I am a Senior executive (20+ years) C-Level, Board Director and entrepreneur who has led/served as principal in IT Infrastructure Technology Solutions, Communication and Internet Infrastructure organisations (datacenter and telecommunications) and acting now as Freelance Executive Consultant.
During my career I have managed diverse and multilingual teams (Strategy, Finance, Legal, HR, Sales, Marketing, Engineering/ Technology) supporting customers across Asia, EMEA, and North America. I held with P&L responsibility across territories.
A steady theme throughout my career has been that I thrive on disruptive and transformational ventures in large, global corporations as well as setting up start-ups. I am a builder, innovator, and ‘sleeves rolled up’ leader who has had continued success leading high-growth sales teams and organizations (I’m getting “shit” done).
I also have a strong technical understanding of the technologies that cause digital disruption and how to apply them to drive business growth. This creates a unique ability to align with customers throughout their technology journey, identify market and adoption patterns, competently communicate business value, and maintain technical credibility. I enjoy working in the gray area between technology and business and enjoy using the combination of creativity and technical expertise across multiple regions.
I love start-ups, scale-ups, building businesses and creating high performance teams.
In these engagements, I help (venture-backed) CEOs and their leadership teams align around a high-level story that powers success—in sales, marketing, fundraising, product development and recruiting—by getting everyone on the same page about strategy and market differentiation.
Experience shows that companies and organizations sometimes need experienced and competent Consultants, who can fulfill specific assignments or (temporarily) occupy certain functions and / or roles.
I support companies as a temporary interim director, manager or consultant in the field of sales, marketing and operations.
In this role I can help you take your organization to the next level. This is possible from a number of days per week to full time.
With years of experience in the IT Infrastructure business (at the client, provider and vendor side of the business), I have knowledge and experience when it comes to completing complex IT infrastructure, Connectivity and Data Center issues.
I help companies and organizations translate their requirements and wishes into concrete solutions that can support the business.
Freelance Management Advisor
Advisory role(s) for Start-up/Scale-up companies in the (Hi)Tech sector.
Chief Executive Officer
Developed and built Datacenter.com from start-up to a fully operational international data center provider. Managed a team of 15 direct reports across offices in Amsterdam, Singapore and Dallas. Delivered improved flexibility and efficiency to redefine Data-Center-as-a-Service while serving clients across Fortune500, Tech, Media, Retail, ISP, Cloud, and Enterprises. Managed brand creation, development, and implementation of the company's vision and strategy.
Territory Manager - xSP & HiTech
Managed the Brocade IP product line, providing state-of-the-art solutions to the company’s Global Cloud Service Provider and HiTech customers. Managed the EMEA region while delivering hardware, software, and services. Supported leading Cloud, IAAS-, Regional, and Data Center service providers in embracing the new IP and next dimension in networking. Created business strategies that delivered consistent win-wins for all stakeholders .
Managing Director / Founder
Founded DataLogix and built the company from the ground up, ensuring continued success in highly-competitive global markets. Delivered specialized data management infrastructure solutions with a focus on Hitachi Data Systems products. Delivered a variety of services to meet diverse customer needs, including infrastructure consultancy, implementations, and support.
Manager Managed Services & Infrastructure Services
Directed all aspects of Solution Management and product-related activities for the Managed Services and Infrastructure Services department.
Delivered strategic management of financial (P&L) and operational resources. Developed and implemented company plans for business development and growth.
Sr. Business Manager
Generally responsible for all IBM related business in the Benelux, such as Servers (incl. Mainframes), Storage, Networking, Software and Services.
My activities consisted of: setting out and devising strategies, implementing and overseeing for more productivity and growth. Responsible for the daily operational programs that deliver organizational goals. Responsible for sales forecasts and deals.
Presales consultant for storage and Cisco Based Content Delivery Network projects.
3rd Line Support / Support Manager
The Start of my Experience in the Internet Service Provider and HiTech industry. Served as 3rd line Technical Support and Support Manager.
Please contact me if I can help you or your business.