Meet our management team and board of directors.


Steven Verhoeven

Experienced in leading fast-growing teams and scaling up organizations from a customer-centric perspective, Steven joined UgenTec from Agilent Technologies where he was responsible for strategy and operations leading the genomics software group. Steven previously led operations at the Belgian genomics software company Cartagenia as COO and built out an international delivery organization as VP of Professional Services for BAE Systems Detica.


Wouter Uten

Wouter founded UgenTec with Tom Martens in 2014 with a plan to become the leading global PCR software company for routine molecular diagnostics. Wouter is an entrepreneur with a solid foundation in bioinformatics and a big passion for life science and the digital revolution in society. As Founder and Chief Operations Officer at UgenTec, he leads the development and scientific teams and ensures complex projects, customer and partner success. 

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Nicolas De Boe

Nicolas supports UgenTec to further scale up with his extensive experience in international and corporate finance. He spent more than a decade in the Belgian EY practice, first as an auditor and later as a senior financial transaction advisor in M&A, and more recently, as group financial controller, head of internal audit, and international finance director at Greenyard.


Steven Van Vooren
Marketing Director

Steven brings experience in bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence and Software Marketing from previous roles as scientific founder of genomics software company Cartagenia and head of the product marketing team Genomics Software at Agilent Technologies. Steven built molecular diagnostics experience at the Center for Human Genetics in Leuven and the Sanger institute in Cambridge, UK.


Michiel Reessink
VP of Global Sales

Michiel manages the global sales team. Michiel is a passionate business development professional who brings deep expertise in automation and molecular diagnostics from his previous experiences at life sciences, AgBio and bioinformatics companies including PerkinElmer, Rijk Zwaan, and Genalice.

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Karen Hensen
Head of Quality and Regulatory

Karen brings strong experience in several international quality & regulatory leadership roles, both in diagnostic laboratories and the medical industry. Her knowledge of most state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques comes from her doctoral research activities at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg in Leuven, BE, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA.

Board of Directors


Annie Vereecken

Annie Vereecken is an experienced biotech investor who started as an entrepreneur in gynecological endocrinology and pathology. She built a business in clinical labs acquired by Sonic Healthcare in 2010. Annie actively invests in life sciences companies, including Argenx, Biocartis, MyCartis, Cartagenia (acquired by Agilent Technologies), PharmaFluidics, and Ugentec.


Tom Aerts

Tom Aerts is head of Smart Services & Manufacturing at investment company LRM, with a strong focus on solutions and technology that accelerate growth and expansion. To this end, LRM has been investing significantly in Technology & Services over the past years. Tom draws domain knowledge and rich experience from board memberships in the health and technology space.


Tom Martens

Tom Martens is the Commercial Founder of UgenTec, which he founded together with Wouter Uten in 2014. Tom builds on a scientific background (PhD in physics) and  relies on management experience from previous roles as managing director at Verisol and Insaver as well as rich business consulting experience in marketing, new business development, and innovation management for a range of companies.

Ivo Marechal

Ivo Marechal is a founding partner at Down 2 earth capital an independent private equity fund that focuses on small and SME equity transactions in Belgium. D2E Capital combines successful private equity experience with a top level industry expertise, and relies on a large network of CEOs and entrepreneurs. Ivo Marechal has held director, CEO and board positions at companies including Overpelt-Plascobel and Essers.


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