Our management

Alexander M. Swoboda | Chief Executive Officer | 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.


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 | President FACTON Inc. [North America]

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.


Gerd Schreiter | Vice President Research & Development

Gerd Schreiter studied Computer Science at TU Chemnitz and Trinity College Dublin. After his studies he began his career working as a software developer. Since then Gerd builds and leads international development teams in Ireland, the USA, and Asia for more than 15 years now. His expertise covers financial and trading software, software for Call Centre 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.


Markus Zabel | Vice President Global Sales

Markus Zabel studied economics at the Ruhr University in Bochum. He has more than twenty 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 GmbH since July 2018.


Management FACTON Inc. | USA

Alexander M. Swoboda | Chairman

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

 

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

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 launch of FACTON, Inc in North America.


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