Klaus Furtmueller

Founder & Chairman

Klaus is a true visionary when it comes to modern recruiting solutions. In its current form, the Jobiqo GmbH was founded in July 2011. Since 2005, however, Klaus has been working with a constantly growing team to advance the development of Jobiqo's innovative job board technology. 

Before that, Klaus was the co-founder and managing director of the job and career network absolventen.at as well as a project manager at the plastics and packaging group Greiner. He has led a number of consulting projects in Austria, Germany and Canada for global corporations such as Siemens, AVL and Engel. Since 2009 he has also been Managing Director of the Austrian Management Center (AMC), a provider of academic trainings. In 2016 he co-founded the successful start-up Jobrocker.

Klaus has supplemented his entrepreneurial practice with an MBA degree. He is a certified recruiter and graduated from an international entrepreneurship program at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Klaus also gained leadership experience during his assignment with the UN peacekeeping forces, which brought him to Cyprus for a year as a lieutenant. During this time he was head of the local UN Radio Centre.

The multiple founder, who studied mechatronics at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria) and the University of Waterloo (Canada), is enthusiastic about intelligent and scalable technical solutions. As part of his diploma thesis Klaus worked on improving the technical functionality of the Canadarm2 at the Canadian Space Agency. The Canadarm2 is a multifunctional robot arm used on the International Space Station (ISS). A good basis for this were his high school studies at the HTL Eisenstadt, where Klaus specialised and graduated in aircraft construction.

As a passionate sportsman, he already finished several marathons. His best time for the usual 42.195 kilometres was 3h 15min. In addition to Jobiqo, Klaus' participation in triathlons, cycling and swimming as well as his little daughter are keeping him busy.