OnGuard announces Bert van der Zwan as CEO
OnGuard, the credit management software provider, has appointed Bert van der Zwan as Chief Executive Officer. Bert has taken over from current CEO, David Taylor, who will be moving to Chair of the Board. Drawing on his extensive finance and IT experience, Bert will build on the company’s growth and continue to enable businesses, across multiple sectors, to improve the health of their working capital.
Bert has held a number of successful leadership roles in companies such as WebEx, Twinfield, Rally and Unit4. Bert has contributed to impressive international expansions and successfully took Rally software public. In February 2015, he assumed the position of Chairman of the OnGuard Board where he got to know OnGuard’s vision, solutions and goals.
David Taylor, Chairman and former CEO, said: “Bert’s role as chairman over the past year has meant he’s spent valuable time with our management team and knows our core values inside out. It is more important than ever to ensure businesses know the realities of their cash flow, and we can help them achieve this. His proven ability to grow international businesses will be crucial to OnGuard’s next phase; to prosper in our local market and globally.”
Following the appointment, Taylor will assume the role of Chairman of the Board where he will keep contributing his vision and experience.
Van der Zwan added: “I’m very excited to be leading OnGuard into its next chapter. The company’s mission to build more resilient businesses by reducing the risks associated with cash flow is vital to global firms in times of uncertainty. This mission, alongside my experience in expanding international companies, means there are some really exciting years ahead.”
OnGuard creates software that helps its customers achieve faster payment of their invoices by monitoring and acting on payment behavior. OnGuard integrates and structures accounts receivables, from credit and collections management to complaints management and cash allocation. Users save time and obtain valuable insights into the payment behavior of their customers. OnGuard’s software allows all stakeholders in the order-to-cash process insight into real-time business critical information to ensure a level playing field around customers and their payment behavior. This prevents unnecessary work and redundant communication. Over 20 years of experience combined with unparalleled enthusiasm makes OnGuard unique in this dynamic market. Customers in over 50 countries around the globe use OnGuard to improve their daily credit management processes and results.