Frank Schoenthaler, born in 1959, has received a Diploma in Business Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; former University of Karlsruhe (TU)). His special focus was Operations Research and Computer Science. After many years in research in the field of applied informatics he completed his doctorate in 1989 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with Prof. Dr. W. Stucky as a Doctor of Economic Sciences (Dr. rer. pol./Ph. D.).
Dr. Schoenthaler, a Habitual Entrepreneur, has been founding numerous businesses in the consulting and IT sector in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the UK, the USA and Canada since 1990. As Executive Partner (CEO and Chairman), he is leading the internationally operating PROMATIS enterprise group. With more than 30 years of experience in the consulting and software sector, Dr. Schoenthaler supports professional services, organization and IT solutions with a distinct entrepreneurial thinking and an international focus. He is the author of numerous scientific and user-oriented publications in the area of business processes and information systems and an internationally renowned expert in his field.
Peter Walti, born in 1948, is Managing Partner of PRW Dr. Peter R. Walti Associates, an independent management and legal consulting firm, specialized on privately held businesses, start-up companies and subsideraries of international companies as well as family businesses. He serves on several boards of companies mainly of the IT Services and Telco industry and has been involved in various M&A, IPO’s and corporate finance transactions as well as change management, restructuring and succession mandats.
Dr. Walti has been Founder and Chairman of Executive Forum Zurich, Chairman of the Swiss Computing Services Association, Member of the legal council of ECSA European Computer Services Association and Co-Founder and Chairman of the FBN Family Business Network, Switzerland.
Dr. Peter R. Walti holds a Ph.D. and Master in Law from the University of Zurich as well as a Master of Business Administration of IMD (former Imede) International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.