Chief Executive Officer
Alex Terpstra led the creation of Civolution as a spin-out from Philips in 2008 and subsequently executed two acquisitions for Civolution: Teletrax in 2008 and Thomson STS in 2009.
After initially working in the television content production industry, Alex built his professional career further at Philips. From the early 1990s Alex was involved in the digitalization of television broadcasting and held various managerial positions in project and product management, sales, marketing and business development. In 2003 Alex was appointed General Manager of Philips’ conditional access business CryptoWorks. In January 2007 Alex was appointed CEO of the Philips Content Identification with the assignment to accelerate its growth, which led to the spin-out as a standalone company, Civolution, in 2008. In his role as an industry thought-leader, Alex is a frequent speaker at key global events.
Dennis P Guiry
Senior Vice President Global Sales
Dennis is Civolution’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales managing all sales activities world-wide. Dennis joined Civolution in January 2013 from Technicolor Inc where he was Vice President, managing the North American Sales Division, ensuring the growth of the company’s digital delivery products and software services.
Guiry began his career with GE having held numerous leadership roles with GE Plastics (General Manager Commercial Operations), GE Information Services (Director Sales & Marketing) and GE Corporate (Managing Director Sales Development). Dennis joined Microsoft in 2002 where as Regional Director he was responsible for a global enterprise portfolio valued at $750m.
Recognized as a passionate team builder with demonstrated ability in driving efficiencies, productivity and profitability, Guiry is excited to join be part of the Civolution Executive Team to help the company grow on a world-wide scale.
Chief Marketing Officer
Andy leads Civolution's marketing and communication activities, after having dedicated most of his time for over the past four years to the company's sales activities. Prior to Civolution, Andy was President at Teletrax, the world's first global broadcast intelligence service, where he oversaw all aspects of the company's worldwide activities including strategy management, business development, operations, and sales and marketing. Andy was formerly Content Director at IPC Media where he successfully accelerated and leveraged the exploitation and the revenue growth of IPC's intellectual properties, ranging from television to the internet and printed media. He has previously worked in executive positions for ITV and EMAP.
Chief Financial Officer
Stefan Wiezer joined Civolution as CFO in March 2010. Stefan, a certified accountant (RA), started his professional career at KPMG's international audit practice. In 2000 he joined Tele Atlas where Stefan built his experience in high growth technology companies. Tele Atlas went through an IPO early in 2000. After various acquisitions and a second public offering in 2005, Tele Atlas was again sold to Tom Tom in 2008.
Hans van de Ven
Senior Vice President Business Development
Hans joined Philips Content Identification in April 2007 as business development manager of MediaHedge. He has a background in engineering, augmented with an MBA. Hans has a strong track record in developing successful new businesses and partnerships. Philips Content Identification became Civolution in October 2008.
Chief Technology Officer
Jaap was appointed Chief Technology Officer within Philips Content Identification in July 2004. Before joining Philips Content Identification, Jaap worked in Philips Research in 1997 as a research scientist in the area of video watermarking. He subsequently moved on to audio watermarking, audio fingerprinting and video fingerprinting. This research led to the maturation of technologies that are currently commercialized by the Content Identification business unit. Philips Content Identification became Civolution in October 2008.
Senior Vice President Fingerprinting & Monitoring Solutions
Vice President Fingerprinting & Monitoring Solutions
Wim has a background in engineering and has an extensive experience in Product Management and Business Development in the security and digital TV domains. In his latest positions, he worked as a Business Consultant for LogicaCMG and as Director, Digital TV products for Philips and Irdeto. In February 2007, Wim was appointed as Director of Business Development, PayTV within Philips Content Identification. Philips Content Identification became Civolution in October 2008.
Senior Vice President Watermarking Solutions
Jean-Michel is managing R&D and Operations for Civolution watermarking products. Prior to his current position, he was general manager of the Thomson STS business unit, which was acquired by Civolution in July 2009. Jean-Michel has been in the broadcast industry since the beginning of his career, with a focus since the late 90’s on watermarking technologies and associated markets. He founded Nextamp in 2002, a company funded by VCs to develop and commercialize watermarking solutions. He joined Thomson in 2005, as Nextamp was acquired and consolidated in the Thomson STS business unit.
Sjeng van der Weerden
Vice President Global Operations
Sjeng built most of his professional career at Philips in the area of video broadcasting. He held various roles in research, engineering, project management and operations management. Prior to Civolution's spin out from Philips, Sjeng served as Director of Operations at Philips Content Identification's business unit.
Early in 2010, Sjeng started as Program Director, Key Accounts at the Dutch Video on Demand specialist Eventis, which was recently acquired by SeaChange. Sjeng joined Civolution in January 2011 as VP Global Operations, taking responsibility for network operations, business operations and client services.
Wil Ramakers Vice President Human Resources
Vice President Human Resources
Wil joined Civolution in January 2011. After several years in the area of vocational choice consultancy, he started working in the HR domain in a training and development function. He extended his expertise in a wide variety of HRM responsibilities, mainly within Philips and NXP Semiconductors. Wil has worked for start-ups as well as established businesses of both local and international scope.