Van der Bent new CEO at GorillaIT
Arnhem, 1 januari 2019 – As of 1 January 2019, Klaas Jan van der Bent has been appointed as general director at GorillaIT. Van der Bent takes the position over from Theo Schrammeijer who is going to concentrate on ventures and (international) business development for this company. With this step, GorillaIT, nominated last year for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, wants to continue to achieve its growth ambitions.
“We are proud and enthusiastic that Klaas Jan is prepared to become our leading man. GorillaIT requires Van der Bent’s administrative and in-depth knowledge to enable the next growth spurt. With him in our ranks we can achieve our growth ambitions and keep a grip on the internal processes”, stated Daan ter Avest and Kaiton Buitendijk, founders of GorillaIT.
About Klaas Jan van der Bent
Klaas Jan van der Bent trained as a physicist at the Technical University of Delft and has over twenty years of experience in IT. He is a passionate expert with proven knowledge and results in various roles and sectors. After a period of four years in public administration, he is enthusiastically returning to IT as the director of GorillaIT. That enthusiasm was clear at the very first introduction. Van der Bent: “GorillaIT’s unique formula is an answer to the problems you often see recurring in standard IT projects. By building on this formula, we can provide answers to increasingly larger and more complex projects. I see that as an enormous challenge that I am confident to take on.”
The approach by GorillaIT distinguishes itself through a combination of model-driven engineering and automatic software generation. With a proven model-driven approach, we map out the customer’s focus area. That knowledge is then converted into working IT solutions at lightning speed using our own low-code platform: Karooda. This results in high-quality software that can be achieved in a short period.
GorillaIT consists of driven professionals who are familiar with the entire process from plan to realisation. Working with the customer, we successfully, and with accountability for performance and results, generate solutions at a high quality and with a fast time-to-market.
This success formula resulted in GorillaIT being listed as one of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 businesses in 2018. With the growth, GorillaIT also sees an increase in the number of customers and in the scope and complexity of the projects. GorillaIT supplies high-quality solutions from back-end to front-end for large customers in particular, from authorities to The Netherlands corporate community. We can count ESA, ANWB, ABN AMRO, KLM and other quality-focused organisations as our customers.