Executive Team

Jürgen Samuel

Chief Executive Officer

Jürgen has been entrusted with the role of sole CEO as of January 2015, after joining the executive leadership team as Co-CEO...

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Jürgen Samuel

Chief Executive Officer

Jürgen has been entrusted with the role of sole CEO as of January 2015, after joining the executive leadership team as Co-CEO in January 2014. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic growth initiatives, while also providing leadership vision in maintaining a strong company culture.

Prior to joining iQuest, Jürgen has held senior executive management positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Sicap AG, Senior Vice President of business development, marketing and sales at Siemens IT Services, Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of consulting at Oracle Deutschland, and Chief Executive Officer at Sony Germany. In addition, he is a founding partner of Enterpriser, an IT consulting company in Germany.

Jürgen holds a degree in Mathematics, a teaching Degree in Mathematics and Physics and a Master of Science in Management from MIT.

“There are some companies that are excellent in delivering solutions, there are other companies which have a warm, human side”, says Jürgen, “but there are very few companies that are both excellent and warm. I am excited to be able to contribute to such a company.”

Cătălin Pitiș

General Manager, Finance

Cătălin Pitiș is iQuests’s General Manager Finance. He is in charge of organising, monitoring and controlling the financial...

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Cătălin Pitiș

General Manager, Finance

Cătălin Pitiș is iQuests’s General Manager Finance. He is in charge of organising, monitoring and controlling the financial activities in iQuest.

Cătălin joined iQuest in 2002 and has over 20 years’ experience with a strong software technology background gained from technical and managerial positions. Before becoming General Manager, he held senior leadership positions in iQuest, including Area Manager of C++ Solutions and Head of Telecom Business Unit.

Cătălin holds an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from the TRANSILVANIA University of Brașov, Romania and graduated the Executive MBA Programme from ASEBUSS, Bucharest.

“Despite the highly dynamic, sometimes volatile environment iQuest acts in, it succeeded in continuously growing and transforming. I see a great opportunity in combining the business insights gathered over the years with the passion for technology and knowledge in financials to support iQuest in facing the next challenges to come.”

Andrei Doibani

General Manager, Software Services Business Unit

As a General Manager, Andrei’s main responsibility is the business development of the Life Sciences industry sector of...

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Andrei Doibani

General Manager, Software Services Business Unit

As a General Manager, Andrei’s main responsibility is the business development of the Life Sciences industry sector of iQuest. Together with Marius Luca and Dan Tușaliu, Andrei drives the overall strategy implementation and organizational development of the Software Services Business Unit.

Andrei joined iQuest in 2003, and has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, with a solid background in software engineering. Prior to his General Manager role in iQuest, Andrei held several leadership positions, including that of Project Manager, Key Account Manager, and Head of the Microsoft Solutions.

Andrei holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and he has also obtained professional certifications in Project Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development. He has graduated the Executive MBA Programme at ESCP Europe Paris.

“I have been with iQuest for more than 14 years. I have witnessed its growth and professionalization, which was part of my personal development as well.

My ambition is to drive further the evolution of iQuest, developing our team, our clients and taking the whole organization to the next level.”

Marius Pâtea

General Manager, Products Division

Marius Pâtea joined iQuest in 2002, and serves as General Manager of the company’s Products Division. In this capacity,...

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Marius Pâtea

General Manager, Products Division

Marius Pâtea joined iQuest in 2002, and serves as General Manager of the company’s Products Division. In this capacity, he sets the strategy lines for products that expand the iQuest portfolio, while also overseeing business development and partner agreements.

Marius has over 15 years’ experience in delivering complex IT projects from technical and managerial positions. Before becoming General Manager, he held senior leadership positions at iQuest, including Head of C++ Solutions and Head of Telecom Business Unit. He was also instrumental in designing one of iQuest’s first mobile identity management products.

Marius holds a Computer Sciences degree from the TRANSILVANIA University of Brașov, Romania and is currently attending the Executive MBA Program from ASEBUSS, Bucharest.

“Since I joined iQuest I feel a strong sense of belonging fueled mainly by an interesting blend between competitiveness and the human side of the company”, says Marius. “Service excellence needs to be complemented by a strategically positioned product portfolio in order to accelerate value creation and support long term growth.”

Marius Luca

General Manager, Software Services Business Unit

Marius Luca serves as General Manager of the Named Accounts Business Unit in iQuest. Within this unit, Marius is responsible...

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Marius Luca

General Manager, Software Services Business Unit

Marius Luca serves as General Manager of the Named Accounts Business Unit in iQuest. Within this unit, Marius is responsible for strategic development, market positioning, organization management and business development.

Marius joined iQuest in 2003 and has over 14 years of experience with a strong software engineering background gained from working in several technical and managerial positions. Prior to his role as General Manager, Marius held several leadership positions in the company, including that of Project Manager, Head of Mobile Solutions and Head of Device Management.

“I’m here to build a place where we have happy clients with whom we do prosperous business, while our people enjoy themselves by pursuing opportunities to improve. As a result, a great and profitable business will develop. That’s what I’m here for.”

Dan Tuşaliu

General Manager, Software Services Business Unit

Dan Tusaliu serves as General Manager of the Named Accounts Business Unit in iQuest. Within this unit, Dan is responsible...

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Dan Tuşaliu

General Manager, Software Services Business Unit

Dan Tusaliu serves as General Manager of the Named Accounts Business Unit in iQuest. Within this unit, Dan is responsible for financial and delivery management and for organizing and maintaining the Account Management community.

Dan joined iQuest in 2013 and has held positions of increased responsibility as Site Manager for the iQuest Craiova Office and as Client Executive for Global Corporations. He has in-depth knowledge of IT services and solutions, with over 10 years of practical experience in the software industry, working in roles such as Business Development Director and Chief Marketing Officer.

Dan Tusaliu has a degree in Software Engineering and a master’s degree in Distributed Systems Engineering, both from the University of Craiova. He also worked at the University of Craiova for over 10 years as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science.

“iQuest has the courage to live an ambitious vision. It has a rare fusion of creative minds which, through true collaboration and passion, can build amazing innovative solutions that will challenge the status quo in many industries. I want to co-create its sustainable success by balancing an empathic leadership style with discipline and the ability to take accountability and get things done, delivering meaningful value for all the stakeholders while enjoying the journey together.”

Claudiu Anghel

General Manager, People & Data

Claudiu Anghel joined the General Management of iQuest in December 2016 as a General Manager of the People & Data Unit in...

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Claudiu Anghel

General Manager, People & Data

Claudiu Anghel joined the General Management of iQuest in December 2016 as a General Manager of the People & Data Unit in iQuest. In this role, Claudiu is responsible for People processes such as Career Management, Learning, Compensation, and Recruitment.

Claudiu has been part of the iQuest team since 2002 and has over 15 years of experience with a strong software engineering background gained from working in several technical and managerial positions. Prior to his role as General Manager, Claudiu held several leadership positions in the company, including that of Head of Java Solutions Practice and Project Manager, managing large teams in delivering software solutions for domains such as Airline and Railway.

Claudiu Anghel has a university degree and a master’s degree in Computer Science, both from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

“I am happy to be part of a great team of passionate and highly skilled people. My focus is on contributing to the creation of an environment where everyone enjoys their work, is empowered to the highest possible degree and has continuous growth opportunities. People success means iQuest success on our journey for excellence.”

László Nagy

General Manager, People & Data

As General Manager of People & Data, László Nagy is responsible for business information systems and governance of people...

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László Nagy

General Manager, People & Data

As General Manager of People & Data, László Nagy is responsible for business information systems and governance of people processes.

László joined iQuest in 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and computer networks, running complex technical projects and managerial positions across iQuest and previous software companies. László is one of the founders of the Brașov branch and prior to his role as General Manager, he held several leadership positions in the company, including that of Project Manager, Information Security Officer, and Business Support Systems Manager.

László holds a university degree and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Transilvania University of Brașov.

“I envision iQuest as a professional and behavioral environment where people come to work each day with pleasure, where they develop in their profession and evolve from a career point of view while interacting in a collaborative, solution-oriented integrity-based culture.”

Supervisory Board

Cornelius Brody

Founder, Chairman of the Board

As founder and long-time CEO of iQuest, Cornelius has had a central role in shaping the company´s vision and direction for...

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Cornelius Brody

Founder, Chairman of the Board

As founder and long-time CEO of iQuest, Cornelius has had a central role in shaping the company´s vision and direction for the first 16 years of its existence. During this period, he has built iQuest into a robust player in the software solutions and services market with a strong international client portfolio and an exceptional talent pool of 600 people. Along the way he helped establish a powerful company culture based on excellence, commitment and trust.

Starting January 1, 2015, Cornelius switched to the role of Chairman of the Board, handing over the operational leadership of the company to its new CEO, Jürgen Samuel. “It is a great fulfilment for me to be able to hand over the reins to a man who combines the experience and strategic thinking needed for this role with an exceptional personal integrity. This makes me confident that the new roles Jürgen and I took on January 1 are the right ones for helping iQuest thrive and move towards new levels of professionalism and value creation”.

Before founding iQuest, Cornelius worked as a management consultant for Gemini Consulting (Cap Gemini Group), his last position being Managing Director, Romania.

Cornelius holds a Master of Sciences degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Cluj, Romania and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Octav Chicinaș

Board Member

Starting January 1, 2015, Octav Chicinaș joined Cornelius Brody in the Supervisory Board. Prior to this role, for more than...

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Octav Chicinaș

Board Member

Starting January 1, 2015, Octav Chicinaș joined Cornelius Brody in the Supervisory Board. Prior to this role, for more than 11 years, Octav has helped streamline company processes, while shaping quality and technology policies, as well as contributing to business development from his position of Chief Technology Officer. As a partner, he has also played a major role in establishing and developing a strong company culture.

Before joining iQuest, he worked for IKEA IT for more than 13 years, where he held a number of senior technical and managerial positions.

Octav holds a Master of Computer Sciences degree from the Technical University in Cluj, Romania.

“I came to iQuest for what it was at that time, in terms of people, company culture and results, and also for what I believed iQuest would become”, says Octav. “Today, I feel that we have a great potential to further extend and enhance our role of IT provider of quality solutions and services.”

Sebastian Muller

Board Member

Sebastian joined the Advisory Board (now Supervisory Board) in 2013. As the Managing Director of L-EA Private Equity GmbH...

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Sebastian Muller

Board Member

Sebastian joined the Advisory Board (now Supervisory Board) in 2013.

As the Managing Director of L-EA Private Equity GmbH he focuses on investing and supporting established and high growth technology companies. In recent years, L-EA has invested in successful firms such as netviewer, BEONTRA and legodo.

He has been with L-EA Private Equity GmbH since 2003. Before that he worked with the German Investment Banking Boutique Equinet Bank AG, the French cosmetics company L’Oréal and studied business economics in Karlsruhe, Germany.

“I represent a company that encourages client-centric and innovative businesses and iQuest is both. I appreciate the trustful collaboration with the iQuest management team and support their continuous strive for excellence.”

Richard Roy

Board Member

Richard started his collaboration with iQuest 4 years ago as a member of the Advisory board and continues to be a member...

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Richard Roy

Board Member

Richard started his collaboration with iQuest 4 years ago as a member of the Advisory board and continues to be a member of the Supervisory board, providing important input from his rich IT background to support our strategic positioning.

After graduating with a degree in engineering, he worked in management positions at Hewlett Packard (HP), was a member of the Executive Committee of Siemens Nixdorf AG and CEO of Microsoft Germany GmbH and Executive Vice President, OEM and SMB Division at Microsoft Redmond. Today, Richard Roy is an independent business consultant and for the past 12 years he has held several non-executive board member mandates in different technology companies, such as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swisscom AG and Supervisory Board of Update Software AG.

“I very much enjoy working with a management team who puts customers first and delivers high quality services that help clients add even more value to their customer’s solutions.”