Infotheek's chief digital officer Brian Speelman has announced his resignation.
Speelman founded Centralpoint in 2001 and grew the company to a €120m-revenue business with 100 staff by 2017. He then sold the company to Infotheek that same year. He became chief digital officer of Infotheek after the acquisition.
Announcing his resignation in a LinkedIn post, Speelman paid homage to "18 wonderful years" in the industry.
"From €0 to €750 million. After 18 wonderful years I decided to leave Infotheek Group (Central Point/FlexIT). In 2001 I started Centralpoint.nl (-Reseller of IT products). In 2017 I sold Centralpoint.nl to Infotheek Group. In recent years, Infotheek has grown to an organization with 1100 employees, and a turnover of over €750 million. As an ambassador and shareholder, I remain involved in a non-active role," he wrote, translated from the original Dutch.
Speaking to Dutch IT Channel, Speelman added that decisions to split the Infotheek brand into two autonomous businesses - reseller Centralpoint and distributor FlexIT - has meant there is no longer a need for his group-level position.
Translated from the original Dutch, he said: "I chose to say goodbye to the Infotheek Group because I feel that they are now two organisations that are ready for the future. For organisations that need speed and decisiveness, a group structure makes no contribution. My choice is therefore a logical consequence of the positive recent developments to give both companies more autonomy."
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