tado° is founded
launch tado° Smart Thermostat D,A,CH
launch 2nd generation ST & European market launch
launch tado° Smart AC Control & USA
Product strategy and business development
Christian is CPO at tado°. Prior to this, he worked with the venture capital firm Target Partners, co-founded the mobile telecommunication company BellPepper, and worked for the consulting firm A.T. Kearney. Christian holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from MIT (Cambridge, MA) as well as a Dipl.-Ing. in Engineering & Management from the Technical University of Munich. At tado° Christian is in charge of product and service offerings, as well as business development. His passion is cutting edge energy technologies and the successful application thereof.
Marketing and direct sales
Leopold v. Bismarck is CMO at tado°. He has more than seven years of experience working in the internet industry. Previously he worked at the early stage venture capital firm and incubator Rocket Internet, creating online startups from scratch. Before joining tado° he acted as head of online marketing at Groupon. Leo holds a Dipl.-Ing. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Berlin and Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). At tado° Leo is responsible for marketing and direct sales.
Company strategy, company valuation, sales channels, value chain management
Toon is CEO at tado°. Previously he served Philips Electronics NV as Vice President , where he led the EMEA Consumer Division. As Vice President of Compaq Computers he started the Compaq Consumer Division in EMEA and lifted it to the number one market position in Europe. In early 2000, he took over the CEO position from the founder of Jobline AB, one of the first online recruiting companies, and within one year, successfully scaled the company to three divisions in nine countries, quadrupled revenues, and listed the company on the Stockholm Stock exchange. More recently, Toon served as President and CEO of GN Store Nord and GN Netcom, the Danish headset maker where he successfully redesigned its value chain and transitioned it to a scalable and well-positioned leader in the headset industry. Toon holds an engineering degree from the Technical University of Eindhoven. At tado°, Toon is responsible for the main company strategy, our sales channels, valuation and value chain management.
Server, web and mobile application development
Johannes Schwarz is CTO at tado°. Before that he worked at an intellectual property law firm as well as in various enterprise software development projects. Johannes has studied mechanical engineering with a focus on computer science and control theory at the Technical University of Munich, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Virginia Tech (USA). At tado° Johannes is responsible for server, web and mobile application development. Being a qualified German patent attorney Johannes also manages tado°'s intellectual property portfolio.
CFO / COO
Finance and operations
Lars Merle is CFO / COO at tado°. He has more than twelve years of experience working as a Manager at a Big4 and in various financial management positions in international consumer products and manufacturing companies. Lars holds a Dipl.-Kaufmann from WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Koblenz, Germany) with specialization in finance and operations management and a LLM in business law from Saarland University (Saarbruecken, Germany). During his business studies he spent terms abroad at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and at the University Paris-Dauphine (Paris, France). At tado° Lars is responsible for finance, tax, legal, hr, administration, and operations.
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