Management Team

Alexander Wass
- Managing Director and shareholder -
Alexander joined TARA Systems in 1992. After having studied in Vienna and Munich, he graduated in Electrical Engineering with focus on computer science in 1994. Over the years, he worked for TARA as a software engineer, project manager and marketing and business development manager, before becoming the company's managing director in 1999. He strongly believes in cooperative, dedicated work and reliable partnerships in order to create successful products and have satisfied customers. From 1998 to 2016, Alexander has been lecturer at Munich's University of Applied Sciences, department of Computer Science & Mathematics, thus establishing a close relationship between the university and TARA.
Manfred Schmidt
- Inaris Software Architect, CTO and shareholder -
Manfred studied Computer Science and joined TARA Systems in 1992. As CTO of the company, he is responsible for the flexible, sustainable software architecture and the high-quality development workflow at TARA Systems. Besides that, he contributes his expertise in several consortiums and work groups, e.g. regarding electronic programme guides, TeleWeb and recently HbbTV.
Rudolf Leberfinger
- Head of GUI Services and shareholder -
Rudolf graduated in Computer Science in 2000 after joining TARA Systems in 1998. He is responsible for the conception and also for the implementation of several of TARA's core TV products, e.g. Teletext, DVB Subtitle Decoder and HbbTV Receiver. Furthermore, Rudolf is key account manager for TARA customers, with the intrinsic goal to 'get things done'.
Manuel Melic
- Embedded Wizard Product Manager and shareholder -
Manuel joined TARA in 2005 and graduated in Computer Sciences in 2007. Besides his part as Embedded Wizard Product Manager and project manager for several key customers of TARA, he is co-responsible for R&D and strives to expand TARA's portfolio with synergetic, innovative developments.
Stefan Schoefmann
- Senior Inaris Project Manager -
Stefan graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and has been working at TARA since 1997. He is responsible for one of TARA's key products, the Inaris DVB / IPTV Middleware. With many years of experience in software implementation and in dozens of developments, which Stefan has coordinated as a project manager, he is very good at understanding customers' requirements and expectations.
Martina Dyckerhoff
- Finance and Accounting -
Martina has been working at TARA since 2003. She holds a degree in business administration and takes care of finance, accounting, and controlling, as well as human resource management. Moreover, Martina is the assistant to the managing director.
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