After working for Atari Corp. in Switzerland where he was responsible for Unix and Transputer systems, Marc Balmer founded his company micro systems in 1990 which first specialised in real-time operating systems and later Unix. During his studies at the University of Basel, he worked as a part time Unix system administrator.
He led the IT-research department of a large Swiss insurance company and he was a lecturor and member of the board of Hyperwerk, an Institute of the Basel University of Applied Sciences.
Marc Balmer is a long-time BSD developer and contributor; his code can be found in all of the BSDs.
He is the founder and owner of micro systems, a company that provides custom programming and IT outsourcing services mostly in the Unix environment, with a strong focus on PostgreSQL.