Experts

Abdel el Quasghiri

Abdel has fulfilled several sales/account management roles in his career and has been working as a Key Account Manager and Corporate Account Manager for the last 6 years. At Planon he is responsible for the municipalities in the Netherlands. In this segment he and his colleagues will try to utilize the market potential. Abdel has a strong focus on data and current behavior insight.

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Annette Kunst

Annette Kunst is the general manager of the business area Asia. In this role, she oversees all the sales and services activities for Planon in the region, in addition to having full responsibility for the area’s profit and loss.

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Bianca Dekker

With a background in marketing, Bianca has more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry. She likes to work at the intersection of business and technology and has extensive experience in product marketing, focused on creating compelling value propositions and launching new solutions. Having held several marketing and management roles in leading technology companies, such as KPN, Detron, Cegeka-dsa, and Visma|Raet, she currently works in Solution Product Marketing at Planon.

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Birgit Groth

Birgit Groth has been supporting Planon in the DACH market with her marketing expertise since 2018. She is a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in B2B and B2C - including more than 10 years in the CREM & FM environment.

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Bram Aarntzen

Bram Aarntzen is an experienced Solution Director at Planon, responsible for driving revenue and global growth of the Planon Workplace Edition solution. He holds a BBA in Facilities and a MSc in International Facilities and Real Estate Management.

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith joined Planon in 2013 as a Senior Implementation Consultant and has been the Services Director of Planon North America since 2019.

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Christopher Ryans

Christopher Ryans is the Senior Business Consultant of Planon North America since June 2023. Before this, he was the Services Manager for Planon North America. He joined Planon in 2014 as a Consultant.

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Darja Schuurmans

Darja used to work for Planon as Account Manager.

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Darlene Pope

Darlene Pope is a globally recognized smart building and digital workplace expert, and a strong advocate for the application of disruptive technologies in the real estate industry. She is an accomplished entrepreneur with a keen understanding of market demand, product positioning, business development, and the importance of cultivating long-term client relationships.

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David Karpook

David Karpook is the Manager Partner Program for Planon North America. In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining the relationship between Planon and its partners, including those specializing in implementation and training.

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David Stillebroer

David Stillebroer joined Planon in 2002 as a consultant and now serves as Vice President of Solutions with more than 20 years of experience. He oversees all solution centers and innovations at Planon, and has played a key role in recent developments in energy and sustainability, IoT, lease accounting and business intelligence solutions.

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Derrek Clarke

Derrek Clarke has over 15 years of experience in the building industry. Currently, he is a senior solution marketer at Planon responsible for the positioning of solutions for the facility service provider market.

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Edwin Klijsen

Edwin Klijsen has been Chief Financial Officer of Planon since 2018. As CFO, Edwin is responsible for the Finance, IT, Legal, FM-NL and Information Management departments within Planon.

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Eelco de Bruijn

Eelco has over 30 years of experience in IT, including 15 years in Facility Management at Planon where he is currently a Solution Product Manager. He currently specializes in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how information can be exchanged between a BIM and Planon’s Space & Workplace and Asset & Maintenance Management solutions during the lifecycle of a building.

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Erik Jaspers

For the past 24 years, Erik Jaspers has worked for Planon in several leadership positions focused on the development of Planon’s software solutions. Erik is a member of the IFMA EMEA Board and is an IFMA Fellow.

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Fabienne Douven

Fabienne Douven has more than 25 years of experience in communications, covering aspects like corporate and executive communications, internal communications, employee engagement, branding and positioning, CSR and media relations. Having held senior roles in both listed and private globally active companies, such as Synthon, Merck/MSD, Schering-Plough and AkzoNobel/Intervet, she now serves as Global Communications Director at Planon Software.

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Frank Bögel

Frank Bögel is Lead Solution Director at Planon and responsible for Planon's software solutions for building owners and users. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing and implementing IWMS projects and products. Frank Bögel joined Planon in April 2018. Previously, he worked for many years in management and as an executive board member for various software companies, including Aconex AG and Conject AG.

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Fred Guelen

As Planon’s CAO, Fred brings more than 25 years of legal, entrepreneurial and management experience to the Planon team. He is responsible for managing Planon’s legal function, and he leads all Planon acquisitions. Prior to joining Planon, Fred was one of the founding partners of the international law firm Buren van Velzen Guelen (BVVG). He has extensive knowledge and experience managing complex, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, private equities, restructuring and financing projects. Fred studied law at the University of Leiden and the University of Amsterdam.

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Geert-Jan Blom

Geert-Jan Blom began his career in facilities management, solution design and software implementation with Planon in the early 2000s. He began working as a pre-sales consultant, and progressed within the company to the role of Senior Business Consultant. He currently holds the role of Solution Marketing Director.

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Hemant Soni

Experienced PropTech and business professional with expertise in creating strategies, product management, investment analysis, and scaling new products. Before joining Planon, Hemant held several key positions at real estate services firm JLL and co-founded two startups. Specializingin PropTech, sustainable built environment, business strategy, digital innovation, and multi-stakeholder collaboration at the C-Level, Hemantgraduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Outside of work, his passions include hiking, cooking, and playing the guitar.

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Henk Laracker

As CTO, Henk is responsible for the product development and technical innovations of the Planon platform. He has led many projects, including the setup of the Planon Cloud Center, which is regarded as the most innovative cloud platform in the real estate and facility management sector.

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Ian Henderson

Ian is currently a Lead Consultant within Planon in the United Kingdom. With a background in Mechanical Engineering Design, he has been active in FM software for 25 years, the most recent 16 years with Planon. His depth of experience comes from the technical and operational implementation of systems at many clients, and he specializes in the translation of needs analysis into Planon solution designs and specifications.

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Iwan van Eldijk

Iwan has been Planon’s Vice President of Partnering & Alliances since 2017. He joined Planon in 1999 as an Implementation Consultant, after which he had several positions in the leadership team, including Director Business Consultancy.

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Jan-Fokke Post

Jan-Fokke joined Planon in 2015 as an Implementation Consultant. He is a specialist in projects involving Maintenance, Space and Real Estate Management, with special knowledge and expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM). After graduating with a thesis on the successful implementations of BIM at the Delft Technical University, he worked as a business consultant in the construction industry. Since 2017, he has been working for Planon as a specialist BIM consultant.

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Jay Shah

Jay Shah joined Planon North America in 2015 as a Pre-Sales Consultant. Currently he holds the role of Solutions Advisor Manager.

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Jennifer Cook

As Director of Sales Operations for Planon North America, Jennifer oversees the day-to-day operational activities for the North American sales organization, including sales support and proposal management.

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Jessica Silva

Jessica has been the HR Business Partner for Planon North America since 2022.

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Job van Barneveld

Job van Barneveld is a seasoned expert with more than 30 years of experience in international real estate and facility management, specializing in automation implementation and system interfacing. Skilled in Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS), Computer-Aided Facility Management Systems (CAFM), and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), he excels in project and supplier management, offering strong international networking in the smart building sector. He worked at Planon in 2004 and then rejoined the company in 2020 as a Global Partner Manager.

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Johan van Nimmen

Johan serves as General Manager and is overall responsible for sales, operations and business development in the EMEA South region covering France, Belgium, Luxembourg and other southern European countries. Before joining Planon, Johan gained extensive experience in several ICT and digital services companies.

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John Miller

As Finance Director, John is responsible for the Finance department of Planon North America. John has occupied this position since 2015.

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John Vos

John has been with Planon for more than 27 years. His current role is General Manager for the business area International, where he is responsible for all sales activities. The International business area covers all operations associated with facility management service providers and business conducted in countries where Planon is indirectly active via resellers.

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Jos Knops

Jos has worked in the international Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) industry for 30 years in various positions including research & development, consultancy, and sales and marketing. Jos started at Planon in 2005 and is responsible for product positioning and go-to-market strategies, and is an active participant in many local and global IWMS-related networks.

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Karen Winter

Karen Winter is an experienced Director in IT & Real Estate. She is an expert in Software, Project & Change Management and holds an executive MBA in Real Estate from IREBS. 

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Keely Ferrara

Keely Ferrara is a global communications professional with more than 12 years of experience in content creation and B2B marketing. She currently works as a Global Campaign Marketer for Planon, the global leader in real estate and facility management software.

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Koos van Rij

Koos van Rij has 17 years of real estate and facility management experience. He serves as the Professional Services Director at Planon, where he oversees the Central European Services teams and fosters long-term client relationships.

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Kurt van Paesschen

Since 1997, Kurt has built up expensive experience in Real Estate and Facility Management in close partnership with many major accounts, the Facility Night community and the leading national and European players in the FM & RE market. Kurt is passionate about sharing his 20 years of experience, especially in the area of holistic and integrated approaches for Service and Asset Management in FM, RE, HR & IT.

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Luciën Kamps

Luciën Kamps joined Planon in 2006 and has gained extensive experience in sales and services ever since. Currently he fulfils the role of General Manager for the business area EMEA West. Luciën is responsible for the sales, services, managed services and business development for the Nordics, the Netherlands, and the UK.

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Malco Blümel

Malco Blümel started his Planon career as a Project Manager in the Frankfurt office in 2017. In previous roles, he was a Business Consultant and Project Manager and has been travelling the D-A-CH region since 2009. Through those customer visits, he gained insights in German organisations across all kinds of industries. In 2008, he graduated at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.). Originally he specialised in Traffic Science but his career moved him from there to ITSM and CAFM. He is now an ITIL-Expert and PRINCE2 practitioner.

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Marcel Groenenboom

In his role as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Marcel is responsible for Planon’s global sales activities. He is also responsible for the business areas EMEA West, Building Management, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and for the department of Global Learning.

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Mark McBride

Mark McBride started his career at Planon as an Implementation Consultant in the UK. He moved on to spend time within the USA and Singapore, and eventually joined Planon's International team. In 2018, he joined Development as a Product Owner for the Service Provider solution.

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Mark van Burg

Mark has been at Planon since 2008, the first five years as an Account Manager and had moved to his current position as Sales Manager at Planon Building Management. Planon Building Management is a multidisciplinary real estate consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience. We help our customers to get more control over the maintenance of buildings, building-related installations and sites by performing real estate inspections, offering maintenance advice and innovative software solutions.

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Mark van der Sangen

Before joining Planon, Mark worked as a sales executive for an international company that specialized in event and conference management. He has been working at Planon since 2005 and has held various roles within the sales department, currently leading a team of account managers. Mark enjoys operating as a true partner for his customers by understanding their organization. In his opinion, transparency in cooperation is essential for realizing objectives and goals. Mark is a member of FMN and SMA.

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Martijn Dam

Martijn has worked within the international facility management software industry since 2003 in various positions including project management, business consultancy and sales. Martijn joined Planon in 2018 and is currently a Solution Product Marketer for our service provider solutions, including product positioning and go-to-market strategies. With his experience at several local and international service providers, he is a subject matter expert in digitalizing commercial FM processes.

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Nush Cekdemir

Nush Cekdemir is Director International Sales at Planon. He has extensive experience in strategic sales management concerning new and disruptive technology solutions and in translating these into strategic business needs. Nush has a deep understanding of the customer’s IFM business and uses this to truly challenge them and give advise on how their company can compete more effectively.

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Paola Curran

As Planon North America's Director of Customer Success, Paola leads the North American Key Account team, which provides ongoing support to existing customers, and develops strategies for customer success and growth. Paola works closely with all customers in North America to ensure their experience with Planon is a pleasant and productive one.

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Pauline Perenack

As Marketing Director of Planon North America, Pauline is responsible for leading the marketing and communications strategy for Planon North America, focusing on branding, positioning, and lead generation.

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Peter Ankerstjerne

Peter leads the Marketing and Communications functions as well as Strategy Development and large strategic partnerships at Planon. In addition, he is Chairman of the Planon North America Board. Peter has an extensive record of workplace and facility management experience, including senior management positions with leading companies such as ISS, WeWork and JLL. Also, Peter has been part of IFMA’s Board of Directors since 2016 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2020 until 2022.

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Pierre Guelen

Pierre Guelen, CEO and founder of Planon, leads global operations and shapes the company's strategic vision. His active role in elevating the facility management industry and highlighting the importance of real estate in business success has earned Planon numerous awards, including recognition as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies.

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Ralph Franco

As Director of New Business Sales, Ralph Franco has led and supported the sales team in attracting customers and driving new business for Planon North America since 2019.

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Redney Janssen

Redney Janssen, the Business Development Director for ESG at Planon, is at the forefront of driving sustainability and operational efficiency in the digital era. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics and over 15 years of IT project management experience, Redney brings a unique blend of technical prowess and strategic vision to his role.

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Richard Bellairs

Richard Bellairs is a senior B2B product marketing specialist with more than 25 years of diverse industry experience. He drives go-to-market activities, provides support to our global sales teams, and fosters collaboration between our marketing and product teams.

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Stefanie Kubot

Before joining Planon, Stefanie worked as a Communication consultant in the international Chemistry industry in Germany for several years. Stefanie holds a “Diplom” and masters degree in Germany-Netherlands-Studies with the focus on communication. Since 2019 she works as Global Campaign Marketeer within the Planon Marketing department.

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Stephan Mau

As Executive Vice President for the business line Real Estate Management (REM), Stephan is responsible for Planon’s comprehensive REM software business. In addition, he leads the EMEA Central Europe business area that includes all Planon’s IWMS business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Tessa Semey

Tessa Semey is a sustainability enthusiast and project manager with The 2B Collective, where she contributes to inspiring and activating two billion people working towards a sustainable society. She writes this blog on behalf of PHI Factory, where she has developed a detailed understanding of the ins and outs of circular strategy and concept development. PHI Factory is a passionate consulting firm that supports organizations in translating their sustainable and circular ambitions into practical projects and solutions.

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Vincent Henricks

Vincent Henricks is a seasoned tech industry professional with over 20 years of experience and a background in Business Economics & Commerce. As Solutions Director at Planon, he focuses on Integrated Services Management and leads a team dedicated to Planon’s campus facilities solution for universities.

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Wanda Stoop-Zijlstra

Wanda joined Planon in 1994 and has been an integral part of the company’s development. Since 2002, Wanda has been leading the HR organization and activities, managing the set-up, professionalization and continuous development needed to support the company’s fast-paced growth.

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Wido Jansen

Wido has been with Planon since 2007 and is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Global Services. In this role, he is responsible for delivering successful implementation projects for Planon customers, and ensuring that Planon’s solutions continue to deliver ongoing benefits to our customers.

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