Richard Borsboom, MScBA


| President & COO |

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Richard Borsboom (RB) is President & COO of Titans World, as well as Founding Director of Titans World Investment Fund, along with Richard Waryn, MBA.

Richard is the former CFO of companies like Spyker Cars, Force India Formula One, and Sandd, and (interim-)executive of numerous other large corporations. He is a thoroughly experienced corporate problem-solver with decades of executive experience, especially in the business development and financial field. Richard has a proven track record of creating winning environments and successful turnarounds within numerous corporations in order to successfully initiate and execute change processes.

➟ Former CFO of Spyker Cars, Force India Formula One, and SandD
➟ Founder Questore
➟ Corporate business strategist
➟ 25+ years business experience
➟ Partner NSL & Co. since 2008
➟ Advisory Board Member, Angie/ Oy Networks
➟ Advisory Board Member, Titans Universe
➟ Advisory Board Member, Titans Space Industries

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Richard is a generalist with an exceptionally strong financial, operational, and change background, having served in roles at CFO as well as COO levels. His personality and drive make him particularly suitable for an organization like Titans World, a company that needs to make speed. Richard is a people manager who ensures that the company has intrinsic values or changes intrinsically.

Richard has worked at companies in automotive, leasing, insurance, music, high-tech, technology, media, and logistics. These companies all had one thing in common: They had a serious challenge - a challenge that the team solved together with him and under his leadership.

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Professional Experience

PostNL N.V. | Director of Transformation

Richard was appointed by the Board of the Dutch public listed PostNL with the responsibility of the dismantling of Sandd. After the company was sold to PostNL, Richard and his team integrated Sandd's operational activities into PostNL (as of 1 February 2020), followed by the ultimate dismantling of the Sandd organization.

PostNL is a mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation with operations in the Benelux. It provides universal delivery in the Netherlands and is publicly listed at Euronext.

Sandd B.V. | Chief Financial Officer

From February 2018, Richard was responsible for risk management, reporting, financial, IT, HR, Legal, Procurement and (cyber) security at Sandd B.V., supervising and leading various department managers. In addition to the standard CFO and director duties, Richard was appointed to prepare the company for sale.

Sandd (Sort and Deliver) was a postal company in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1999 and was acquired by PostNL in October 2019 for € 130 million. Approximately 20,000 people worked directly for Sandd and its franchisees. Since February 2020, the Sandd locations have been closed and the mail is processed via the PostNL network. The Sandd brand will cease to exist.

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Professional Experience

HackerOne Inc. | General Manager NL & Acting Group CFO

Richard was involved from the early start of HackerOne, where he was primarily responsible for the financial and operational management necessary for the rapid growth of the organization. When the structure was in place, Richard initiated business development - mainly in Europe.

HackerOne is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform that connects businesses with penetration testers and cybersecurity researchers. It was one of the first companies to embrace and utilize crowd-sourced security and cybersecurity researchers as linchpins of its business model; it is the largest cybersecurity firm of its kind. In 2019, HackerOne was placed in the list of 50 potential unicorns by the New York Times. As of May 2020, HackerOne's network had paid $100 million in bounties. HackerOne was ranked fifth on the Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies list for 2020. Hackerone employs 150 people and has offices in USA, UK, France Germany and the Netherlands.

Aristo Music N.V. | Managing Director & CFO

Richard was appointed by LRM, the largest investor in Aristo Music N.V., where he worked closely with the founder. Richard fulfilled the management functions associated with this position.

Aristo Music NV is a spin-off of the University of Leuven and develops selection and distribution techniques and technologies for digital music and provides music-related services. The company also develops various internet applications. It serves hospitality, retail, business, leisure, and government markets. The company is based in Belgium.

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Professional Experience

Athlon Car Lease Nederland B.V. | CFO (Interim)

Following the departure of the CFO, Richard was tasked to change the financial culture of the company. Furthermore, Richard was member of the Board of Directors, and held responsibility for all operational activities related to the finance function.

Financial Director (interim)

In continuation of the CFO assignment, Richard was retained by Athlon to support the newly appointed CFO, in addition to completing the cleanup and restructuring of the financial administration.

Athlon Car Lease is an international lease company with more than 500 employees and 125,000 lease cars in the Netherlands. It is part of Daimler Fleet Management.

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Professional Experience

Spyker Cars N.V. | CFO & COO

Richard’s main mandate was to lead Spyker through the financial transitions required after the AEX listing in 2004.

Richard also played a prominent role in the decision-making and negotiations of the purchasing process of the Formula 1 team.

Chief of Business Development

As Chief of Business development, Richgard completed the sale of the Formula 1 team and restructured the oyther Spyker companies, and he oversaw global subsidiaries.

CFO, Force India Formula One Team

As part of the board of directors at Spyker Cars, Richard was responsible for annual reporting, and completing the sale of the Spyker Formula One team to Orange India Holdings.

Spyker Cars is a Netherlands-based manufacturer of exclusive sports cars. In the period that Richard worked at Spyker, there were approximately 500 employees worldwide, and in 2006 generated revenue of EUR 24 million. The car manufacturer's motto is "nulla tenaci invia est via" (translated from Latin it means " For the tenacious, no road is impassable"). Spyker bought a formula 1 team in 2006, and while it was sold in 2007, Richard remained its CFO until 2009.

Titan - About Us
Richard Borsboom, MScBA

President | COO

Professional Experience

Alcas B.V. | CFO & Acting CEO

Richard started initially as CFO, and soon also took on the role of CEO while the CEO was ill.

Alcas was the largest provider of background music in the hotel and catering, leisure, and retail industries in the Netherlands. This was achieved through advanced computer systems, streaming, and satellite music. During the period that Richard worked at Alcas, there were approximately 150 employees in four European countries, and a turnover of €20 million was realized. In 2006 Alcas was acquired by Mood Media.

Board Positions

Earlier in his career, Richard also served as CFO/Integration manager of Renault Credit International B..V., and Unit Manager Acceptations/Management Information at De Goudse insurance company. He also served as an auditor at accounting firm KOOI RA, and as a conscript Corporal Cavalry and driver of a Leopard III tank in the Dutch Royal Navy.

Richard sits on the Supervisory Board of Stichting Paard van Troje, Stovog, and the International Community Platform.

Richard was a co-founding partner of NSL & Co. in 2008.

Education

Richard received a Masters of Science degree in Business Administration(MSCBA) from Erasmus University (2001), with a major in Change Management, and a minor in Marketing Management & Information Management. In 1995, Richard got a diploma as Qualified Controller from NIVE - HOFAM, and he received a Bachelor of Economics degree from Praehep - SPD in 1993.

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