My name is Richie – I am a payment industry specialist and freelance photographer from Switzerland. I was born in Zurich, Switzerland, but later raised in Geneva and have been living outside Switzerland for a few years as well. My professional career began back in 2008 at IBM and I continued my path with different positions at startup companies and also multinational companies, mostly with a focus in the e-commerce, fintech and IT industry.
I work as a technical consultant for Datatrans AG – the leading payment expert in Switzerland. Datatrans provides a multitude of payment solutions for online transactions and offers you the possibility to offer subscription payments, tokenize your payment information or link the payment process seamlessly in your mobile applications. If you are interested in working with a smart payment service provider you should get in touch.
Besides my professional career, I have always kept a focus for one of my biggest passions – Photography. I began to take pictures at the age of 16 with Canon (Canon 400D, later Canon 5D III) and I currently work as a freelance photographer with a Sony a7 III. I photograph mostly people and landscapes. My portraits are usually composed with natural light, but once in a while I use a flash or two. My most used lens within my Portfolio is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, followed by the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8. I translate on a freelance basis documents, manuals & websites and set up websites (PHP & WordPress) including e-commerce webshops.
So what about my life apart from work?
I’m a speedcuber and I love to solve any kind of puzzles. I also know plenty of useless facts, so if you meet me, you can expect some random side information about life, universe and everything. If you are from Malaysia, Indonesia or China, we might be able to have a casual conversation in your native language, as I have some basic knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) and Malay (Bahasa Melayu). I am also fluent in French, German, Swiss German, English, and Spanish (Mexico).
If you need any advice or got a question, send me a message. I’m rather fast at replying.