Vincent Harmsen will take over from Roland Rott as Managing Director of the EMEA and APAC regions on January 1, 2011.
Harmsen will also be member of Exact’s Executive Committee.
Rott has decided to pursue his career outside of Exact and will step down from his position on the same date.
Harmsen will further drive the programs recently initiated by Exact’s management to become more market-driven and return to organic growth.
Martijn Janmaat, CEO comments that Roland has played a major role in Exact’s development during the past 12 years, first in the EMEA region and later in the APAC region, resulting in significant growth for Exact in the regions.
Harmsen brings over 25 years of successful international leadership experience in global software and services, building and transforming businesses and progressively growing revenue and profitability in international markets.
During his employment with Infor Global Solutions as VP Northern Europe from 2007 through 2009, Harmsen accomplished revenue growth, activated new business models and developed multiple sales channels.
Harmsen began his career as marketing manager at Systel followed by stints at Saldata, Siemens, Ross Systems, Hyperion Solutions and BMC Software. His most recent position was SVP of Luma International N.V.
Harmsen holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial economics from the Hogeschool van Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Exact Software delivers business software solutions to over 100,000 customers globally including several small and medium-sized companies.