Our Global Management Team
I am Con Zwinkels, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Leaseweb. Since the company was founded in 1997, I have worked together with the management teams to define the overarching strategic direction for the company. As a founder, I am very proud of Leaseweb’s growth, prosperity, and innovation as well as our ability to not simply meet our customers’ expectations but to work closely with them to create both the best possible products and real long term relationships. Having been active in the industry since 1997, I am both passionate about and have deep familiarity with all aspects of the cloud hosting and data center sector.
Prior to my time with Leaseweb, I studied Law at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and my deep passion for aviation led me to obtain an ATPL pilot license. I have flown as a captain on Boeing 747’s for 14 years. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two daughters, and our two dogs, as well as sailing, mountain biking, and tennis.
I am Pieter Dijkhuis, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Leaseweb. In this position, I oversee all financial, business intelligence, ERP, risk, and tax functions within company. I view the finance team as a strategic partner for management, providing them with the information they need to make effective decisions, while freeing them up to focus on the customer. My team also provides a control framework for good governance and risk management in order to enhance the security of our customers’ data. We design the steering metrics that allow us to measure our performance and determine whether we are meeting our customers’ expectations. All of these are essential ingredients in developing a self-learning organization that can fulfill its mission of adding real value for customers.
Prior to my time at Leaseweb, I worked as finance professional in the banking, commodity trading and private equity industries. I have 20 years of international work experience, having worked in Amsterdam, Curacao, Buenos Aires, London, and New York.
I pursued my studies in Economics at the University of Groningen and obtained an executive MBA from Insead. When not working, I enjoy mountaineering and playing soccer with the Leaseweb team.
I am Svenja de Vos, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Leaseweb Global. I am responsible for the Product Management, Product Engineering, and System Administration departments. Together with my team, I am responsible for setting Leaseweb’s technical vision, scaling Leaseweb’s technology, pushing innovation, and further developing the company’s cloud hosting and cybersecurity services. Leaseweb is well known for delivering great products, and with the growing technology, we can cater our customers’ needs better.
Prior to joining Leaseweb, I have been involved with the telecom industry for almost 20 years. For the last 14 years, I worked as CIO in Austria and the Netherlands at Tele2, and as Director of Transformation for the Tele2 group.
Next to technology, my other passions in life are spending time with my friends and family, interior design, and Formula1.
I am Walter van de Waterbeemd, Chief Human Resources Officer, Leaseweb Global BV. I am responsible for all HR and Facilities related operations, including finding the right talent, scaling our global team, developing our talent, constantly improving the employee engagement - and do all these in an inspiring and transparent environment. I believe that contented employees will always lead to contented customers, translating to a good NPS.
For over 30 years, I have been working in the HR field with different industries – Defence, Public Service, Energy, Shipbuilding and Installation industry. Prior to Leaseweb, I have held the role of HR Director and other senior management roles with different companies such as the Dutch Air Force, Municipality of Maastricht, NRE, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Feenstra.
I graduated from the Royal Military Academy for the Air Force and studied post academic Business Management at the University of Twente. I studied at the Defense Institute of Management Studies and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration. In my free time, I like to cook gourmet dinners and play classical music with friends.
My name is Ronald Haasert, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Leaseweb Global. I am responsible for all global marketing and communication activities. With my team, we focus on the optimal customer relationship, experience, and relevant services to empower our customers.
Before joining Leaseweb, I led several global digital transformations of marketing and merchandising organizations. I received an executive MBA from the University of Hertfordshire (UK). In addition to my work, I mentor international students from the Hanze International Business School in Groningen.
When not in the office, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, travel, watersports and skiing.
I am Patrick Eikenaar, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Leaseweb Global. I am responsible for the operations of the company, this includes Global Security, System Administrations and Project, Process and Supply Chain Management. Together with my team I make sure that the company operates in the most efficient way possible, carefully balancing operational excellence and customer intimacy, aiming to maximize customer satisfaction.
Prior to Leaseweb, I was responsible for the Data Center business for Dell Technologies in the Netherlands and before that I was responsible for the operations of a large media, retail and logistics company. I have over 20 years of experience in the area of IT and Business alignment.
I have a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the Delft University of Technolgy and I am still very interested in anything that has to do with cutting edge technologies and innovations. In my time besides work I love to spend as much time possible with my family, I love outdoor sports like skiing, running, golf and cycling.
Regional Management Team - The Netherlands
I am Martijn Bethlehem, Finance Director of Leaseweb Netherlands B.V. In this position, I oversee all financial aspects within our local entity and help translate our company’s vision into revenue. I view the finance role as a strategic partner for management, providing them with key information to make effective decisions, while freeing them up to keep their focus on the customer. My role also provides support to Operations to optimize the occupancy of our Netherlands data centers, which results in faster delivery times and high availability of our core infrastructure for our customers.
Being with the company for 10 years, I am very proud to see how the company and the employees developed themselves from a local player towards a successful global company with highly satisfied customers. During the last 10 years, I held several finance management positions in Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
Prior to my job at Leaseweb, I worked as an auditor in one of the Big Four offices. I hold a bachelors’ degree in Auditing. When I am not working, I like spending time with my family, hiking, diving, soccer and traveling.
I am Julia Gortinskaya, Sales Director of Leaseweb Netherlands. I am responsible for executing Sales strategy to ensure organization’s growth.
I have been working at Leaseweb since 2012, starting as a Senior Account Manager. Prior to my time with Leaseweb, I worked as a Sales Manager at Linxtelecom - connectivity and data center services provider, and have more than 15 years’ experience in hosting and telecom industry.
I have a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Moscow State Linguistics University. During my free time, I enjoy reading, visiting classical music concerts, and love outdoor sports like skiing and hiking.
Regional Management Team - United States
I am Richard Copeland, Chief Executive Officer of Leaseweb USA, Inc. I’m responsible for all business aspects of the company across our 9 data center locations in the US. In addition, executing and developing Leaseweb’s vision and strategy in the region is a core part of my role.
I’m passionate about working with my team to achieve the company’s goals, maintaining a positive work-life balance for our employees, and building customer relationships and satisfaction with a personal touch.
Before becoming CEO, I grew and led the sales department as the Sr. Director of Sales. Before joining Leaseweb in 2013, I worked for Verizon Business for 10 years in various account management and sales leadership roles. Earlier in my career, I worked for a printed circuit board company where I held process engineering, production management, and customer technical support roles during my 7-year tenure.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. During my free time, I enjoy exercising, watching movies/sports and spending time with my family and friends.
I am Chris Dorcsis, Finance Director of Leaseweb USA, Inc. I am responsible for Accounting & Reporting, Tax, Abuse, Administration, Legal & Compliance, and Merger & Acquisitions. I take pride in providing data, key metrics and support which enables the business to focus where it needs to focus: on the customer.
I am a CPA with over 20 years of experience in the accounting field. I have worked in all areas of accounting and finance throughout my career. Most recently, I worked as Finance Manager for one of the largest listed companies in Australia. Prior to this, I spent eight years as the Controller for a mental health company in Virginia. One of my key strengths is building and maintaining high functioning cohesive teams.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from George Mason University. I spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves, including a tour in Desert Storm. When I am not working, I enjoy coaching baseball, cruising, spending time with my family, and working out.
I am Meg Riat, Human Resources Director for Leaseweb USA, Inc. I am responsible for all strategic HR and people-focused initiatives, including employee relations, training and development, benefits, performance management, recruiting and onboarding in the US.
I have over 17 years of experience across all functions of human resources. Much of my experience has been in the IT services and solutions industry. Most recently, I worked as the Human Resources Manager for an IT Consulting firm. I strongly believe in providing employees with the right tools and opportunities in order to drive them to perform at their best, which leads to high levels of energy, commitment, engagement and a strong company culture.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and hold a “Senior Professional in Human Resources” (SPHR) certification and the “Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional” (SHRM-SCP) certification. I’m passionate about HR and serve on the HR Virginia SHRM State Council. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling.
I am Bart Dries, Operations Director at Leaseweb USA, Inc. Together with my team I am responsible for Leaseweb’s infrastructure in the US. For me, the discipline of Operations is uncompromisingly about continuity, stability, reliability and manageability. My team assures that those four key objectives are met on an ongoing basis.
I have been working in the hosting industry for nearly 20 years, 10 of those at Leaseweb. Before joining Leaseweb, I developed my operational knowledge of IT infrastructures at a number of European IT companies such as Demon and XS4all. I have been lucky enough to lead a wide range of departments through major changes in the industry. I implemented innovative processes and tactics, while minimizing risks and cost.
I completed my studies at Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. In my free time I enjoy exploring the Arizona country side with my family.
Regional Management Team - Germany
I am Marcus Busch, Managing Director of Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH. I am responsible for the general management and operations of Leaseweb in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). This embraces focusing on customer relationships, ensuring the quality of service and accelerating growth, both locally and internationally. I joined Leaseweb in 2019, having spent more than 20 years working in global Telco/Digital Business including companies like Verizon, T-Systems, and Media Broadcast.
I pursued my studies in Economics at the University of Essen where I graduated in 1994. When not working or out with the dog, I enjoy road trips with one of my classic motorcycles, attending live concerts and playing tennis.
I am Thomas Kirchler, Operations Director at Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH. In this position, I – together with my team – am responsible for the smooth running of all operational tasks in Frankfurt. My main responsibility is to ensure that all processes function smoothly to give our customers the best possible customer experience with our products.
We are able to achieve this goal by understanding our customers and including them as far as possible in our work.I have been working in IT for over 10 years and learned the business from scratch. I started as a trainee with an IT specialist before working as a support and procurement technician for several years. After a few years in the position of team leader I was promoted to Operations Manager. In the course of my professional career and in particular during my time with the volunteer fire brigade I have learned to remain calm and focused and to find solutions, especially in stressful situations – this is something that today helps me to offer our customers the best possible service.
Before starting my career, I trained as an IT systems specialist at the Werner-von-Siemens school in Frankfurt am Main. I like to spend my free time with my dog, hiking and riding my motorcycle.
My name is René Ceslik. I’m working for Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH since July 2014 and since January 2021 I’m in the role of Manager Customer Care. Together with my Team I’m responsible for efficiently taking in and solving any kind of customer request. Customer satisfaction is tightly connected to quick response times and reliable solutions. Together with the first and second level support team I’m responsible for quick and reliable support.
During my time as electronics engineer, I’ve been able to learn a lot about customer satisfaction in a B2C environment. I adapted my experience and used my knowledge in several positions at Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH as a Provisioning Engineer, Senior Technical Support Engineer and finally, Manager Customer Care.
Finding solutions is also a hobby during my free time: I enjoy fixing electronics of any kind. I enjoy taking tours with my road-bike and love travelling, especially to Japan.
Regional Management Team - Hong Kong & Japan & Singapore
I am Pieter Kraan, Managing Director of Leaseweb Hong Kong, Leaseweb Japan, Leaseweb Singapore and Leaseweb Australia. I am responsible for the expansion of Leaseweb’s presence in each of these regions. I joined Leaseweb in 2021 and brought over 20 years of global experience in growing businesses in the IT and service industries with me.
Before joining Leaseweb, I served as managing director of Runway86, a Singapore based start-up in the luxury travel industry. Prior to that, I held management positions in the professional printing industry for companies like Océ and Canon in the Netherlands, China and Singapore with national and regional responsibilities.
I hold a MBA Degree in General Management from the joined program of Nyenrode University, the Netherlands, Kellogg School of management, USA, and University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. Next to my work I love spending time with my family, travelling, water sports, winter sports, and Formula1.
Regional Management Team - UK
I am Terry Storrar, Managing Director of Leaseweb UK Ltd. I am responsible for general management in the UK, where I oversee business development and operations, with particular attention to expanding the company’s cloud product portfolio. My focus is on execution and delivering exceptional value for our customers.
I joined Leaseweb in 2020 and brought more than 20 years of expertise across a range of specialized services, including managed services, cloud, hosting, implementation and architecture. Prior to joining Leaseweb, I worked in director-level roles for several UK entities, from startups to national enterprises.
I pursued my studies at Hewens College. When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife, two daughters and our dog. I like travel, sporting events, food, keeping fit and I am a very keen golfer.
Regional Management Team - Canada
I’m Roger Brulotte, the Chief Executive Officer of Leaseweb (iWeb) Canada. I am responsible for the general management and operations of our Canadian business unit, leading the implementation of Leaseweb’s core vision and strategy to grow our presence in Canada.
With over 20 years of experience in the data center, telecom, and wireless industry with large and startup organizations, I have acquired extensive leadership and operational expertise to benefit our local teams and customers.
When I’m not working, I enjoy family time, skiing, great wines, walks with my golden retriever Cooper and following my daughter’s horseback riding passion.
Leaseweb Network Management Team
I am Bart van der Sloot, Managing Director of Leaseweb Network B.V. My team builds, manages and supports Leaseweb’s networks and internet traffic around the world and the networking products and services in Leaseweb’s portfolio. Since “server-to-eyeball” network performance has a big impact on the end-user experience of any Leaseweb hosted content or application, we are passionate about finding the fastest route through the Internet and minimizing packet loss – while maximizing uptime and protecting our customers against cybercrime.
Prior to joining Leaseweb in 2014, I worked 14 years at Level 3 Communications, developing and managing sales teams across Europe (and serving Leaseweb as a customer since 2007). Before Level 3, I spent 11 years at Philips Electronics in various product management and marketing functions and building a Professional Services business around Philips’ business telephone systems and call centre products.
I joined Leaseweb because I was attracted to its entrepreneurial spirit, to its culture to empower people, and to the talents and teamwork I perceived when Leaseweb was my customer – and so far, all of that has proved true. In December 2016, I was elected to the Executive Board of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) where I fulfil the role of Treasurer.
I graduated in 1988 and hold a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the Technical University Delft. When not working, I try to find the right balance between consuming calories (by cooking and enjoying food) and burning them (by running and cycling), preferably with family or friends.