Olivier  Grootenboer – Founder & General Manager   Olivier Grootenboer - Founder & CEO

Career

21 years of professional experience in Sales and General Management ; 17 years in the IT sector (software, services, networks/telecom) ; 13 years within North American companies of which 7 years on an international level ; Last position held: VP Europe at Quick Eagle Networks, a US manufacturer.

SPECIFIC KNOW-HOW

Olivier has created and developed 3 companies (a software publisher, an American start-up in southern Europe, and an executive search agency) ; He has participated in business development in France and Europe, created sales offices in Germany and in the Netherlands and been head of an EMEA structure.

COMPANIES AND HELD POSITIONS

He started his career by creating Hardware Engineering, a software publisher and IT solutions integrator. He joined the software publisher Evolution France, a subsidiary of IBM France, then he worked successively for 3 North American Networking/Telecom manufacturers as Key Account Manager at General DataComm, BU Director for Telco/Carriers at Nortel, Director of southern Europe at Quick Eagle Networks which he followed up by taking on the position as Vice-President Europe within the same company: his last held position. Olivier is a graduate IT engineer/MSC from ESIEA and has an Executive MBA from HEC / CPA.
 

 

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