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Robert Wilhelm Jean Pierre Verhoeven started a business in 2001 focused on the sale and purchase of distressed Telecom assets. Before that he was employed by Cisco since April 1993. In his latest position of Vice President Cisco Northern Europe he was responsible for the Northern European region. His previous role was Vice President Small and Medium Business EMEA and prior to that General Manager of the Netherlands. Jean-Pierre also has been Manager of Two-Tier Distribution at Cisco Europe in Brussels. In that function, he was responsible for all of Cisco's distribution activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before this, he worked as Business Development Manager with Cisco's international systems integrators and he was responsible for the integration of Cisco's switching acquisitions in Europe. Prior to his employment at Cisco in 1993, he held several management jobs at Getronics. Jean-Pierre studied computer science and commercial engineering at the Institute of Higher Professional Education in Eindhoven.
Robert Wilhelm Moos Bulder is a seasoned IT Industry executive, having held top positions in global General Management, and Sales and Marketing for over thirty years. He has a successful track record in building and turning around companies and organizations, in developing direct and indirect sales organizations with distributors, OEMs, resellers, and consulting and software companies and in dealing with Fortune 1000 companies. In the last five years, as President/CEO of Verio Europe, a full subsidiary of NTT Communications in Japan. Moos oversaw all European operations. Previously, he was Vice President for PSINet Inc.'s hosting business in Europe; prior to that, he was Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Open Enterprise Computing at Siemens in Germany, successfully expanding its international business. Moos Bulder founded Bulder Vision BV, in the Netherlands in 2005, to provide IT companies with marketing and management consulting, and skill development and sales support services and participating in VC activities and supporting M&A services.
Jeroen Bertrams is an independent consultant and entrepreneur since 2000, helping companies and start-ups to successfully create and launch new business concepts. Over the last years, he founded a number of internet based companies, one of which was sold to a top five financial institution in The Netherlands. Jeroen has a passion for new technologies and is considered an expert in areas such as knowledge management, RSS, and Web20. Next to his work as consultant, Bertrams is author of a number of successful managementbooks. Prior to 2000 Jeroen worked at VODW, in the “new business concepts” group, working with clients such as Kluwer, Philips and Levob. Jeroen attended Erasmus University Rotterdam where he studied Economics and Law.
Erwin Blom is head of the New Media and Innovation department of Dutch broadcasting organization VPRO. With a background in journalism, Erwin became interested in the possibilities of new media when internet hit the Netherlands in 1994. His division is one of the frontrunners in the Netherlands when innovation is concerned. For example: the VPRO was the first broadcaster on the internet, the first to start streaming audio and video, the first broadcasting on mobile phones, the first with digital channels, etcetera. The VPRO combines new technology with new content formats.  Erwin received the Vosko Trofee 2005, a prestigious Dutch award for innovation.
Floris van den Broek is Vice President and General Manager Telecom at Philips Consumer Electronics, based in Paris, since 2005. Before that he was responsible as Vice President Marketing and Managing Director at Level 3 communications in Europe, where he founded the Netherlands organization in 1999.  Between 1995 and 1999 he was based in New Jersey, as the director of the alternative international network at AT&T and was responsible for setting up new services in Asia and Latin America. Before that he worked for AT&T in Europe out of the Netherlands and Poland in commercial roles focused on Equipment for Public Networks. Floris has an MBA of University of California, Berkeley and a PhD of Technical University Delft. He was elected Telecom manager of the year of the Netherlands in 2004.
Ron Belt is a corporate finance consultant with BlueMind Corporate Finance and has been an independent corporate finance & investor relation consultant since 2000. In 2000 he co-founded the first Netherlands based hedge fund GO-Capital. Over the past few years he advised various companies on Investor Relations, fund raising and M&A transactions. Prior to 2000 Ron was Global Sector Director Technology Research at ABN AMRO. In this function he has been involved in numerous IPOs (including Baan Company, CMG, Exact, KPN & Pink Roccade) and various M&A transactions. His team included over 20 direct reports in more than 15 countries. Ron holds a master degree in computer science from the University of Twente.
Robert Wilhelm Ron Numan has been an independent consultant since 2000, advising listed companies like Tiscali Spa and NedGraphics Holding NV on mergers and acquisitions throughout Europe, including the integration of various acquired companies in existing organisations. He also has been involved in numerous other projects including raising capital for companies, assessments of subsidiaries and interim assignments as financial expert. Prior to 2000 he was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance practice of Ernst &Young, both in Amsterdam and in the UK, advising large and medium sized companies on acquisitions, flotation and due diligence investigations. He started his career in 1988 at Ernst and Young Auditors, where he graduated as Chartered Accountant (Register accountant) at the Erasmus University in 1995.
Henk Vreeman started his own corporate law firm in 2002. From 1993 until 2001 he was partner with Kennedy Van der Laan, was one of the founding partners of the KPMG affiliated law firm in The Netherlands and partner with Spigthoff. Prior to 1993, he was executive vice-president of industrial conglomerate Corpeq, employing some 1200 workers, with divisions for the building industry, consumer goods and capital goods for the healthcare industry. He started his career as an associate for the predecessor of NautaDutilh and, subsequently, was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers, a national US law firm. He received his law degree from Groningen University and an advanced degree from Harvard Law School. He was a Fulbright scholar. He is admitted to the bars of The Netherlands, California and New York.
Roeland Boonstoppel has 20 years of hands-on international technology investment, non-executive director, operational and advisory experience of which 15 years in transatlantic venture capital and angel investing. He worked for venture capital firms Crescendo Ventures, Kennet Venture Partners and Atlas Ventures. He was, among others, responsible for the investments in Cramer Systems (acquired by Amdocs), Consul Risk Management (acquired by IBM), Orchestream (IPO LSE/NASDAQ), The industree (acquired by BarcoNet/Scientific Atlanta), SOISIC (acquired by ARM), Arteris and CoreOptics. Prior to his period with Kennet and Crescendo Roeland worked for telecommunications service provider Unisource NV where he was responsible for the investments in Mannesmann Arcor (acquired by Mannesmann) and D Plus (acquired by Mobilkom). His current activities include active board of director / advisory board roles at 24access Solutions BV, Local Billing Ltd, iBood, Ripcode Inc and Coresonic AB. Roeland has a Master's degree in Economics and Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Koen Klooster is an independent consultant for strategy and organization and also active as informal investor since 2006. Before that, he has acted for over 20 years as managing partner in Verdonck, Klooster & Associates BV (VKA), an independent consultancy for strategic projects with ICT. Before co-founding VKA, Koen has had several management positions at Philips Electronics and ITT. Koen holds a Master's degree in Electronics from the University of Delft.
Hans Koning is an entrepreneur and consultant since 1993. As a consultant he guides companies with developing and implementing growth strategies, innovation projects and customer contact strategies. As an entrepreneur Hans has set up some companies and invested in a few start-ups and existing companies. At the start of his career Hans worked in healthcare. Later he attended University of Amsterdam where he graduated in Information and Policy Studies. When finishing his thesis he started working for the AT&T Bell Laboratories, which gave him the opportunity to spend time in the States. Hans has an international career which allowed him to work in telecom, FMCG, banking, insurance, leisure & hospitality and non profit in Europe, Australia, Asia and America. Apart from telecom, he has an interest and in depth knowledge of internet, new media, healthcare, sensor technology and emerging technologies.
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