Exapansion of Executive Team
Hans van Stek joins as General Manager, EMEA. Nir Tzur joins as VP Engineering.
ROSEVILLE, CA — March 23, 2011 —
SAManage, a leading provider of SaaS IT management software, today announced that Hans van Stek has been appointed as General Manager, EMEA. Also joining SAManage is Nir Tzur, who will serve as VP of Engineering. The newly appointed executives will leverage their years of experience in the enterprise software industry to help SAManage continue on its path of aggressive growth.
“We continue to strengthen our management group and build a team that is committed to our vision of SaaS IT management software,” said Doron Gordon, CEO of SAManage. “Hans van Stek will be vital in driving our European expansion, and Nir Tzur will be key in executing our product engineering plans and expanding our engineering organization.”
In his new role, Hans van Stek will be responsible for the recently launched European operation with headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Hans will be focusing on channel development and partnerships across Europe and will head business development activities throughout the region.
Nir Tzur will lead the product engineering team and will be responsible for all future engineering activities, including product development and infrastructure operation. Nir will join the Israeli engineering office.
Hans van Stek Background
Hans has more than 25 years of experience in international enterprise software sales, services, and marketing. He started his career with Computer Associates as a sales executive before moving into a sales management role. Hans then worked for BMC Software for 14 years in various management positions. Initially responsible for the Netherlands, Hans then led operations for BMC’s Northern Region, which includes Benelux and the Nordics. During his last four years with BMC, Hans was responsible for all of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, managing 1,300 people and annual revenue in excess of 500 million euros.
Most recently, Hans worked for a Dutch software company to establish European operations and channels. Hans has a track record of successfully building new sales organizations with significant growth potential, using a current and relevant network of partners and customers.
Nir Tzur Background
Nir Tzur is a seasoned technologist and business executive specializing in building and managing world-class development organizations. Nir’s background includes more than 15 years of experience in various senior R&D management roles, during which he was responsible for streamlining R&D processes and increasing organizational and technological agility while building and managing multiple research and development centers globally.
Nir has held senior R&D management positions at BMC Software, Veritas Software, Precise Software, Symantec, and Aternity. Nir earned his MBA from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and his BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.
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