Photo by Astra Brinkmann for swissnex SF

Meet the Team

Gioia Deucher
CEO
Talk to me about: The Big Picture, Change Management and Leadership
Benjamin Bollmann
Benjamin Bollmann
Deputy CEO
Talk to me about: the swissnex model, the known unknown, technology and society
Anne Amis
Chief of Staff
I look after people, money, and organizational development
Birgit Coleman
Connections Explorer
Talk to me about disruptive innovation, food tech and more and partnership opportunities
Caitlin Miller
Accounting Assistant
Talk to me about the beauty of spreadsheets, accounting, and streamlining processes
Emina R
Emina Reissinger
Head of Partnerships
Talk to me about partnerships, our living lab, and the future of work
Eryk Salvaggio
Eryk Salvaggio
Research & Content Strategy
Talk to me about communication, art-science events, and research
Franziska Steiner
Franziska Steiner
Innovation Manager, Partnerships
Talk to me about our startup launchpad, organizational strategy and innovation in health
Julia Kuhn Mirza
Senior Communications Manager
Talk to me about: Our website, the Newsletter, and marketing trends for higher education institutions
Julien Vergély
Head of Operations
Making things work and developing our network's infrastructure
Laura E
Laura Erickson
Head of Innovation & Sustainability
Talk to me about technology, new ventures, and ecosystems
Linda Aerne
Programs & Operations Assistant
Talk to me about our startup launchpad, our interdisciplinary community, and our services
Margaux Mégevand
Partnership Program Manager
Talk to me about our space, our partnerships and collaboration
mary ellyn
Mary Ellyn Johnson
Head of Exhibitions
Talk to me about: exhibitions, opportunities for Swiss artists, and connecting them with the US
Nicola Ruffo
Head of Public Programs
Talk to me about new ideas for public programs, creative worlds and how technology shapes society
Perrine Huber
Head of Brand & Communication
Talk to me about: our latest news, podcasts and articles
Sarah Chapatte
Facilities & Operations Manager
Talk to me about: hospitality, our space, and our growing, interdisciplinary community
Sheila Fakurnejad
Interdisciplinary Programs Manager
Talk to me about: academic collaborations, upcoming exhibitions, and science communication

Special Advisor

Helmut
Helmut Traitler
Senior Innovation Connector

Legal Advice

The Law Offices of Dennis M. Sullivan provide legal advice to swissnex San Francisco.