Samuel Brandstaetter (Founder and Co-CEO)
Samuel Brandstaetter comes from an IT background where he has gathered vast experience in the GRC field. Following more than ten years of experience as an IT organization consultant, he now supports large corporations with the technical design and integration of various management systems. With his research paper titled "Integration of Risk Management Requirements in Line with Basel II: Information Security and Business Continuity Management in the Banking Sector” and a parallel pilot project deployment, he laid the foundation for the current GRC solution risk2value. In 2005, he founded avedos in cooperation with Dr. Christian Mache. As Co-CEO and managing partner, he currently serves as the chairman of the management board where he is responsible for the strategic business development.
Hannes Wambach (Co-CEO)
Hannes Wambach started his career in the IT industry after having completed his studies in business management with concentrations in IT, management accounting, sales and marketing in Linz, Austria. In various stations across Europe, most recently as Managing Director of pmOne in Vienna, the IT veteran has gathered vast experience in building start-ups, reorganizing and newly organizing sales organizations, and managing international sales. Today, Hannes Wambach serves as CO-CEO and Managing Director at avedos, where he is responsible for expanding the sales team in Austria, Germany and Switzerland as well as developing marketing, human resources and partner activities.
Michael Danninger (CTO)
Michael Danninger started his IT career as a developer in the USA. Over time, he gained vast experience in the areas of information technology and management consulting, where he was highly successful in supervising development projects and teams. Danninger later served as CTO, vice president of development and R&D director at renowned IT companies including Computer Associates, MIS AG, Systems Union and Infor. Since 2013, the IT veteran has been applying his expertise as CTO at avedos, where he manages software development, quality assurance and support of the GRC solution platform risk2value as well as IT and product management.
Rolf Hoellger (CFO)
Rolf Hoellger studied business and engineering in Karlsruhe until 1987, when he founded an IT company specializing in management information systems. During the 1990’s, he established and later sold several companies. As one of the founders of pmOne AG, he served on the executive board, where he was responsible for finance, management accounting, human resources and IT from 2007 until 2015. Rolf Hoellger briefly worked as a freelance consultant before joining the executive board at avedos. As CFO, he is responsible for finance and management accounting.
Claudia Howe (Head of Consulting & Implementation)
Claudia Howe has served as a project manager in consulting and audit projects for over ten years, focusing on analyzing, designing and implementing risk management, compliance and internal control systems. After receiving her degree in business information systems, she gathered vast experience in working with DAX 30 companies and international corporations during her years at Deloitte and IBM. Claudia Howe specializes in creating an integrated view of the various GRC domains and automating processes through IT tools. At avedos, she serves as Head of Consulting & Implementation, where she ensures the success of all customer projects.
Richard Schoumacher (Managing Director and Regional Sales Manager Benelux and Nordics)
Richard Schoumacher has more than 20 years of experience leading sales and solutions teams, which he gathered at top IT vendors like HP Software, Siebel Systems and Hyperion solutions, amongst others. With his background in business economics and broad knowledge of information technology, Schoumacher has the necessary expertise to support companies in achieving their goals and creating business value. Schoumacher leads the Benelux, Nordics and Baltic region as our Managing Director and Regional Sales Manager.
Dr. Christian Mache (Founder and Chairman of the Board)
Christian Mache, who started his career in 1987 as a management consultant for banking corporations, has extensive knowledge in the fields of IT and organization. During his studies where he majored in business information systems, economics and international management, Christian Mache had already made a name for himself as an entrepreneur for specialized consultancies. Along with Samuel Brandstaetter, he became co-founder of avedos in 2005 where he served as managing partner and CFO until the end of 2016. He currently dedicates his time to the strategic development of the company group as chairman of the board.