OnGuard appoints Bert van der Zwan as future CEO

As of March 1st 2016, Bert van der Zwan has joined the management team of OnGuard. On July 1st Van der Zwan will take over the CEO position from Dave Taylor. Van der Zwan has over twenty years of experience in IT and Finance gained in leadership positions at WebEx, 3Com, Twinfield, Rally and Unit4.

OnGuard’s current CEO, Dave Taylor, founded the company in 1993 and managed to build it into a highly successful global player in the market for credit management software. In December 2014 Main Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in software developer OnGuard. As Chairman of the Supervisory Board Van der Zwan has become well acquainted with the company and its management team. On July 1st when Van der Zwan assumes the role of CEO, Taylor will transition to the role of Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Until then Taylor will remain CEO and contribute to a smooth transition of all responsibilities.

Dave Taylor, “Van der Zwan has built a stellar reputation in the successful expansion of software companies. I am therefore confident that OnGuard will continue to grow its success under his leadership.”

Bert van der Zwan: “I have a lot of experience with US and European software companies and have held both CEO and other leadership positions with EMEA responsibility. I know the business software market well. The credit management software market is an important and interesting part of it and it is clear that OnGuard has obtained an impressive market share. My goal is to contribute to further strengthening OnGuard’s position as market leader in this market, both in the Netherlands and beyond.”

About OnGuard

OnGuard creates software that helps its customers achieve faster payment of their invoices by monitoring and acting on payment behaviour. OnGuard integrates and structures accounts receivables, from credit and collections management to complaints management and cash allocation. Users save time and obtain valuable insights into the payment behaviour of their customers. OnGuard’s software allows all stakeholders in the order-to-cash process insight into real-time business critical information to ensure a level playing field around customers and their payment behaviour. This prevents unnecessary work and redundant communication. Over 20 years of experience combined with unparalleled enthusiasm makes OnGuard unique in this dynamic market. Customers in over 50 countries around the globe use OnGuard to improve their daily credit management processes and results.


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