After IT and Management studies (International Master of Science – M.SC.) in Geneva, Paris and New-York, Jean-Max started his career at Hewlett-Packard in Geneva in 1986 as IT Consultant. Supported by a dual expertise, engineer and business, Jean-Max rapidly took new challenges in sales and business development. He managed both HP Sales and consulting departments and initiated HP outsourcing. In 1996 he took the role of Swiss romand Branch Office Manager. He created and launched in 2000 the «HP invent Center ». He was promoted to General Manager for HP Western Switzerland in 2000 and of the new HP (HP + Compaq merger) in 2002.
Jean-Max took in 2009 the management of the Global 1000 Accounts organisation in Zurich. He was member of the Swiss Country Management team in Zurich and of the HP EMEA headquarters site in Geneva.
Jean-Max was founder of Boost (Suisse) SA and CEO from 2010 to 2016.
He is currently founder and Managing Partner of Boost Academy Switzerland. He advises and coaches senior managers from Europe, China and US.
Jean-Max has served many years on the Executive Committee and in the Development Committee of the American International Club of Geneva, he is involved in the economical and community life of the region, he sits in many boards. Jean-Max teaches business and management courses in several higher education institutions.
Kurt spent most of his professional career at Hewlett-Packard in different Finance functions. A previous work experience (4 years) at an international Auditing Firm had prepared the direction into Controlling.
At HP, he managed local accounting teams in the European Headquarters, remote teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa, was personally contributing to business acquisitions in the Middle East and Africa and managed accounting processes and financial considerations for major Company Spin-offs and Mergers.
In 2004, he became Controller and CFO, located in Zurich, of Hewlett-Packard Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Country Management team.
Since 2012, he is an independent consultant and, among a few other assignments, acts as Chairman of the Board of the Pension Fund of Hewlett-Packard / HP Switzerland. He also leads their Investment Committee. Part of his time he consults a start-up Company in Bhutan on behalf of a Swiss philanthropic foundation.
After his studies in Schaffhausen Rolf Sauter, started his professional career as field service engineer at IBM in Geneva.
In 1985 he joined DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) as Field Service Unit Manager where he led different customer services departments. After the merger with Compaq in 1998 he took the responsibility of managing the Sales Forces for services and consulting in Suisse Romande.
In 2002 after the merger with HP he was Sales Director for the Suisse Romande Entreprise Business Unit.
In 2010 he got appointed Director for the Suisse Romande branch. Member of the extended Swiss Country management team, he had the responsibility to run and develop the business for the western part of Switzerland.
In 2015 Rolf Sauter started his own company in coaching and people development. After his studies at Linkup-Coaching in Paris (Member of the European coaching council), he became “Professional Coach” specialized in team coaching and personal development.