Markus Schwind is the new CEO of Auticon Germany. In his newly established position, Markus reports to the Auticon Group CEO, Kurt Schoeffer, who is now overseeing Auticon’s international development.
Group CEO Kurt Schoeffer:
“Markus Schwind is an ideal fit for Auticon Germany. With his expertise in sales and marketing, especially in regards to software and IT solutions, he will help us expand Auticon, attract new clients and implement exciting projects for our consultants. Our business model has proven to be very successful over the past six years. The next step is to create new impulses and generate further growth. Markus Schwind is the perfect fit for us – thanks to his experience, his personality as well as his enthusiasm for our business approach.”
CEO Germany Markus Schwind:
“I find it fascinating how Auticon with its extraordinary business model – socially sustainable whilst commercially successful – asserts itself very effectively in the IT market. Next to its expansion to the UK and France, Germany remains Auticon’s home market, making it essential for the companies’ future development. I am looking forward to my new responsibilities in a company with extraordinary employees, whose interests are at the heart of everything we do.”
Auticon currently has offices in Germany, the UK and France and is planning to enter the Swiss and US market early 2018 – next to other locations.
Markus Schwind will be responsible for the optimisation of the current range of services such as Artificial Intelligence, testing, test automation, data mining and crime detection but also to extend the current portfolio even further.
Auticon is an IT and compliance consulting business and the first enterprise to exclusively employ adults on the autism spectrum as IT consultants. It was founded in Berlin in November 2011 with investment from the Munich and London-based Ananda Social Venture Fund.
Autistic adults often have extraordinary cognitive abilities, such as logic, pattern recognition, precision, sustained concentration, and an ability to intuitively spot errors; yet many find it difficult to secure or maintain mainstream employment. Auticon taps into this potential and produces a win-win-win situation for clients, autistic consultants, as well as society.
Auticon employs more than 100 IT consultants on the autism spectrum in the UK, Germany and France, and is the first social enterprise to scale this model across Europe.