Two Microsoft Veterans Leap to Openbravo, Open Source Movement
Feb 02, 2009, 16:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Openbravo's new board member is Jesper Balser,
co-founder and former CEO of Navision. Balser took Navision public
in 1999, and Microsoft acquired the company in 2002. After the
acquisition, Balser was Head of Global Strategy at Microsoft
Business Solutions for 18 months, according to an Openbravo press
"Meanwhile, Cees Poortman -- another Microsoft and Navision
veteran -- joins Openbravo as VP of global commercial operations.
He'll be responsible for Openbravo's global partner ecosystem and
international subsidiaries. Previously, Poortman was managing
director for Navision Netherlands, and director for Microsoft
Business Solutions. He was responsible for launching Microsoft
Dynamics Entrepreneur, according to Openbravo."