RON VAN DER BURG – CEO
Ron loves software that takes care of complex or tedious tasks and makes users feel good. At Servoy, that concept is the driving force behind the motto “Great apps = Happy people.” It underpins Ron’s drive to make Servoy more efficient, whether in terms of the platform itself or how the company operates and scales globally.
Happy customers are what makes Servoy so successful. Ron is passionate about keeping the company focused on customers and about building and empowering Servoy’s team of experts to drive innovation.
Ron has an engineering degree and previously worked in power generation, where he managed large projects. He also brings invaluable experience in fields such as sales, marketing, finance, professional services, software development, product management, and systems and network administration.
JAN ALEMAN – FOUNDER
In 1993, Jan founded Professional Data Management (PDM) — a software consulting company specialized in bespoke applications. Besides custom solutions, PDM developed a number of innovative products for Internet and Database solutions. More than 20,000 users are employing these products worldwide in companies such as: Apple, Sony, Genentech, Endemol, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Time, USA today and others.
At PDM, Jan was responsible for project management and architecture of e-commerce websites. Sites were built for Centraal Beheer (a large insurance company), Tempo Team (a temporary employment agency) and Scarlet/OneTel (a telecommunications company). In 2000 Jan Aleman became the CTO at Cedron (formerly ConsumerDesk), and responsible for all IT development. At Cedron his team developed a very scalable internet based multitenant platform which was delivered as a service to various international customers (SaaS). In 2001 he founded Servoy and has been the CEO until 2016.
Jan is a frequent speaker at SaaS and Cloud computing conferences internationally. He is secretary of Eurocloud a European Cloud organization and member of the steering committee of SaaS~Cloud of Nederland ICT.
YVO BOOM – VP CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Yvo studied Corporate finance (MBA) in the United States and received a degree in Business Administration (Drs.) from Nijenrode University in The Netherlands. He worked for a Dutch bank in the corporate finance department, being involved with mergers, acquisitions and venture capital.
Enjoying the venture capital activities of the bank, Yvo decided to join Atlas Venture — an international venture capital organization focused on Biomedical and IT investment opportunities. He was involved with the IT investment activities for several years after which he joined World Online (acquired by Tiscali) in 1998 seeking international expansion opportunities and being responsible for several European acquisitions and a large joint-venture.
In March 1999, he co-founded Cedron. As CFO, Yvo arranged the international expansion and multiple finance rounds.
Yvo has been involved with Servoy since its inception and joined the team on a full-time basis in 2005.
DOUGLAS KOLKER – CRO
Douglas brings a wealth of experience and capabilities to his revenue generation role with Servoy.
Previously, he founded a hugely successful, nationally recognized marketing services agency and ran it for 15 years. After the sale of that company he became the President of Sandler Training, the world’s largest sales training & consulting company. While he still owns that business, his time and energy are devoted to the growth of Servoy USA in his role as Chief Revenue Officer.
Douglas graduated with honors from Hofstra University, lives with his 2 beautiful daughters in Los Angeles, and enjoys playing a wide variety of competitive sports.
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