Chief Operating Officer
Arjen Heeres joined Quintiq as chief operating officer in 2000. He works closely with fellow co-owner Victor Allis and CFO Mike Coluzzi to manage the rapid growth and expansion of Quintiq. He is also a member of the Quintiq board of directors, alongside Victor Allis, Greg Case, Mike Donahue, Marc Lederman, Ed Blechschmidt and Paul Winn. As COO, Arjen Heeres's focus is on the European business units, marketing, and sales & alliances. Arjen has almost twenty years’ experience in the IT industry. He is based in Quintiq’s European headquarters, in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
- During Arjen’s twelve-year tenure as COO, he has seen Quintiq grow from a group of five Dutch computer scientists to an international company with some 700 employees in offices around the globe. He oversees operations to contribute to Quintiq's continued growth of about 40 percent annually.
- Arjen Heeres started his career at Esso Benelux's headquarters in Breda, the Netherlands, where he performed business analyst and commercial functions. In 1994 he joined Bolesian, a daughter company of Capgemini specialized in developing advanced systems based on Artificial Intelligence. He was commercially responsible for the manufacturing markets and was promoted to country manager of Germany. It is here that Arjen first met the five co-founders of Quintiq: Victor Allis, Wido-Bart van Steenbergen, Seppo Pieterse, Patrick Frants and Paul-Erik Raué.
- After Bolesian, Arjen joined Imtech, a stock market listed technical service company with more than 20.000 employees, as Managing Director of its IT daughter company, Turnkiek IT systems.
Arjen holds a master’s degree in Management Science from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.