The faces behind TheValueChain

Meet our team

Experienced team

Over half of the TheValueChain’s employees have more than 10 years’ project and consultancy experience in SAP and business process optimization. Many of them had worked together for years long before TheValueChain started up. The team has accumulated excellent references long before it became TheValueChain, and is still doing so today.

Ivan Leysen

Founder and Managing Partner

“I believe strongly in focus and specialisation as conditions for success,” says Ivan. “That conviction was a major driving force at the start of TheValueChain. Getting faster and better returns from SAP for our customers, that is the starting point. All our efforts and investments go into developing our SAP offering and furthering our expertise. We want to become the key reference partner for SAP in our focus markets and areas of specialisation. By doing what we promise, with full knowledge of the facts, pragmatically and honestly. One time shots are not our ambition. Long-term cooperation is always the goal.”

Dieter Oversteyns

Founder and Managing Partner

“Becoming the largest player isn’t my primary motive,” says Dieter. “More important is how TheValueChain grows. Procedures and hierarchical structures often come at the expense of respect for people’s individuality. We want to make the difference with a personalised, transparent approach tailored to the customer and the employee – even if tomorrow we’re 2 or 3 times larger than today. Teamwork is extremely important in this vision, both with customers and between consultants. Through the honest confrontation of ideas and insights you set things in motion and gradually build up your relationship of trust. We want to encourage this dynamic from TheValueChain.”

Michel Martens

Managing Partner TheValueChain Nederland

“I respect people who live for their job. Who work with passion and want to give their all for themselves and their customers. I often tell people about this barber my son and I have been going to for years. It’s a one hour drive for us to get there, but it is well worth it. Because this isn’t just about getting a quick haircut. It is about the whole experience. How that man pulls out all the stops to do a perfect job and give us an excellent experience: that’s what makes us come back over and over again! Well, this is what we at TheValueChain regard as crucial in consultancy work. I love to be part of a team of driven people with a passion for their work. Expert professionals who, thanks to their exceptional knowledge and absolute commitment, continuously amaze their customers. Consider us the barbers of SAP. We aim to achieve the maximum result, at any level.”

Romein van Straaten

Managing Partner TheValueChain Switzerland

“We go flat out for a pragmatic and highly reactive approach”, says Romein van Straaten. “Innovation is vital for ensuring future success. That’s why TheValueChain is continuously investing in knowledge about innovative technology. Expertise in the industry and insight into what drives decision-makers are crucial, however. We make that a focus point. Several experts in our company have 10 years or more of experience as CFO, COO or CIO.”