Johannes Stürzlinger (32) has recently taken on his new position as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Upper Austrian software expert NTS Retail from Leonding. Together with owner Günther Schrammel, he is part of the Executive Board of the leading specialist for retail management and store solutions. This step provides the basis for the company’s further growth and technical evolution of its worldwide successful software platform.


“It was very important for me to hand over this position to one of the members of our own team and Johannes is the perfect choice,” says NTS Retail CEO Günther Schrammel. “As long-standing employee, Johannes has decisively shaped the success of our company in many ways and has also contributed to its rapid development. Not only does he show truly remarkable technical abilities but he also has the necessary experience gained throughout the course of numerous international customer projects in Europe, the Middle East and Russia. He is a gleaming example of the dynamic spirit our company stands for and knows how to continually inspire his teams.”

“NTS Retail has a clear focus on software solutions for the consulting-intensive specialist trade sector and is the leading solution partner for mobile service providers. We deliver our solutions to telecoms and retailers in currently 22 different countries from Sweden to Nigeria and have an export ratio of over 90 percent. To further expand our global presence and to offer our customers the best possible service, we have developed a promising global partner strategy,” explains Stürzlinger. “One of my major goals is to further optimize our standard software platform in regard to this global strategy and to offer our customers and partners even more ways to adapt our solution to local conditions and individual requirements.”

“Our core segment in the specialized technical trade industry — and especially the mobile communications sector — is characterized by many distinctive features and thus clearly stands out in comparison to other trade sectors,” adds Stürzlinger. “By clearly specializing in this area, we are able to provide our customers with a product roadmap that specifically addresses their particular requirements. Apart from our own product innovations, we also incorporate numerous custom developments into our standard solution. Our customers thus get an opportunity to permanently participate in the further development of our software that is specifically tailored to their industry. Following this strategy, we build long-term solution partnerships with our customers,” Stürzlinger goes on. “It also makes us proud that large international companies have been trusting in our software solution for more than 15 years.”

Born in Upper Austria, Johannes Stürzlinger has been working at NTS Retail since 2004. Over the course of his career, he has taken on several different corporate roles in the Development and Project Management Departments. Stürzlinger completed his studies of Business Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology with honors. Afterwards he decided to round off his education with an exchange semester at the City University of New York as well as an IPMA Level B Senior Project Manager Certification program. In his function as CTO, his responsibilities lie in the areas of Development & Quality Assurance, Product Management, IT, Customer Support and Project Management. In his spare time, he loves to travel and getting to know foreign cultures. Apart from that, Stürzlinger is also a passionate sportsman.