Senior Director of Engineering

Senior Director of Engineering

Work Experience

Since 2009
Solutions Consulting, Kritzendorf
Management Consulting, Training, Coaching
- Leadership and management
- Business process modeling
- Project, project portfolio and program management
- Process management
- Innovation management, public funding acquisition
- Requirements management
- Software development methodology
- Distributed software development
- Technical due dilligence, IT audits
Management of software projects, development of software solutions

Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Vienna, Faculty of Information Technology

2001- 2008 TOPCALL International AG, Vienna

Since 2004: TOPCALL International GmbH as part of DICOM group plc
Senior Director of Engineering
- Head of the R&D-Departement (ca. 45 employees in Austria and Croatia), responsible for development of the TOPCALL business communication platform consisting of software and hardware
- Full budget and people responsibility
- Aligning of R&D-Departement to corporate vision and strategy
- Management of distributed development teams and outsourcing
- Portfolio management of distributed development projects
- Implementation of distributed development processes
- Funding of innovative projects
- Proxy of TOPCALL International GmbH, Vienna, Austria; board member of SIDUS d.o.o., Buje, Croatia

1999 - 2001 TLC Transport-, Informatik - und Logistik-Consulting GmbH, Vienna
Systems Architect, Team Manager Development
- Head of the Development Department Vienna (5-10 employees)
- Team manager of the international project: Ticketing and sales system for the Hungarian Railway Company. Project management, methodology of software development, systems architecture, outsourcing

1991 – 1999 SoftWork, Vienna; since 1998 GWI-Research, Vienna
Analyst and Technical Coordinator of the Development Department
- Head of the Department Information Management
- Coordination of programmers and testers - Introduction of consistent methodology in software development
- Database design, analysis of ClinicWare, a medical documentation system
- Object-oriented design and development of an application for dental clinics and outpatients´ departments of the health insurances

1987 – 1994 WIFI Vienna
EDP trainer
- Operating systems, standard software, systems analysis, database design, programming, database administration, project management

1985 – 1986 Schottengymnasium, BG 17(eight-year secondary school), Vienna
Secondary School Teacher
- Mathematics
- Computer Sciences
- German


2000 - 2004
MBA, Business Information Management, SAP Business School Vienna in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck
Master Thesis: Implementation of Balanced Scorecard in Software Enterprises
Elective subject: Learning Organization

1987 - 1997
DIPL. ING. (Austrian degree corresponding to a MSc) Computer Sciences, Technical University of Vienna
Diploma Thesis in the field of Medical Computer Sciences: Object-oriented Design of the Data Structures of Medical Documentation Systems
Elective subject: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Linguistics, Medical Informatics

1980 - 1985
MAG. PHIL. (Austrian degree corresponding to a MA), Mathematics/German for teaching at secondary schools, University of Innsbruck
Diploma Thesis in the field of Linguistics: Statistical Invegistations about Linguistic Integration of People from different Dialect Areas
Elective subjects: Statistics, Informatics, Linguistics, Grammar Theory,Theory of Theatre, Modern Literature


- Leadership
- People management and coaching
- Building up and coaching of international distributed project teams
- Strategic thinking: Allign departmental objectives to corporate vision and strategy and business objectives
- Project portfolio management
- Program Management
- Project Management
- Methodology of software and hardware development
- Systems architecture
- Modelling of business processes, object-oriented systems analysis, relational data modelling
- Training
- Statistics
- ERP (esp. SAP)


German: mother tongue
English: fluent
French: good
Italian: good


Credentials and certificates
- PMP - Project Management Professional (PMI)
- Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (IREB)
- Certified ScrumMaster (ScrumAlliance)