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Management Team

Juergen Brettel

Juergen Brettel is Chief Executive Officer of Experton Group AG. He himself is responsible for Marketing, Events, Press as well as Finance, Personnel, IT and Management.

Previously to joining Experton Group, he was seven years with META Group. He served as Member of the Management Board of META Group AG, Managing Director of META Group Deutschland GmbH and Vice President EMEA.

Before, Mr. Brettel held various executive positions at Digital Equipment in marketing, sales and business development. Prior to that, he worked for Hewlett-Packard, where he was in charge of HP’s European product marketing and business development activities for all UNIX-based computers. Before that, he was HP’s global product marketing manager for IC testing.

Further ongoing education of Mr. Brettel included courses at the Insead Institute in Fontainebleau and the Babson College in Lausanne.

Mr. Brettel studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen and the Technical University of Berlin. He holds a masters degree in electrical engineering.

Andreas Zilch

Andreas Zilch is founder and member of the management board of Experton Group AG and is responsible for the company's vendor consulting and business value activities.

Before founding Experton Group in mid 2005, Mr. Zilch worked as managing director for TechConsult GmbH, where he was in charge of TechConsult's consulting business.

Before, he was a Vice President and Country Manager Consulting for META Group, where his areas of coverage included issues such as electronic business, portals, knowledge management, IT strategies and architectures, ROI projects and vendor strategies and negotiation approaches.

Before joining META Group in 1996, Mr. Zilch worked for IDC Germany as a program manager and, later, as research manager with responsibility for all research projects.

Mr. Zilch has published a number of reports on server, software and service topics and books on e-business and AS/400. He is a frequent speaker on conferences and seminars.

Mr. Zilch has finished vocational training as mathematical-technical assistant and holds a degree in business engineering of the University of Karlsruhe.

Luis Praxmarer

Luis Praxmarer is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Experton Group LLC, USA, the Experton Group FZ-LLC, Dubai and Global Research Director of Experton Group.

Mr. Praxmarer is a renowned expert for new information technologies and the definition of future trends in the global IT market. He especially focuses on subjects concerning the IT’s value as contribution to corporate success through innovation and efficiency and the impact of IT on the global economy, regionally and in countries.

Before joining Experton Group, Luis Praxmarer founded META Group Deutschland GmbH in 1994, was owner and Chief Executive Officer of META Group AG and General Manager EMEA. He left META Group on December 31, 2005.

Mr. Praxmarer has over 26 years of experience in the information technology industry in Europe, US and the Middle East. In addition, he is an accredited expert with Startups, Mergers & Acquisitions, Research, Sales and Marketing. Computer Woche Germany ranked him as one of the most influential IT experts.

Before founding META Group Deutschland GmbH in 1994, Mr. Praxmarer held various managerial positions at Digital Equipment, including sales manager and corporate marketing manager in the US.

Mr. Praxmarer holds an engineering degree for data communications and high-frequency technology of the HTL Innsbruck/Austria. He also studied business administration in an executive education course for professionals at the Regis University in Colorado Springs, USA. Luis Praxmarer is a Life Member of The National Registry of Who’s Who. He has been accepted in recognition of significant accomplishments and exemplary service, both to community and to profession.


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