About Peripass

From efficient & automated yards towards autonomous yard

Peripass team

Our Mission

To enable autonomous yards around the world.

Our Vision

We commit to let people thrive through meaningful work, while freeing them from repetitive, manual tasks.

Passionate about logistics

Our platform uniquely combines software and hardware to help clients solve typical problems related to yard operations. These issues include: truck traffic congestion and dangerous manoeuvring around their sites, instructing truck drivers in foreign languages, dispatching inefficiencies leading to limited throughput, high carrier demurrage costs, time lost on manual administrative processes or manually operating weighing systems.    

Major actors from four key sectors – Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, 3PL, and Retail – rely on our solution every day for efficient yard operations. Representative clients include: ArcelorMittal, Danone, DHL, and Intermarché, just to name a few. We operate all over Europe & The Americas and we have local offices in the Benelux, DACH, France and the UK. 

Present in Europe, driven by strong international ambitions

Peripass’s management has dozens of years of experience developing and running companies. Find out more about the team behind Peripass’s success.

Board of Directors

Koen De Waele

Chairman of the board

 

Koen holds a Master in Applied Economics and a Vlerick degree in Financial Management. He is active for 20+ years as software executive, entrepreneur, investor or advisor.

Currently, Koen is Venture Partner at Volta Ventures, an early stage B2B software investor.

Koen has a long history in logistics software as CFO & Strategy Director at Alpega, an international SaaS and marketplace provider to the transport & logistics industry. In recent years, Koen has been non-Executive Chairman of Supplystack.

Liévin Van Overstraeten

Member of Board of Directors

 

Liévin Van Overstraeten holds a degree in law (KUL 1982) and a management degree (Vlerick 1983). He has extensive experience in business management in the real estate sector both in Belgium and in Romania.

He is the CEO of De Haan Vakantiehuizen NV/SA, Behind The Buttons NV/SA, Burgerlijke Maatschap BMVO 2014, Burgerlijke Maatschap Van Overstraeten, Stavos Luxembourg SA, Stichting Administratiekantoor Stavos, Cocky NV/SA, Sippelberg NV/SA, Immovo NV/SA, VOP NV/SA, Maatschap GWG, Peripass NV/SA, Buttons for Cleaners BVBA/SPRL.

Johan Van Overstraeten

Member of Board of Directors

 

Johan Van Overstraeten has a broad experience managing companies, more specifically in property and software development.

He is a Director of De Haan Vakantiehuizen SA/NV, VOP SA/NV, Immovo SA, Immorobel SA/NV, Sippelberg SA/NV, Cocky SA/NV, Stavos Luxembourg SA, Stichting Administratiekantoor Stavos SA/NV, Burgerlijke Maatschap Van Overstraeten, Burgerlijke Maatschap BMVO 2014 and Be Real Estate NV/SA.

Michael Raes

Member of Board of Directors

 

Michaël holds a Master in Electrical Engineering and has a comprehensive background in software development and electronics design.

Currently, Michaël represents Welvaartsfonds as Investment Manager for PMV, the Flemish investment company.

His investment domain-of-interest is all things tech and he also sits on the Board of IVEX, a SaaS autonomous vehicle safety validation platform, and EFFEX, a SaaS statistics platform for the pharma, chemical and food sector.

Before that, he was Head of Engineering at Leuven-based non-profit tutor matching platform Sagio.be in his free time. Professionally, he worked at Proximus in strategy & innovation and digital project management roles.

Leander Naessens

CEO

 

Leander is the founder of the company and is responsible for Go-To-Market and strategy.

Before Peripass, Leander founded Behind The Buttons, a Managed IT Services company that was acquired by Cheops Technology in 2017. Peripass is the second SaaS-company lead by Leander, next to Buttons For Cleaners, which was acquired by FacilityApps in 2022.

Leander has a broad interest in product management, software design and automation.

Leadership team

Julie Van Damme

Head of People

 

With her extensive expertise in human resources and a genuine passion for creating thriving workplaces, Julie plays a vital role in shaping the company’s culture and fostering an environment of growth and success.

Julie brings a wealth of experience to her role. With her keen eye for talent and ability to recognize potential, Julie ensures that Peripass remains a sought-after employer, where people have the opportunity to flourish and make a meaningful impact.

 

Harold Vanheel

CFO
Harold joined Peripass in September 2022. He brings along extensive experience in CF and M&A, financial and general management. He worked a.o. for KBC Bank, PwC, Ackermans & van Haaren and Switch (APR). Founding partner of Commonground CF and he holds currently several board mandates.

Matti Desmet

Product & Engineering Director

 

Matti holds a civil engineer degree (UGent) and has experience in software project and operations management (ROMBIT, Denys).

At Rombit, Matti has built extensive expertise in building software solutions in an industrial context for big enterprise companies such as PSA Terminals or MPET Group.

Sander Declerck

Head of Engineering
Sander has been with Peripass since 2020. First, he contributed to the product as Lead Developer. Since 2022, Sander has taken on the role of Head of Engineering. This includes the responsibility for the technical direction and vision of the Peripass platform.

Sander has past experience in software development and software architecture at Volvo Cars and Transics.

Bart Van Campenhout

Head of Service Delivery

 

Bart oversees the implementation of our solutions and ensures that customers receive the best possible service and support.

With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Bart has a proven track record of managing complex projects and delivering high-quality solutions that meet the needs of customers. He is passionate about leveraging technology to drive operational excellence and improve the customer experience.

Bart holds a Master in Civil Engineering, Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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Diederik Syoen

Marketing Director

 

Diederik is leading the marketing team at Peripass. He is responsible for creating demand & awareness for Yard Management Software with his team.

Diederik has a decade of experience in B2B Saas, having worked previously with companies like Teamleader and Cheqroom. He has a unique skill set that combines creative thinking with an analytical mindset. His areas of expertise include inbound marketing, storytelling, positioning, and pricing & packaging.

 

 

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Steven Van Cauteren

Sales Director

Steven has acquired 15 years of specialist knowledge of transport and logistics in the SAAS industry. Throughout his career, he has garnered extensive expertise and excels in spearheading cross-functional teams. In his previous role at TIMOCOM, he was pivotal in partner management, sales, and key account management.

Steven’s background in leading Go-To-Market teams across various European regions showcases his strategic ability to navigate diverse markets effectively.

Thibaud Coste

Head of Customer Succes

 

Introducing Thibaud, our esteemed Head of Customer Success bringing a wealth of cross-industry expertise to the table. With a dynamic background spanning various sectors, Thibaud’s proficiency shines through in his adept management of customer relationships.

His versatile experience underscores his ability to understand and cater to the unique needs of our diverse clientele, fostering long-lasting partnerships. As a dedicated professional, Thibaud consistently goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction, making him an invaluable asset to our team.