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Martin Platzer, Founder & Managing Director

The former head of unit in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs became entrepreneur in 1998, when he joined the then van Melle & Partners Consulting Group (VMP). In the same year “SeneCura Kliniken & Heimebetriebs GmbH” was founded as a subsidiary of VMP which was to be developed to Austria’s largest care company. In 2004 VMP was renamed Platzer & Partners Consultants, with Martin acting as CEO. In 2012 Platzer & Partners was merged with its subsidiary SeneCura to prepare the exit of its founders Martin Platzer and Rudolf Öhlinger which successuflly took place in 2014.

The widely acknowledged expert in procurement and public management is author of several books and lots of articles on that issue. He runs his consulting business till today, under the Brand of MAPL.

Before 1998 Martin was head of unit in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs joining from his former role as assistant professor for International Law at Innsbruck University.

Helmut Pöllinger, Chairman of the Advisory Board

Helmut Pöllinger is Managing Director and Regional Vice President at Brainloop Austria & CEE, located in Vienna. In 2008, Helmut founded the company as “Results as a Service GmbH” and successfully established a SaaS specialist. Mid 2011 he sold the company to Brainloop, a high security document compliance vendor, and stayed Managing Director. His strategic sales and marketing approach lead to rapid generation of significant market share in the Austria & CEE region and achieved high double digit growth rates year by year.

Prior to his current position, Helmut Pöllinger served as Member of the Executive Board at Netviewer AG, Germany, the European market leader in real-time collaboration. 2002 till 2006 Helmut was Managing Director Germany & Western Europe at update software AG, a Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed CRM solution specialist. Prior to this role he gathered extensive experience at IBM Germany, Management Consulting and 4 years of Project- and Product Management at update software as well as 4 years as Referee at the Austrian Parliament. He studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as holds an MBA from IMADEC University.

Helmut is initiator of the project “Erfolgsgruender Made in Austria” and co-author of the same name book. The book documents 25 stories of successfull founders and their experiences.