About us

TestingTime is a Swiss start-up which procures test users for user and market research. The name TestingTime originates from the traditional English “tea time” – time for the light snack regularly enjoyed in the late afternoon. While the Swiss are not accustomed to “tea time”, we were inspired by its light and regular nature and transferred this to the world of user research.

“It’s TestingTime!” – that’s our daily call to thousands of test users to take part in exciting user tests, interviews, focus groups or online surveys. UBS, Zalando, SBB, Trivago and many more have already discovered the true requirements of their (potential) customers. User satisfaction is noticeably increased through improved products and services, and competitiveness on the market is enhanced.

TestingTime started as a part-time project, but it quickly gained popularity, resulting in the foundation of the company TestingTime AG in early 2015. In August 2015, the commitment was sealed with an impressive financing round through investiere.ch. Today, we are a versatile and focussed team of 9 passionate employees. We are driving the realisation of our vision of unlimited access to any target group with zeal and unconditional dedication.

Reto Lämmler - CEO and Founder at TestingTime
Reto Lämmler
Co-Founder und CEO

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 Ganz - CTO and Founder at TestingTime
Oliver Ganz
Co-Founder und CTO

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.

Eva Bottana - Head of Recruiting at TestingTime
Eva Bottana
Head of Recruiting

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.

Carole Meier - Product Manager at TestingTime
Carole Meier
Product Manager

User-friendly products make Carole just as happy as cat videos and 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 UCD skills. Carole graduated with a Bachelor in Design Management.

Nick Dima - Software Engineer at TestingTime
Nick Dhima
Software Engineer

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.

Ahmet Sakali - Sales at TestingTime
Ahmet Sakali
Senior Business Consultant

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.

Stefan Rageth - Sales at TestingTime
Stefan Rageth
European Growth Hacker

Before you’ve tried something you can’t judge it - this is how Stefan sees User-Experience and also his life. Whether it’s acting, music, sports or cooking, there’s nothing he wouldn’t want to try. At TestingTime he’s responsible for the European growth so that User-Experience isn’t only improved in Switzerland. Before joining TestingTime, Stefan lived in London and Amsterdam and boosted the market entry of a financial company into the Swiss market.

Sandro Meyer - Online Marketing Manager at TestingTime
Sandro Meyer
Online Marketing Manager

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.

Profilbild von Noelia Martinez, Recruiter Hero von TestingTime
Noelia Martínez Celorio
Recruiter Hero

Through a truly unconventional professional path, from working with fishers for a sustainable project in Mexico, to leading teams for cosmetic shops in Switzerland, Noelia could develop great interpersonal skills. As a natural socialite, she supports the recruiting process and handles the incoming orders to deliver the best recruiting quality for our customers. She is passionate about languages and music. Noelia has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a CAS in Online-Marketing and E-Commerce.

Romana Trajkovska - Management Assistant at TestingTime
Romana Trajkovska
Management Assistant

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.

Council of wisdom

We are very proud to have well known people from the scene on board with us. As startup founders you do most things the first time. To get advice from people who tackled similar challenges in the past is very helpful to us.

Picture: Mark Sandmeier - Verwaltungsrat TestingTime
Mark Sandmeier
Board Member

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.

Picture of Eric Reiss - Advisor at TestingTime
Eric Reiss
Advisory Board Member

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.