The people behind Evolutionizer

Evolutionizer is a European software and solution company, founded by experienced business leaders, top management consultants and talented IT experts specializing in enterprise software applications. Together, we build what is urgently needed in the age of digitization: Solyp – Enterprise Strategy Suite.

Helmut Lodzik

Founder | CEO

Helmut Lodzik founded Evolutionizer with the mission to support strategy and leadership work holistically and sustainably through latest technology. As Senior Partner and Global Head of Transformation & Restructuring at Management Engineers (PwC Strategy&), Oliver Wyman and in several industries, he spent more than 30 years working directly where strategy and development takes place and key management decisions are made.

He now leverages his experience as CEO of Evolutionizer to keep the company on a sustainable and successful growth path.

Premal A. Desai

Deputy CEO

After his graduate studies in Business Administration and Economic Theory, Premal A. Desai has developed intensive expertise in corporate leadership, strategy development and business steering over the last 25 years. He combines extensive management consulting tenure with a long-standing experience in top leadership functions within a global industrial group. After a decade at BCG he joined the thyssenkrupp Group in 2006. At thyssenkrupp he was in charge of several roles, most notably as Head of Group Strategy as well as CFO and Chairman/CEO of thyssenkrupp Steel.

Premal A.Desai has been part of Evolutionizer as Strategic Advisor since 2020. He now leverages his extensive expertise and serves as Deputy CEO to support the future development of Evolutionizer and its international development.

Gotthard Tischner

Member of the Executive Board

Gotthard Tischner is an expert in enterprise software and has already co-founded and led several companies to success. Before joining Evolutionizer, he was Partner and Head of Business Analytics Germany at PwC.

At Evolutionizer he is responsible for product development and go-to-market.

Patrick Funcke

Member of the Executive Board

Patrick Funcke is an expert in IT architectures and founding partner of Evolutionizer. After studying economics, he worked for more than 20 years at Management Engineers at the interface between strategy consulting and IT. This allows him to move effortlessly between the worlds.

At Evolutionizer he is responsible for the implementation of challenging projects and corporate development.

Martin Erharter

Member of the Executive Board

Martin Erharter leverages his extensive experience as a manager in industry (Sandoz, Novartis) and Senior Partner in management consulting (Roland Berger and Management Engineers). He has been very successful in leading companies through strategy as well as efficiency and effectiveness programs to ensure competitiveness in a digitized world.

At Evolutionizer, he is responsible for business development with a focus on Germany-Switzerland-Austria (GSA area) in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals segments.

Portrait Martin Erharter

Benjamin Habig

Business Development

Benjamin Habig is an expert on the financial industry and the whole Asian cultural area. Before co-founding Evolutionizer, he worked as a consultant for manufacturing industries and financial services. He gained his knowledge in various positions in the financial industry, investment banking and consulting.

Benjamin Habig is responsible for business development at Evolutionizer.

Kürsat Gökce

Sales | Partnerships

Kürsat Gökce is an expert in digitizing strategic management processes. Before joining Evolutionizer, he was a Managing Partner of SOLYP GmbH and one of the pioneers of digital support for strategy work in complex organizational environments.

At Evolutionizer, he leverages his big experience from several industries to accompany and support companies and partners on the way to a successful and longlasting collaboration.

Gaston Russi

Sales | Partnerships

Gaston Russi has been working for 20 years in the management of leading enterprise software solutions for Fortune Global 500 companies in the area of end-to-end strategy execution. His areas of expertise include  policy deployment (OKR, Hoshin, BSC, EFQM), the systematic implementation of continuous improvement (Operational Excellence, Lean, Six Sigma, KATA) and the use of monetary and non-monetary incentives for corporate management.

Dr. Christoph Kollatz

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Christoph Kollatz is an experienced CXO, Board member, Senior Advisor and Manager with excellent track record in strategy, transformation, digitization, business excellence and program management. After 20 years at Siemens, he worked in executive leadership positions at SAP, Lufthansa, Alcoa/Arconic and B&C Industrieholding. He is now advising innovative companies exploiting their growth and performance potential.

At Evolutionizer, Dr. Christoph Kollatz offers his deep expertise in strategy and transformation for our corporate development and product.