Together we can achieve more
Positive Venture Group is a team of highly qualified business professionals from several locations around the world, dedicated to delivering a full range of CxO and advisory services wherever you may be. We are consultant-owned and committed to working together with you to provide solutions to your business challenges. We can help you bridge the strategy-to-execution gap with strategic and operational expertise in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, business development, governance and information technology. Allow us to introduce you to a few of our leaders.
Jason is amazing at providing operational and financial expertise to rapidly growing companies. Prior to founding Positive, Jason served as COO and CFO of Conversant (formerly MOSAID), Vice President Finance and Principle Accounting Officer at AVID Technologies, and as CFO of IBM’s Business Analytics Division where he oversaw major portions of IBM’s $5 Billion acquisition of Cognos in 2008, where Jason held increasingly senior finance positions, including CFO.
David provides brilliant financial and governance expertise to retail, technology, and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to co-founding Positive, David held increasingly senior positions including Interim Vice President Finance at Colliers (MHPM), Financial Advisor to Conversant, and Director of Finance & Administration at Signiant.
Jeff excels in leading financial transformation projects and finance best practices in high-growth environments. Prior to co-founding Positive, Jeff served as Corporate Controller of Conversant where he oversaw a financial transformation following a U.S. private equity $560M take-private transaction. Jeff also served in various roles in Cognos and IBM’s Business Analytics Division, including an M&A role and Director of Revenue Accounting in Amsterdam, as well as CFO of NUVO Network Management.
Peter leads PVG’s go-to-market practice with a passion for accelerating our clients revenue growth. Peter is an experienced entrepreneur and revenue focused leader with a no-BS, objective-based approach. He led Openera as founder & CEO to acquisition in 2013 by leveraging his experience running global sales, marketing and business development teams for OpenText, Interleaf, Corel, Interset and more.”
Chief Operating Officer
Paul is legendary at implementing business operations that are efficient, effective, optimized and delivered at our high corporate standard. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate growth and client expansion in the staffing, BPO and outsource sector with industry leaders. Paul is responsible for the growth and expansion of the Positive team internally and our clients externally.
David excels in software service management leading teams to deliver successful deployment of business software. Prior to joining Positive, David served as Director, Lab Services Business Analytics Division of IBM, where he was responsible for the $200 million profit and loss of Lab Services. Prior to IBM, David served as Vice-President World-Wide Services for Cognos and Senior Vice President Operations Consulting for SAP AG.
Partner and C-Level Advisor
Jeff is legendary at developing and implementing frameworks for a positive customer experience. Over almost 20 years, Jeff has helped clients grow revenue, reduce churn and propel them into the next stage of growth. Jeff demonstrates his passion for the local technology community by contributing to their success and ensuring each client becomes the best version of themselves.
René van der Steeg
Partner and C-Level Advisor
René excels in improving organizational performance and maximizing growth by solving issues and implementing sound operational, financial, and management strategies for businesses across Europe. Prior to joining Positive, René served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Cognos and oversaw IBM Cognos Sales performance management. René sees it as his personal challenge to help clients achieve their operational and financial goals. René operates from our Netherlands location.