Who are we?

Certitude is a consulting firm specialising in the management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) risks. Certitude's expertise goes well beyond analysis - together with you we also define and implement the solutions. We accompany our clients from the start, investigating the problem areas and deciding on the solutions, to the end, execution of those measures.

Why we stand out from the crowd...

Certitude distinguishes itself from other consulting firms through its clear focus on consulting “the management of information and communication technology risks”, the hands-on practical expertise of our consultants and the flexibility of a lean organisation.

Your Certitude consultants offer you many years of operational implementation experience combined with specialist expertise - benefit from our tried and tested project, conception, implementation and management skills.

Management

The management team of Certitude combines experience from the fields of IT security, information security, IT infrastructure and risk management, as well as hands-on implementation competence and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Ulrich Kallausch

Managing Partner

DI Markus Endres

Managing Partner

Aleksandar Lacarak

Managing Partner

Marc Nimmerrichter, MSc

Managing Partner

Dr. Ulrich Kallausch – Managing Partner

After studying law at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Ulrich Kallausch laid the foundation for his 30-year career as an investment banker by completing the Creditanstalt academic trainee programme in Vienna. His path led him from asset management at Creditanstalt, via GRAWE, LGT, Invesco and Unicredit through to Oppenheim, where as partner and member of the management board he was responsible for M&A in Austria and Eastern Europe in a variety of industry sectors. With his appointment to the management board of Deutsche Bank in Austria, he assumed responsibility for governance in the areas of risk, IT and operations. As co-owner and deputy CEO of Semper Constantia Privatbank, Ulrich Kallausch was responsible for the networked implementation of the framework for IT infrastructure, IT security, the core banking system and all control and risk functions.

20 years of sales and production experience combined with ten years in management of projects in the areas of infrastructure, complex IT and all areas of risk has left him with comprehensive knowledge of project management, regulatory affairs and IT.

DI Markus Endres – Managing Partner

Starting out studying Industrial & Mechanical Engineering with a focus on finance and risk management, Markus Endres has gained extensive experience in risk management. He has highly specialised risk management and regulatory expertise from his many years as Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Semper Constantia Privatbank AG, as well as through his work for the Central Bank of Austria (Österreichischen Nationalbank) in the area of banking supervision and his consulting activities for three large international consulting companies, KPMG, PwC and zeb.

His operational know-how, his proven implementation competence and his many years of experience in project management ensure the efficient and high-quality implementation of your project.

Aleksandar Lacarak – Managing Partner

Aleksandar Lacarak has more than 25 years of international experience in the management of IT infrastructures as a trained information technologist. He was one of the first technicians to implement broadband Internet in Austria. He then took over the position of Head of IT at a well-known Austrian outsourcing service provider with a customer focus on finance and banking. Until June 2019 he was Group Head of IT Infrastructure and Information Security Officer at Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich) AG, where he had also been a member of the supervisory board since 2014. Aleksandar Lacarak graduated as an Information Technologist in 1996 and specialized in Microsoft infrastructures and virtualisation technology.

His professional expertise and extensive operational implementation experience in all areas of IT infrastructure guarantee high-quality, pragmatic and economical solutions for your ICT risk management.

Marc Nimmerrichter, MSc - Managing Partner

Already during his studies and his apprenticeship in electronic data processing, Marc Nimmerrichter had started specialising in the field of information security. The foundations for his expertise were firmly laid through his MSc in Information Security at the Royal Holloway University of London, being awarded a distinction. He gained his first professional experience as a penetration tester and consultant for IT security in a large consulting company in Luxembourg. Subsequently, Marc Nimmerrichter worked for several years both independently and as a senior consultant for a Viennese consulting firm. In his many years of consulting experience, he has worked for well-known software developers, IT service providers, financial service providers and federal authorities in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. His technical expertise, extensive consulting experience and ongoing technical training enable him to make competent and factually correct assessments of security risks, ensuring the best possible course of action is taken.

Thanks to such wide ranging experience with organisations of different sizes and from different industries, together with his methodical and analytical approach, Marc Nimmerrichter can find solutions to the most complex of problems, handling all projects to the highest of standards.

Dr. Ulrich Kallausch – Managing Partner

After studying law at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Ulrich Kallausch laid the foundation for his 30-year career as an investment banker by completing the Creditanstalt academic trainee programme in Vienna. His path led him from asset management at Creditanstalt, via GRAWE, LGT, Invesco and Unicredit through to Oppenheim, where as partner and member of the management board he was responsible for M&A in Austria and Eastern Europe in a variety of industry sectors. With his appointment to the management board of Deutsche Bank in Austria, he assumed responsibility for governance in the areas of risk, IT and operations. As co-owner and deputy CEO of Semper Constantia Privatbank, Ulrich Kallausch was responsible for the networked implementation of the framework for IT infrastructure, IT security, the core banking system and all control and risk functions.

DI Markus Endres – Managing Partner

Starting out studying Industrial & Mechanical Engineering with a focus on finance and risk management, Markus Endres has gained extensive experience in risk management. He has highly specialised risk management and regulatory expertise from his many years as Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Semper Constantia Privatbank AG, as well as through his work for the Central Bank of Austria (Österreichischen Nationalbank) in the area of banking supervision and his consulting activities for three large international consulting companies, KPMG, PwC and zeb.

Aleksandar Lacarak – Managing Partner

Aleksandar Lacarak has more than 20 years of international experience in the management of IT infrastructures as a trained information technologist. He was one of the first technicians to implement broadband Internet in Austria. He then took over the position of Head of IT at a well-known Austrian outsourcing service provider with a customer focus on finance and banking. Until June 2019 he was Group Head of IT Infrastructure and Information Security Officer at Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich) AG, where he had also been a member of the supervisory board since 2014. Aleksandar Lacarak graduated as an Information Technologist in 1996 and specialized in Microsoft infrastructures and virtualisation technology.

Marc Nimmerrichter, MSc – Managing Partner

Already during his studies and his apprenticeship in electronic data processing, Marc Nimmerrichter had started specialising in the field of information security. The foundations for his expertise were firmly laid through his MSc in Information Security at the Royal Holloway University of London, being awarded a distinction. He gained his first professional experience as a penetration tester and consultant for IT security in a large consulting company in Luxembourg. Subsequently, Marc Nimmerrichter worked for several years both independently and as a senior consultant for a Viennese consulting firm. In his many years of consulting experience, he has worked for well-known software developers, IT service providers, financial service providers and federal authorities in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. His technical expertise, extensive consulting experience and ongoing technical training enable him to make competent and factually correct assessments of security risks, ensuring the best possible course of action is taken.

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Our history

The history of Certitude goes hand-in-hand with the shared professional past of its founders. For many years, Ulrich Kallausch as a member of the management board, Aleksandar Lacarak as head of IT infrastructure and Markus Endres as Chief Risk Officer in the financial sector worked very successfully together.

The extent of our joint success and the opportunity to bundle our highly diversified expertise and experience were decisive factors in our decision to work yet more closely together along the same path. Together with the IT security expert Marc Nimmerrichter as our fourth partner, as well as our experienced team of employees, all our strengths come together to form Certitude, the consulting company that achieves the greatest possible service to its customers through our joint knowledge and experience.

Certitude embodies consulting as we always wanted it in our professional activities: Consultants with a high degree of expertise and hands-on experience who support their clients competently and with practical approaches right through from problem identification to implementation.

Our values - what makes us special

  • Certitude is a product of no less than all its employees and cooperation partners.
  • As per our core competence, we advise companies and institutions in all areas of ICT risk & regulatory management, as well as all related issues.
  • By "consulting" we mean the accompaniment and operational support of our customers throughout, from analysis and conception to final implementation and re-evaluation.
  • Our goal is to create sustainable value together with our customers and cooperation partners - for our customers, our partners and for us.
  • The added value we create for our customers is based on know-how, commitment, implementation strength and efficiency.
  • A long-term and sustainable relationship with our customers and cooperation partners is a central factor in all our decision-making.
  • A cooperative, open approach to our customers is essential for us - this is also how we communicate.
  • In order to achieve excellent results for our customers, long-term cooperation is more important than short-term success.