Introducing the Proactis Leadership Team 

US Market Director:
Michael Ereli

Michael became US Market Director in early 2021 following his role as EVP Professional Services at Proactis.

Michael held various roles at Perfect Commerce before the merger with Proactis and is an experienced eCommerce leader with 30 years of experience in Big 5, industry and start-up environments, including ChemConnect and Supply Chain Connect LLC. His skills include strategy development, large project management, business development and technology operations.

Chief Executive Officer:
Tim Sykes

Tim became the group’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2019 and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company's long-term strategy.

Tim has been with Proactis since 2006 and became full-time Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He has built up expertise within the small cap AIM listed market with over 25 financial years' experience across numerous companies. He has also held senior positions within corporate finance at KPMG and as Commercial Director at Mountain Warehouse.

Chief Financial Officer:
Richard Hughes

Richard joined Proactis in 2019 and, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial operations.

Richard has significant experience in financial control, accounting, reporting, compliance and governance across EMEA, CALA and APAC gained through his roles at ARRIS International plc, Pace plc and PwC.

Chief Operating Officer:
Stephen Line

Stephen joined Proactis in June 2022, with over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, to support Proactis’ transformational initiatives.

Stephen has a wealth of experience from over 20 years in B2B software, helping deliver scalable international growth programmes and overseeing the delivery of many transformational business projects. Prior to Proactis, he held positions at Harness, an innovative software delivery platform, where he was EMEA VP & GM, and data and analytics company, Cloudera, where he helped scale the business to have sales teams in 18 countries, customers in 65 countries and ARR from <$1m to $250m.

UK Market Director:
Ilija Ugrinic

Ilija joined Proactis in 2014 and, as UK Market Director, is responsible for business growth and customer retention in the territory.

Prior to joining Proactis, Ilija was a Director of Intelligent Capture, a business that was acquired by Proactis in 2014. Ilija has very successfully undertaken a wide variety of roles within the area of Spend Control and eProcurement, with proven success and experience in Strategic Partnerships, Key Account Management, Innovation and Sales and Marketing. In that time he has helped organisations deliver tangible outcomes through a consultative lead approach of combining performance benchmarking, automation and process best practice.

Market Director France:
Olivier Jung

Olivier Jung has held the position of Market Director since October 2019 and is in charge of designing and steering the company's strategic plans in France.

Olivier has nearly 20 years experience, having started his career at BT Syntegra before joining Nokia (ex-Alcatel-Lucent) in 2006 where he worked on various projects related to the digital transformation of the purchasing and finance functions. He joined Hubwoo in 2012 which was integrated with Perfect Commerce in 2017. Prior to taking over the French management position during the merger with Proactis, Olivier Jung was European Key Account Director at Perfect Commerce.

Market Director (DACH):
Marco Schulten

In 2019, Marco Schulten joined Proactis from a European Source-to-Pay provider, where he was Managing Director of the Central Europe region.

Marco has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the financial software and services industry. He is passionate about helping clients and prospects optimally manage their spend through digital transformation.

Market Director Benelux:
Robert-Jan van der Pouw

In March 2022, Robert-Jan van der Pouw was appointed as Market Director for the Benelux region, having originally joined Proactis in January 2016.

As an analytical and people-oriented commercial leader, Van der Pouw looks after the Benelux team, encouraging each team member to take responsibility and to be creative. As Market Director, Van der Pouw is responsible for both the commercial strategy and the operational activities of Proactis in the region. Outside of Proactis, he enjoys spending time with his 3 children and does all kinds of sports to stay both mentally as physically healthy.