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Software Improvement Group appoints Luc Brandts as CEO to accelerate global growth ambitions

25 September 2019

Software Improvement Group appoints Luc Brandts as CEO to accelerate global growth ambitions 

Amsterdam, September 25, 2019 – Software Improvement Group (SIG), the independent authority on software quality, has appointed Luc Brandts as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The appointment of Mr. Brandts comes as part of the company’s global growth acceleration, following the opening of its New York office and launch of its software assurance platform, Sigrid®, earlier this year.

Luc Brandts

Mr. Brandts has served as Chief Technology Officer at SIG since 2018, as well as shareholder and board member since 2017. Robert Pijselman, who served previously as CEO, will remain with the company as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Brandts has more than 25 years of experience and proven success in Information Technology, excelling in entrepreneurship and business management. In 1994 he co-founded BWise, a provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, growing the company to become a global market leader.

Luc Brandts: “Software has permeated every aspect of our lives, taking control of many processes impacting businesses, infrastructures and our own households. This is why the security and quality of software is now more important than ever before. Software that is properly coded and well documented has less total cost of ownership and can be adapted more easily to changing market demands.

It will be a huge privilege to lead SIG. In my two years with the company, I’ve come to recognize its exceptional people, brilliant technology and strong proposition for the market. With our unique combination of technology and highly-specialized consultants, we’re solidly positioned to help organizations build and maintain healthier system landscapes.

Today, we’re already helping clients in 20 countries across Europe, Asia and North America to get their software right. My focus as CEO will remain on serving our customers and expanding further in our mission to create a healthier digital world.”

Robert Pijselman, Chairman of the Board: “Luc and I have seen first-hand so many organizations worldwide, in both the public and private sectors, struggle with the risk in and around software projects. From ERP implementations to newly-developed applications that overrun timelines and budgets, we’ve learned the importance of software health. For nearly 20 years, SIG has gained a great deal of experience and built a wealth of knowledge in this area. SIG is truly an industry gem, and under Luc’s leadership, the company will further expand its global footprint.”

About Software Improvement Group (SIG)

Software Improvement Group (SIG) helps business and technology leaders drive their organizational objectives by fundamentally improving the health and security of their software applications. SIG combines its proprietary tools and benchmark data with its consultants’ expertise to help organizations measure, evaluate and improve code quality – whether they’re building, buying or operating software.

SIG has the largest benchmark in the industry with more than 20 billion lines of code across more than 260 technologies. The expert consultants at SIG use the benchmark to evaluate an organization’s IT assets on maintainability, scalability, reliability, complexity, security, privacy and other mission-critical factors. The SIG laboratory is the only one in the world accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025 for software quality analysis.

Founded in 2000, SIG is headquartered in Amsterdam and New York with regional offices in Copenhagen, Antwerp and Frankfurt.