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.
Andreas Bechtold, EVP Corporate Development
Andreas Bechtold was promoted to Group EVP Corporate Development as of June 2020. In this role he is responsible for the development of MSSP & VAD services, vendor management, development of all countries’ organizations and for the support of the further geographical expansion of the Infinigate Group. Before that Andreas headed up the DACH region as Regional Vice President from 2017 on and prior to that he was the Managing Director of Germany from 2003 on. He joined Infinigate Germany in 2000 as Sales Manager. His distribution career started in 1998 as Business Development Manager and later as Key Account Manager at Workstation 2000 (today Tech Data).
Richard Huth, SVP Group Business Integration & Legal
After serving as Infinigate’s CFO from 2007 until end of 2018, Richard Huth is now responsible for Integration & Legal. In this position he ensures the seamless integration of newly acquired companies and is coordinating all legal topics. During his term as Infinigate’s CFO the business grew from EUR 60 to EUR 500 million. Before joining Infinigate Richard Huth was a Partner at Epidos Consulting 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.
Erik Walter, SVP IT Project Management & Region ALPS
Erik Walter had already been with Infinigate between 2000 and 2003 where he held the position of Managing Director of Infinigate Germany. In 2012 he returned to the Infinigate Group as COO. Prior to rejoining Infinigate, Erik Walter held management positions at Tech Data, Magirus and Arrows ECS. Since 2019 he is responsible for IT projects on Group level and serves as Regional Manager for Austria and Switzerland. Erik Walter has a degree in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.
Stephan Hassenbach, SVP Strategic Projects
Stephan Hassenbach is currently responsible for the coordination and implementation of strategic, interdisciplinary projects. Before this, Stephan was CTO of the Infinigate Group for 12 years and responsible for the group’s IT infrastructure and technical integration of new Infinigate geographies. Between 2000 and 2007, Stephan managed the product marketing and professional services organizations of Infinigate Germany. Stephan studied Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada and the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.
Patric Berger, VP MSP Sales and Major Accounts
Patric Berger is Group Vice President for MSP Sales and Major Accounts since October 2020, prior to that Patric was managing the Vendor Alliances of the Infinigate Group since April 2019 and acting as Interim Managing Director of our UK entity from April to October 2020. Patric has over 15 years of international management experience in IT distribution (Computerlinks, Nuvias). He founded and built Infinigate France back in 2014 to 2016. Prior to rejoining Infinigate he was Regional Vice President for Southern Europe at Nuvias. Patric holds a MBA in International economics.
Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
Thomas Hagelid, MD Finland and 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.
Robert Scicolone, MD Germany
Robert Scicolone, Managing Director of Infinigate Germany per June 2020, joined the company in 2015 as Sales Director. His IT Security Distribution career started already in 1998 as Key Account Manager and later as Authorized Officer and Manager Key Account Sales at Computerlinks/Arrow.
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.
Florian Jira, MD Austria
Florian Jira, Managing Director of Infinigate Austria per April 2019 joined the company in 2015 as Teamleader Business Development and Marketing. Early stages of his career, always in distribution, took place at CHS, Ingram Micro, Actebis/Also and as Head of Channel Marketing at Tech Data. Special competence in marketing, product management and sales.
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.
Carsten Egeberg, MD Denmark
Carsten Egeberg joined Infinigate as Country Manager and MD in October 2019. Carsten brings +20 years of experience from the IT-industry working with focus on growth sales management and business development. Prior to joining Infinigate, Carsten was MD of Kerfi for 6 years, and Proact Denmark for 9 years.
Justin Griffiths, MD UK
Justin Griffiths, Managing Director of Infinigate UK from August 2020. His IT Security Distribution career started in 2015 as Business Unit Director at CMS Distribution building profitable growth through new markets and technology whitespace opportunities. Previous to this role Justin worked with one of the largest worldwide resellers Insight for 13 years, a fortune 500 company holding various roles most recently UK Managing Director & VP EMEA Vendor Alliances. He has over 25+ years IT channel experience including Sales leadership, Product Management & Cloud optimisation.
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.
Raymond van Kasteel, MD BeNeLux
With more than 25 years IT experience in different roles with distribution and vendors, Raymond van Kasteel joined Infinigate in 2010 (former CRYPSYS). Since October 2019 Raymond acts as the Managing Director for the BeNeLux region after successfully managing the sales and marketing for many years. The experience with distribution and vendors exists out of different roles like sales, (product) marketing, purchase and management. Most of these roles involved building new markets and partnerships. This expertise will allow a strong development of Infinigate in the BeNeLux market.