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Chairman of the Board
Lütfi Yenel, one of the founding partners of Kron, serves as the Chairman of the Board of Kron. Previously, Yenel was Alcatel-Lucent Turkey’s Chairman and CEO and Alcatel-Lucent International’s Vice President responsible for Turkey and the Independent States countries and Middle East regions. He joined Alcatel in 1995, and left Alcatel before Kron was found.
Prior to Alcatel, he served as Chairman and CEO of Vestel and a member of the Board of Directors of Sansui / Japan. Previously, Lütfi Yenel was Sabanci Holding’s and Turkey Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association’s (TUSIAD) Executive Board member, International Investors Association (YASED) ‘s Board member, Turkey Quality Association (KALDER) Vice President and member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Electronic Commerce and Telecom Committee. Lütfi Yenel holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Business Administration.
Dmitry had started his career as vice-CIO at MegaFon and was heading many projects of IT infrastructure and data center services. Then he moved to Inoventica as Development Director and he was responsible for developing and sales of information security products worldwide. He joined Kron at 2018. He studied information security in Ural State Technical University (USTU-URFU).
Territory Sales Leader (Italy/Greece)
Hidayet Derinoz joined Krontect in mid-2018. Hidayet took his Bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Electronics Engineering Department. Mr. Derinoz started his career at Nortel as a Support Engineer. Then he worked at Nokia as Radio Access Care Engineer and RAN Sales Solution Manager. He transferred to P.I. Works as Sales Manager. Hidayet continues his career at Krontech as Territory Sales Leader for Italy/Greece and also manages presales activities for whole Europe region.
Territory Sales Leader (DACH-GB)
Ms. Anil joined Krontech in late 2019 and oversees the Sales Operations in DACH region and GB. Bihter started his career in Yildiz Holding as Product Manager, joined TechData, an American multinational distribution company specializing in IT products and services, where she established partnerships across Europe, successfully building up sales in the region. Ms. Anil holds a BA Degree in International Relations from İstanbul University and MA Degree in Advanced European and International Relations from Centre International de Formation Européenne with the qualification of Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International organisations), France.
Chief Executive Officer, Krontech
Mr. Erkan began his career of nearly twenty years, at Alcatel-Lucent, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of Software Development, Engineering, Sales and Client Support. While at Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. Erkan lived on three continents and oversaw operations in thirty countries. In 2007 he joined Kron as a senior member of the company’s management team and with this robust and versatile background, Mr. Erkan was poised to assume the role of Chief Executive officer of Kron in 2012. Due to the company’s rapid growth in Turkey and the European markets, in 2016, Mr. Erkan and the Board of Directors launched Krontech in the United States to accelerate its commitment to establishing Kron as a dominant global software company. Mr. Erkan received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Engineering from EgeÜniversitesi and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from BoğaziçiÜniversitesi
Chief Financial Officer, Krontech
Mr. Altıoğlu’s joined Kron in 2011 as its CFO. Since then he played an integral role as a member of the executive management team responsible for the company’s rapid growth in Turkey and the European markets and subsequent decision to expand Krontech into the US market. Prior to joining Kron, Mr. Altıoğlu was in charge of Budget, Planning & Investments for Gantek Technologies. He has extensive experience in business analysis and strategic planning. Mr. Altıoğlu received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the Southern New Hampshire University as well as a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree from the New Hampshire College. His US education puts him in a unique position to support Krontech’s activity in the United States.
EVP Sales & Marketing, Krontech Americas
Shannon Murphy has history of success as a sales leader, spanning nearly twenty-five years as a reliable and consistent performer. Prior to his current position as EVP Sales & Marketing at Krontech,Americas he focused on technology services and solutions supporting the enterprise marketplace, bringing value across multiple disciplines. Mr. Murphy built numerous sales organizations from the ground-up and rapidly expanded several high-growth ventures. He also has extensive experience outside of sales having management positions with full P&L responsibility for multiple lines of business.Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Regional VP, LATAM, Krontech Americas
Carlos Seijas Rivas joined Krontech in 2016 as Regional VP, LATAM. He has held numerous management positions at large multinational organizations, including Motorola, where he served as Director, Biometrics Business Unit (Southern Europe and European Institutions). Mr. Rivas’ held prior positions at Xerox, Ultimate, Madge Networks and Intellect. These roles provided him with a truly global perspective having lived in Europe and the Americas, including France, Spain, Colombia, Costa Rica and the United States. Mr. Rivas has focusedmost of his career in the financial services and biometric criminal and civil security sectors.Mr. Rivas has a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree from the University of Political Sciences and Economics, in Paris.
Product Strategy, Krontech
Orhan Yildirim started his career at Alcatel Lucent in 2001 and then held various managing positions at Vodafone, Turkcell andElkotek. He wasthe IT Project Office Director at Turk Telekom prior to joining Kron, where he has been serving as Product Management Director. He is a critical member of the management team of Krontech overseeing product development and product marketingglobally.Mr. Yildirim holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University.
Operations, Krontech Americas
Onur Semih Sevim joined Kron in 2012. During his tenure he has held a number of positions within IT and Engineering. In 2016 Mr.Sevim relocated to New York City to aid in the launch of Krontech in the United States. Prior to working in New York, Mr. Sevim played a crucial role in the architecture and deployment of multiple client solutions in Turkey and throughout Europe. Mr. Sevim received a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Computer Engineering from Sakarya University which included Information Technologies coursework in University of Porto.
Solutions Architecture, Krontech Americas
Antonio Medina,a U.S Army Veteran and Security Specialist, joined Krontech in 2017. He started his career of nearly 20 years as a Field Engineer at Bell Atlantic Network Integration. Mr. Medina was a Systems Engineer at Cisco and joined Verizon in 2001 as a Pre-Sales Engineer Solutions Architect. Since 2008, he has held Senior Engineering positions at Carousel Industries and Aerohive Networks, expanding his experience in the Financial, Healthcare, Education, State and Local Government markets. In addition to his Electronics and Computer Technology education, Mr. Medina has earned security and cyber security related certifications.
Regional Sales & Support, Krontech,Eastern Europe
Olga Mateeva oversees sales and support for Krontech in Eastern Europe. Ms. Mateeva began her career in technology as a Software Engineer for Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden, and was later recruited by Luxoft. When she then joined NetCracker, she advanced from her systems analyst into pre-sales engineering and sales support. Ms Mateeva was then recruited by Nokia to serve as Bid Manager for the CIS region, and soon thereafter led the entire regional Bid Management team, based out of Moscow, Russia. She joined Kron in 2015. Ms. Matveeva received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Grenoble Ecole de Management and her Master of Science Degree (MS) in Physics from Moscow State University (MSU).
Regional Sales & Support, Krontech,Western Europe
Ms. Pehlivan joined Kron in 2015 and is currently overseeing sales and sales support for Krontech in Western Europe. Shebegan her career at Vodafone in the United Kingdom where she was responsible for demand and deployment across multiple markets including Turkey, Ireland, Greece, Albania, Hungary. She later served as the Head of Telco and Media markets for Atos. Ms. Pehlivan received her Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Mathematical Engineering from Isnatbul Technical University (ITU).
VP Sales / Southeast Asia
Ozge Dogan has been working as a Consultant in the telecom industry for several years and has held various positions at Motorola, Ericsson and ZTE in different countries. With a proven track record of success with several projects in Tanzania, Nepal, Senegal and the Bahamas, Ms. Dogan joined Krontech in January 2018 as an International Key Account Manager, South East Asia Sales and Operations. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Istanbul Technical University.
VP Sales/ Middle East & Africa
Mr. Ekmekci began his career 1999, as a Software Engineer and held positions as Software Architect and Team Leader for multiple projects at Alcatel-Lucent, Turkcell and TurkTelekom.In 2009 he successfully transitioned his technical expertise to International Sales and Business Development in the CIS Region. In 2016 Mr. Ekmekci joined a startup company as an Entrepreneur & Managing Director and expanded its services internationally, particularly in the Middle East Region, before successfully “exiting”. Mr. Ekmekci joined Krontech in the beginning of 2018 and currently serves as VP of Sales & Business Development, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Ekmekci received a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Computer Engineering from the Bogazici University.