B-lay Welcomes Richard Spithoven as Partner and General Director

01 feb '14 - Mark van Wolferen - share: LinkedIN Mail
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Oracle’s Regional LMS Director Southern Europe to join B-lay.

Utrecht, The Netherlands; Feb 1, 2014 - B-lay, a European leader in Enterprise Software License Management activities, today announced the appointment of Richard Spithoven as a Partner. Mr. Spithoven brings more than nine years of relevant license management experience to his new role and previously served as Regional Director of Oracle Corporations Compliance organization in License Management Services. 

"We warmly welcome Richard's experience and leadership to the board of B-lay,"  said Founding Partner Mark van Wolferen.

"In his new role as general director, Richard will be responsible for further expanding our global presence, exploring global markets. His results-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a big role in extending our track record of controlling licensing topics for our clients, and supporting them with custom advise."

"B-lay is at the forefront of controlling license management and compliance related administration solutions," said Mr. Spithoven. "I am excited to be part of the B-lay team, building out our global brand and delivering license management as an opportunity to grow the business of our clients. With the deluge of data, servers and software licences there is a big need for accurate and advanced analysis, in combination with in depth content knowledge B-lay‘s focus on being the knowledge provider and delivering hands-on practical and flexible solutions for complex software compliance problems, appeals to me and to the market. More and more enterprises require the independent knowledge that B-lay delivers."

Richard Spithoven: 


Richard started his career in 2005 in Oracle as a Consultant, after which he fulfilled the role of Regional LMS Director for the Europe South region (including Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal) for a period of 4.5 years. In this role, Richard managed an expanding regional team and was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the LMS organization. Richard holds a master's degree in IT, from the University of Amsterdam.

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