Dr. Victor Allis
Chief Executive Officer
Victor Allis works in close collaboration with Arjen Heeres, COO, and Mike Coluzzi, CFO. He is also a member of the Quintiq board of directors, alongside Arjen Heeres, Greg Case, Mike Donahue, Marc Lederman, Ed Blechschmidt and Paul Winn. As CEO, Victor's focus is on all non-European business units, the Global Development Center, R&D, project delivery, and product development. Victor has over twenty-five years’ experience in the IT Industry. He is based in Quintiq’s North American headquarters, Radnor, Philadelphia.
- Victor Allis co-founded Quintiq in 1997. He has been the CEO since then, and has seen Quintiq grow from a group of five computer scientists to over 300 employees in offices around the globe. Thanks to the continued hard work of Victor, Arjen and the Quintiq team, Quintiq reported record revenue of €34 million for 2010, the same year in which Gartner named Quintiq a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning for Process Automation.
- From 1995-1998 Victor worked for Bolesian as a senior consultant and manager. Bolesian is a knowledge technology firm in the Netherlands which is a daughter company of Capgemini and specializes in developing advanced systems based on Artificial Intelligence. It is here that Victor met two other co-founders of Quintiq: Wido-Bart van Steenbergen and Paul-Erik Raue. Victor also worked closely with Bolesian colleague Arjen Heeres who later joined Quintiq.
- Victor is a well-known computer scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, with more than 30 publications to his name. He has been credited with creating AI solutions for the games Connect Four, Qubic and Go-Muku. Prior to working in the IT industry, Victor held the post of Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam from 1993-1995. There he met students Seppo Pieterse and Patrick Frants who later co-founded Quintiq with him. Victor made the leap from theory to practice upon discovering the ways in which AI techniques and technologies could be utilized in the advanced planning and scheduling of the provision of products and services.
Victor holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Maastricht and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
||Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year|
||Six-time gold medal Dutch Programming Champion, Quintiq company teams|
||Six-time gold medal winner, International Computer Olympiad|
||Silver medal winner at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Paris 1983 as representative of the Netherlands (14th of 186 participants from 31 countries)|
||Dutch Basketball Champion|