Board of directors

Get to know our board members

Erik Ploegmakers

Managing Director

Erik Ploegmakers is Managing Director at Fox-IT. He is responsible for the business strategy, strengthening and expanding the relationship with government and industry, as well as the European expansion of the company in collaboration with parent company NCC Group.

Erik Ploegmakers is Master of Law (criminal law and eLaw). After his studies, he became a Forensic researcher at Fox-IT, and in 2007 he became COO of the FoxReplay business unit. Via DearBytes and PwC, he joined KPN, where he held the position of Managing Director Security Services. On March 1, 2018, he returned to Fox-IT as Global Head of Crypto & High Assurance.

Jeremy Butcher

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy is Fox-IT’s technical conscience, making sure that Fox-IT’s products and services are in line with security developments and IT developments at customers. He also determines opportunities for new products. Jeremy’s greatest challenge is finding the right balance between security and daily routines at customers.

Jeremy has worked at Fox-IT since 2000 and has contributed to all our important products. For the past seven years, he worked at the High Assurance group, which develops software and hardware security products for the most sensitive sectors. Prior to joining the Fox-IT team, he worked as a software developer for the government, where his tasks included hacking and reading out criminals’ phones.

Jeremy studied Applied Physics at the Delft University of Technology.

Marcel van Oirschot

Commercial Director

Marcel is Commercial Director of Fox-IT. He is responsible for all of the company’s commercial activities, both products and services, in the Netherlands and internationally. Marcel is also tasked with formulating the commercial strategy and corresponding long-term plans. His greatest challenge is to position Fox-IT on global level in order to enhance further growth. He believes that providing scalable security solutions will play an important role in this.

Marcel boasts more than twenty years’ experience in commercial managerial positions at major international software companies. His greatest strengths are forming and motivating sales teams, teambuilding, and selecting the right people for the transition.

Marcel graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology with a degree in Commercial Technology.

Rob Koppen

Finance & Support Director

Rob focuses on the professionalisation of Fox-IT, the integration of the business with NCC Group and the management of the finance and support departments.

Previously, Rob held several functions at board level at professional services organizations (accountancy, consultancy and IT). Rob Koppen was at Cap Gemini for 8 years where he held the position of Business Unit Director, CFO and Commercial Director. Before this he was a partner at Ernst & Young consulting and worked there for more than 12 years.

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