Our Management

Alexander M. Swoboda

Chief Executive Officer | Chairman FACTON Inc.

Alexander M. Swoboda

Chief Executive Officer | Chairman FACTON Inc.

Alexander M. Swoboda has worked in various management positions in the international financial and strategy sectors for more than fifteen years. Among his former employers are Siemens AG and McKinsey. Alexander was an Associate Partner of an Austrian venture capital fund. He joined FACTON in October 2009 as CFO and later took over the role of COO. In 2015, Alexander was appointed CEO.

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Christoph Mueller

Vice President Customer Services

Christoph Mueller

Vice President Customer Services

Christoph Mueller 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 in October 2008 and serves as Vice President for customer services.

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Ruediger Stern

Vice President Professional Services | President FACTON Inc. [North America]

Ruediger Stern

Vice President Professional Services | President FACTON Inc. [North America]

Ruediger Stern began 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 responsible  for key accounts and major development projects in the field of product life cycle management. He is highly experienced in business transformation. Since 2015 Ruediger has served as Vice President Professional Services at FACTON and later also took over the role as President (North America).

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Gerd Schreiter

Vice President Research & Development

Gerd Schreiter

Vice President Research & Development

Gerd Schreiter began his career working as a software developer. For more than 15 years Gerd built and lead international development teams in Ireland, the U.S., and Asia. His expertise covers financial and trading software, software for Call Center Performance Management, and e-commerce solutions. After living abroad for many years he returned to Germany in 2018 and is now responsible for the further technological enhancement of FACTON’s cost calculation software.

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Markus Zabel

Vice President Global Sales

Markus Zabel

Vice President Global Sales

Markus Zabel has more than 20 years of sales experience in the area of application solutions for business processes, as well as in finance, ERP, supply chain and product lifecycle management. He has held various management positions at Hyperion and Oracle, among others. Markus Zabel has been Vice President Global Sales at FACTON since July 2018.

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Mike Betz

Chief Operating Officer [North America]

Mike Betz

Chief Operating Officer [North America]

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 the activities of FACTON, Inc in North America.

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Our advisory board

The FACTON advisory board was established in 2009 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 with other experts, ensuring a constant knowledge transfer to and from our company.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Since 1972, Prof. Gottschalk worked for Daimler-Benz AG in various management positions, including 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. Prof. Gottschalk is the founder and managing director of AutoValve GmbH and member of the supervisory and advisory boards of Schaeffler, Plastic Omnium, Jost Werke AG and  WOCO.

Members of the advisory board

  • Denis Senpere
  • Dr. Rouven Westphal
  • Brian Shepherd