Vigil opens new Amsterdam office, appoints Robert Verhagen as Managing Director, Benelux
LISBON, Portugal – 1 November 2018 – Vigil is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands and the appointment of Robert Verhagen who joins the Vigil executive team as Managing Director of Vigil Benelux.
“I’m proud to become part of the experienced Vigil team. With the increasing demand for skilled development resources in Northern Europe, Vigil is able to provide extensive resource capacity by building dedicated teams using the exceptional near-shoring potential of Portugal combined with its global network,” said Robert Verhagen.
As an experienced executive, Robert will execute and implement Vigil’s strategy across Northern Europe. Vigil is pleased to begin offering their market leading software outsourcing and commercial growth services to customers in this region, raising the bar of how software is outsourced and developed with remote teams.
“The addition of Robert to our team allows us to accelerate our growth strategy. He shares Vigil’s dynamic and culture, bringing a depth of experience, motivation and character that we are confident will ensure our success in the Benelux region,” said Phil Wright, CEO, Vigil.
Robert was formerly COO at WPP’s Salmon/Wunderman Commerce where he was responsible for the delivery of complex e-commerce solutions for retailers and B2B in Europe. He has over two decades of experience running IT organizations, building SaaS products and delivering development projects. Robert has built numerous offshore development teams integrating them into existing agile development structures.
Vigil is a trusted technology partner in outsourcing software development and commercial growth strategies. With development centres in Lisbon and São Paulo and commercial operations across Europe, Latin America and North America Vigil manages a project pipeline worth in excess of 250 million euros.
Vigil’s aim is to improve the way technology is developed and delivered, using remote teams of highly skilled software engineers, digital designers and project managers – fixing the outsourcing delivery cycle one remote team and one project at a time.