RAVN launches in Amsterdam with double HighQ hire
RAVN Systems has expanded into Amsterdam, its second office after London and first in mainland Europe, with a double hire from HighQ.
Former HighQ sales and business development manager Dries Ausems joins as sales director, alongside former pre-sales and operational director EMEA Sebastiaan Bos, who has taken on the role of operations director. Both will head up the Amsterdam office.
The move is said by RAVN to be driven by “tremendous international growth during 2016” in order to meet growing client demand and further product distribution.
Ausems’ main responsibility will be to help continue the expansion of RAVN’s international client base within the legal and adjacent professional services markets.
Bos will be responsible for all pre-sales, consultancy and project management activities in mainland Europe. Both Ausems and Bos joined HighQ in 2012 from I.R.I.S. Netherlands.
Peter Wallqvist, CEO at RAVN Systems (pictured) said: “We are delighted to welcome both Dries and Sebastian to head up our first mainland European office. We have seen thriving interest in the European market for our artificial intelligence and advanced search offerings, so it was imperative that we increased our presence to ensure our European prospects and clients receive the best possible service and support”.
After London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is considered to be one of the most prominent and Dries added: “Amsterdam is the ideal location for RAVN’s new office as an innovative city exploiting the boundaries of new technology.”