After graduating with a business degree from the University of Geneva, Sven started his career with Yokogawa Hewlett-Packard in Japan, before joining Hewlett-Packard as financial analyst in Geneva. After various roles Sven was at HP Financial Services when HP spun off its Measurement Business via an IPO and formed Agilent Technologies in 1999. He managed the separation of Agilent Financial Services from HP Financial Services Europe & Asia Pacific. In 2000, he managed the global sale and transfer of Agilent Financial Services from Agilent Technologies to CIT including portfolios and staff in 20+ countries. Sven then moved to Atlanta, USA to assume the role of President of Agilent Financial Services at CIT.
Upon his return to Geneva in 2004, Sven joined GE Capital in Europe to manage all of GE Capital’s pan-European vendor programs, and then moved to the UK as Commercial Director of GE Capital’s UK equipment leasing, Fleet, Commercial and Corporate Lending businesses.
In 2010, Sven returned to Geneva and held various roles as Sales Director Europe, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, and Chief Operating Officer over his 10 years at Cisco.
Sven is a Senior Advisor for Invigors. He helps manufacturers, distributors and dealers define and optimise their financial and go-to-market strategies, in particular in light of the shift towards a consummation-based economy. He also assists funders connect to manufacturers and channels.