles in the software engineering field. His key focus has been on business development by mapping customer business requirements to state-of-the-art technology, seamlessly bridging the two worlds. In doing so, he has acquired broad industry knowledge. One of André’s leisure activities is gaming, where he used to play at an international level. This supports his interest in gamification & behavior change.
Chief Services Officer
Martin joined dacadoo AG in 2016, focusing on customer success and being responsible for professional services. Before this, Martin held leading positions in innovative ICT companies in central Europe. He has a track record of managing complex, business-critical projects and change processes in both growth and larger organizations. Martin is experienced in finance, insurance, retail/wholesale, telco industry as well as in the public sector. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics and Business Administration (MA UZH), University of Zürich.
Chief Technology Officer
Sandro is leading the Engineering activities at dacadoo. He has been passionate about software development since young age and founded his first technology startup in his twenties. Through his career he has acquired a vast work experience in software development, product management, operations research, cyber security and technology consulting. He has been serving as CTO, CPO and CISO in various companies in Europe and Asia and has been leading design and implementation of complex international multicultural projects. With cloud, agile and near shoring experience of more than a decade he has helped a number of companies scaling up, modernizing and transforming distributed engineering operations as well as successfully defining and implementing cloud strategies.
Head of Product
Jonas joined the team in 2018 as a consultant and worked his way up to become the Head of Product. With a background in computer science, Jonas is an expert in all things tech and is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the table. Before joining dacadoo, Jonas worked in different roles and started his own business where he gained valuable experience as a consultant, requirements engineer, and business analyst. This diverse experience has given Jonas a unique perspective on the tech industry and the skills needed to lead a team towards success.
When not working, Jonas loves exploring the great outdoors, playing sports, and diving into a good book or podcast.
SVP Sales Asia-Pacific
Thomas Dijohn has a long history of successfully developing new businesses in technology and digital media. He built The Fantastic Corporation in Asia-Pacific, restructured Nomad Technologies – later sold via MBO – and grew an APAC business division in Fuji Xerox by 250% over 5 years. In 2015 he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sanofi developing healthcare technology for the future. Thomas holds an MBA from Macquarie University in Australia and has lived and worked in Asia-Pacific for the past 20 years.
VP Sales North America
Blake has developed and launched insurance, savings, investment, and group health products, including the Vitality program in Canada where he implemented partner integrations and the use of advanced analytics in marketing and customer engagement. He is now supporting insurance companies in North America as they transform into customer centric and digitally enabled businesses using the dacadoo Health Risk Quantification and dacadoo Digital Health Engagement platform. Blake is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries and he is an avid volunteer on several industry committees, task forces, and conferences.
VP EMEA, LATAM & Digital Underwriting
Jos joined dacadoo in 2022, after having worked for close to 30 years in the Life & Health (re)insurance industry. As a qualified Swiss and Dutch actuary, he held various Managing Director positions with Swiss Re in the Netherlands and since 2005 in Switzerland. His experience ranges from sales, product development, pricing, underwriting, claims handling and automation, reserving, insurance accounting to risk management and more recently data management & analysis and Customer Experience & engagement. Jos is an avid cyclist and skier and holds a MSc of the University of Amsterdam.