Hello! I am Andrew and I have joined team Antares as the Technical IT Lead. I moved to Switzerland with my wife in July 2020 (yes, right in the middle of a pandemic!) to follow her dream of living here. We’ve both fallen in love with the country and intend to live our whole lives here. Our next goal is to buy a plot of land on which to build our home, so we don’t have to pay rent forever.
Before coming to VSHN, I was working as an ICT Support Consultant for Vifor Pharma in Glattbrugg. It was my first experience in an enterprise-scale organisation and I gained a lot of valuable knowledge. My role was on-site support for the head office in Glattbrugg, supporting around 400 people who worked there. It was fast-paced at times, receiving huge deliveries of 80 laptops and having to get them set up and ready for users, I really had to streamline all processes, especially the onboarding.
Previous to that, I was living and working in the UK, mostly for small start-up sized companies (~50 employees or so) and was the only IT person working in those organisations. This has given me good specific experience for the role I am now doing at VSHN. My goal at VSHN is to enable everyone to work to the best of their abilities and not be held back by technology, but be empowered by it. If you need help with anything, please don’t hesitate to ask me.
I studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay in Dundee (Scotland). I enjoyed learning how computer games and software work, but realised that coding is not something that fills me with passion, so chose to follow a career in IT instead. Recently, my interests have broadened to the outside: hiking, biking, paddle-boarding, snowboarding – Switzerland is just perfect for all these.