Executive Board

Patrik Heider

Spokesman of the Executive Board and Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO) of Nemetschek SE



"The passion of our people drives our innovative strength"

Patrik Heider (born 1973) is Spokesman for the Executive Board and CFOO of Nemetschek SE, headquartered in Munich. In this function, he is responsible for the operational business of the brand companies and the positioning of the Nemetschek Group in the financial markets.

After completing a degree in Business Administration at the University of Applied Studies and Research, Constance (Fachhochschule Konstanz), Patrik Heider began his professional career as a consultant at PWC Consulting and IBM Global Services. He subsequently moved to Hoffmann Holding, a leading system partner for quality tools, where he played a significant role in shaping the company over ten years. Most recently, as CFO, Patrik Heider was responsible for strategic orientation and all transactions in the area of M&A for the Group. In addition he was managing director of several international subsidiaries.

In early 2014 Patrik Heider joined the Nemetschek Group.



Sean Flaherty

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Nemetschek SE



"We are constantly working on increasing the value that we offer to our brands and to the end-users – through open standards and model quality"

Sean Flaherty (born 1969) is Chief Strategy Officer of Nemetschek SE. In this role he is driving the Group-wide strategy and the geographical expansion of Nemetschek as well as the development of advanced technologies for the architecture, engineering, construction and management market.

An innovator and proponent of computer aided design (CAD) software for more than 25 years, Sean is an industry veteran who has played an instrumental part in creating design software that works the way designers think. He was a pioneer of Building Information Modeling (BIM) even before it became an industry trend.

Sean Flaherty holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He started his career as a software engineer with Diehl Graphsoft, Inc. In the course of his career he took on more and more management-focused roles. He became Vice President of Engineering when Diehl Graphsoft merged with Nemetschek in 2000 and CEO of Vectorworks in 2005.

In November 2013 he joined the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group. Since April 2016 he is exclusively working as CSO of the Nemetschek Group.



Viktor Várkonyi

Chief Executive Officer of GRAPHISOFT and Member of the Executive Board of Nemetschek SE



"Our Open BIM approach is on an excellent path to be widely accepted – for the benefit of all users"

Viktor Várkonyi (born 1967) is Chief Executive Officer of GRAPHISOFT, based in Hungary. In this role, he is responsible for the global business operations of GRAPHISOFT. In addition, as a member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek SE, Viktor provides strategic leadership to all Building Information Modelling (BIM) activities, positioning the Group as a market leader in improving advanced AEC workflows.

Viktor Várkonyi has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and is specialized in developing BIM solutions for the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry. Over the past fifteen years he has held various executive positions including the leadership of GRAPHISOFT's product development. He was named CEO of GRAPHISOFT in January 2009 and Member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group in November 2013.

Viktor Várkonyi graduated as an electrical engineer and holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology as well as an Executive MBA from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management.