We are on a mission

Empowering IT teams to deliver extraordinary customer experiences through autonomous, incident-free operations.

Our values are what defines us

This is what StackState is all about.

Improving the quality of life

StackState does not exist for its own sake but exists to improve people their lives. We want your train to arrive on time. Your mortgage payment to be processed in an orderly fashion. The bread to arrive at the bakery on time, so you can enjoy a nice breakfast, etc.

Engineering culture

We love to build and to innovate. We take pride in a strong engineering culture that is focused on producing a high-quality product that achieves more with less. Proof, logic, balanced trade-offs, and reason always win over politics and the status quo.

Team play

Large IT environments will always be heterogeneous and always evolving. Yesterday it was microservices, tomorrow it will be serverless and inevitably the day after tomorrow it will be the next new thing. StackState will not pretend to be the best at everything. However, we will help you integrate the tools and solutions you already love, so you will never be stuck.

Open and direct communication

We strive to align ourselves to the truth of the matter, that is why we value open and direct communication. We encourage short and frequent feedback loops and don’t run away from difficult conversations.

Keeping it simple

IT is already complex enough, we’re trying to keep it simple. If there is a simpler way to achieve the same thing, or a way to not bother you with something you don’t need to know at all, we will aim for it.

Happiness is important 

We care about the happiness of our people. We work hard because we love what we do. We listen to each other and try to understand what drives us to make sure we don’t lose touch with our passions. It shows in the end result.

Leadership team

Meet the leadership team behind StackState.

Daan Teunissen is the founder of Xebia Group, a collection of services organizations covering virtually all aspects of modern IT, and CEO of StackState. Under Daan’s guidance, Xebia Group has flourished and given birth to multiple new companies, among Instruqt and StackState.

Daan Teunissen

CEO and Board Member

Michel den Braver, who serves as overseer to the board and CFP, has more than 25 years experience within the IT industry. Michel fulfilled various finance roles, at Oracle, for almost 10 years, both domestic and international. After Oracle he was Finance Director for BroadVision and BEA systems, both listed at NASDAQ.

Michel den Braver


Lodewijk Bogaards is a StackState co-founder and CTO. Lodewijk combines deep technical skills with high-level technical vision. If he’s not working on StackState, Lodewijk might be found playing squash, answering questions on StackOverflow, or meditating.

Lodewijk Bogaards

CTO & Co-Founder

Allyson Barr is an experienced, end-to-end, metrics-based Marketing executive, with 20 years’ experience leading B2B enterprise marketing, business development, and product in the technology industry in North America and internationally. At StackState, she oversees the company's global marketing initiatives.

Allyson Barr


Kees van Bekkum is an experienced sales executive and is StackState’s general manager. Kees earned his chops in enterprise sales, building out successful sales organisations. In StackState, Kees is responsible for overall company performance as well as leading our sales team. In his spare time, Kees likes to spend time skiing, boating or admiring classic cars.

Kees van Bekkum

VP EMEA & General Manager

Martin van Vliet is a software development manager and part-time geek. He has experience building and scaling engineering teams at early-stage startups. At StackState, Martin works with our product and dev teams to optimise our ability to deliver a high-quality product. In his spare time, he volunteers to teach kids about coding and computers.

Martin van Vliet

VP Engineering

Vincent Partington is a software engineer and product designer with 25 years of experience in professional IT. He was the founder and CTO of Enterprise DevOps product company XebiaLabs. At StackState, Vincent is responsible for the SaaS platform and its underlying technology.

Vincent Partington

VP SaaS Technology

Mark Bakker is a StackState co-founder and product owner. Mark is an experienced IT architect who lived the problems StackState is solving. With a deep knowledge of AIOps products and industry, Mark and his team design the StackState product. Outside of the office, Mark likes to climb rocks and runs a boyscout unit.

Mark Bakker

Product Owner & Co-Founder

Alex is an energetic top executive with 30+ years of experience in the software industry, skilled in developing, growing, and directing global operations, sales, marketing, and services organizations. He is an inspiring leader with extensive knowledge and connections in the cloud, security, IT infrastructure, open-source, and related IT fields, specializing in sound positioning, growth, and go-to-market strategies.

Alex Pinchev

Board Member

Wim Heijting advises IT businesses on PE/VC financing and M&A from his boutique firm Finch Corporate Strategy Services B.V., which he found in 2005. Besides this, he sits on the board of MaxGrip, MP Objects, and is a special advisor to the Noaber Foundation. Before Finch, Wim has been General Counsel, and COO at Baan Company, Managing Partner at Vanenburg Capital Management, CEO at Watermark, and COO at Cordys.

Wim Heijting

Board Member

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Join our mission

Our mission is to empower IT teams to deliver extraordinary customer experiences through autonomous, incident-free operations.

Our team is at the forefront of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and information analysis. We are always looking for energetic, fun, and talented people who obsess over customers and aren’t afraid to show it.

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