Wolf Ruzicka, Chairman of the Board, Eastbanc Technologies
Wolf Ruzicka is Chairman of EastBanc Technologies, a software development company that prides itself on having the highest ITIQ, at least in Metropolitan Washington DC. Previously, as CEO, in tight collaboration with its employees and customers, he created the company’s vision, managed the firm’s strategic direction, and oversaw all corporate functions, such as Technology, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and Operations.
He served as a member of the Board of Directors and as President of APIphany until its successful sale to Microsoft, is on Microsoft’s Customer Advisory Board for Microsoft Azure, is a member of the Board of Directors of Questback, is a member of the World Economic Forum’s “Partnering for Cyber Resilience” initiative, actively involved with the start-ups Sympli.io, Kublr.com, TranscendRobotics and Koolooks, served on the Board of Advisors for GeoIQ until its successful exit to ESRI, was a member of the Board of KZO Innovations before its acquisition by Peoplefluent, and as Co-Chairman of the German Executive Roundtable in Washington, DC.
Mr. Ruzicka is a knowledgeable leader with more than 20 years of experience in Operational Management, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and Information Technology. Previously, among other roles throughout his career, he was responsible for worldwide operations at MicroStrategy, an enterprise software company, where he ran worldwide sales operations and assisted in the execution of an overall sales strategy.
Other organizations he worked for are Mercedes-Benz, Lufthansa, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
Mr. Ruzicka graduated with an MBA from Ingolstadt School of Management having studied in Germany, New York, and Japan, with a dual concentration in International Management and Service Management.
At his Business School, he was Co-Founder of the local committees of AIESEC, the world’s largest student organization, and Rotaract, a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women.
He lives in Washington, DC, where he is married to Barb Chan, and has two children, Siena and Lucas.