Our management

Alexander M. Swoboda | Chairman FACTON Inc.

Alexander M. Swoboda, a business school graduate, worked in various positions in the international financial and strategy sectors has for more than fifteen years. Among his former employees are Siemens AG and McKinsey. Alexander is a former Associate Partner of an Austrian venture capital fund. He joined FACTON GmbH in October 2009, as CFO and later took over the role of COO. In 2015 Alexander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.


Rüdiger Stern | President FACTON Inc.

After graduating with a degree in engineering physics from the HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Rüdiger Stern launched his career as a development engineer in the automotive and home appliance industry. He worked for 14 years at Accenture – the last ten in leading positions with responsibility for key accounts and major development projects in the field of product life cycle management (PLM). He is highly experienced in business transformations. Since 2015 Rüdiger is Vice President Professional Services at FACTON GmbH.


Mike Betz | Chief Operating Officer FACTON Inc.

Mike Betz has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Recently he was Executive Vice President of Advanced Purchasing Dynamics where he directed the launch of their ProcureForce cloud for purchasing efficiencies.  While at Infor, Mike guided the North American automotive sales and pre-sales teams. He joined FACTON in February 2016 and is responsible for driving FACTON's North America Business.


FACTON Ltd. | Germany

Alexander M. Swoboda | Chief Executive Officer

Alexander M. Swoboda, a business school graduate, worked in various positions in the international financial and strategy sectors has for more than fifteen years. Among his former employees are Siemens AG and McKinsey. Alexander is a former Associate Partner of an Austrian venture capital fund. He joined FACTON GmbH in October 2009, as CFO and later took over the role of COO. In 2015 Alexander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Christoph Müller | Vice President Customer Services

Christoph Müller studied sociology and pedagogics and acquired his in-depth IT skills at Siemens AG. For more than twenty years, he has worked at management level in the IT and software sectors at Lufthansa Systems, Software AG, and Saperion AG as well as other companies. Christoph joined FACTON GmbH in October 2008. Today, as Vice President, he is responsible for customer services.

Rüdiger Stern | Vice President Professional Services

After graduating with a degree in engineering physics from the HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Rüdiger Stern launched his career as a development engineer in the automotive and home appliance industry. He worked for 14 years at Accenture – the last ten in leading positions with responsibility for key accounts and major development projects in the field of product life cycle management (PLM). He is highly experienced in business transformations. Since 2015 Rüdiger is Vice President Professional Services at FACTON GmbH.

Dr. Rainer Zeifang | Vice President Research & Development

Dr. Rainer Zeifang has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry – ten of which leading various international software development organizations. He has a PhD in mathematics and most recently worked in a senior position at Dassault Systèmes, one of the world’s most famous manufacturers of PLM and CAD software. Other stations in his career include Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), CoCreate Software GmbH and Hewlett-Packard. Rainer joined FACTON in May 2013 and is responsible for the technological development of the costing software.


Our advisory board

The FACTON advisory board was established in 2009 in order to support the company along its growth path. It includes representatives from industry and academia and assists management in strategic and conceptual questions. The advisory board also facilitates contacts to other experts, ensuring a constant know-how transfer to and from our company.

 

 

Prof. Bernd Gottschalk, chairman of the advisory board

Since 1972, Prof. Gottschalk worked for Daimler-Benz AG in various fields, including as chairman of Mercedes-Benz Brazil. In 1992, he was appointed to the executive board of the commercial vehicle division. In 1997, Prof. Gottschalk was appointed president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) where he served more than ten years, the longest term of any VDA chairman. Prof. Gottschalk is the founder and managing director of AutoValve GmbH and member of the supervisory and advisory boards of Schaeffler, Voith, Plastic Omnium, Roche, WOCO, the Hay Group, and the Allianz Group.

Members of the advisory board
  • Denis Senpere
  • Dr. Rouven Westphal
  • Brian Shepherd

Locations

FACTON GmbH
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 187
14482 Potsdam
Germany
Phone.: +49 331 97992400
Fax: +49 331 97992401


Office Dresden
Prager Straße 2b
01069 Dresden
Germany
Phone: +49 351 402230
Fax +49 351 4022315

 

Office Stuttgart
Curiestraße 2
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 331 97992400
Fax: +49 331 97992401

 

FACTON INC.
101 West Big Beaver Road
14th Floor
Troy, MI  48084

USA
Phone: +1 248 687 1120