Get to know our team
Custom Connect’s leadership team consists of senior managers with extensive international and industry-wide customer contact experience. The team’s strength lies in the profound knowledge and experience of its individual members, the diversity of the team and the shared desire to dialogue with each other about opportunities to further improve services.
Chief Executive Officer
Stijn Lathouwers, born in the Netherlands has been in the contact centre industry since 2000 and joined Custom Connect in 2018. He has worked in Netherlands, Suriname, South Africa, Colombia, Malaysia across industries such as telco, utilities, transportation, e-retail, and e-commerce. Stijn has extensive experience of outsourcing as well as leadership, strategy and finance.
Chief Operational Officer
Thomas Moore, born in the UK, has been in the contact centre industry since 2003. He has worked in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. He is an accomplished COPC Certified Implementation Leader and his experience includes leading and advising multilingual contact centres in industries such as banking, retail, utilities, telecommunications, e-commerce and automotive.
Pieter van Wezel
Managing Director the Netherlands
Pieter van Wezel
Pieter van Wezel, born in the Netherlands, has worked in the contact centre industry since 2008.As Managing Director Netherlands, he has experience in large and international outsourcing projects, both in the Netherlands and Suriname.His experience includes operational management and change management in industries such as e-commerce, retail, telecommunications, utilities and charities.
Managing Director Suriname
Jacques Jonkers, born in South Africa, has worked in the contact centre industry since 1999. He has extensive experience in in-house and outsourcing in Suriname and South Africa. His experience includes start-ups, operational management, technology, consulting and entrepreneurship in industries such as insurance, banking, non-profit, IT, retail, hospitality and telecommunications.
South Africa - Chief Executive Officer
With his roots firmly planted in South Africa, Mark pioneered Debt-IN in 2008 and has since steered Capability BPO's expansion into global markets. Debt-IN and Capability BPO are brands that are part of Custom Connect. As CEO South Africa, his financial insight and operational savvy have been pivotal in serving US and European clients. Mark is known for infusing the BPO sector with a human touch, ensuring rewarding engagements and is committed to impacting lives positively across South Africa.
Chief Commercial Officer
Boris Wachters, born in the Netherlands, has been in the contact centre industry since 2005 and joined Custom Connect in 2023. He has worked in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Hong Kong across industries such as banking, insurance, energy and real estate. His expertise spans inhouse, insourcing, onshoring, nearshoring and offshoring as well as strategic, operations and commercial management.
Irene de Vries
Irene de Vries
Born in the Netheralnds, has worked in the contact centre industry since 2015.She is Chief Human Resources Officer and has experience in in-house and outsourcing within Dutch contact centres and retail. She also has experience in human resources management, learning and development, marketing and branding.
Global Head of WFM, Data & Analytics
Dan Mackie, born in the UK, has worked in the contact centre industry since 2006. He has extensive in-house and outsourcing experience worldwide and has worked with contact centres on six continents. His experience includes operational management, project and product management, technology, reporting & analytics and WFM in sectors such as public and private healthcare, local & national government to telecommunications, utilities, retail, hospitality and finance.
Head of Compliance & Legal Counsel
Vivekni Haribhai, born in South Africa, is an Admitted Attorney and Conveyancer responsible for the management of litigation and corporate governance within the group, identifying the viability of potential investments and business acquisitions. Vivekni is an accomplished legal practitioner and qualified Business Rescue Analyst.
IT Architect Director