• Robert Breedveld
    Robert Breedveld Managing partner

    Studied as a Navy Officer at the Royal Netherlands Naval College where he graduated in International Relations in 1998. He subsequently fulfilled various positions in the Marine Corps, including a command position at the Special Forces. His last position at the Navy was Operation Officer at the Royal Navy headquarters in Den Helder in 2007. Robert has lived and worked in several countries, which means he has developed a strong international orientation. Due to his extensive background, experience and specialism, he is a trusted partner for his clients, with whom he focuses on innovative concepts, products and programs in the defence and homeland security market.

  • Hans Kooistra
    Hans Kooistra Managing partner

    Founding partner of the nextpractice institute. Until March 2009 he was director and co-owner of VisionWaves consultancy. Before this Hans was General Manager Central Europe and Nordic at Portrait Software. In 1997 he joined the Benelux organization of Staffware in the start-up phase and ten folded the turnover in 8 years. In 2004 American BPM vendor Tibco took over Staffware. At Staffware/Tibco he was a member of the Executive Board, his last position was that of Vice President and Regional Director Benelux Tibco. For that time Hans had several sales and marketing management positions at Bull, Rank Xerox and Proost and Brandt.

  • Glenn Brown
    Glenn Brown Associated partner UK

    Glenn joined the British Army at the age of 17 as a Trooper, and enjoyed a varied career serving in many different theatres both home and abroad, mostly focused on Reconnaissance and Armour roles, rising through the ranks over 31 years’ service to become a Major. After concluding studies in Advanced Information Systems at the Royal Military College of Science, Glenn became a member of the Bowman (Battlefield Management System) implementation team and served his final 4 years as a Technical Officer, providing liaison between Industry and the User in several key Defence Programs.  Once he left the Army in 2007, he became a Program Manager at Thales before moving on to Business Development with Honeywell. He has since been the managing director of three successful high-tech start-up companies in the Hereford area over the past 6 years, but is now an independent Defence and Security consultant.

  • Warren Schmelzer
    Warren Schmelzer Associated partner BSS South Africa

    Warren graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth in 1984 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology. An entrepreneur and astute businessman, Warren has held management positions in the financial , and FMCG industries where as Regional General Manager he won numerous sales & marketing awards. In 1994 he purchased an electrical manufacturing company in South Africa and in 1996 established an anti-ageing clinic in Perth Australia. In 2004 due to market indicators he established a security equipment supply company. His specialized management skills , problem solving abilities and business acumen has enabled him to provide innovative solutions for clients in Africa & the Middle East . He has traveled widely both for business as well as for sport, representing his country at yachting. Warren is based in Brits and operating for BSS in South Africa and neighboring countries.

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