About us

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Certified information security

linkyard is one of very few Atlassian solution partners to have an externally audited, systematically documented and applied information security management system according to ISO 27001:2013.

Data protection

We comply with the swiss data protection act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a result of the adequacy finding of the EU commission, an adequate level of data protection is ensured in Switzerland in accordance with Art. 45 para. 3 DSGVO.

Compliance with industry regulations

Our customer base includes financial services providers, critical infrastructure operators, healthcare providers, public administrations and defense organizations. Meeting the highest compliance requirements is a key concern for us.

Highest integrity

All employees of linkyard ag are subjected to a thorough security screening. A large part of the employees also have a valid, extended personal security screening according to PSP 11, which can be used accordingly in projects with access to classified civil or military information and facilities.

Business continuity management

We have regularly tested business continuity plans and do not just rely on the emergency plans of our infrastructure operators. In an emergency, we are able to replace critical suppliers in operation at short notice.

Our office in Bern

linkyard
Junkerngasse 39 
3011 Bern
Switzerland

info@linkyard.ch
+41 31 508 7620

5 women & 7 men

2.5 Mio turnover

5 nations

100+

Satisfied customers

3 glasses

600+

 Resolved support tickets per year

2 hours

Average response time to support requests

Anna Schmassmann

Senior Consultant
anna.schmassmann@linkyard.ch

Anna can look back on over 8 years of experience in software development and IT. She completed her studies in computer science at the University of Bern and graduated with an MSc in Computer Science.
She has certifications in the areas of requirements engineering, project management (Hermes/SAFe), Java programming and Atlassian.
In previous positions she was Solution and Software Engineer in large development projects.

Dominique Nagpal

Senior Consultant
dominique.nagpal@linkyard.ch

Dominique has 21 years of experience in IT and consulting. She completed a Master of Arts at the University of Berne, an MBA at the phw and most recently a course at the University of Fribourg on mediation SDM.
She completed certifications in English and on Microsoft technologies. In addition, she has further educated herself in Human Centered Design.
In previous positions, she worked in human resources management, as well as a strategic purchaser, project manager and systems engineer.

Marcel Hostettler

Marcel Hostettler

Senior Consultant | Senior Project Manager | CEO linkyard consulting ag
marcel.hostettler@linkyard.ch

Due to his former tasks as member of the management board, head of department, mandate and project manager in the last 20 years, Marcel can draw on a broad know-how in the areas of ICT, strategy and innovation as well as organizational development. He has become acquainted with management and change processes as well as corporate cultures in various industries and company sizes and manages major projects in the ICT sector. Marcel holds a Master of Science in Innovation Management and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Management. He has certifications in SAFe, Scrum, HERMES and IREB. His project experience is proven with the IPMA Level B certificate. His knowledge in the areas of digitalization, business model innovation and agile forms of organization, he keeps up to date as a university lecturer for strategy and innovation and examination expert.

Mario Siegenthaler

Senior Consultant | Managing Partner
mario.siegenthaler@linkyard.ch

Mario has 20 years of experience in software development. He studied business administration with a minor in economics at the University of Bern.
He holds certifications in project management (Hermes, Scrum, SAFe), requirements engineering and Atlassian. In addition, he has further educated himself in the areas of Machine Learning & Data Science, Process Mining, Scala and Management.
In previous positions he has worked as CTO, Head of Business Unit, team leader, software architect, software engineer and head of nearshoring.

Patrick Hux

Marketing & Junior Consultant
patrick.hux@linkyard.ch

Patrick is currently completing his Master in Business Administration with a major in Business Information Systems at the University of Bern.
He is in charge of our Digital Marketing and is constantly taking on new client mandates in the areas of Atlassian or Consulting.

Roman Frey

Software Engineer | Managing Partner
roman.frey@linkyard.ch

Roman studied computer science and graduated as a Federal Dipl. Ing. FH. Later he complemented this with a Master of Advanced Studies in IT.
He completed certifications in the areas of project management and Atlassian. In addition, he has further educated himself in the areas of functional programming, Scala and Domain Driven Design.
In previous positions he worked as a requirements engineer, software architect and software engineer.

Stefan Haller

Senior Consultant | Managing Partner
stefan.haller@linkyard.ch

Stefan studied computer science and graduated as a Federal Dipl. Ing. FH. Later he also studied business administration and graduated with an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA). 
He completed certifications in the fields of requirements engineering, project management (Hermes, SAFe), risk management and Atlassian. In addition, he has further training in the areas of management, project management, auditing (information security, quality management), business development and system engineering.
He also works as a lecturer for information security at a university of applied sciences. In previous positions, he was Head of Business Unit, Project Manager, Software Architect and Software Engineer.

Vanda Maeder

Management Assistant
vanda.maeder@linkyard.ch

Vanda studied translation and interpreting at the University of Vienna. Since 2017 she has been completing further training in the field of IT security.
In previous jobs she was Senior Maître d’hôtel and held various other positions in the field of gastronomy, hotel business and sales.

Tobias Schär

Business Consultant
tobias.schaer@linkyard.ch

Tobias already has several years of experience as a project manager, especially in the implementation of software solutions. In addition to this he is completing his Bachelor in
Information Systems (HSLU), which he will complete in spring 2021. This with a specialization in “Business Analysis”, which further supports his consulting skills. From his previous activities Tobias has knowledge of the Atlassian range.

Valentina Smolkova

Presales & Support Engineer
valentina.smolkova@linkyard.ch

Valentina studied Mathematics and Computer Science as well as Linguistics and Intercultural Communication in the Bachelor’s program at the Northern Arctic Federal University of Russia. In Norway she completed her master’s degree in mathematics and statistics. After graduation, Valentina worked in the field of cybersecurity in the Czech Republic and Russia. 

Edina Kovacs

Backoffice
edina.kovacs@linkyard.ch

Edina graduated from an office and commercial college. Since then, she has gained a lot of administrative experience with various large companies and has worked as a managing director in her own company. Now she ensures order in our back office in accounting and administration. 

Cédric Bucher

Marketing Assistant
cedric.bucher@linkyard.ch

Cédric is a Bachelor of Law student at the University of Bern. He has already realized several websites and therefore has experience in web design. He supports the marketing team, assists in the drafting of contracts and takes on more and more responsibility.

Marco Kneubühler

Marco has over 14 years of IT experience, having held various positions. He studied Computer Science at the University of Zurich and graduated with an MSc in Computer Science. He complemented this with a Master of Advanced Studies in Project Management and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Strategic Project Management and Senior & Communication Management.
Marco holds certifications in Kanban Coaching & Management, Hermes, Applied Data Science and Google Cloud Platform.

Adrian Tschannen

Adrian brings over 22 years of experience in ICT project, service and technology management. He studied Business Administration with a major in General Management at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and graduated with an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA). He complemented this with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Information Security – Technology and Innovation Management and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Business Administration. He also participated in a Global Marketing Program at Babson College in Boston. Adrian also holds certifications in the areas of Cyber Security, Hermes, ITIL Foundation, Information Technology (specializing in Project Services), Scrum, Citrix and Microsoft.