Our vision is to fix the broken market of work. The future will be very different, not just in the way we hail a taxi, but also in the way we work. People as a Service is forging a new and trusting relationship between companies that need to get things done, and the global, freelancing talent that wants to have rewarding and motivating work. Both parties need a flexible, dynamic, and cost-effective way to engage with each other and with this we build the perfect market for work. The State of the Global Workplace report found that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year. We want to put some of that money back into the company’s pockets.
Rolf Ritter – Founder and CEO
Born and raised in Switzerland, Rolf Ritter successfully graduated from the top 10 European University of St. Gallen, with the equivalent to a Masters of Business. He pursued a high-performance and fast-moving international career in the consulting, technology, and wholesale fields, working for companies like Volkswagen, Accenture, Ogilvy and others. From 2009 to 2013 he was the CEO of a $160 million technology business with operations in the United States, Germany, Mexico, China, and Singapore. Rolf published two books about the Future of Work. Utilizing his findings, he has since established “People as a Service”, a revolutionary start-up that guides companies into the shared labor economy.
Before moving to Miami, FL, he lived and worked in Switzerland, Germany, France, Mexico, and Brazil. He speaks four languages fluently. Additionally he teaches an MBA class at FIU on Information Systems.
Georg Meyer – Technology Vision and Strategy
Georg is passionate about making things as simple and elegant as possible, and technology is his tool of choice. To deepen his knowledge, he earned a Master of Science in Information Systems and Information Assurance from Iowa State University and a Ph. D in Information & Decision Sciences from the University of Minnesota, where his research on using technology to improve decision making was at the crossroads of computer science, psychology, and economics. Over the last 15 years, he has honed his skills in several industries and companies, including: Shell, Bossard, BlueCross BlueShield, Caribou Coffee, and McKinsey & Company. Now, a partner at the Preston Meyer Group, he advises small- and medium-sized enterprises in the United States and Europe. In 2012, after more than ten years living throughout the United States, including the Bay Area, Chicago, and the Twin Cities, Georg returned to his native Switzerland. He speaks German and English fluently.
Adriana Moreno – Business Development Manager
Adriana Moreno earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University. She has a diverse background in finance and consulting for companies such as Citigroup and KPMG. She is responsible for business development, where her enthusiastic, detail-oriented and hardworking personality are a great addition to our team. She speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently and has lived in the US, France, and Costa Rica
Leyla Vazquez – Social Media
After receiving her Diploma in Communications at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Leyla worked in Business Development and Product Management for several companies, including Volkswagen (gedas) and Qualytel. She then dedicated several years of her time to raising her children, and started to work part-time in education and social media. Today she supports People as a Service with her experience in communications, combined with the tools of social media. Leyla speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Amir Magdy – Technology
Amir has the rare combination of a degree in accounting and a degree in computer science. He has over 15 years of application development experience across multiple industries and application types. He has developed applications and managed software teams for a diverse group of clients all over the world. Amir lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt and has traveled extensively for his work. He exemplifies the truly global workforce.
Juan is a Berkley and IESE Graduate, with an international career in Business Development and Strategy. He has worked for Kraft, GlaxoSmithKline, Walmart, and Brightstar.
Stefan is the Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Bank, and a member of their Management Board and is a Group Executive Committee member. He is a former member of the Management Board of BMW AG, having served as Chief Financial Officer and as Head of Sales & Marketing.
Christian’s career has spanned 35 years of international top management experience as board member for several companies including: Panalpina, Spedag, DSV, and Kerry Logistics.