Expansion of Exact Leadership Group

The start of the new year has seen quite a few new Leadership Group appointments at Exact. Exact is taking its ambitions for growth seriously. The software company has underlined these ambitions by adding five more colleagues to the Leadership Group. 

The Leadership Group has expanded to include the following newly appointed directors: Maarten van Bergen as Technology Director in the Technology organisation, Lotte de Burlet as HR Advisory Director in HR, Geert Grauls as Customer Support Director for the Belgian market at Customer Success, Wilco Kraaij as Product Line Director in the Product organisation, Thijs Storm as Engagement Director at Customer Success and Herbert Stroeve as Technology Director. 

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From left to right: Maarten van Bergen, Lotte de Burlet, Geert Grauls, Wilco Kraaij, Thijs Storm and Herbert Stroeve. 

Technology Director: "Exact Online Premium is the much anticipated and quintessential new edition of Exact Online"

Maarten van Bergen was promoted to Technology Director in the Technology organisation in January. Maarten comes from Reeleezee, which was acquired by Exact. He started as a developer there in 2002 and then held various technology and management roles. In 2021, he switched to Exact as the Development Manager for the new Exact Online Premium project.  

Maarten: "We have been developing and rolling out the Exact Online Premium platform for some time now. In the coming period, we will continue to present Exact Online Premium as the new successful edition par excellence with fundamental expansions to our Exact Online platform that help our customers do more complex work in a more automated way." 

HR Director Advisory: “What got you here, won't get you there”

Lotte de Burlet started her new HR Director Advisory role at Exact in January 2023. Lotte comes from international financial services firm ING, which she joined in 2010.  

"As an HR Business Partner, you can have a real impact if you know the strategy of the enterprise and what role people play in this. Together with the team, we will look at how we can make even more of an impact and drive Exact forward."  

Customer Support Director for the Belgian market: "Serving our Belgian customers in the best way"

Geert Grauls has been appointed Customer Support Director for the Belgian market within Customer Success. Geert started at Exact in 1997 and has since held various positions at Exact Sales and Customer Support in Belgium.  

"Belgium is a very important market for Exact. We want to make serving our Belgian customers in the best possible way an even bigger priority. We do this by offering innovative business software plus the right training and service." 

Accountancy Product Line Director: "Being a one-stop shop for accountancy offices"

At the end of 2022, Wilco Kraaij was appointed Accountancy Product Line Director in the Product organisation. In 2007, Wilco joined Unit4Bedrijfssoftware, which was later acquired by Exact, and has years of operational and strategic experience in the product domain.  

Wilco: "We want to make the work of accountants more fun, more efficient and more straightforward by offering one integrated suite. We can automate the entire office, from the back office to the primary services, without accountants having to worry about integrating all kinds of applications." 

Engagement Director: "Our entire focus is on customer satisfaction"

Thijs Storm has been appointed Engagement Director in our Customer Success section. He has worked for Exact in Customer Success since 2010 in various roles and in various departments, such as Customer Support, Delivery and Engagement. 

Thijs: "Exact's top priority is to help our customers use our products. My team keeps building engagement through personal and digital contact with our customers, which includes training. This ensures they can get the most out of our software and therefore supports their business operations."

Technology Director: "Delivering high-quality products: that's what we're committed to"

Herbert Stroeve is responsible for the integration of the portfolio labels' development teams within Exact. Herbert joined Exact in 1997 and has held various technology positions since then.  

Herbert: "My team of developers helps to make sure we deliver high-quality products. We focus on delivering continuity in the products our customers have invested in so that they can get the most out of them." 

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