Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Lancaster founded SDL in 1992 having identified the need for a service and technology provider to help companies internationalise and expand their businesses globally. The convergence of the social, mobile, Web world has created a new and complex consumer-driven economy in which Mark saw further opportunity for companies to differentiate themselves by delivering relevant customer experiences.
Through numerous acquisitions and significant R&D, Mark has turned SDL into the leading global business that helps companies to engage more effectively with their customers across the entire customer journey. SDL’s technology and services help brands to predict what their customers want and engage with them across multiple languages, cultures, channels and devices.
Mark studied electrical engineering and computer architectures at Hatfield University before becoming a software design engineer at Satchwell Control Systems and Lotus Development Corporation. He later became international development director at Ashton-Tate. He is now responsible for the strategic direction and development of the SDL Group.
Dennis van der Veeke, Chief Technology Officer
Dennis has a wealth of 22+ years of experience in the software development space. At Logica, Dennis headed up the Business Solutions unit which focused on Microsoft, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management related business. At Exact Software, Dennis was the director of the Exact International Development organization based in Malaysia, Ireland and the Netherlands.
In 2008, Dennis joined SDL as the CTO for the SDL Web Content Management Solutions division, as well taking the lead role to bring the various development teams together across the group. In November 2010, SDL appointed Dennis CTO of the SDL Group.
Roddy Temperley, Global Head of Human Resources
Dominic Kinnon, CEO SDL Language Solutions Division
Dominic Kinnon joined SDL in 1997. During his time with SDL, Dominic has evolved his group from providing pure translation services to an organization that delivers high value, language related solutions to customers worldwide. As CEO for SDL Language Solutions, Dominic leads an organization of more than 1700 professionals across 34 countries.
Prior to SDL, Dominic worked within the petrochemical industry in Europe, the US and Middle East and subsequently spent a number of years in Business Consulting helping companies develop their management potential and improve their operational performance.
Dominic is also a trustee of the SDL Foundation that provides support for sustainable, structural development that improves the quality of life for disadvantaged communities around the globe.
Jan Jaap Kolleman, CEO SDL Content Management Technologies Division
Jan Jaap Kolleman joined SDL on 1 October 2008. Based in Amsterdam, Kolleman is responsible for the strategic direction and the (product) vision of the SDL Content Management Technologies division. Based on the organization’s strong results and good customer relationships, he continues to focus on further increasing the growth, profitability and success for the SDL Content Management Technologies division.