A strategically recruited profile, in view of the managed services portfolio’s growth objectives
Brussels, 21 February 2022 – WESTPOLE, an IT services and solutions company, as well as a specialist in digital transformation, recruited Dirk De Boeck as Director Managed Services. He’ll be part of the management committee and report directly to Bart Donné, General Manager at WESTPOLE Benelux. De Boeck’s challenge is to double the turnover in managed services in the next 3 years. He’ll do that by focussing on new, innovative markets, and creating the offering they need in view of their evolution.
Dirk De Boeck (54) has a vast track record in IT (business) management positions, mostly corporate change, future-proofing, pioneering launches and revival projects. He is known as pragmatic, problem-solving and keen to take on challenging projects. His primordial objective at WESTPOLE will be to double the turnover in managed services in the next 3 years. To achieve that, he’ll work on extending the company’s Managed Services offering. In order to meet this objective, he’ll be responsible of the portfolio of managed services solutions, the hiring process of new team members, pre-sales and sales.
“To achieve the ambitious growth which we plan, we will adapt our managed services offering to all the different target audiences and industries who show an interest in managed services. Their specific technical evolution and challenges are evolving far quicker than we often imagine”, says Dirk De Boeck, Director Managed Services WESTPOLE Benelux. “We need to tailor our solutions to their needs. Our first step is to talk to key industry players. We need to be bold and take risks, including going into industries we never tackled before. We’ll hire the people who can get the job done.”
The right connection
Bart Donné, General Manager at WESTPOLE Benelux, confirms: “Our aim is to be the most customer-oriented company in our segment. We’re ambitious while staying connected with our customers. Dirk’s can-do attitude is the perfect extension of this philosophy. The first time we talked, we already had a connection. I’m looking forward to working with Dirk. I’m sure his direct approach and realistic vision will inspire our Managed Services department, to the benefit of our customers.”
De Boeck has over 25 years of experience in IT management. Through his management consultancy career, he was among others active as Senior Manager Digital Projects at Colruyt Group. There, he took care of the end-to-end management of large innovative and IT projects with a huge marketing footprint for several departments. Before that, he was Managing Partner of a start-up company within the Cronos group and took on management roles as Sales Director Benelux at Damovo (an international ICT service provider) EMEA Expert Defense and Government at HP. For three years, he was Head of ICT Innovation at bpost. Between 2007 and 2011, he was Belux Sales Director at British Telecom.