We started as team of two-founders to re-invent the life insurance journey …
… And we are now a passionate bunch of ambitious, multicultural, like-minded insurance industry professionals, tech cracks and entrepreneurs who are passionate about creating technical solutions to help individuals make informed financial decisions.
Jonas has more than 10 years of experience in leading technical teams and over 20 years in software development. In his previous role as a head of development/operations of a major Swiss retail bank, he successfully introduced DevOps & Agile, reduced costs with automation, integrated start-up solutions into core banking systems and automated Avaloq development and cloud infrastructure. Jonas holds a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Big Data and is a seasoned Software Architect and DevOps/automation specialist – greatly enjoying solving technical problems and helping others navigate complexity.
Michael has over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently he was responsible for the global life product & innovation portfolio at Allianz SE in Munich. Previously, Michael successfully built up and led product development and fund management teams for a top tier Swiss insurer and has a proven track record in international management, business development, strategy, marketing and innovation in the insurance sector. A macroeconomist by training, he started his career in economic research in banking. Michael is fluent in 5 languages.
Fun fact: Used to be a Drum & Bass DJ and loves tinkering with old cars.
Sandro spent most of his professional career in business management as well as strategy and business development roles for one of the leading global universal banks. When seeking personal life risk coverage advice for his family, he got referred to insurance consultant Daniel - with whom Sandro eventually launched vlot in 2017. Sandro holds a Master of Arts degree in Banking and Finance and is a former Swiss vice champion in road-ultra-cycling category team of two (together with Daniel).
Fun fact: I never ever would have imagined to launch a start-up venture with my insurance advisor.
As the owner of an insurance broker company in Switzerland, Daniel has gained extensive knowledge in the area of corporate and private insurance advisory and solutions. He offered consulting services to mortgage brokers, trustees and large SMI-quoted corporates. This has led to a deep understanding of social security systems and group benefit structures, which was one of the drivers to found vlot. Daniel is a former Swiss vice champion in road ultra-cycling category team of two (together with Sandro).
Fun fact: After launching vlot I quickly realized that defending my European Champion title in 24-hours non-stop mountain biking was not in reach anymore.
Michèle started her professional life in gastronomy and early on complemented her day-to-day working experience with relevant education, including a degree in Hotel Management. Later on, Michèle moved into the banking industry as an Office Manager for Barclays Bank in Zurich. In this role, she was taking responsibility for smooth office (and events) running with on the ground staff of up to 50 people. Upon the birth of her second daughter, Michèle took a deserved break from work – to then picking it up again with a part-time position at vlot.
Fun fact: I made it into a full-page article of the newspaper NZZ, giving an interview about my chipmunk called Peanut.
Rémy has 6 years of experience in Software Engineering. He started his career in a major French investment bank in Paris where he developed his tech skills in a strong Agile environment. He then worked as a consultant as part of a Transformation program in another leading bank where he introduced and coached teams on Software Craftsmanship. Rémy holds a master’s degree in financial computing and speaks 3 languages.
Fun fact: I love playing the guitar and acting!
Benjamin has 4 years of experience in software engineering. After studying computer science, he worked as a front-end developer at a Swiss bank. Benjamin evolved into a full-stack developer and most recently took on pipeline tasks. Benjamin holds a bachelor degree in computer science.
Fun fact: At the age of 16 I was photographed for an advertising campaign and since then have been driving through Switzerland on several trucks belonging to a small logistics company.