CO-CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Jan-Willem Rombouts co-founded REstore and serves as its co-CEO after a career at Goldman Sachs where he last served as Executive Director of Credit Trading Strategy. He brings expertise in quantitative modeling and software development. At REstore Jan-Willem leads the product innovation, technology development and trading activities. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from NYU and a graduate certificate in Data Mining and Applications from Stanford University.
CO-CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Prior to co-founding REstore in 2010, Pieter-Jan Mermans worked as a case manager at Arthur D. Little and PwC, where he contributed to developing BU strategies and Post Merger Integration work in the Power & Petrochemicals sectors. At REstore, Pieter-Jan serves as a co-CEO, leading the business expansion and driving Regulatory Affairs. He holds a M.Sc. in Commercial Engineering from University of Antwerp and a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from University of Leuven.
Wim De Naeyer
Chief financial officer
Wim De Naeyer is a Maître en Gestion - Option Finance (University Paris IX Dauphine, 1996), an international taxation graduate from ESSF/Ichec Brussels and a Business Analysis graduate (Lancaster University, 1997). After several years at PWC Brussels in audit and at the corporate finance department of BNP Paribas Brussels, he worked for more than 12 years with Altice/Numericable/Coditel/Completel in France, Belgium and Luxembourg as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. Wim represents Wissa BVBA.
Vice-president IT Engineering
Tom is a senior software engineer with a civil engineering degree from KULeuven, Belgium. Tom held positions as a software engineer and team leader with several companies in the utility banking/insurance and engineering sectors including IBM-SKillteam and Altran CIS. Tom represents Nubium BVBA.
Executive vice-president UK & North America
Geert Ramault has a solid commercial and business development track record over 15 years in the energy and technology sector in both Europe and the Americas. He joined REstore in its early days and helped kick-start its commercial roll-out and rapid market expansion that propelled the company to its current industry-leading position. Prior to REstore, he held management positions in several early-stage high-tech companies and led multiple high-performance teams in various countries. Geert received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from Ghent University and holds an MBA from Vlerick Business School.
executive vice-president sourcing & sales Germany & Belgium
Dirk comes from Germany and brings to REstore more than 16 years' experience in the energy industry and 12 years in industrial automation. He knows the German energy market and business with large industrial consumers following his work in sales for EnBW and EDF. Most recently, he was responsible at EnBW AG for the development of new business areas in energy efficiency, electric mobility, smart home and decentralised energy systems. Prior to his time in the energy sector, he worked as project manager and sales representative in charge of industrial automation at Siemens, ABB and Philips. At REstore he is responsible for the development of business activities in Germany. He trained as an engineer with a degree in Plant Operations Engineering from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
Wouter De Borger
Wouter De Borger is scrum master of the infrastructure team. He is an expert in orchestration and infrastructure automation. Wouter holds a PhD in computer science and a master of engineering at the KULeuven. Wouter is founder and co-owner of Inmanta NV. Wouter De Borger is scrum master van het inffrastructuur team. Hij is een expert in orchestratie en infrastructuur automatisatie. Wouter heeft een doctoraat in computerwetenschappen en is burgerlijk ingenieur aan de KULeuven. Wouter is founder and co-owner of Inmanta NV.
Nick has a degree in business sciences. For the last 13 years he has built an in-depth knowledge of the energy markets as a senior key account manager where he was responsible for energy supply contracts with energy intensive companies located in Belgium and across the border. At Restore he is responsible for sourcing power-load flexibility with large industrial consumers.
Arnaud has been passionate about computers since his early childhood, and has been developing software professionally for more than 15 years. He has helped in the development of Centera, bringing the first content-addressable storage product to market. As a PhD, he developed electronic data capture software for supporting multi-centric studies that aim to improve patient diagnosis through machine-learning. Leveraging his experience, he is helping REstore build a high-quality user experience.
Jan De Wael
"Doing the right thing right" is driving Jan to continuously challenge on what we deliver to people and how we improve on it. Previous to his tenure with REstore, he contributed in software product development organisations within global enterprises like Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Philips Medical Systems, Agfa and Atlas Copco as well as on start-ups and incubating business units. At REstore, Jan leads the Quality Assurance activities and practices leveraging from over 30 years experience in software developing and testing, team, project and quality management.
Dominique De Lathauwer
During her degree in Accounting, Dominique worked at Vandelanotte Accountants in Antwerp and Condacum, a restaurant chain where she successfully launched Exactonline cloud accounting software for all subsidiairies. She was also responsible for payroll (30 people). At REstore she is responsible for accounting, reporting (finance and KPIs).
Jean-François is passionate about computer science since childhood. He has been developing software for more than 15 years for large and small companies in diverse sectors including finance, retail, post, and healthcare. Driven by his passion, he is helping REstore build the tools needed for its mission.
Jonas is a senior software engineer working on the design and development of REstore's FlexPond platform. He has 10 years of professional experience delivering Scala, Java & Python software projects in a variety of sectors including the environmental & railroad industry. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven.
Senior software engineer
Filip is passionate about the interface between software engineering and algorithms. Over recent years he has gained experience in developing industrial-grade software in domains like automation, logistics and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
Over the past 22 years, Michael Braun has been active in various markets in national and international companies to create new markets such as force-compensated load cells, nanotechnology, light-curing industrial adhesives, fuel cell heaters and grid battery storage solutions. His way also led him at the beginning of the liberalization of the energy industry to Vattenfall. As an industrial engineer, his focus today is the combination of energy topics together with innovative business concepts to promote the idea of a renewable energy future. In the Germany team, he is responsible for the sourcing of industrial flexibility.
Tim is passionate about all things involving bytes. He has been a professional software engineer for 15 years, delivering quality software products in various sectors including Finance, Insurance, Utilities, and Telecoms. Tim represents Romtis BVBA.
Guy has in depth knowledge of application development for both backend and frontend software in a variety of computer languages. He has designed and developed numerous applications over more than 10 years working with companies such as BNP Parisbas Fortis, Agfa Healthcare, MSD, the European Commission and Thalys. At REstore he is helping to design, develop and maintain the company's software and IT infrastructure.
Pieter is a front-end software developer with a PhD in chemistry from University of Ghent, Belgium. Over the last 7 years, Pieter held positions as a senior front-end developer in the banking sector and as a scientific software engineer in the structural biology sector focusing on data analysis and data visualisation. Pieter aims to build solid web interfaces into our products to offer our customers an outstanding user experience.