Governance at a Glance

Chairman of the board
Financial expert
Board Members Audit Compensation Nominating and Corporate Governance
Michael Foss  
Anton Hemelaar  

Michael Foss

Michael Foss brings to RanMarine extensive experience in the finance and general management operations of publicly and privately owned companies.  He has been the Chief Financial Officer of five companies (Circuit City, Petco, TeleTech Holdings, Rally’s and Independent Pet Partners) and the Chief Executive Officer at both Sports Authority and PictureVision companies.  Mike has served on the Board of Directors of eight companies, five of which were based outside the USA.  Mr. Foss has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Deborah Waters

Deborah Waters brings to RanMarine extensive experience in the technology operations of large multinational organisations.  She is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Aegon N.V.  Deb previously spent 26 years in technology leadership roles at Citigroup, Inc. of which the last five were as the Global Head of Private Bank Operations.  Ms. Waters has a B.S. in Computer Sciences from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University.

Samuel V. Howe

Samuel Howe brings to RanMarine extensive experience in marketing and operations management of publicly and privately owned companies.  He has been Chief Marketing Officer of two companies (TeleWest LLC and Time Warner Cable) and Chief Executive Officer of Allconnect Inc.  Sam has served on the Board of Directors for three companies, one of which was based outside the USA.  He also has been on non-profit boards as a trustee of The Nature Conservancy (NY State) and Chairman of the Cable Assoc of Telecommunications and Marketing.  Mr. Howe has a BA in History from Bowdoin College and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Richard Hardiman

Richard Hardiman is our Chief Executive Officer and a director of RanMarine. He was appointed as our full-time Chief Executive Officer in July 2020. From April 2016 to the present day, Richard has been responsible for the delivery of product development and growth strategy for our business. In addition, He has been responsible for raising equity finance for our Company’s growth. His current duties include delivering shareholder value, company growth strategy, and providing development plans to ensure greater growth in the marketplace. Mr. Hardiman attended the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Anton Hemelaar

Anton Hemelaar is our Chief Financial Officer and a director of RanMarine. He is responsible for all finance, tax, legal and compliance matters. From September 2018 until September 2022, Mr. Hemelaar was Vice President Finance at the HomeAdvisor International division of IAC Inc. (Nasdaq: IAC). In that role, he established the finance and control function of his business unit. Prior to that time, Anton was the European Finance Director for Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) for eight years. He began his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Mr. Hemelaar holds a Master’s degree in Economics and is a qualified Dutch accountant.

Bart de Vries

Bart de Vries is our Chief Operating Officer since August 2023. He is responsible for the day to day operations, production of RanMarine’s products and related services. Previously he was a VP  Product at Serrala and Managing Director of Serrala Solutions BV and COO of its predecessors AcceptEmail B.V and AcceptEasy from 2014 to 2023, a SAAS company delivering electronic billing and payments. Prior to that Mr. De Vries worked for almost 2 decades in finance at NIBC, ABN AMRO and RBS in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Mr. de Vries has a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Cornell University.