LuxCloud, a European cloud service distribution platform has invited Jérôme Wittamer onto its board of directors. Wittamer is currently a member of the executive committee at Genii Capital, an investment management and financial advisory firm. He also serves on the executive committee of Luxembourg’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and on the board of Jonk Entrepreneuren (the Luxembourg branch of Junior Achievement), a non-profit organization for young entrepreneurs.
LuxCloud, one of the first vendor-independent SaaS distribution platforms in Europe, invited a new member onto its board of directors, in November 2011. LuxCloud is proud to welcome Jérôme, who will bring his experience and contacts to the LuxCloud team.
LuxCloud is continually evolving, augmenting its portfolio with new and exciting products. In March 2012, Marco Houwen, Founder and CEO of LuxCloud, announced the launch of Hosted365, a compilation of cloud services allowing service providers, telecom operators and value added resellers the opportunity to offer a hosted desktop with Web based versions of Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync. Hosted365 is fully managed by the reseller and they are invited to brand the product with their own identity, ensuring ownership of their customers and full control of their pricing strategy.
LuxCloud is currently mobilizing a team of industry experts to support its growth in the world of cloud service; a team with the experience necessary to execute the company’s bold business plan and deliver value for all its stakeholders.
“Jérôme has already proven an invaluable resource for the LuxCloud team,” said Marco. “His expertise in numerous industries, including telecoms, media, SaaS and e-commerce, his vision and understanding of what makes a successful company coupled with his challenging and demanding attitude, always expecting the very best, will further push LuxCloud towards achieving its objective.”
As a board member, Jérôme brings over 17 years of board and operations experience from the technology venture space, along with a rich network of international contacts. Now specializing in corporate finance, Jérôme serves mid-market companies with their private placement, capital markets and M&A advisory needs.
“I greatly enjoy working with the team at LuxCloud, it is a group of very talented and driven individuals open to new ideas,” said Jérôme. “Their unique combination of knowledge and skills is the key to achieve our goal, to make LuxCloud the market leader in cloud service distribution.”
Whilst Jérôme is currently a member of the Executive Committee at Genii Capital, an investment management and financial advisory firm, he is also involved with several other companies, notably in the cloud space. Along with LuxCloud, he serves on the Executive Committee of Luxembourg’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and on the board of Jonk Entrepreneuren (the Luxembourg branch of Junior Achievement), a non-profit organization empowering young people to own their economic success.
LuxCloud is part of the DCL Group, a leading Internet and e-commerce company, in 2008 Jérôme served as CFO for the Group, thus beginning his continued association with the DCL Group. Concurrently, he served as CFO for LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange, an initiative aimed at developing the Internet in Luxembourg. In 2009 he joined eBrand Services, a global leader specializing in domain name management for companies throughout Europe, where he served for one year. In 2007 he was a co-founder of Domain Invest, Europe’s largest domain name aggregator and trader.
Jérôme also held positions with VOXmobile (now Orange Luxembourg), BIP Investment Partners, HSBC Investment Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jérôme received an MBA from the RSM Erasmus Graduate School of Business, and obtained a Masters in Law, from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is fluent in French and English.
LuxCloud is a market-leading provider of cloud computing services, allowing companies to quickly launch and profitably deliver the cloud services demanded by small- and medium-sized businesses. LuxCloud offers customizable branded solutions enabling resellers, system integrators and service providers to sell online any and all of the services and applications available on the platform. The range of applications is constantly evolving, reflecting the needs of the market, and includes Web and application hosting, messaging and collaboration, business processes and infrastructure packages. Part of the DCL Group, LuxCloud was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Luxembourg. LuxCloud enables a smooth transition of business to the cloud.