/About
About2018-09-14T13:45:51+00:00

In the last 20 years, Onguard has evolved from being a specialist in credit management software to being a market leader in innovative solutions for order to cash. Our integrated platform ensures an optimal connection of all processes in the order to cash chain and allows sharing of critical data.

Intelligent tools that can seamlessly be interconnected and together offer an overview and control of the payment process, as well as contribute to a sustainable customer relationship
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Every day, users in more than 50 countries use the Onguard platform for successful management and tangible results in order to cash and credit management.

Vision

We are living in a fast and dynamic world. Its increasing frenzy demands perfectly coordinated processes and structure to make everything run smoothly. Money works as the economy’s lubricant and an active healthy cash flow of your working capital ensures continuity of the business, innovation, and thus growth.

This calls for a partner who proactively participates and understands what Order to Cash requires; using intelligent tools that provide an overview and control of your payments while simultaneously contributing to a sustainable relationship with your customers.

Just like working capital, our solutions are never at a standstill. This is because we are pioneers and the largest player in the field. Above all, together with our customers and partners, we strive to remain leaders by using innovation, new technology, and knowledge sharing to offer our customers a financially healthy future.

Mission

It is our mission to become European market leader in innovative solutions for Order to Cash.

OUR VALUES

Our History

specialist in credit management software for 20 years

OUR OFFICES AND CUSTOMERS

Onguard offices and customers

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Bert van der Zwan

Bert van der Zwan

CEO

On June 1st 2016 Bert van der Zwan took over CEO position at Onguard from former CEO and Founder David Taylor.

Drawing on his extensive finance and IT experience, Bert will build on the company’s growth and continue to enable businesses, across multiple sectors, to improve the health of their working capital.

Bert has held a number of successful leadership roles in companies such as WebEx, Twinfield, Rally, Cisco and Unit4; and has contributed to impressive international expansions and successfully took Rally software public. In February 2015, he assumed the position of Chairman of the Onguard Board where he was able to further understand Onguard’s vision, goals and solutions.

Van der Zwan: “I’m very excited to be leading Onguard into its next chapter. The company’s mission to build more resilient businesses by reducing the risks associated with cash flow is vital to global firms in times of uncertainty. This mission, alongside my experience in expanding international companies, means there are some really exciting years ahead.”

Marieke Saeij CTO Onguard

Marieke Saeij

CTO

Marieke joined Onguard in 2016 as CTO. As an experienced and innovative IT professional with over 15 years of experience working on Software delivery within large international companies, like ADP and Wolters Kluwer,  Marieke is specialized in connecting strategy, architecture and people within an organization. She is Management 3.0 adept and an Agile and Scrum enthusiast with a pragmatic approach to business. Marieke is focused on delivering increased value and innovation through the development and motivation of engineering talent.

“My helicopter view connects the technical structure within a company with the needed strategic changes in order to be more competitive, deliver better products, stimulate continuous improvement and achieve higher client satisfaction”.

Raymon van Viegen

CFO

Raymon van Viegen joined Onguard in April 2018 as CFO. Van Viegen has more than 15 years experience in the IT and finance sector. After working for several accountancy firms at the start of his career, he later switched to the client side working for companies such as Emesa, (the parent of VakantieVeilingen.nl) and LeaseWeb. At both organisations Van Viegen implemented efficient automation and quality enhancement solutions that greatly improved the performance of the finance teams.

At Onguard Van Viegen again faces the challenge of improving performance and accelerating growth: “I am delighted to be part of the Onguard management team. Helping companies drive growth and take business to the next level is tremendously rewarding.”

Martin de Heus VP Sales Onguard

Martin de Heus

VP Sales

Martin started working for Onguard in 2011, first as a Sales Consultant and since 2016 as Sales Manager. In February 2018 he joined the Management Team as VP Sales. Prior to Onguard he worked at Graydon where he was introduced to the beautiful world of credit management in all its aspects: credit information, collections and software. Martin is passionate about this business and strives to share his passion with customers, prospects and colleagues. Together with his dedicated team he is always aiming for the best for their customers.

Martin is enthusiastic about the opportunities our new company offers. This enables Onguard to continue leading in innovative credit management software and offer the best possible solutions to existing and new customers worldwide. Martin is committed to adding value to customer’s organizations and helping them as needed.”

Floor Stam-Lammers VP Marketing

Floor Stam-Lammers

VP Marketing

Floor Stam, started April 2017 as Vice President Marketing. Floor will concentrate on developing the new branding and marketing strategy of our organization, in addition to the professionalization of the marketing and communication activities and optimization of the marketing/sales funnel as her top focus.

Floor has gained a broad experience in IT and B2B marketing and is a strong believer of content driven multichannel marketing. “To develop and market a new branding and strategy is the dream of every marketer. The biggest challenge is to establish a strong platform, adding value to our customers and therefor helping them grow their business as we grow ours.”

Stephan Schoon VP Customer Success

Stephan Schoon

VP Customer Success

Stephan Schoon joined Onguard in 2010 as Team Leader Service Centre. In 2015 he joined the Management Team as VP Customer Success. Stephan has broad experience in IT and Coaching and has held a number of successful roles at companies such as Nobel van Dijk & Partners, Dutchview and as assistant head coach of the Dutch Paralympic swimming team. Stephan’s specialties include Customer Experience Management, ITIL, Service Management and people management.

“Quality is when we achieve the customer’s expectation. But we are trying to create a service aptitude that we recognize opportunities to exceed the customer’s expectations. I am a strong believer of H2H (Human 2 Human) instead of B2C or B2B, Bringing Humanity Back to Business.”

Daniel van den Hoven VP Partner Alliances Onguard

Daniel van den Hoven

VP Partner & Alliances

“My mission is achieved when the right mix of channel partners is in place so a partner’s eco-system is reached.”

Daniël has over 20 years of experience in the field of indirect sales. For his former employers, such as Cisco/WebEx, Twinfield and VANAD Group, channel partners have always been an important part for the marketing-, sales-, and support activities. Daniel used this experience to build a successful indirect sales channel in his former position as VP at VANAD Aloha. “My mission is succeeded when the right mix of channel partners are on board and thereby provide a partner eco system that enables Onguard customers to find the solutions they need to be competitive themselves. I am looking forward to working with Onguard’s direct sales and marketing teams to provide our customers and partners with the best possible service. “

Wolter Kreun Manager Professional Services Onguard

Wolter Kreun

Manager Professional Services

Wolter joined Onguard in 2011 as a Consultant. After having served the company for nearly seven years, he took the step to join the Management Team in 2018 as Manager Professional Services. According to Kreun, this step is in line with Onguard’s ambition: ‘The Professional Services department works on the software implementation process, both nationally and internationally. Our consultants are on-location with our customers daily and see how they use the software. The MT deems this information relevant, because it allows us to enhance the way our strategy and business operations contribute to the success of our customers.’ The experience Kreun gained while working as an application manager and technical consultant created a deep understanding of our customers’ needs.