Carol Gartmann was born in 1968 in New Jersey, USA. After attending secondary school in Vaduz (FL) and taking an all-round banking internship in Zurich and Lugano she studied business administration at Zurich University.
After completing her studies, her first job was with Arthur Andersen (today Ernst & Young). While working there, from 1996 to 1999 Carol Gartmann completed a part-time training course to become a certified Swiss auditor. After a further year with Arthur Andersen, in 2000 she moved to agri.ch as Head of Finance. In a management buy-out that subsequently followed she moved to green.ch as a member of the management team.
In 2004, for family reasons there followed a number of part-time positions as finance and personnel manager in various international and regional businesses in the engineering, medical and architecture sectors.
In 2013 Carol Gartmann joined Fischer Architekten AG as head of human resources and finances. Since 2017 she has been a member of the management team and a joint shareholder.