Our FireStart Leadership Team

Success is a team sport.

Robert

Founder & CEO

Robert is the founder, heart and soul of FireStart. He is a passionate entrepreneur, key note speaker and well known thought leader in the automation space for more than a decade. He studied Software Engineering for Business and Finance and worked as a consultant in the banking industry before starting FireStart back in 2008.
His well-founded technical background in combination with his leadership skills are the perfect foundation to make FireStart’s vision become a reality – that people and technology perform as one.

Dušan

Vice President Product
Dušan has years of experience in the start-up and enterprise world. Starting in a product role in a start-up company and having investors such as Speedinvest, Startup 300 & Angel Investors, he mastered building projects and organizing teams from scratch.
Moving into the SAP world he worked side-by-side with Hofer (Aldi), Mondi, RHI Magnesita or Wienerberger. At FireStart Dušan applies his skills and knowledge as a VP Product by leading the Product & Customer Success Teams.

Benedict

Vice President Human Resources

Benedict is an experienced & versatile HR Lead focused on talent acquisition, organizational development, and HR process management. Before his exposure to the startup world at wikifolio.com & Speedinvest, he helped bwin, a key brand of the FTSE100 company Entain, develop modern talent acquisition and employer branding strategies to stay competitive in the war for digital talents. Benedict received his MSc. & BSc. degrees in Psychology from Sigmund-Freud-University & University of Sussex.

Sebastian

Vice President Technology

From large structures at VIG Twinformatics and ÖBB, established international product businesses (Automic), scale-ups like FireStart, and even Startups in their founding phase (SheepBlue), Sebastian was able to gather experience in all stages of growth. Leading the technology department here at FireStart, leading teams as Lead Developer at VIG Twinformatics, or developing software and leading projects as a consultant for various clients, Sebastian gave his all to contribute to a successful business, project, and team.