Management Team

Get to know the executive leaders in our global management team.

Willem-Jan ScholtenWillem-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 BlasmanRob 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.

Daniel CozzaDaniel Cozza – Chief Technology Officer

Daniel Cozza joined BlueCielo as CTO in January 2016.  With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Cozza has held technology leadership roles in a variety of companies, ranging from start-ups to large companies, in various industries.  Most recently, he led the Construction business at Autodesk.  Prior to that, he was CTO of Vela Systems, which was acquired by Autodesk. Mr. Cozza has a Bachelor’s of Science in both Mathematics and Computer Science from Tufts University in Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Brian ClarkeBrian 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.

Hans de GrootHans 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.

Ulysses PachecoUlysses 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.

Milo ScheerenMilo 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.

Frank van VlietFrank van Vliet – Vice President Global Services

Frank van Vliet was appointed to the position of Vice President Global Services of BlueCielo on November 16th, 2015. He has more than 15 years’ experience in senior management and has held executive leadership positions at global software vendors such as Oracle and EMC. Mr. van Vliet has built an in-depth knowledge of the software industry and an international background who is focused on transforming and growing services organizations for all kind of technologies and geographies. Mr. van Vliet holds an executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. Mr. van Vliet is based at BlueCielo’s global Headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

Carin KooleCarin 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.