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Jochen Jaser CEO

Jochen Jaser has built a highly successful career in the IT industry based on the belief that collaboration and trust form the surest route to innovation and success. When not busy leading his 200+ workforce or spending time with his family, you will probably find him on a sailboat or messing around with his latest gadget.

Jochen joined Matrix42 in 2009 as Chief Technology Officer and was appointed CEO in January 2013. His vision for the company is simple: delight customers by making IT easy and convenient for users and admins, while delivering value to organizations in the form of improved quality, performance, service and cost efficiency.

  • CTO at update4u Software AG
  • Project Manager at Brainforce Software
  • Divisional head of software development at MVI GmbH
Which piece of technology would you like to help develop?

The transporter in Star Trek. People always make fun of it, but it would be the biggest transformation in our lives that I can think of. I really love driving, but the transporter would enable anyone to live wherever they want (not necessarily the Caribbean!), and travel between home and work instantly. You would be able to meet people face-to-face that you would never normally have time to see, because of the distances involved. And people would always have access to life’s necessities (especially food and water) wherever they live.

What makes you laugh the most?

Listening to my two kids (aged 2 and 6) explain the world to each other.

If you could have dinner or a date with anyone,who would it be?

Even though trying to understand the text and language almost drove me crazy at school – and I must thank my teachers for their patience – I would love to speak to Socrates, the Greek philosopher. I’d like to ask him what he thinks about software and its effect on us.


Michael Schmidt COO

Originally from Hessen, Michael has more than 20 years of experience in financial and C-level roles with international organizations. Outside of work, Michael can be found spending time with his family and friends, taking part in endurance sports, or growing fruit in his orchard.

Michael joined Matrix42 in July 2011 as Commercial Director and has been a member of the board since the beginning of 2012. As COO, he now has overall responsibility for sales, channel partners, finance and administration, as well as operations management.

  • Head of Operations at Mühl Product & Service AG, Berlin – managed development of the business and stock-exchange listing.
  • CFO at TC Trainingscenter AG, Zürich – secured and managed €20 million of private equity funding for the development of an international chain of fitness studios with over 70 fully-owned and franchised outlets.
  • Commercial Director at Entire Software AG in Ulm.
  • CFO at Dacos Software GmbH in Saarbrücken.
Which three things would you want to have with you on a desert island?

My old Unimog truck so I would finally have time to restore it, an apple tree so I could always make my own apple wine, and a two-way radio so I could call someone to pick me up once I got bored.

What character attributes do you value most in other people?

Honesty, helpfulness, being a team player, and being genuine rather than pretending to be something or someone you’re not.

Which company would be your dream Matrix42 customer?

Bayern Munich FC!


Oliver Bendig CTO

Since completing his BA and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany, Oliver Bendig has spent 15 years building and managing products in the workspace management market. He is an experienced product management leader and very passionate about the potential of mobility, SaaS, cloud and virtualization. Oliver's passion is strategic product management and the development of excellent product teams. He is excited about working on innovations in end-user computing and developing products that make a difference for users and IT. When not at the office or visiting customers, he likes to spend as much time with his family as he can, but you might also find him playing squash or snowboarding.

Oliver joined Matrix42 in 2009 and first took over responsibility for Product Management, Product Marketing and Pre-Sales as VP of Product Management. In 2014, he was appointed as CTO and now leads the product strategy, roadmap and development of the Matrix42 product portfolio. In addition to his leadership role for product management and development, he spends a lot of time consulting our customers about their IT service management, virtualization and mobility strategies.

  • Lead Product Manager at FrontRage Solutions
  • Senior Product Manager at Centennial Software
  • Product Manager at NetSupport/ Enteo Software
Which piece of technology would you like to help develop?

The replicator from Star Trek, because it enables real objects to be developed from any idea. The possibilities for inventing things that could really change the world would be unlimited.

Which business superstar would you love to spend a day with?

That would have to be Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, who has also written the “Winning” series of books, popularized the Six Sigma process management model, and is surely one of the best CEOs of the last decade. His management strategies included embracing change and reinvention, leading rather than controlling, giving employees at all levels responsibility and freedom, being focused, being consistent and following up.

What character attributes do you value most in other people?

Integrity, authenticity, passion and humour.