• Tomas Diago Tomas Diago

    Tomas Diago

    Founder & Chairman of the Board

    Tomás Diago founded Softonic in 1997 as part of his final year project for university. In five years, he has grown the company from a humble file sharing website to become one the world´s largest Internet companies. Today, he is responsible for leading the global business of more than 400 employees in offices located across Europe, Asia and America.

    Tomás has been awarded the “National Young Entrepreneur Award” by the Confederación Española de Asociaciones de Jóvenes Empresarios (CEAJE), the “Businessman of the Future Award” by the Catalan Association Foment de Treball Nacional, the “Emerging Entrepreneur Award” by the consulting firm Ernst & Young, and the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by the magazine Emprendedores.

    Tomás is a Technical Engineer in Computer Management and an Information Systems Engineer conferred by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB-Sabadell) and the Universitat La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull) respectively.

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  • Stephan Seissl Stephan Seissl

    Stephan Seissl

    Vice President, Private Equity Directs and Primaries, Partners Group

    Stephan Seissl is part of the European private equity and Secondaries business unit at Partners Group. Prior to joining Partners Group, he has held several positions at Lehman Brothers and BrainsToVentures.

    Stephan holds a master’s degree in banking and finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.

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  • Christian Unger Christian Unger

    Christian Unger

    Managing Director, Industry Value Creation, Partners Group

    Managing Director, Industry Value Creation, Partners Group

    Christian Unger is part of Partners Group´s industry value creation business unit. Prior to joining Partners Group, he served as global CEO of Ringier AG, Switzerland’s largest media company.

    Christian holds a master´s degree in economics from the European Business School, Germany.

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  • Joaquim Ferrer Joaquim Ferrer

    Joaquim Ferrer

    CEO Grupo Intercom

    CEO Grupo Intercom

    Joaquim Ferrer is a founding partner of Grupo Intercom. He currently serves as CEO, a position he´s held since 2000.

    Prior to founding Grupo Intercom, Joaquim served as CEO at, where he continues to be a Board Member. He is also current a Board Member at Careesma and Nextret.

    Joaquim is a qualified engineer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), and he holds an MBA from ESADE Business School.

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  • Jean Schmitt Jean Schmitt

    Jean Schmitt

    Board Member

    Jean is the Managing Director of Jolt Capital SAS. Prior to joining Jolt Capital, he served as Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners. He was also the CEO and founder of SLP InfoWare, and VP of Telecom Solutions and Applications at Gemplus (now Gemalto).

    Jean is also currently a board member of Heptagon Advanced Micro Optics and Inside Secure.

    Jean graduated from Telecom ParisTech and has a post-graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. He is senior lecturer at Telecom ParisTech and HEC.

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  • Raymond Bingham Raymond Bingham

    Raymond Bingham

    Board Observer

    With a distinguished career of more than 30 years, Ray currently serves as Director of important companies such as Oracle Corporation, Flextronics International, Spansion Inc., Dice Holdings, Inc., STMicroelectronics N.V., and Fusion-io, Inc. He also helped found and currently serves as Director of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and is a Board member of the National Parks Conservation Association.

    He worked as advisory Director of the global private equity firm General Atlantic LLC, and executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cadence Design Systems Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation software and services, where he also held various positions of responsibility such as President and CEO, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, among others. Prior to that, he held senior management roles at the Marriott Corporation, Red Lion Hotels and Inns, Agrico Overseas Investment Company and N-ReN International.

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