Industry expert Frank Riemensperger to advise Swiss cloud and modern workplace provider, Netrics, as Chairman of the Advisory Board

Zug, Switzerland - 8 March 2024 – The Netrics Holding AG (“Netrics” or the “Company”), a leading Swiss cloud and modern workplace provider, today announced that Frank Riemensperger, a long-standing industry expert on digital business transformation and the former DACH-CEO of Accenture, will join as Chairman of the Advisory Board. As Chairman, Mr. Riemensperger will help shape Netrics' future expansion and further strengthen the Company's position as a leading provider of digital infrastructures and services throughout the DACH region.


As a full-service provider for cloud, modern workplace, new work, security, and managed services, Netrics advises and enables more than 600 SMEs and enterprise customers to effectively implement digital business models. In recent years, the Company has become a leading facilitator for digital infrastructure of the future and now intends to intensify its growth course. Above all, Netrics plans to significantly expand the services offered and the Company's market presence.


"Frank is known in the industry for his extensive expertise and many years of experience in digital business transformation. With his approach of always thinking about growth from the customer's perspective while focusing on current and future needs, we believe he will make a valuable contribution to the continuation of our success story. We are delighted to have him on board," explains Netrics CEO Pascal Kocher.


Mr. Riemensperger added: "Netrics supports companies going through a very exciting development phase, helping them to successfully differentiate themselves from the competition. I am delighted to join as Chairman of the Advisory Board to help shape the Company's promising future."


Mr. Riemensperger brings several decades of experience in helping to scale digital and service companies through organic and inorganic growth. He has spent 33 years in various management positions at the global consulting and technology company Accenture, including 12 years as CEO in the DACH region. In addition, Mr. Riemensperger, who has a background in computer science, is still involved in the digital market as a consultant and investor. He was also a member of the executive committee of the IT industry association BITKOM for several years, providing him with a strong industry-wide network in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, which the Company believes will further boost Netrics' growth in the region.


The appointment of Mr. Riemensperger as Chairman of the Advisory Board marks the first step for Netrics and its majority shareholder, Bregal Unternehmerkapital (“BU”), in establishing a high-calibre industry advisory board for the Company. Further appointments are due to be announced in the coming weeks. In November 2023, funds advised by BU acquired a majority stake in Netrics and BU has been supporting the group in its development ever since.


"The constantly growing need for digitalization in the economy is increasing the complexity of the market. This is precisely why we need industry experts like Frank, who can create real added value with their expertise," says Philipp Freyschlag, Director at BU. "We believe that a high-calibre industry advisory board under the leadership of Frank will open up new opportunities for Netrics to further expand its position as a leading trusted advisor for digital SMEs and to tap into new potential," adds Florian Schick, Managing Partner at BU.


About Netrics Group

As a partner for digital transformation, Netrics focuses on the topics of cloud and modern workplace. Netrics enables modern, location-independent and secure working through the targeted use of future-oriented technologies and with consideration of human aspects, thus creating great experiences for employees and customers. The Netrics Group is active throughout German-speaking Switzerland with around 140 experts and a local presence in Bern, Biel/Bienne, Thun and Zurich. Since December 2022, the Netrics Group has also been offering comprehensive consulting services in the areas of collaboration, process digitalization, digital skills development and change management with AliceBlue AG from Basel. 


About Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Bregal Unternehmerkapital ("BU") is a leading family-backed investment firm with offices in Zug, Munich, and Milan. As a part of a family-owned business that has grown over several generations, the funds advised by BU invest in mid-sized companies based in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Northern Italy. With the mission to be the partner of choice for entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses, BU seeks to partner with market leaders and "hidden champions" with strong management teams and outbreak potential. Since its founding in 2015, the funds managed by BU have invested over €3 billion in more than 100 companies, supporting over 20,000 employees, and working in partnership with entrepreneurs and families to develop, internationalize, and digitize their businesses, while helping them generate sustainable value on a responsible basis with the next generation in mind. 

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