Management

Vanjo is 43 years old, married and has 4 children. During his studies in civil engineering and project management he founded his first company in IT technology. With his second startup he consulted mid-size companies in infrastructure IT projects. He joined Futura in 1999 as project manager and became 2003 shareholder and CEO of Futura. Since then he acquired two sales partners in Germany and 2010 the main competitor in Switzerland. He concentrates on a healthy growth strategy and is responsible for structure and culture within the Futura Group.

 

Christian joined the management team of Futura in May 2014. With diplomas in both electronics and economic engineering, he has spent 20 years of his career in the payment sector. His past role within Thales, Hypercom and Verifone was Vice President of Sales (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). During this time he and his team increased the market share in the retail sector by around 50%. In his previous role, directly before joining Futura, as CSO he set up a retail team for Deutsche Telekom in their newly created business sector mobile payment. Christian was born and lives in Hamburg. He is 53 years old and is married with 4 children.

Reinhard is 61 years old, married with 2 kids and lives in Switzerland. After his studies he worked in the sports industry in different management positions. He founded and managed his own sports company for 15 years. In 1999 he was part of an internet start-up in the technology sector which ended in a merge to Medeas, the company Futura bought in 2010. Since 2006 he is responsible for Operations, since 2010 for the whole Futura Group. Reinhard is leading the Swiss office in Horgen, Zurich.

Axel is 55 years od, married and has 2 kids. After his Master in Computer Science he started working as software developer for time registration. He joined Futura in 1995 as senior developer and since 2000 he is taking care of all Java activities. In 2004 he became official CTO and joined the management board. Axel is responsible for the Java POS product and all Java integrations.

Yannic Hilterhaus (31) is married and has a child. He lives in the Hamburg metropolitan region. After his technical vocational training, he graduated in business administration, specialising in Finance & Controlling. After holding various positions in Controlling in the chemical and finance industries, he joined Futura in 2015 as a controller. In 2016, Yannic Hilterhaus was appointed Head of Finance and is responsible for Accounting, Controlling and Administration.