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NovoServe is led by a cross-national management team, with an experienced CEO from the Netherlands and a Board of Directors from Germany. Our leadership team has extensive engineering and high-level management experience while being passionate about building a solid IaaS hosting business and aiming for further regional and international growth.

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Herke Plantenga     Chief Executive Officer

As co-founder and CEO of NovoServe, Herke Plantenga brings a mind-boggling amount of international experience. He co-founded and managed Virtu Secure Webservices B.V. - a fast-growing Netherlands-based company that made it to the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 three times in a row. Equinix acquired this successful data center services company in 2008.

Down the road, Herke Plantenga became Managing Director for one of the world’s largest IaaS hosting providers. Letting the organization expand revenues significantly from its Frankfurt, Germany branch office.

Engineering is in Mr. Plantenga’s DNA. With a can-do attitude, he’s dreaming of adding more data centers to NovoServe’s facilities. He holds a degree in Technical Business Administration from The University of Twente, the Netherlands.

"Growing from a startup to where we are now is just the beginning. We have the drive and ambition, partners and clients to go beyond. We’re excited about what the future will bring us." Herke Plantenga.
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Rolf Brodbeck     Chairman of the Board

Rolf Brodbeck is co-founder and managing partner of private equity company BE Beteiligungen GmbH in Cologne, Germany. He serves as NovoServe’s Chairman of the Board, bringing superior leadership qualities and experience to NovoServe’s team of executives. Mr. Brodbeck has been managing partner of BE Investment-Partners GmbH since 2009 while co-founding BE Beteiligungen GmbH in 2013.

Previously, Rolf Brodbeck held various C-level, private equity-oriented management roles within a variety of companies including Thyssen Industrie AG (I.T.); Rheinisch- Westfälischer TÜV; the Equity Investments division of WestLB AG; WestLB Group; DIC Deutsche Industrie Consult GmbH; Investitionsbank Brandenburg in Potsdam; and IKB Private Equity GmbH. He studied Economics at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.