Inspiring, motivating, decisive ... Exact is led by the Executive Committee, a team of experienced leaders who are responsible for their field and for the organisation. They work with each other and with over 1,850 other Exact professionals to drive the organisation forward and make a difference for our customers, partners, colleagues and the environment in which we operate.
“I encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves. I am convinced that so much is possible if you are motivated and dedicated, ready to step out of your comfort zone and willing to learn.”
Paul Ramakers has been Exact’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since November 2020. He joined Exact as a Sales Support Specialist in 1995 and worked his way up to CEO over 25 years. Paul is a role model for anyone who wants to get the best out of themselves and a passionate advocate of the growth mindset. Paul supports a diverse, inclusive corporate culture where everyone has the opportunity to develop.
“The CFO of today looks beyond the financial aspects. Rather than focus solely on reporting financial data, a CFO looks ahead and combines financial knowledge with excellent business insight. This makes a CFO the co-pilot of the CEO.”
Alexander Rahusen has been Exact’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since January 2020. He previously worked for ABN AMRO for 23 years. One of his positions was Head of Private Clients Europe. Alexander’s distinctive features are his broad perspective and strong commitment, and he believes that the CFO’s role goes well beyond just balancing the books. Alexander likes to combine data and intuition: 2 opposites that are both needed to achieve optimal results.
“Exact is a fantastic brand. It is an honour to be building our brand and further strengthening our market leadership position together with a team of driven marketers. Making software more appealing, touching the hearts of our target audiences and delivering on our reputation; that's our goal.”
Sophie Wildeboer has been Exact's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and a member of its Executive Committee since September 2023. What distinguishes her is the combination of strategic skills and a remarkable ability to inspire others. She has previously put these skills to good use at companies such as CarNext.com, ABN AMRO Bank and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). As Exact's CMO, she is responsible for marketing and communication. Sophie leads a team of marketers who offer a wide range of disciplines and areas of expertise and are passionate about the company’s reputation and brand awareness.
“I am proud that everyone can be themselves at Exact and that we see differences as adding value because they make us stronger. An encouraging, inclusive corporate culture is essential if we want to make sure our organisation is successful in the long run.”
Florien de Nijs has been Exact’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) since December 2019. She previously held top Human Resources positions in companies such as KPMG for many years. She is an enthusiastic, experienced HR professional and skilled at combining policies with the people they affect. Florien’s priorities are recruitment and people development in the tech industry, diversity and inclusiveness, as well as the activation of the 6 Exact values that are the defining ingredients of our corporate culture.
“Exact’s power lies in our ability to renew ourselves continuously and guide customers through technological transitions almost imperceptibly. That is what has made a significant leading player in the software industry since 1984, which is quite special.”
Jeroen van der Heijden has been Exact’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since August 2018. He held various IT management positions in the organisation from 1991 to 2005 before he decided to return as CTO. As CTO, Jeroen drives the technological innovation of Exact's existing and new products. His key focus is ease of use. Innovations should make life easier for customers, save time and be intuitive to use. Successful innovations are adopted so easily, it seems as though they have always been there.
“Our services are all about empathising with the customer and understanding their needs. Only then will our solutions offer value, and that’s our goal: to add value for businesses.”
Wiegert de Vos has been Exact’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) since December 2020. He joined Exact in 2008 and previously held various management positions at Exact and KPN. As CCO, Wiegert manages Exact’s portfolio companies and sales organisation, which includes our own sales teams and the extensive international partner channel. One quality that comes in very handy in his current position is his passion for building close-knit teams. Another is his entrepreneurial mentality. That is what sets him and his team apart, because you can only really serve your customers when you truly understand what they need.
“Our customers can contact us at any time. It is vital that we provide fast, clear answers to all their questions. We prefer to be proactive and take the initiative ourselves. That is how we help companies to get the most out of our software, optimise their business processes and achieve success.”
Marcel van de Sandt has been Exact’s Chief Customer Success Officer (CCSO) since November 2020. Marcel joined Exact in 1992 and has since gained a wealth of expertise in various positions in consultancy, customer support, product marketing and product management. Scalability and data utilisation are subjects dear to Marcel’s heart. Scalability enables us to provide the right solutions to our customers and data allows us to understand how our customers are using our software and what issues they are experiencing. In short: we make every effort to satisfy our customers.
“Our customers opt for Exact because we provide user-friendly software. That is why our customers are always the starting point for our product development. We always keep them and their requirements in mind, both in terms of functionality and ease of use.”
Joep Hoeks has been Exact’s Chief Product Officer (CPO) since February 2021. He joined when Exact acquired Unit4 Business Software. Hoeks had been working for Unit4 Business Software since 2011 and had already held various management positions there. In his current role, Joep is responsible for Exact’s portfolio. His strength lies in the combination of his market and technical knowledge and a strong customer focus. Software must be easy and intuitive to use from anywhere and support customers in overcoming their challenges 24/7.