Executive Team

Executive Team

Pieter Varkevisser - Chief Executive Officer and President

Pieter Varkevisser Pieter Varkevisser is chief executive officer and president of ZyLAB worldwide, a global leader in information management solutions for nearly three decades. Since joining the company in 2009, Mr. Varkevisser has laid the groundwork for continued growth by assembling new talent and strategic partnerships, and helping to map the company’s vision for e-discovery, regulatory compliance, and information management solutions to the local demands of its branches worldwide.

Prior to joining ZyLAB, Varkevisser was CEO of SDL Tridion, the global leader in enterprise-class web content management solutions. During his four year tenure, Varkevisser led the $40+ million company to 17 consecutive quarters of profitability and double digit growth. Previously, Varkevisser was CEO of DataDistilleries (now SPSS), a top provider of data and text mining, market research, and web and marketing analytics technology, as well as an industry expert for Waterland Private Equity Investments and interim CEO for companies in its portfolio. Varkevisser holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology.

Johannes C. Scholtes - Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer

Johannes C. Scholtes Johannes C. Scholtes, Ph.D. is chairman and chief strategy officer of ZyLAB. Scholtes, who was the company’s president and CEO from 1989 to 2009, shaped ZyLAB as an information management powerhouse in countries across the globe. His leadership and vision led to ZyLAB being selected for historic and high-profile engagements including the United Nations War Crime Tribunals, FBI-Enron investigations, and the United States White House Executive Office of the President.

Before joining ZyLAB, Scholtes was a lieutenant in the intelligence department of the Royal Dutch Navy. Scholtes holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. As of 2008, he holds the Extraordinary Chair in Text Mining from the Department of Knowledge Engineering at the University of Maastricht. In January 2010, Scholtes joined the board of directors of the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM), the worldwide leading authority for standards and education in Enterprise Information Management.

Michiel Bergsma - Chief Financial Officer

Michiel Bergsma Michiel Bergsma is chief financial officer of ZyLAB worldwide. In this role, Mr. Bergsma oversees the Finance, Human Resources, IT and Legal departments for the company to ensure all branches remain fiscally healthy and operationally sound.

Prior to joining ZyLAB in 2010, Bergsma was CFO for Civolution, a leading provider of technology and services for identifying, managing and monetizing media content. Until 2009, Bergsma was the CFO for SDL Tridion, where he helped the global leader in enterprise-class web content management solutions achieve a remarkable 35% revenue growth and implement best practices. In an earlier post with KPMG, Bergsma audited multinational companies. Bergsma holds a degree in Economics from the University of Groningen.

Jasper van de Luijtgaarden, General Manager ZyLAB North America

Jasper van de Luijtgaarden As General Manager ZyLAB North America, Jasper van de Luijtgaarden is responsible for increasing the company’s leadership in the United States and Canada, spearheading initiatives to enhance customer satisfaction, and defining and executing the overall business strategy for the North American market. As part of this role, Van de Luijtgaarden oversees the US-based sales, marketing and the field operations departments.

Mr. Van de Luijtgaarden comes from the Planon Corporation in Braintree, MA where he was the General Manager for the North American operations. Over the last two years at Planon Corporation he was successful in accomplishing some very aggressive growth numbers and establishing a strong leadership position recognized by the analysts. Before Planon, Van de Luijtgaarden worked for seven years at SDL Tridion as the global EVP for Professional Services. During his last years at SDL Tridion, Van de Luijtgaarden was relocated to San Jose, CA in order to support and accelerate the growth in the U.S. market. Prior to SDL Tridion, Van de Luijtgaarden held several different management positions at Sybase Europe and Sykes Inc.

Yuriy Pasichnyk - CTO & Vice President Enterprise Software & Services

Yuriy Pasichnyk Yuriy Pasichnyk is chief technology officer and Vice President Enterprise Software & Services for ZyLAB. Mr. Pasichnyk is responsible for the design, creation, and evolution of ZyLAB's complete product portfolio, from defensible electronic discovery solutions that are aligned with industry standards, to records management software that complies with complex regulations in the U.S. and Europe, to enterprise-wide information management systems.

Prior to joining ZyLAB in 2010, Pasichnyk was chief technology officer at Automotive Navigation Data N.V. where he led R&D and implemented alternative sourcing practices which yielded an 85% cost reduction over competitors. Previously, Pasichnyk held various senior management roles at SDL Tridion, including director of outsourcing and product development. Pasichnyk holds a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from Kyiv National Economics University.

Lennert Hoogvliet - VP sales engineering, (AD INTErIM) vP sales & marketing emea/apac 

Lennert J. HoogvlietLennert Hoogvliet is the Vice President Sales Engineering of ZyLAB. Since joining ZyLAB in 1992, Hoogvliet has held management positions in software development, project management, sales, and technical installations and support. Hoogvliet received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Haarlem Business School and previously served in the Royal Dutch Army.

As (ad interim) VP Sales and Marketing EMEA / APAC Lennert Hoogvliet is responsible for growing the ZyLAB business within this region, focusing on maximizing the company’s innovative software capabilities and bringing on board new customers.

His well-rounded background helps Hoogvliet to enable the sales and professional services teams of ZyLAB to deliver the absolute best customer service.