My Contact
in the field of
Information Technology

If you would like to speak to us about your particular needs, please feel free to get in touch with us.

  • Ivonne Gassmann,
  • Divisional Manager
  • Munich office
  • Region: All of Germany
Ivonne Gassmann
Contact for temporary work
T: +49 89 512669 201 +49 89 512669 201
E: ivonne.gassmann@hays.de
Ivonne Gassmann

After completing my degree in Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences, Nürtingen, I joined Hays AG in 2001.

During my initial years of employment, I were responsible for renowned customers in the areas of banking and insurance. After transferring to the Munich office in 2004, I focused on the automotive industry, generating strong growth for the business in the years that followed.

In February 2011, I took over responsibility for our IT Contracting business in Munich, following which I became Divisional Manager of Contracting for our IT business in southern Germany. Today I am responsible for Temp employment throughout Germany.


  • Elka Krause,
  • Divisional Manager
  • Hamburg office
  • Region: North Germany
Elka Krause
Contact for freelance positions
T: +49 40 300859 200 +49 40 300859 200
E: elka.krause@hays.de
Elka Krause

After completing my apprenticeship and subsequent studies in economics at Giessen University, I used my degree in Business Administration to begin my career at Hays Mannheim in 2001, working initially worked as a department head.

In July 2009, I moved to Hamburg where I took on the additional responsibility of branch manager. Today, I am also responsible for IT contracting In North Germany.


  • Michael Schmidt,
  • Divisional Manager
  • Düsseldorf office
  • Region: West and South Germany
Michael Schmidt
Contact for freelance positions
T: +49 211 179 388 600 +49 211 179 388 600
E: michael.schmidt@hays.de
Michael Schmidt

After completing my degree in business administration at the University of Düsseldorf, I began my career at Hays Düsseldorf in 2004 in Information Technology & Engineering.

In May 2011, I opened the Hays offices in Cologne as acting branch manager. Today, as the Divisional Manager for IT Contracting, I am responsible for our southern and western regions with offices in Stuttgart, Ulm, Nuremberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Essen.


  • Simon Alborz,
  • Divisional Manager
  • Hamburg office
  • Region: All of Germany
Simon Alborz
Contact for permanent positions
Simon Alborz

I began my professional career at a specialist IT network infrastructure company in Bavaria. I then subsequently moved into T-commerce, where I gained my initial insights into working in management.

In 2007, I joined Hays in Munich and was involved in developing the company's IT operations before being sent to Vienna to help drive forward our Permanent business in Austria.

After successfully completing this project, I returned to Germany and now work in our Hays offices in Hamburg. From here, I am in charge of all our activities across Germany for recruiting and placing IT experts in permanent roles with our customers.

In addition to a master's degree in the social sciences, I have also completed IT-related vocational training. The combination of these two fields continues to help me to fully appreciate the individual challenges and requirements of our customers and candidates – both from a technical and personal perspective.


  • Mario Schuster,
  • Managing Director
  • Hamburg office
  • Region: All of Germany
Mario Schuster
Contact for statements of work
T: +49 40 300 859 390 +49 40 300 859 390
E: mario.schuster@hays.de
Mario Schuster

I studied construction engineering at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences and minored in sales management and human resources development at the Wolfenbüttel University of Applied Sciences and the Kaiserslautern University of Technology. After founding an engineering office for Information & Documentation, I have been involved in engineering services in various capacities since 2003, including as a regional manager at FERCHAU Engineering and as a managing director in corporate-level engineering at the 7S Group.

Since June 2015, as Managing Director of Hays Technology Solutions GmbH, I have been responsible for the statement of work side of our project business sector throughout Germany for Hays Engineering and IT.


  • Ralph Hupp,
  • Divisional Manager
  • Mannheim office
  • Region: All of Germany
Ralph Hupp
Contact for statements of work
T: +49 621 1788 2290 +49 621 1788 2290
E: ralph.hupp@hays.de
Ralph Hupp

After graduating with a degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Applied Sciences in Worms (FH), in the autumn of 1987 I started my career as a software developer in Switzerland with Sandoz, later moving to Patria Insurance.

In the years that followed, I moved through all levels of the IT industry, from team leader to consultant to software and infrastructure solutions sales.

From 2006, as Regional Manager at Randstad Germany, I shared responsibility for developing the company's IT and Engineering specialisation, which led to the successful establishment of the Managed ICT Services division.

After 10 years in this capacity, I moved to Hays Technology Solutions in the summer of 2017. Here at Hays I am responsible for statements of work and managed services in IT throughout Germany.