Gerlinde has 13+ years of experience across a breadth of industries and geographies. She is also the founder of Zuztertu, an educational mobile apps and solutions development company, which originally developed the KO-SU prototype and the acclaimed Pollock’s Toy Theatre app for the iPad (included on Sunday Times app list for past two years). Prior to Zuztertu, Gerlinde worked for Yahoo!, forming and running strategic projects, e.g. the establishment of new business operations and software engineering development centres, as well as outsourcing into India. Her love of mobile technology was born during her time working for Orange UK. There she held a number of strategic roles including Head of Economic Analysis, responsible for long-term financial planning (new product business cases and 5 year financial plans) as well as the Lead Programme Manager for the major CRM IT implementation project during the design phase. She also has had experience as a strategic consultant in Germany and as a structured finance investment banker in Australia.
Gerlinde holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce (1st class honours and university medal) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is also Prince 2 qualified and holds the CPA status.