Order-to-cash payment process specialist, Onguard has announced the appointment of Tim Blok as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

In his new position, Blok will be focused on the platform’s future innovation, drawing on his technical expertise, experience at the company and his ability to translate the needs of the market into technology. The new appointment of Blok ensures that Marieke Saeij can fully focus on her work as CEO, having previously held a dual CEO/CTO role.

Marieke Saeij, CEO of Onguard: “Tim has provided valuable support in the background whilst I have been fulfilling my double role as CEO and CTO, demonstrating his flare for innovation and technical know-how. I’m delighted to now be communicating that formally to our customers and stakeholders with his formal appointment as CTO. I am proud of our home-grown talents, and the way in which we nuture these as a company, providing them with the opportunity to grow into key positions. Tim’s extensive technical knowledge, leadership skills and ability to take a helicopter view made him the natural choice, and I am look forward to seeing him realise even more added value for our customers in his role as CTO. ”