Jan Vekemans

Jan Vekemans

Independent management consultant, SOLVEiDEA

Langdorp, Belgium

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His background

  • Today
    November 2013

    Executive Director Security Solutions

    EMerald Battletech

    Using my extensive knowledge and experience in IT Security to build and execute solutions of conflict areas in the world. My team of 17 provides services ranging from planning to execution of solutions for Secure Voice and Data Communications, Encryption and PKI as well as reliability testing and advice.
  • Today
    September 2003

    Managing Director

    SOLVEiDEA bvba

  • Today
    September 2003

    Managing Director

    SOLVEiDEA bvba

  • Today
    September 2003

    independent management consultant


    I founded SOLVEiDEA bvba, a Management Consultancy company based in Belgium. SOLVEiDEA is my home base from which I took on contracts as an independent management consultant using my vast experience in developing business in Europe Middle East and Africa. My philosophy has always been that no man can do more than one thing at the time and do it perfectly. As such I have always only accepted 1 contract at the time.
    Working from an agreed plan to achieve what was set out from the start in clear stepping stones I built business, channel or direct, developed a team and created a sustainable and flourishing business.
  • Today
    October 2013
    August 2012

    Business Development Director

    Regify SA

    Managed a team of 5, 2 technical, 1 Bus.Dev. and admin. Full responsibility for P&L in Benelux as well as building the channel as well as doing direct touch sales promotion. CTIE and eSante were the 2 biggest deals and proved the investors the value of the plan. CTIE is a project where all the Luxemburg government and a part of EU services will use the PKI encryption services via a SAAS platform, hosted by the Luxemburg government. eSante is a Healthcare project in ``Le Grand region''(Luxemburg plus all adjacent provinces of Germany, France and Belgium) where protected and encrypted(privacy requirement) exchange of messages and prescriptions need to be exchanged between healthcare professionals and patients. Scope of the project is 700.000 end users and 21.000 healthcare professionals.
  • Today
    August 2012
    July 2010

    Director Sales and Business Development Security Solutions

    Option NV

    Development of channel for mIdentikey3G

    Product Manager for Cloudkey

    I developed a channel for mIdentikey3G and later for Cloudkey in 21 countries. This channel was different from the traditional channel of Option so needed building from the ground up.

    Promoted and sold the solution.

    Assembled all elements of Cloudkey, negotiated with Vasco, Kobil, Symantec, Giesecke & Devriendt and Qualcomm to get top of the line integrated products and supervised the integration of all these elements by the German development team.
  • Today
    June 2010
    July 2009

    Business Development & Director EMEA

    CRYPTOCard Ltd.

    Introduction of Cryptocard in 13 markets across Europe.

    Scored major deals in Germany, France and Italy.

    Assisted in preparing the company for sale
  • Today
    June 2009
    June 2008

    Sales Director Europe

    BeCrypt Ltd

    Explore market viability of the disk encryption products based on UK Government approved algorithms. A one year contract ending in a total sale of close to 1 million GBP and a channel in6 countries. Deliverables were :

    * 1. Document stipulating which countries were open for products of this specific nature (after survey) ;
    * 1. Business plan to execute against
    * 1. Channel adoption ;
  • Today
    May 2008
    May 2006

    Sales Director EMEA

    Genband Inc.

    Develop the market in EMEA. First ``employee'' in region. Cooperate with NSN and Alcatel-Lucent, Work with incumbent Telco operators to enhance their offering through seamless connection of POTS networks with IP Voice networks. During my time at Genband the company acquired several companies, some with employees in Europe as where I started alone I ended up being Sales director EMEA with an acquired team after 2 years. We managed to grow the business from practically nothing to a 29% of turnover(worldwide) at the end of 3 years.
  • Today
    May 2006
    September 2003

    Managing Director

    AEP Networks

    Developing the sales and marketing aspects of the company in the territory

    I started as the first employee in region(though I was working as management consultant) working for Netilla Networks. I build a channel in EMEA and grow the team as we grow the business. After 5 quarters we had grown from an occasional sale to 2.7M Euro per quarter and the company merged with AEP Systems. AEP, a former Baltimore subsidiary, leaving me in overall command of 39 people and a development team of 6.
  • Today
    August 2003
    January 2001

    Director Benelux, DACH and Eastern Europe

    Baltimore Technologies

    Leading and restructuring the sales effort in Benelux, DACH(Germany-Austria-Switzerland) and Eastern Europe while introducing a Direct Touch strategy

    Responsible for full P&L in the region

    Target for 2001 in Benelux US$4.97million exceeded by 30%, while reducing headcount from 18 to 5.

    Took over Eastern Europe Q4 2001 and brought the turnover in line due to restructuring and refocusing on Partners (use of contacts from previous jobs) realized US$1.4Million in last quarter of 2001

    Achieved 51.78% of EMEA target in region in 2002, which helped South European region to surpass target by 15%.

    Customers are top 100 and Financial institutions such as Dexia, Fortis, BBL (ING), Barings (UK, Lux and Poland), ING, Artesia, Axa, Rabobank, Cetrel, Europay, Interpay, ABN, Hypovereinsbank, Siemens, Shering, TP.Internet, Ster Projekt, Safe computing, JP Morgan, Government (several countries) Post (several countries) ...
  • Today
    January 2001
    February 2000

    eBusiness Security Sales Director


    Leading the sales effort in Benelux for the division responsible for eBusiness Security.

    Establishing this department since it is new to the company. Departure from the past efforts as it asks for a complete rethinking from a ``smart card'' oriented objective to a ``solution'' oriented approach.

    Customers are top 100 and Financial institutions such as Dexia, Fortis, BBL(ING), ING, Artesia, Axa, Rabobank, Cetrel, Europay, Interpay, ABN, ...
  • Today
    January 2000
    January 1995

    Vice President of Business Development

    * Developed business in 48 countries after having established new line of business in Network related products, as well as developing business in the Retail Banking Security industry.
    * Established relationships with ALL major players in the security and network world (Intel, Shiva, Cisco, Novell, Baltimore, SSE, Entrust, ...)
    * Implementing a developers program to enable quicker return on investment on implementing Digipass security in their own product offering.

  • Today
    January 1995
    January 1992

    Sales Coordinator

    Oevel (B)

    Sales Coordinator Benelux and German speaking countries
  • Today
    January 1992
    June 1986

    Sales Coordinator

    Sales of high performance electrostatic and Laser plotters to end-users and channel. Average price of 1 installation was 375000Euor
  • Today
    June 1986
    January 1984

    Indirect Sales Manager

    Commodore Computer

    Indirect Sales in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium.
  • Today
    May 1984
    October 1982


    Military Police

  • , Leuven


    Bachelors Degree
  • Batchelor

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His skills

  • International sales
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Channel development
  • Business management
  • Business development
  • Sales management
  • Languages
  • Sales experience
  • Responsible for full P
  • Responsible for eBusiness Security
  • People Management
  • Management Experience
  • Broad experience
  • Honed skills
  • Develop the market
  • Channel Sales Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Development Experience
  • Buses
  • Team Management

His languages

  • Dutch
    ****Mother tongue
  • English
  • French
  • German

    His hobbies

    Target shootingcookingreadinggolf

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