Klaus Schlichtherle, Group CEO
Klaus Schlichtherle is Group CEO of the Infinigate Group since April 2018. With 15 years of international management experience in distribution (Tech Data) and further 15 years with IT vendors (Nortel and Logitech) he has more than 30 years of experience in the IT channel overall. Prior to joining Infinigate he was responsible for EMEA sales management and operations with Logitech Europe. Klaus has a diploma in management engineering from the Polytechnic University in Munich.
Olaf Demuth, Group CFO
Olaf Demuth joined Infinigate as Group CFO in November 2018. He started his career in the transaction advisory services and auditing units of Arthur Andersen and KPMG. After eight years, he joined the SMT management team of Carl Zeiss serving the semiconductor market. Before joining Infinigate Olaf was a managing partner and the CFO of the TRANSPOREON group, a fast-growing, multinational company offering a cloud-based logistics platform. Olaf has degrees in economics, tax accounting and auditing from the University Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany and the École Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) in France.
Erik Walter, COO
Erik Walter has been the COO of Infinigate since September 2012. He had already been with Infinigate between 2000 and 2003 where he held the position of Managing Director of Infinigate Germany. Prior to rejoining Infinigate, Erik Walter held management positions at Tech Data, Magirus and most recently at Arrows ECS where he served as Managing Director Germany. Erik Walter has a degree in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.
Stephan Hassenbach, CTO
Prior to becoming Infinigate’s CTO in 2007, Stephan Hassenbach managed the product marketing and professional services organizations of Infinigate Germany since joining the company in 2000. Stephan studied Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada and the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.
Richard Huth, SVP Integration & Legal
Richard Huth is the CFO of Infinigate since 2007. Before taking over as CFO he was a Partner at Epidos Consulting AG advising young technology companies from Europe and the US in fundraising and business development projects. Richard Huth (CEFA) holds a Master of Economics from the University Basel.
DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Andreas Bechtold, MD Germany and Regional Manager DACH
Andreas Bechtold has been leading Infinigate Germany as its managing director since 2003. He joined Infinigate Germany in 2000 as Sales Manager. His distribution career started already in 1998 as Business Development Manager and later as Key Account Manager at Workstation 2000 (Tech Data).
Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
Thomas Hagelid, Regional Manager Nordics
Thomas Hagelid has been the Manging Director of Infinigate Norway (former Nocom Security) since 2006. Prior to joining Infinigate he had been working in the IT-sector at Sybase, Software Innovation and Steria in sales, marketing and sales-management functions since 1993. Thomas Hagelid holds degrees in Information Technologies and Economics/Business Administrations.
André Koitzsch, MD Switzerland
André Koitzsch has been the managing director of Infinigate Switzerland since April 2018. Since 1996 he is in local and international management positions in the IT distribution industry. Prior to join Infinigate he was Director Value Business at Ingram Micro Switzerland. André holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies from the Technical University Dresden in Germany.
Gerald Maier, MD Austria
Gerald Maier has been Managing Director of Infinigate Austria since 2010. He has long term experience in the IT Market. Before joining Infinigate and beside other activities, he was the founder of DNS Network in Austria, which is now part of Arrow ECS. He successfully built up business for Merisel Inc., an American company, and for 6 years managing director at Also Austria.
Peter Strand, MD Sweden
Peter Strand has been the Managing Director of Infinigate Sweden (former Nocom Security) since 2006. He joined the company in 2002 as Sales Manager. He started his career in the IT industry in 1994, moving to IT Security Distribution in 1998 when joining Swan Distribution.
Øivind Barbo, MD Norway
Øivind Barbo has more than 30 years of experience in the Norwegian IT business and spent most of his career in networking and IT security. He founded the value added distributor Lan Control in Norway, spent many years with Merkantildata (Atea), followed by 8 years with Norman. Øivind Barbo holds a business degree from the BI Norwegian Business School and served as an officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Murray Pearce, MD UK
Murray Pearce co-founded Vigil Software in 2001 (Vigil became a member of the Infinigate Group in 2012) and has been serving as Managing Director since. He has over 17 years of experience in the IT sector, mostly within Distribution, including a 4 year tenure at Hewlett Packard responsible for managing distribution partners in New Zealand and at McAfee (UK).
Stephanie Kayser, MD France
With a Master’s degree in international business management, Stephanie Kayser specialised in establishing and developing foreign IT brands in the French market. After growing MAGIX Software’s business in France, Stephanie joined as the French country manager of G DATA Software, a specialist in IT security solutions and a pioneer in the field of virus protection. Her 12 years of expertise in cybersecurity and her knowledge of channel business will allow Infinigate France to accelerate the development of its service offering and increase its network of partners.
Rob Westerhoff, MD Netherlands
Rob Westerhoff is in IT and IT security since 1994. He is leading CRYPSYS / Infinigate Netherlands since 2013 and was before at Atos and Genpact. Rob has an MBA degree from Tias Nimbas - Bradford Univerity.