This is Spotzer

Based in the heart of Amsterdam, with offices in Denver, Melbourne, London and Istanbul, we are powered by an experienced in-house team and a large network of freelance creative professionals, all sharing passion for new ideas, technology and contributing to the success of our clients.

EXECUTIVES

Andrew D. Klein

Andrew D. Klein

 

Founder and Chairman

Andrew is our Founder and Chairman. He created Spotzer in 2006 after starting four other venture capital backed companies, including Wit Capital, the investment bank that pioneered the use of the Internet in public stock offerings. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has managed Spotzer through expansion of its services and markets, driven by a passion for building great businesses by solving difficult problems. With his Dutch wife and three daughters Andy lives in Amsterdam, where he enjoys football and Dutch Wit beer. He's such a big fan - he even established the first Wit beer brewery in the USA!

Bouke Marsman

Bouke Marsman

 

Co-President

Bouke is our Co-President and chief problem solver. Coming from a strategy consultancy background at McKinsey  - where he was a junior partner - Bouke has direct responsibility for all of our departments across all markets. Away from the office, he enjoys time with his growing family as well as sailing in the summer and ice skating in the winter - when he’s not running marathons, that is.

Peter Urmson

Peter Urmson

 

Co-President

Pete is our Co-President and responsible for accelerating the company's revenues across the globe. In addition to being an important leader on our global executive team, Pete also leads our APAC office.
Prior to Spotzer, Pete has worked with several international, enterprise and medium sized media organizations, in launching their Digital Marketing Services’ businesses and digital businesses for SMBs. He advises CEOs and Boards on digital transformation and innovation. Pete has worked extensively at C level launching businesses and driving growth. Pete has worked as an executive with Telstra, Sensis, Fairfax, APN Media and Truvo.
Whenever he gets the chance, Pete enjoys going to the gym, a run, reading biographies and grabbing a beer with his mates.  

Teun van der Kamp

Teun van der Kamp

 

CFO and Head of Corporate Development

Teun is our CFO and leads our strategic projects. This combination allows him to combine his hunger for numbers with his interest in people. Before joining Spotzer, Teun studied Econometrics, did an MBA, and worked in strategy consulting for nearly 10 years (McKinsey). Next to his job at Spotzer, Teun has a near full-time job to "manage"  his three young children. In the scarce time left, Teun loves running, reading and cooking.

Kristy Fenton

Kristy Fenton

 

Sr. VP - Product & Technology

Kristy is Vice President of Products and Technology and leads our never ending efforts to bring to market cutting edge solutions across web, mobile and social media. A systems analyst by training, she combines a strong technical foundation with keen marketing instincts and a real passion for innovation. Transplanted to Amsterdam from her home in Denver, Kristy also knows how to have a good time – late at night this techy DJ is usually dancing to some underground synth music. 

Ben Barney

Ben Barney

 

Chief Executive Officer- United Kingdom & Ireland

Ben was founder and CEO of Akesios which developed the award winning paid search platform, Ad-Direction, acquired by Spotzer. He is a passionate digital evangelist in the SMB sector whereby he believes that transparency should be a hygiene factor and not a unique selling point. Having launched new products and new businesses for traditional and digital organisations in the US, UK and Europe he is uniquely placed to understand the needs of SMBs globally and deliver solutions to those needs in partnership with his clients. In his spare time he can be found hurtling down a mountain on his bike or on skis dependent on the season, and spoiling a good walk with a golf club in his hand.

Inan Aras

Inan Aras

 

VP - Turkey, Middle East & Africa

Inan leads our efforts to grow our business in these rapidly emerging markets. Prior to Spotzer Inan worked as product manager at Nike, Industry Manager Mobile at Google and as an independent consultant. These roles provided him with extensive experience in product development, online marketing and sales. After living in different countries he has now settled down  with his Dutch wife in Istanbul, where he enjoys the crazy but beautiful city life. 

Alistair Sutherland

Alistair Sutherland

 

Sr. VP - Channel Sales & Partnerships

Alistair manages our relationships with partners. After starting his career in traditional advertising, he previously set up and then managed our operations in Australia and New Zealand before moving to headquarters in early 2013. He works now on both new products and new markets. On the personal side, as an energetic Australian, he likes his sports and being active, just as much as his beer.

Ann-Charlotte Rosenblom

Ann-Charlotte Rosenblom

 

VP - Partner Manager

After graduating with a Masters in Law in her native Sweden, Ann-Charlotte first joined Spotzer as a client manager. She now serves as Vice President of Partner Management. Slightly crazy by her own admission, she gets energy by working alongside talented colleagues and thrives on delivering happy clients. AC, as she is know internally, also bakes the office cupcakes.  

Claire Pace

Claire Pace

 

Global Operations Manager

Starting as a client manager at Spotzer and working across a range of products and roles, Claire is now managing our operations. Originally from Australia, she started her career in web design and has a strong passion for all things digital. When she is not hopping from our offices on three continents, Claire can be found in the newest restaurants or at live concerts.
 

Coen Beusmans

Coen Beusmans

 

Head of Design

As our Head of Design, Coen is responsible for maintaining the highest creative standards for the online solutions we deliver. Before joining Spotzer Coen worked at several international award winning ad agencies such as 180 Amsterdam, Euro RSCG and TBWA. He attended Art School and holds a MA in Graphic Communications Management and Technology from NYU. Coen loves photography, painting, riding his bicycle and playing tennis.

INVESTORS

Sierra Ventures

 

Sierra Ventures is a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm focused on investments across all areas of the information technology sector from semiconductors to enterprise software. Sierra Ventures has managed nine venture capital partnerships and currently has more than $1.5 billion of capital under management.

Cyrte Investments

 

Cyrte Investments is a Dutch based asset manager that operates several funds including a telecom, media and technology fund. Cyrte's investors include the Dutch pension fund PGGM and the media entrepreneur John de Mol.

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SV Angel

 

SV Angel is a Sillicon Valley angel fund established by Ron Conway, who is one of the world's most prolific and successful angel investors. Current investments include early stage investments in Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.