“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”

Albert Einstein

Arnold Klok, MBA

Arnold is a leader of people and maker of ideas. Sharing success, empowering and inspiring teams with vision, energy, imagination and confidence is how he servesĀ organizations.Ā 
People enjoy his informal interaction and intuitive communication, positivism, inclusiveĀ demeanor, and creative problem-solving.Ā 
HisĀ careerĀ includes 25 yearsĀ of generalĀ management and businessĀ developmentĀ in greenfield and scale-up missions for international organizations in IT and Security services and consulting, Talent Management,Ā Education (SaaS), andĀ hospitality.


  • Associate Director at Yarden
    • General and Operational management – BPO – Change management
    • Hospitality – Funerary services
  • Sales Director Europe at Turnitin
    • Sales management – Strategy and Business development – Scale-up
    • Educational software (SaaS) – Learning platforms
  • Director Manpower Professional EMEA
    • Business line management – Strategic transformation – Brand builder
    • Architect of the candidate proposition for Experts (2010-12)
    • Talent management – IT, Engineering, Finance, Executives
  • General Manager EMEA at Akibia
    • General management – Business development – Transformation – Scale-up
    • Managed data-center services and IT Security Consulting
  • Vice President Sales & Marketing at Cyberguardian
    • Greenfield – Business development – Start-up
    • Internet security services (SaaS)
  • General Manager Europe at Vanco Euronet
    • General management – Serial Start-up and Scale-up
    • Network support centers – Network and communication hardware

Arnold holds an MBA from the University of Applied Sciences at NCOI, degrees and accreditations in finance (London Business School), marketing and sales (NIMA), and electric engineering, and is a certified Scrum master (PSM), Agile leader (PAL), and Solution Selling (PSI).

Outside work he enjoys the outdoors with his wife Caroline and brown Labrador retriever Storm. Other activities include travel and adventure, photography, music, golf, cycling, sailing, studying science and history.

Inspiratie !
This is your life. You grow up and go up the carreer ladder. Sometimes you go forward and up. Other times you fall, but eventually you get up and back on track. Even when you reach the top, you may fall, but you can recover. That’s hope, that’s faith, that’s life. Never give up !


… aanstekelijk positief … inspirerend leiderschap … insatiable curiosity

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