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 Product Officer
Yasmina is leading the product management team at dacadoo and is responsible for the dacadoo platform product strategy and roadmap. She has a solid international experience in product management, product innovation and technology. This includes senior roles at eBay, Swisscom, Canal+ and Autoricardo. She worked in different countries including the US, France and Switzerland. Yasmina is very much customer focused. She leverages best in class product management processes and her technology background and experience to build great products. She has an MS degree in Computer Science.
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.
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 Europe, Middle East & Africa
Lukas joined dacadoo in 2015 as Sales Director Europe. In January 2019 he expanded his regional responsibility to EMEA. Following his Master Degree in Sport Technology and Administration at the EPFL in Lausanne, Lukas moved to Singapore where he joined World Sport Group Pte Ltd (now a part of the Lagardère Group) – Asia’s leading Sport Marketing and Media Agency. From 2008 – 2013 Lukas worked in various sales, marketing & business development roles at World Sport Group, operating mainly in South East Asia, Australia and Uzbekistan. After his return to Europe, Lukas joined a high precision wearable technology company as Head of Sales Switzerland, UK and Austria.
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 transformation 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.