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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 release.

"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."

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