Konvertus is a new type of lean, innovative service provider that sits at the intersect of largescale outsourced service providers, reliable enterprise technology platforms and local service-orientated publishing specialists.
Our driving vision is that there are better, more efficient ways to engage technology, human resources and specialist production expertise to help empower publishing businesses to grow and thrive.
Founder, Managing Director
Bas has nearly 23 years of experience working across multiple publishing sectors. Most recently, as Publishing Director for the DACH regional office at Elsevier, he built up the journal portfolio and blazed the way for innovative launches such as Open Access Case Reports and journal based iPad applications. He has always employed technology in developing new production and business models. The development of Konvertus came about from the increasing stress publishing companies were facing in handling offshoring. He is based at the Head Office in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Business Development Director
Uwe has substantial experience in the development of publishing services and now operates Konvertus Germany as well as overseeing business development activities across Europe.
He has in-depth technical knowledge of production technology including copy editing, typesetting (LaTeX, InDesign), process design, image editing, document structuring, and XML-first processes. Uwe is a teacher at the German-based ‘XML-Schule’ and is based in Leipzig, Germany.
Vice President EMEA
Bret has more than 20 years’ experience in content lifecycle operations, consulting and structured authoring implementations.
He has expertise in the areas of scholarly publishing, enterprise content management, unstructured to structured content and workflow migration, technical publishing, multilingual information management, collaboration, knowledge management and complex workflow design.
He was instrumental in the US in the early days of XML publishing and has led many of the worlds largest organisation in structured content creation and publishing strategies. Bret is based in London.
Our model for success is based on engaging specialist resourcing and technology partners, who provide the engine to our publishing services. Konvertus provides the publishing expertise, workflow tools, local client support, and ongoing management and iterative development strategy.