Juul_cartoonTime capture specialist Rekoop has signalled its commitment to Europe with the appointment of its first sales director for the region and the opening of a new office in Amsterdam. Juul Leijnse joins from BigHand, where he was European Channel Sales Director, and he will now spearhead Rekoop’s efforts to build on its success to date. With the largest native firms in Spain, France and Italy already clients, the focus will be on breaking into Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia as well as increasing penetration in existing territories.

CEO Phil Wedgwood commented “Europe has already proved a fertile market for us but to secure further growth we feel we need to be closer to the action – so it’s about going in wholeheartedly and putting the resources and expertise in place to demonstrate that we are a genuine European vendor.

Comment: Juul Leijnse is legal IT’s favourite Dutchman. He originally founded and ran the Benelux tech reseller business dFlow BV and was responsible for selling the nFlow digital dictation system into that market. Subsequent to BigHand’s acquisition of nFlow, BigHand acquired the dFlow business in May 2013 and Juul remained with the business.