Board of directors
Guido Van der Schueren
Guido Van der Schueren has been Chairman of the Board since 2014 and has close to 50 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. In 1992 he co-founded Artwork Systems and from 1996 to 2007 served as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Artwork Systems Group. He served as Vice Chairman of the EskoArtwork Group from June 2007 until April 2011. He runs Powergraph, an investment company mainly active in graphic arts software and technology. He is also the Chairman of Congra Software, the holding company which owns a majority stake in Hybrid Software Group PLC.
Mike Rottenborn took up the position of Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. He was formerly the President and CEO of HYBRID Software Inc., which he founded in 2007. He has spent 30 years working in the graphic arts industry and began his career as an electrical engineer with DuPont Printing & Publishing. After DuPont, Mr Rottenborn joined PCC Artwork Systems to focus on prepress workflow software for packaging and commercial printing customers. Mr Rottenborn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Villanova University.
Joachim Van Hemelen
Chief Financial Officer
Joachim Van Hemelen was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Company Director and a member of the Group’s executive team in September 2022. Mr. Van Hemelen has management responsibility over the firm’s global finance, treasury and corporate development functions. Prior to being appointed he was CFO of HYBRID Software which he joined in 2015.
Before this he worked as a corporate finance advisor in an Antwerp based family office, Portolani, and as a merger and acquisitions advisor in a Flanders-based mid-market M&A boutique. He started his professional career in 2010 as a financial auditor at BDO. Joachim earned his Master of Science in Business Administration at the Lessius Hogeschool Antwerp.
Clare Findlay was appointed an independent non-executive director of the Company in March 2019. Ms Findlay was previously a non-executive director of the Company from June 2011 until 2014 and has more than 20 years’ experience at senior level positions in the computer software industry, including as managing director of the UK operations of Concentrix Corporation, the global business process outsourcing division of SYNNEX. In 2013 Ms Findlay co-founded Purple Demand, a Demand Creation Agency.
Luc De Vos
Non-executive Director Luc De Vos
Luc De Vos was appointed an independent non-executive director in February 2021.
An engineer by training, Mr. De Vos is credited with championing the early implementations of the internet in Europe and was the founding father of the first sizeable pan-European Internet Service Provider. A notable business angel during the nineties’ new media and internet boom, he was a key player in KPNQwest, Stepstone, and Starlab, to, more recently, CarsOnTheWeb (now ADESA Europe).
He has also been a non-executive chairman to the first mediatech venture capital fund (Arkafund) in Belgium as well as a director to the global leasing and fleet management company Sofico, and advisor to unified threat management security provider AXS│GUARD. In all, he has worked with more than 60 companies with a strong focus on growth and corporate governance.