Investors and Board of Directors
Meet our investors and the EclecticIQ board of directors.
Ace Capital Partners
KEEN Venture Partners
“We are convinced that Ace Management’s new investment will help the company to improve and accelerate its solutions that enable the world’s biggest governments and commercial enterprises to identify and protect against the most intense cyber threats.”François Lavaste / Partner, Ace Management
Board of Directors
Sam van der Feltz
Non-Executive Director, ChairmanLinkedin
Sam van der Feltz is Chairman of the board of EclecticIQ. He was CEO of IBFD from July 2009 to January 2017. Prior to…
Sam van der Feltz is Chairman of the board of EclecticIQ. He was CEO of IBFD from July 2009 to January 2017. Prior to his appointment at IBFD, he held senior board positions with Unilever, Taylor Nelson Sofres and EMI Music. Van der Feltz holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Utrecht and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (AMP). In a non-executive role, Van der Feltz serves as Chairman on various other boards in Europe and Africa (Consumer goods, Wildlife conservation, Arts & Museum).
Executive Director, CEO EclecticIQLinkedin
Joep Gommers is the co-founder and CEO of EclecticIQ. EclecticIQ is a global threat intelligence, hunting and response…
Joep Gommers is the co-founder and CEO of EclecticIQ. EclecticIQ is a global threat intelligence, hunting and response technology provider. Its clients are some of the most targeted organizations, globally. Prior to this, Joep served as Head of Global Collection and Global Intelligence Operations at threat intelligence market leader iSIGHT Partners (acquired by FireEye). Having worked around the world for over 20 years, Joep has acquired a depth and breadth understanding of market demands and the cyber security industry. His vision of security programs is informed by the power of real-world threats and an ambition to build products that allow a leap forward in organizations’ cyber security efforts.
Non-Executive Director, Partner Ace ManagementLinkedin
François Lavaste joined Ace Management in 2019 from Airbus, where he held various positions in the cybersecurity field,…
François Lavaste joined Ace Management in 2019 from Airbus, where he held various positions in the cybersecurity field, including CEO of Airbus CyberSecurity, founder and CEO of Stormshield and Head of Digital Security and Data Governance for the Defence and Space division. François headed up the company Netasq (acquired by Airbus in 2012) and worked in the US for various Silicon Valley companies (e.g. Brightmail, anti-spam filtering, acquired by Symantec in 2004).
Non-Executive Director, Partner Capricorn PartnersLinkedin
As a Partner at Capricorn Partners, a Leuven-based independent asset manager, Katrin is currently driving the Capricorn…
As a Partner at Capricorn Partners, a Leuven-based independent asset manager, Katrin is currently driving the Capricorn Digital Growth Fund and the Capricorn ICT Arkiv fund, both focusing on investments in data driven companies mainly in the areas of digital healthcare and Industry 4.0. Next to her role at Capricorn, Katrin is a council member of VARIO, the Flemish Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a member of the Supervisory Board of EIT Digital. She was named one of the Inspirational Fifty Women in Tech in Belgium 2020.
Non-Executive Director, General Partner KEEN Venture PartnersLinkedin
Over three decades, Ben Verwaayen held numerous executive positions at leading telecommunications and technology…
Over three decades, Ben Verwaayen held numerous executive positions at leading telecommunications and technology providers. Ben was Chief Executive Officer of BT Group PLC and Alcatel-Lucent. He has served as President of KPN Telecom and Vice-Chairman of Lucent Technologies. Verwaayen currently is Chairman of the Board of Renewi and on the Board of Directors of Akamai and OFCOM.
Non-Executive Director, Partner INKEF CapitalLinkedin
Corné Jansen is a Partner at INKEF and focuses on early stage investing in the areas of Enterprise Software, SaaS…
Corné Jansen is a Partner at INKEF and focuses on early stage investing in the areas of Enterprise Software, SaaS & Deeptech. He has 11 years of investment experience in technology. Prior to INKEF, Corné was a VP at HPE Growth Capital, a late stage growth fund where he looked at both B2B as well as B2C business models in the areas of fintech, applied materials and enterprise software. Before joining HPE, Corné worked in the London-based Technology Coverage teams of Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston, where he executed several M&A transactions and IPOs.
Non-Executive Director, IndependentLinkedin
Jurjen Harskamp is CEO & Co-founder of cyber security company Hunt & Hackett. Jurjen is also an active investor…
Jurjen Harskamp is CEO & Co-founder of cyber security company Hunt & Hackett. Jurjen is also an active investor in technology driven ventures and a strategic advisor to Private Equity fund BB Capital. Previously, Jurjen held the executive role of Chief Strategy Officer at Fox-IT. In this role he was responsible for developing Fox-IT into Europe's leading Cyber Security company. This consequently led to the sale of the company to NCC Group. Prior to this Jurjen was Director at Policy Research Corporation.
“KEEN is thrilled to continue to support EclecticIQ in building a home grown European leader in cybersecurity.”Ben Verwaayen / Non-Executive Director, KEEN
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