Located around the world – and with decades of experience in their respective fields – our leaders have the vision, expertise, and dedication it takes to understand and deliver on the needs of our customers, employees, partners, and shareholders.

Richard Wiegmann

President & CEO

Richard Wiegmann

President & CEO

Richard is President & CEO for the VertiGIS Group. He leads more than 500 colleagues across a global network of development, services, sales, operations, and corporate teams.

Richard joined the VertiGIS Board of Directors in 2017 and assumed the role of President & CEO in 2019. His career in the software business spans more than 20 years in executive leadership roles, including CEO at Trust Group, a leading provider of travel technology and services. He has also held senior level marketing, operations, customer experience, strategy, planning, sales, and distribution roles in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific in telecommunications, airlines and BPOs.

Tamara McKevitt

Chief Financial Officer

Tamara McKevitt

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Tamara ensures that all financial and accounting-related activities align with VertiGIS’ vision. She has a proven track record of driving both short and long term strategic financial objectives while ensuring regulatory compliance across the diverse jurisdictions where VertiGIS operates. She proudly serves as a trusted advisor to her colleagues on the financial implications of their business activities.

Tamara previously spent 13 years leading and managing a commercial finance team in a rapidly growing software company. She also has experience in the implementation of ERP systems and managing critical stakeholder relationships.

Jason Kolt

Chief Marketing Officer

Jason Kolt

Chief Marketing Officer

Jason makes sure our customers have the most current information about VertiGIS’ products, solutions, and services. As CMO, he provides leadership to a global marketing team focused on sales enablement, strategic communications, brand management, and product marketing. Jason approaches marketing the way he approaches leadership – with passion, curiosity, and a desire to make an impact.

Jason has held progressive marketing & communications management roles in the financial services and technology sector. As a marketer, he is fascinated by the range and problems that VertiGIS’ customers manage to solve, and is always looking for ways to share their stories with others.

Frank Bröse

VP Global HR & Talent

Frank Bröse

VP Global HR & Talent

Frank believes that people are an organizations’ greatest asset. As VertiGIS’ VP Global HR & Talent, he empowers VertiGIS team members and develops HR services and operations that help forward the company’s strategic objectives. He draws upon decades of experience to oversee all HR functions, including talent acquisition, retention, compensation, benefits, and employee development.

Prior to joining VertiGIS, Frank oversaw European and global HR operations in the hospitality, travel, and software business, including managing legal and facility matters in his most recent roles.

Drew Millen

Chief Technology Officer, North America

Drew Millen

Chief Technology Officer, North America

Drew is passionate about building and executing a product strategy that delivers great geospatial software to drive customer success, ultimately allowing people to make better decisions. He leads the long-term technology vision and strategy for the Geocortex product suite and is responsible for the North American research and development teams.

Before working with the sales team on technical sales engagements, Drew spent several years as a software developer and leading development teams. Frequent customer and partner interactions inspired him to push his career into product and portfolio management. Since 2011 his focus has been on software strategy and he has been CTO since 2018.

Christoph Spörri

Director of Research and Development, EMEA

Christoph Spörri

Director of Research and Development, EMEA

Christoph leads the European research and development team for VertiGIS, and provides product development strategies for the utilities and public sector markets. Chris believes the connections made through geospatial solutions can help organizations get their work done more effectively and efficiently.

Prior to joining VertiGIS, Christoph worked as Lead Developer for a top engineering company, developing online GIS tools to create flood maps for FEMA, followed by 10 years leading development and product management teams.

Christoph Ihnenfeld

VP Global IT & Security

Christoph Ihnenfeld

VP Global IT & Security

As VP Global IT & Security, Christoph is responsible for building a world-class IT organization at VertiGIS. He is focused on finding the right platforms and processes to serve a global company while ensuring the highest security measures are enacted to protect staff and customers alike. Christoph believes in the power of IT solutions to empower an organization to achieve its goals and its customers to achieve theirs.

Prior to joining VertiGIS, Christoph worked for several companies within the travel, banking and consulting industries. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science and enjoys leading global teams to success.

Holger Schade

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA

Holger Schade

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA

As CEO for the EMEA region, Holger makes sure that all VertiGIS stakeholders, including customers and employees, have a positive experience with VertiGIS technology. His primary focus is the general management of the European business, including the development of a corporate strategy for several markets and product lines. He is passionate about the power of geospatial technology to address real-world challenges in our communities.

Holger has held various executive management positions within the geospatial industry for more than 25 years. Holger’s academic background focuses on Geoinformatics and he also holds an Engineering Doctorate.

Kees van Loo

Chief Executive Officer, North America

Kees van Loo

Chief Executive Officer, North America

As the CEO of North America, Kees leads VertiGIS’ North American operations, as well as the Geocortex and M4 product suites worldwide. He is passionate about developing business strategy that focuses on delivering the right geospatial technology to the people who need it as simply as possible. Having worked all over the world, Kees takes pride in building connections that harness the power of global technology for local solutions.

Prior to joining VertiGIS North America, Kees was Managing Director of Geocom Informatik GmbH in Munich, Germany and was an executive with Esri, Inc. in Redlands, California.

Tim Börner

Director of Sales, EMEA

Tim Börner

Director of Sales, EMEA

As the Director of Sales for the EMEA region, Tim prides himself on ensuring customers get the right VertiGIS solution to meet their needs. He achieves this by prioritizing active communication and leading with curiosity; he works to truly understand the market and customers’ challenges within it. Through the development and execution of sales strategy, partner agreements and targeted marketing activities, Tim empowers his team to build connections and find solutions for their customers that address real world problems.

Prior to joining VertiGIS, Tim held roles in marketing, project management and European-wide sales in both the IT and software industries

Elmar Happ

Director, Public Sector

Elmar Happ

Director, Public Sector

With his decades-long experience and academic background in the public sector, Elmar is ideally suited to support VertiGIS customers ranging from state and local governments to non-profit organizations. He is driven by how VertiGIS products and services help to improve public services with tangible benefits for citizens in communities around the world.

Elmar successfully led a VertiGIS business unit for more than ten years as the Managing and Sales Director and has leadership experience in the areas of quality assurance and product management.

Gerald Kreuwel

Director, Utilities

Gerald Kreuwel

Director, Utilities

Gerald ensures that the strategic direction of product development, marketing, and sales are aligned with VertiGIS’ vision of creating innovative and meaningful utility solutions. With decades of experience in the utilities sector, Gerald and his team use their extensive knowledge and close industry relationships to address the biggest challenges for utility organizations.

Gerald was Head of Product Management at AED-SICAD, Director of Marketing and Sales for Miner & Miner Europe, as well as Sales Manager at Esri Netherlands.

Heiko Willenbacher

Director, Industry/Manufacturing

Heiko Willenbacher

Director, Industry/Manufacturing

Heiko ensures that VertiGIS successfully supports its manufacturing and industry customers as they in solve business challenges and improve their processes. His focus is ensuring that VertiGIS maintains its position as a leading global provider of GIS solutions for location management, supply chain and risk management, and business continuity.

Prior to joining VertiGIS, Heiko spent over a decade in the IT/GIS and BIM environment, and led several scientific projects. He also has five years of management experience in GIS, database, and municipal management.

Markus Müller

Director, Professional Services EMEA

Markus Müller

Director, Professional Services EMEA

As Director Professional Services EMEA, Markus Müller is responsible for the delivery of value-added services to all customers in the European region. The main goal of his team is to bring the VertiGIS solutions to optimal use, with a special focus on the development of SaaS/managed services offerings. He believes that spatial information can connect a wide range of information and optimize or enable almost any business process.

Prior to VertiGIS, Markus held positions in the public sector business in Germany for more than 20 years, where he was involved in the development and implementation of AFIS, ALKIS and ATKIS for cadaster/state surveying, LISA for federal and state properties, and the LEFIS process for land consolidation. Markus considers standards to be critical for successful solutions; he was actively involved in the European INSPIRE standardization and ISO activities.

Theodor Meusburger

Managing Director, Austria

Theodor Meusburger

Managing Director, Austria

As Managing Director, Theodor Meusburger is responsible for the operational business of VertiGIS in Austria.

He has been guided for many years by the belief that embedded GIS is an essential part of successful geospatial business processes. Together with our partners, Theodor ensures that VertiGIS delivers innovative solutions – based on GIS and facility management – for customers in the public and infrastructure sectors.

With a technical background in communications engineering, Theodor graduated with a degree in geography and was with VertiGIS Austria (formerly SynerGIS FM & Solutions) for over 20 years, most recently in the role of Director, Technical Sales.

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