Boss Info restructures and expands its management team

New additions to operational management team

To strengthen the operational management team, André Schmid and Urs Walde joined Boss Info in April 2023 as Group Chief Sales Officer (Group CSO) and Group Chief Operating Officer (Group COO) respectively. Jürgen Krotzinger and Andrea Portmann joined Boss Info in summer 2023 as Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO) and Group Chief Human Resources Officer (Group CHRO) respectively. As Deputy Group CEO, Ueli Boss completes the operational management team in his role as Head of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

“Boss Info is undergoing an agile transformation that has been accompanied by a new organization and strengthening of the management team,” explains Yves-Alain Dufaux, Group CEO at Boss Info. The new management team is of great importance to the planned growth steps, stated Dufaux, who took over the management of the company from majority shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Simon Boss at the end of March 2023.

An internal and external search was conducted for suitable candidates with the relevant experience to fill the Group Management positions. “Our goal is to be an attractive employer and a reliable partner for our customers. At the same time, we intend to expand our market position. In order to develop Boss Info accordingly, a scalable organization is absolutely essential,” explains Yves-Alain Dufaux, who describes working with the new management team as very motivating and inspiring, even after just a short period of time.

About the Boss Info Group Management team

Yves-Alain Dufaux, Executive Board and Group CEO

Yves-Alain Dufaux, Executive Board and Group CEO
Yves-Alain Dufaux, a manager from within the company’s own ranks, moved to the top of Boss Info on April 1, 2023. The 54-year-old ERP specialist is a well-known figure in the ICT market and was responsible for many years for the bossERP division he founded as an entrepreneur and member of Boss Info’s Executive Board and Board of Directors. Yves-Alain Dufaux brings with him the expertise and experience needed to fulfill this responsible role. Together with the management team and all employees, the Bern native is tackling the challenges that lie ahead with great enthusiasm, commitment and determination. The father of two grown-up children likes to spend his free time on his bike, in nature, with friends, enjoying a nice glass of wine or with his family.

“I am convinced that together with the Boss Info team, I can help to write the next chapter in the company’s success story and bring fresh ideas to the table as Group CEO.”

Ueli Boss, Executive Board, Deputy Group CEO and Head of D365 BC

Ueli Boss, Executive Board, Deputy Group CEO and Head of D365 BC
Unlike his Group Management colleagues, 54-year-old Ueli Boss from Bern has been a member of the Boss Info team from the very beginning and knows the company’s culture inside out. A trained polymechanic, he joined the IT field more than 20 years ago as a developer and has held various management positions at Boss Info, where he is currently Head of D365 BC. Taking up the role of Deputy Group CEO fills the father of three daughters with joy and pride. Communicating with customers and colleagues and implementing new ideas and visions are important to him. When he is not in his garden or on the tennis court, he enjoys cooking, and a fine meal with a good glass of wine in interesting company never fails to bring a smile to his face.

“I look forward to playing an active role in helping to write the next chapter of Boss Info’s success story in my additional role as Deputy Group CEO. I also care deeply about developing a positive culture – both then and now.”

Jürgen Krotzinger, Executive Board and Group CFO

Jürgen Krotzinger, Executive Board and Group CFO
As Group CFO, Jürgen Krotzinger will support the further implementation of Boss Info’s growth strategy. In addition to his experience from the various positions he has held as CFO, he also brings transaction and consulting expertise to his new role. Besides a degree in business administration, he has a postgraduate diploma in business law and extensive knowledge of occupational pensions. The music and theater-loving family man likes to spend his free time in and on the water.

“It is important and attractive for the customer to be able to work with a partner who understands their needs and can grow with them – we want to achieve this goal together.”

Andrea Portmann, Executive Board and Group CHRO

Andrea Portmann, Executive Board and Group CHRO
Andrea Portmann has worked in human resources for almost 20 years and now represents the Human Resources department in Boss Info’s management team as Group CHRO. The 39-year-old from Solothurn has previously held various management positions including HR Manager, HR Business Partner and HR Area Manager, mainly in the IT and industry sectors. She spends her free time taking part in various sports activities and enjoys reading books. She passes on her knowledge and experience as a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HFLU) and the SIMAKOM Management School.

“Taking Boss Info’s HR to the next level is a multi-faceted role that I’m very excited about.”

André Schmid, Executive Board and Group CSO

André Schmid, Executive Board and Group CSO
In the role of Group CSO, André Schmid is responsible for sales at Boss Info. The 51-year-old has come from Allgeier (Switzerland) AG, where he held the same position. Previously, he held management positions at service providers and large corporations and has many years of experience in the areas of collaboration, application development and modern workplace. He has supported well-known clients such as LGT Capital Partner or Magazine zum Globus AG, helping them to grow. In his free time, the sports-loving family man can be found on his racing bike or in the mountains.

“The clear vision and growth strategy convince and motivate me. I am fully committed to achieving these goals.”

Urs Walde, Executive Board und Group COO

Urs Walde, Executive Board and Group COO
As the new Group Chief Operating Officer, 50-year-old Urs Walde will be responsible for the entire operational business together with ICT, as well as the associated organizational development. The Aargau native, who has lived in Zurich for almost 30 years, joined Boss Info from SOBACO Solutions, where he also served as COO. Urs Walde has many years of experience in the core areas of outsourcing, IT and organizational development. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the financial, banking software, and information security industries over the course of the past 25 years of his career.

“I’m excited to be doing my part to help actively shape the future and growth story of Boss Info!”

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