|University of Amsterdam, Masters||1996|
Rogier van den Heuvel is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SWYF. He is also owner of his own Management and (Strategy) Consultancy firm; Top Hill BV. Top Hill is an independent consulting firm specialized in the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) sectors. Top Hill is specialized in helping (start-up) companies to get to the next phase and grow their business.
At this moment Van den Heuvel is advisor for Investion, a dutch based Venture Capital firm, and as a CEO helping one of their ventures with building up their social e-commerce platform SWYF (ShopWithYourFriends). SWYF enables users to share and discuss their favorite fashion products and create trendy outfits and ‘lookbooks’ together with friends.
Van den Heuvel is also advisor for Brooklyn Ventures, a dutch beased Venture Capital firm, were he is helping a few ventures; RBN with the brand ‘Ringcredible’ (www.ringcredible.com) by helping them Globally expanding a Mobile VoIP Application, available on Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian. He is involved in Valuewait (www.valuewait.com), a specialist in Mobile Interaction, by helping them to monetize their mobile platform and the venture Sosocio (www.sosocio.com) an album printer which instantly turn your Facebook pictures, and those of your friends, into stunning books.
In Q1 2012, he helped ZoomIn (www.zoomin.tv) to make a global Mobile- and TV strategy for ZoomIn. It is the largest producer of online video news in Europe. Zoom.in publishes around 200 news videos daily in ten languages on more than 1.500 channel sites across 11 countries.
In Q4 2011, he was hired by iQU (www.iqu.com, formerly known as MMOTraffic) to help them by building up a Mobile Division in the Online Gaming industry. iQU is a marketing technology platform that forms perfect connections between gamers, publishers and advertisers to create a more robust marketplace for online games.
Prior to Top Hill, Van den Heuvel joined eBuddy (www.ebuddy.com) in April 2008 as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). He brought extensive executive-level business development and sales experience in telecommunications, media, the Internet and IPTV to his role as Chief Commercial Officer. eBuddy is the world’s leading independent web and mobile IM service that enables millions of monthly visitors with AIM, Facebook, ICQ, GoogleTalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! IM accounts to chat in one aggregated interface.
As part of the eBuddy senior management team, Van den Heuvel has lead an international sales team and was responsible for all Web and mobile sales to global advertisers, media, ad agencies and ad networks. He was also responsible for all partnership and distribution sales (with operators and Mobile Handset Vendors), B2B marketing, Ad Operations and online campaign management.
Prior to joining eBuddy, Van den Heuvel founded and operated Top Hill. In 2006 and 2007 he served as Director of Strategy and Business Development for Media Mall Netherlands, an open interactive IPTV/iTV platform offering personal, local and national digital online content and value added services to consumers in an interactive TV environment. Royal KPN acquired Media Mall in December 2007.
From 1997-2006, Van den Heuvel worked for Royal KPN (www.kpn.com), the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in The Netherlands that offers wireline and wireless telephony, Internet and TV to consumers and end-to-end telecommunications and ICT services to business customers. During this period at KPN, he held several (senior) management positions including that of Manager Business Development KPN TV & Media and Sales Director KPN Wholesale.
Mr. van den Heuvel holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org