BlueCielo Executive Management Team
Willem-Jan Scholten - Chief Executive Officer
Willem-Jan Scholten was appointed to the position of CEO of BlueCielo ECM Solutions on January 1, 2013. He has more than 15 years’ experience in senior management and has held executive leadership positions in international IT businesses such as Digital Equipment, Business Objects and Oracle. At Oracle, Mr. Scholten led the successful integration and growth of Moniforce, a Dutch software business that was acquired by Oracle in 2008, as well as the integration of the SUN Benelux operations. A Dutch national, Mr. Scholten graduated from the Hotel Management School, The Hague in The Netherlands. He is based at BlueCielo’s global Headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
Rob Blasman – Chief Financial Officer
Rob Blasman was appointed to the position of CFO of BlueCielo ECM Solutions on May 1, 2013. He has more than 12 years’ experience in senior finance positions at global software companies such as at AVG Technologies, a provider of internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization software and services; Torex Retail, a retail systems software company; Infor Global Solutions, an enterprise software company, and its predecessors SSA Global Technologies and Baan Company. Prior to that, Mr. Blasman worked at Ernst & Young for over 12 years. Mr. Blasman is a qualified auditor with in-depth knowledge of the software industry and an international background who is focused on sustainable growth. Mr. Blasman is based at BlueCielo’s global Headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
Milo Scheeren - Chief Product Officer
Milo Scheeren as Chief Product Officer oversees global product development, research and software engineering. Since studying Mathematics at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden in The Netherlands, Mr. Scheeren has worked in information technology for over 30 years. During that time, he worked for IBM in various international software development positions and co-founded two software companies that have become market leaders in their respective areas of specialization: MINT BV in chip cards, and TJIP BV in chain integration in the insurance and banking sector. Prior to joining BlueCielo in 2005, Mr. Scheeren transformed international tax research and publishing company IBFD from a paper into an online publisher in two years.
Brigitte Noordegraaf - Vice President Professional Services & Support
Brigitte Noordegraaf joined BlueCielo ECM Solutions on May 1, 2013 and was initially appointed as Managing Director of BlueCielo do Brasil. On January 1, 2014 Ms. Noordegraaf was appointed to the position of Vice President Professional Services and Support. Prior to joining BlueCielo, she held various senior and international management positions in IT (Ingersoll-Rand, BWise) and Management Consultancy (Quint Wellington Redwood). Ms. Noordegraaf holds a Master of Business Administration degree from TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Paul Derbyshire – Director R&D
Paul Derbyshire joined BlueCielo ECM Solutions in 2013 and leads the global software development and product management teams. He is responsible for the definition and implementation of BlueCielo's products from conception to delivery to the market. Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in IT management and a track record of architecting and building highly reliable and scalable enterprise software products. Prior to joining BlueCielo, Mr. Derbyshire was CTO at Blueriq, a business process software company and previously has held management positions in technology functions at Oracle, Netscape, Bowstreet, UPS and Nimbuzz. Mr. Derbyshire holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent.
Ulysses Pacheco - Vice President Sales, Latin America
Ulysses Pacheco was appointed as Vice President Sales, Latin America on September 1, 2013, with responsibility for the sales operations of BlueCielo ECM Solutions in Latin America. Mr. Pacheco is an Electronic Engineer who brings more than 25 years’ experience in IT hardware, software and consultancy companies in the Brazilian and Latin American markets. He has held Senior Management positions with a broad range of responsibilities in various IT companies including Compugraf, Silicon Graphics and Bentley Systems. Prior to joining BlueCielo, Mr. Pacheco held the position of Managing Director of Quint Wellington Redwood, a global IT Management Consultancy company. Mr. Pacheco is based at BlueCielo’s regional Headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil.
Hans de Groot - Vice President Sales, EMEA/APAC
Hans de Groot was appointed as Vice President Sales, EMEA/APAC on September 22nd, 2014, with responsibility for the sales operation in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific. Mr. de Groot has over 25 years’ experience in global sales and sales management at several enterprise software companies. Prior to joining BlueCielo, he served as VP Sales Asia Pacific & Emerging Markets at SDL, a provider of content management solutions. His responsibility included growing the business through partnerships and direct operations, with special focus on Japan, Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East. Mr. de Groot graduated from the Hoge School Enschede in The Netherlands, where he studied business administration and electronics.
Brian Clarke - Vice President Sales, North America
Brian Clarke joined BlueCielo ECM Solutions in July 2013 as Vice President Sales, North America and has responsibility for building and maintaining a highly motivated sales team accountable for revenue growth in the region. Prior to joining BlueCielo, Mr. Clarke spent 25 years in a variety of leadership and sales positions at several start-up and mature software companies including: Autodesk, Red Prairie (JDA), Vela Systems (acquired by Autodesk) and Constructware (acquired by Autodesk). Throughout his career, he has led sales teams to successfully analyze and develop market opportunities, align the organization to meet critical business requirements and develop innovative approaches to increase revenue. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Business from Seton Hall University.
Carin Koole – Global HR Officer
Carin Koole was appointed as Global HR Officer of BlueCielo in September 2013, with responsibility for providing HR support to the global business and its employees. Mrs. Koole brings more than 20 years’ experience in international Human Resources management. Prior to joining BlueCielo, Mrs. Koole held HR positions at various companies including KLM, IATA and Agility. A Dutch national, Mrs. Koole is based at BlueCielo’s global Headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.