marQuake is a next generation technology solution that increases the brain capacity of organizations for more agile, accurate and cost-effective decision-making processes. Thanks to its proprietary machine-learning technique, marQuake sifts through the online ‘noise’ to discover the conversations, influencers and attitudes that really matter even across hundreds of thousands of topics or sources.

 It’s like being able to hear the whole crowd, but zooming in on the voices that really influence your market, how they relate to each other and understanding complex conversations in today’s ‘always on’ world.


Perry Knoppert

Chief Executive Officer

Perry is an entrepreneur with broad ranging experience, including establishing his own successful business in China at a young age and subsequently wrote a book to help others.

Marc Molenwijk

Chief Technology Officer

Marc brings to marQuake his considerable experience gained over 15 years in the field of software development, across analysis, design, solution architecture, team and client management.

Hein van den Steenhoven

EVP, Strategic Partnerships & Risk Management

Hein has a long established track record in the financial services industry, with senior roles at ING throughout his career. Having started in the Acceptance & Claims departments, other roles and achievements within ING.

Koen Borgman

EVP, Product Development

Koen has over 15 years of experience gained in interactive design, with a strong emphasis on usability. With his marketing and brand background, Koen applies his experience to create engaging applications and to find ways to improve digital processes.

Christopher Rudolf

Chairman, Business & Technical Lead

Christopher has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business advisory, having worked for many Blue-Chip organisations helping solve their critical problems. Christopher is also a strategic advisor for the W3C and works with the Web Sciences Institute on new innovation in the human centric web.

Jan Prins

Chief Business Officer

Trained in biotechnology sales and marketing, also spent time trading commodities before moving into executive search. He is a talented executive search consultant in Biotechnology with a flair for getting under the skin of customers and then predicting what their growth model looks like.


Lance Ware

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

25+ years of experience  with more than a decade shepherding technology-driven companies from inception through high-profile acquisitions, successive adoption and growth cycles.  He holds various patents and is a regular speaker at national and international events.

Craig Nealy

Co-founder & Advisor

25+ years of experience leading global partnerships, launching start-up companies and driving significant revenue growth.  Craig Nealy is an executive business development expert skilled in designing, implementing and actualizing go-to-market sales initiatives for emerging companies.

Daniel Petry

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Daniel has 20+ years of success across sales, marketing and business development.  He’s a champion of revolutionary technology and founder of Sha-Ka Software: a boutique mobile device application developer.

Robert Waldschmitt

Director of Special Projects

As the projects development manager, Robert brings a multi-faceted approach to the team. Prior to joining marQuake, Robert worked as a valuation analyst for a real estate holding and management company. In that role, he used his research and analytical skills to identify new business opportunities.

Cristina Frieri Del Castillo

Latin american group, vice president of business development & global account management

15+ years of experience developing business across various industries in the Latin American region through Marketing, Sales and General Management positions in companies such as: Microsoft, Mattel, Parmalat and American Assist International.  Cristina is creator of award-winning marketing campaigns and has a solid track record for leading turnaround business plans in the region.


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