Klaus is an experienced company leader and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the technology industry, including systems integration, SaaS and on-premise software development, B2B, B2C, hardware and software solutions sales, managed services, hosting and management consulting.
Klaus was the CEO and Co-Founder of 1st Group Ltd, the company behind the MyHealth1st.com.au healthcare appointment booking and online marketplace platform, which launched in early 2012, and which he listed on the ASX via an IPO in 2015 and led as CEO and Managing Director until his exit in October 2022. By the time of his departure, the company had thousands of healthcare customers across Australia and New Zealand, including in the veterinarian market via the brand PetYeti.com.au supporting pet owners looking after their pet's health needs, partnered with private hospitals, pharmaceuticals, buy-now-pay-later leaders and practice management software vendors and facilitated over 18 million appointments online.
He deeply understands the challenges that founders face having experienced more than his share over his career whilst building 1st Group and other businesses, and more recently survived the unprecedented demands of COVID-19.
He is an experienced mentor, entrepreneur, advisor and inspiring leader trusted by his team, customers and shareholders.
Klaus is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a board member of the not-for-profit Melanoma Patients Australia.