SAN FRANCISCO--(Hippo, a leading vendor of open source Enterprise Content Management and Portal technology, has appointed Lars Peters as Executive Vice President North America of Hippo USA.)--
With a strong background in international management, operations, corporate strategy and technology, Lars Peters brings nine years of hands-on experience to Hippo. Before joining Hippo, he was a project leader at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and co-founder and CFO of SmartHaven, a startup specializing in personalized search and data classification that was named one of Europe’s 12 hottest start-ups in 2000. Lars holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MA from the University of Amsterdam.
Tjeerd Brenninkmeijer, CEO of Hippo said, “Lars has the perfect mix of operational knowledge, management experience, enthusiasm and drive. We have very ambitious plans for the North American market, where we are already seeing a great demand for our open source enterprise content management and portal software, especially in an economic climate where businesses are looking to lower operational costs, without large up front investments. Lars will help the US team to constantly innovate, deliver and to stay several steps ahead of the competition.”
Lars Peters, Hippo’s newly-appointed Executive Vice President North America said, “Not only does Hippo have an incredibly exciting roadmap that demonstrates its commitment to innovation, the team has shown an enviable leadership in the open source industry in terms of both its community and its contribution to the definition of open standards. I’m proud to be part of the team and plan to contribute everything possible to ensure the company maintains and expands its lead in the enterprise content management space.”
Hippo helps companies manage and access information, protect sensitive data, share knowledge, optimize collaboration and reduce operational costs through its Content Management and Portal technologies. With the combination of enterprise-class support and open source technology, Hippo provides its users with the best of both worlds: the flexibility, innovation and robustness of open source software combined with the stability, reach, and service quality of an established vendor.
Hippo is actively involved in several key standard-setting efforts such as JSR 283, 286 and 301. Nine members of the Hippo team are committers/members for The Apache Software Foundation.
The company was founded in 1999 and today has a global base of over 150 customers across the education, publishing, manufacturing, and financial services industries, as well as several government agencies. Hippo has over 50 employees located in its European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and North American headquarters in San Francisco, California.
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