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.

Pat JenakanandhiniPat Jenakanandhini – Chief Technical Officer

Pat Jenakanandhini has joined BlueCielo ECM Solutions in September 2016 as Director of Product Management. He was appointed to the position of Chief Technical Officer on March 21, 2017. He has more than 15 years of experience in the software and technology industry in product development, and product management. Pat is experienced in SaaS transformation and has worked previously for Autodesk and Coade. He is passionate about all things technology, sports, video games and home automation. Mr. Jenakanandhini is based in Boston, USA.

Huw RobertsHuw Roberts – Chief Marketing Officer

Huw Roberts joined BlueCielo as CMO on January 1, 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in the software and technology industry in product design, product management, and marketing leadership roles – most recently at Bentley Systems, Inc. As a regular speaker at technology events, adviser to government and industry, and media subject around the world, Huw is a highly regarded expert on the advantages that new technology brings to industry.  He is passionate about helping companies discover and realize business value through desktop, server, SaaS, and mobile products. Mr. Roberts is based in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA.

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.

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.

Arthur Patricio

Arthur Patricio – Sales Director Latin America

Arthur Patricio was appointed to the position of Sales Director Latin America on January 1, 2017. He developed his entire career in the engineering market of different industries working on technical and sales areas.  He has more than 12 years’ experience with plant solutions through companies such as Siemens Industry Software (former Innotec) and Hexagon Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. Mr. Patricio has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Unicsul, MBA in Strategic Market Management from FGV with an international extension of Business and Management from University of California. Mr. Patricio is based in São Paulo, Brazil regional office and runs the sales operations in the Latin America.