Global expert in cloud-based access control and smart buildings technologies, Brivo -- who recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with Crown PropTech Acquisitions (NYSE: CPTK) -- on Jan. 19 announced the appointment of Ingo Meijer to the role of Regional Director, Europe to drive Brivo's European business expansion.
With over 20 years of experience in the security industry, Meijer will lead the company's efforts across the region to accelerate European customer growth and increase global revenue.
"We're excited to have Ingo lead our Brivo team in Europe at a time when we're rapidly growing our presence and investment in the region," said Steve Van Till, founder and CEO of Brivo. "International growth is a top priority for Brivo as we embark on this next chapter. With Ingo's decades of experience managing global teams, his leadership will be key to growing and maintaining our regional momentum."
Brivo currently has over 200 customers in Europe and works with over a hundred partners across the continent, with partner growth increasing by 64% in 2021.
The company states it is growing marketing, sales and technical support in multiple countries in the region to further support its rapidly growing customer and dealer base.
Further, in 2022 Brivo expects to be able to offer our data residency services in Europe to support and serve our growing European customers.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Brivo at such a momentous time for the company and at a critical juncture for the European market's cloud journey," said Meijer. "We are in a time where cloud-based systems of on-premise software are phasing out and cloud-based systems are rapidly adding value. Brivo's cloud-based secure access platform provides the assurance of health and safety as well as delivering the insights and experience needed by our customers. I look forward to growing Brivo's European presence and bringing more regional customers' security portfolio into the cloud."
Meijer was previously the general manager at Wiek de Laat Prolians, a systems integrator company, and sales manager for Benelux, UK and Ireland for ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems.
Ingo will be based out of Brivo's Eindhoven office.