Test early and often is Reto’s mantra for good Interaction Design. Reto started TestingTime at the beginning of 2013. As CEO, Reto leads the vision and mission of the startup. Prior to TestingTime, Reto worked as Interaction Designer and Usability Consultant with his own 58rocks GmbH. At doodle.com he gained international startup experience as VP Product Management. He owns a MAS in Interaction Design and a BS in Computer Science.
Oli, a classic full stack ninja, joined TestingTime as a new Founder at the beginning of 2015. As TestingTime’s new CTO, he is responsible for the development and operations of the platform and the continued growth of the test user pool. He worked as a Software Engineer for doodle.com and helped the company grow from 5 up to 30 million unique visitors. Oli owns a master in computer science.
Although without a hero cape and mask but with style and passion demonstrates Eva as employee #1 her superpowers as recruiter hero at TestingTime since July 2015. Searching for new heroics she now oversees the daily operations and takes good care of our test users. Thanks to her education as a medical therapist and her work experience as office manager she coordinates our test users with a blink of an eye.
User-friendly products make Carole just as happy as chocolate. She is loaded with creativity and never ending curiosity on the lookout for ways to make TestingTime crispier and enable every test user a great experience. During her time in Copenhagen, she fell in love with Scandinavian Design. In Denmark, she designed and tested digital products and gained serious HCD skills. Carole graduated with a Bachelor in Design Management.
A one-way ticket and 2 suitcases brought Nick straight from Athens to Zurich to join TestingTime's core engineering team. His tremendous experience in cloud services helps TestingTime develop and operate a scalable and reliable system. Nick graduated with a master in computer science from the Polytechnic of Thessaly.
Easy to handle, ready to deliver - that is valid for TestingTime but also for Ahmet. As our Sales Representative he is the interface to all those who demand a quick and easy access to test users for real user feedback. Prior to TestingTime he accomplished his studies in economics and worked as a team leader in Account Management for an IT service provider.
Listen and learn. Sandro lives by this mantra as the customer advocate at TestingTime and in private as an avid reader, traveller, and chef. As Digital Marketing Manager, he is responsible for the international growth of the company and makes sure our customers have all the resources they need to conduct impactful user tests. Prior, Sandro developed his marketing chops while working at Apple and later revolutionised the culinary world as CMO of the Swiss food startup flatev. He graduated with a BSc in International Management.
As a classic midfield strategist, Romana knows how to support her team in any situation. She completed her commercial training and is in charge of the administrative tasks, accounting and travel planning / event organisation at TestingTime. In pursuit of designing smooth processes, her job is to play the perfect pass, for her team to convert the opportunity.
Salvatore joined TestingTime’s core engineering team after a 12 year stint in Finland, where he worked on mobile platforms for Nokia and Intel. He has experience with a large array of systems and technologies, and hopes to bring fresh perspectives to the team. When he’s not writing code, he can probably be seen climbing alpine passes at ludicrous speed on his road bike.
Andrea is supporting the recruiting team since the beginning of 2018. She’s responsible for handling the orders of the customers and the competent support of the test persons. The customers and test users are for Andrea as important as her cacti, which she takes care of with the same carefullness. When she’s not taking care of the customers and testers, you can find her in the kitchen, where she likes to try out new recipes and cook for her friends and family. She has completed a business education including the matura and is currently continuing her education in this area.
Giving it all! That's Dino's credo. Whether in sport or in the office, he doesn't know less than 100%! With many years of experience as account manager and in marketing, Dino has been expanding our sales team since the beginning of 2018. He cares for our customers all over the world and his goal is that they are not less than completely satisfied. Dino wouldn't be Dino if he didn't give 100% in education. He is studying business psychology in Zurich. In his spare time he plays basketball passionately, but there he still lacks a few percent of the perfect throwing rate.
Create wonderful user experiences - that’s Janine job at TestingTime. She has formerly worked as a Head of Design at an advertising agency and developed a lot of user interfaces, graphics and screen designs. That’s why she completely understands how to challenge products and services and how to optimize them both content-related and in appearance. Ever since she has lived in Lucerne she is totally hooked by their famous carnival. Plus, her passion for playing the drums have inspired her to join and actively participate in one of the music groups. Janine has studied print and media technology in Berlin and is a certificated BEng.
Establishing a totally user- and customer-focused way of thinking and working is the key to staying competitive - that's what Valentino believes. At TestingTime, he is responsible for integrating marketing and sales processes in a way that takes customer needs into account, using relevant content to make a positive impact on the customer experience. In his free time, Valentino lives out his passion for computer-based music production and can regularly be found tapping away at his keyboard.
The only thing that excites Lisa more than data science and psychology is a combination of both. Lisa is passionate about experimental design and statistics and loves to find «hidden treasures” in an ocean of data, which makes her a full-hearted user researcher. When she’s not working at TestingTime or following her hobby “Growth Hacking”, Lisa listens to (or makes) music, reads or visits her family in the beautiful town of Graz, where she also finished her PhD in cognitive psychology in November 2017.
Sporting mad Phil is ready to go that extra mile for his clients. Living just outside of London he can easily visit all our clients. Phil looks after our clients in the UK and joined the team in April 2018. He has over 10 years experience in sales and has worked in a variety of sectors. Phil will do all he can to help clients get the testing users and the outputs that they need for each project.
Generating growth is Darko Veljaca’s greatest passion. As Head of Growth, he acts as the link between marketing and sales. With his experience as an entrepreneur and certified marketing manager (Swiss Federal Diploma), he understands how important the relationship between the two disciplines is. In addition to his enthusiasm for business growth, Darko is a big fan of the NFL and sees a lot of parallels to the world of sports. The data-driven maximization of individual team members leads to success and prosperity both in the office and on the field.
With a passion for software craftsmanship and constantly looking to expand his knowledge, Alex moved to Zurich in search for new challenges. Joining TestingTime's engineering team was an easy decision as it was a fit for his skills and personality.
Apart from coding, he enjoys spending time with his family or listening to music.
Alex graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Science and worked as a Software Engineer for about 8 years before joining TestingTime.
In 2015, Mark participated as investor in TestingTime's first financing round. The founder team was even more excited, when Mark also accepted to join the board of directors. As former CEO of the JobCloud AG (jobs.ch), he brings extensive experience and helps the company to make the right decisions at the right time. Mark also advices other startups and joined Picstars AG as startup CEO in fall 2016.
Our business advisor Eric’s first usability testing took place when he was three years old - he talked his mother into modifying a rocking horse so it didn’t rub his knees. Ever since, he has never accepted things as they are, but has always worked to make things better. Today, he is an internationally recognized expert in usability and user-experience design. His best-selling book, Usable Usability, is now available in four major languages – English, German, Chinese, and Japanese.
Helge Meichssner supported TestingTime actively in the preparation of the second investment round and has now become an advisor for all financial topics in the company. Numbers and processes have always been the driving factors in the career of Helge. Before supporting us, she has held various leadership positions in Finance, Operations and Business Development in global IT and Pharma companies.