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owner at Peter Czekal Interim Management
July 2011 – Present  Restructure & Relaunch Companies or Business Units, Retention after M&A, Management Consulting

Head of Quality, Operations & Services at    1&1 Internet AG
September 2010 – September 2011 (12 months)

Group Vice President of Development EMEA at Digital River
October 2008 – September 2010 (2 years) 4 recommendations available upon request

Senior Director Development EMEA at Digital River
2005 – 2008 (3 years) 1 recommendation available upon request

Technical Director at H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH / Avira GmbH
February 2003 – October 2005 (2 years 9 months) 2 recommendations available upon request

Software Development Manager at Aladdin Knowledge Systems
2001 – 2003 (2 years)

Section Manager IT at Advantest Europe Holding
May 1997 – September 2001 (4 years 5 months) 1 recommendation available upon request

Head of Software Development at quite brick Computer Systems
April 1995 – May 1997 (2 years 2 months)

Software Engineer at AgfaPhoto
April 1992 – March 1995 (3 years)


English (Full professional proficiency)

Italian (Professional working proficiency)

German (Native or bilingual proficiency)


Technische Universität München
Dipl.Inform, Computer Science, 1985 – 1991

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
post grad study Business Informatics, 1983 – 1984

Fachhochschule Landshut
Dipl. Sozialpäd. (FH), social pedagogue, 1975 – 1979

8 people have recommended Peter

“I worked with Peter on the senior EMEA management team for Digital River. Peter was always a very professional contributor and his contributions were always well considered and relevant. His team always operated in a very professional way and both Peter and the team were very passionate about their work and this showed in the excellence of the product they delivered.”— John Hogan, Operations Director EMEA, Digital River, worked directly with Peter at Digital River

“I had the pleasure to work with Peter for several years; Peter is a highly skilled and talented individual that made a significant contribution to the European Organisation. I would be delighted to recommend him and hope that I have the opportunity to work with him again.”— Richard Mitchell, VP Client Management / UK MD, Digital River, worked directly with Peter at Digital River

“In the years that I worked with Peter at Digital River both directly and indirectly Peter was able to effectively bridge the gap between the US and the German development teams. Peter had a great ability to bring together groups of different age groups, skill levels and communication abilities to effectively execute on the defined projects and goals. He was instrumental in bringing his team to the fore front with high profile projects while managing expectations and requirements from within the EMEA and the US teams. Peter’s abilities to communicate and lead in each level, from low level technical development all the way up to the executive level makes him not only an effective leader but a respected leader.”
— Andy Barker, Technical Director of Global Payments, Digital River, worked with Peter at Digital River

“Peter worked with me for several years at Digital River. During the time we worked together, Peter brought a level of maturity to the job that proved immensely valuable. I thought very highly of Peter because of his honesty and ability to be counted on to follow through on high level direction. Peter has experience managing large teams of developers and support personnel. Peter showed me that he is always working to help raise his entire team to the next level of success. Peter was instrumental in the success of many projects during my tenure at Digital River.”— Michael Schnapf, VP of Information Technology, Digital River, managed Peter at Digital River

“I had the great pleasure of working with Peter for two years. Peter led our Technical Solutions group in Germany while I functionally led the Quality group from the US. Our partnership was highly collaborative. Peter is a man of high integrity and I have a strong respect for him on a professional, as well as personal, level. Peter is a passionate leader and I would recommend him to any organization requiring a focused leader in technology and operations.”— Quanah Bonrud, Group Vice President, Global Quality, Digital River, worked with Peter at Digital River

“Peter managed to set up a distributed develepment team thus building the base for a second line of resources. He introduced project management to provide more transparency in the development process. Also, he put focus on keeping all teams including support up-to-date by establishing regular meetings with all team leaders to enable feedback between development and the customer-facing organisation. Also, he established a line of communication with key-customers to get more in touch regarding their real-world requirements.”— Gernot Hacker, COO, Avira GmbH (formerly H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH), managed Peter at H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH / Avira GmbH

“Peter was my direct boss (CTO) at Avira GmbH. Besides his good managerial skills I was always impressed about his human competence. Peter was always properly prepared for all meetings, even if the theme to be discussed was beyond his technical skills. I would recommend him for any leading position in the IT industry.”— Thomas Salomon, Manager Windows Software Development, Avira GmbH (formerly H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH), reported to Peter at H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH / Avira GmbH

“As an internal customer of the IT department I was impressed by Peter’s dedication to implement and foster service mentality in all his staff. He used his high technical competence as well as his creativity to continuously improve our IT infrastructure, enabling an efficient and reliable working environment.”— Klaus Lutz, managed Peter indirectly at Advantest Europe Holding