Team | youstream

Our Team Introduces Itself

Founder & Managing Director

Adrian Sandmeier

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Adrian Sandmeier

Founder & Managing Director

Background:

After my training as a technical businessman, I pursued my true passion and completed training in the disciplines of script writing, dialogue design, lighting design and film styles. This was followed by a seven-year position at Swiss Television in video technology. In 2008 I realized my long-awaited dream and founded youstream.

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

I love challenges, even if it seems impossible in the beginning. With our different ideas, expertise, and perspectives, it all comes together to a whole.

Whether it’s a demanding video project or a sophisticated video strategy; we achieve top performance because we all work together as a team. That makes my work here really great.

 

That’s my tick:

I drink Yerba Mate every day.


Head Video Production

Reto Liesching

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Reto Liesching

Head of Production

Background:

I completed my education at the Brighton Film School, specializing in cinematography & directing. The valuable experience I gained in England can now be applied to youstream in a targeted and enjoyable way. In order to deepen my knowledge even further, I attended a color grading course.

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

Thanks to the many different projects and work that we do here, I never get bored at youstream. Our team consists of a lot of creative people, which creates an exciting and entertaining working environment.

 

That’s my tick:

I don’t like it when a household doesn’t have a shoehorn.


Director

Rafael Gschwend

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Rafael Gschwend

Director

Background:

I was lucky enough to attend the Vancouver Film School. While I was there I gained the necessary skills and tools to do my creative job. Some highlights of my career are the All of it Video Award, the 360-degree Video Award, and the placement among the top 10 of the ZFF 72 short film competition.

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

I really appreciate the motivation of the entire team. Here at youstream everyone always tries to reach their maximum potential.

 

That’s my tick:

When I have sweets, I eat it all immediately and save nothing for later.


Postproduction

Matthias Strasser

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Matthias Strasser

Postproduction

Background:

After completing grammar school, I decided to do some foundation courses at ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts). My passion for filmmaking expanded during my time there. At youstream I am now gaining even more practical experience.

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

I am especially enthusiastic about the creative process and the technology involved. I also find the cooperation with my creative colleagues very motivating and inspiring.

 

That is my tick:

I talk too much about films – even if nobody is interested.


Video Marketing Strategist

Corinne Liesching

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Corinne Liesching

Video Marketing Strategist

Background:

My business studies and my further training in human-computer interaction sparked my passion for customer orientation and future research. I need to have the right tools along the way to strategically view companies on what trends. I have been using these tools for 12 years at national and international large companies as well as Swiss SMEs in order to optimally relate their brand and product experiences to the customer rights of tomorrow.
 

What I love about my job at youstream:

At youstream we do our job with passion – passion for real stories, for creative videos and for a well thought-out, effective implementation. I feel that every day. I particularly like the personal and authentic collaboration in the team and with our customers.

 

That is my tick:

As an open person, I really leave everything open – cupboard doors, drawers, PET bottles or windows, to name just a few examples.


SEO Expert

Florian Stein

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Florian Stein

SEO Expert

Background:

Since 2008 I have been dealing with search engine marketing and the associated dazzling facets. Already during my studies for the M.A. Business Management, I built a protal series with over 60 portals and 1.5 million users. Then I founded my own advertising agency and an online portal for best-agers and seniors. Since 2013 I have been shaping the positive development of 120 companies in Germany and Switzerland. It is a huge adventure, with exciting stories and brilliant surprises!

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

Every project has its chance to become something very special. This freedom to design and make something successful with my skills is what drives me! I love building small companies or projects that show the big ones that smart decisions can make you more successful! Because in the online market it is not the big that eat the small, but the fast the slow. Get on the fast lane with me and step on the gas!

 

That is my tick:

Play hard, work harder …


Trainee

Billy Whitfield

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Billy Whitfield

Trainee

Background:

I was originally a production mechanic. Some time ago, however, I discovered
my love for the moving image. After my initial training, I therefore decided to take a visit at SAE Zurich to complete the Digital Film & VFX diploma.

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

What I love most is to create an exciting story from raw shots and to incorporate my own creative touch. I also like that I am at youstream get to know all facets of the film world, from pre-production to
finished film.

 

That is my tick:

I hum while eating …


Finances

Alexandre Kaufmann

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Alexandre Kaufmann

Finances

Background:

I did my Bachelor in Sciences at the University of Geneva. I then started my career as a financial analyst in a bank; until I realized that the art of investing is learned not in banks but in companies. Today, in addition to my job at youstream, I am a partner of an asset management company.

 

What I love about my job at youstream:

Although I am not operational, I feel that I am an integral part of the team. I am the one who likes to ask critical questions about strategy and use of resources. However, what I like best is activities like the helicopter sightseeing flight that we did during a quarterly session.

 

That is my tick:

When I travel, I always have to check 3 times whether I have packed my passport.


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