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The neustark Team

We are currently around 70 neustark-ers, growing fast! We stem from Austria to Brazil, have educational backgrounds from mechanical engineering to commercial apprenticeships, music tastes from hard rock to classical – but all share a common purpose. Oh, and a common love for chocolate.

So who are the faces behind neustark? Start by meeting our leadership team!
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Valentin
 Gutknecht

Valentin
 Gutknecht

Founder and co-CEO

Johannes
 Tiefenthaler

Johannes
 Tiefenthaler

Founder and co-CEO

Sophie Dres

Sophie Dres

Chief Marketing Officer

Frrok Prenka

Frrok Prenka

Chief Operating Officer

Jakob Wrulich

Jakob Wrulich

Chief Financial Officer

Pieter van den Broek

Pieter van den Broek

Co-Lead People & Culture

I love working in such a great team of talented colleagues with huge motivation to have real climate impact. I'm proud to be able to build a strong base for People & Culture here at neustark.

Julia Opardija

Julia Opardija

Co-Lead People & Culture

I am definitely green at heart and I absolutely wanted to work in a company that tackles climate change. I am happy I found neustark – for me, it’s a perfect match.

Roman Vatter

Roman Vatter

Head of Finance & Administration

Tackling one of the biggest challenges humanity faces with a solution that is commercially viable, highly scalable and has a real impact, today – that’s what I'm passionate about at neustark.

Bernhard Leutwiler

Bernhard Leutwiler

Head of IT

What makes neustark unique is that I can combine my passion for innovative technology with a great team spirit, a trust-based environment and an incredible engagement from everyone.

Luca Tschurtschenthaler

Luca Tschurtschenthaler

Head of Research & Development

The best thing for me about working for neustark is to experience all different phases of a fast growing start up. From the first prototype to storing a megaton of CO₂ in 2030.

Jeanne Wittwer

Jeanne Wittwer

Head of Production

Driven by my passion for backcountry skiing and the mountains, I found my purpose in joining neustark dedicated to preserving nature's beauty.

Lisa Braune

Lisa Braune

Head of Carbon Removal

Joining neustark allows me to translate my theoretical knowledge into concrete action, contributing to a better world by removing CO₂ from the atmosphere.

Manuel Bursac

Manuel Bursac

Head of Plant Construction

I love a challenge and exploring new terrain. Neustark combines this passion with a product that our planet truly needs. This is what motivates me to help shape the future of neustark.

Helena Wiemeyer

Helena Wiemeyer

Head of Engineering

I joined neustark to make a real impact on climate through purposeful work by turning every challenge into an opportunity to shape the future of carbon removal technologies.

Erik Turner

Erik Turner

Head of QHSE

Neustark allows me to live and work as human, connecting with a wonderful team and group of committed people - and as engineer, working at the intersection of science and industry, bringing applied research and innovation to the market.

José Torrao

José Torrao

Head of Supply Chain

Neustark allows me to develop a sustainable supply chain, focusing on the job to be done with a great team and for a fantastic challenge: durable carbon removal.

Simon Staufer

Simon Staufer

Business Development Manager

What I love about neustark is the pragmatism and the ability to implement and scale carbon removal - now!

Zuzanna Przybyla

Zuzanna Przybyla

Chief of Staff

I strongly believe in neustark's mission. I am so lucky to contribute my time, energy and experience to a meaningful cause: basically saving our planet!

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