Bart Omlo

Managing Director at Kontent by Kentico & Board Member at Kentico Software

I am the Managing Director at Kontent, one of two Kentico’s product divisions. I lead my ambitious team towards our audacious goals, and I am responsible for the growth of Kontent. Thanks to our hard work, Kontent is growing at a rate of more than 100% year over year. As a member of Kentico Software’s executive team, I actively influence Kentico’s direction and future. I always say, lead by example and empower your people—ownership and accountability are important when you want to build trust among your colleagues.

I joined Kentico in 2015. My first assignment was to set up a Benelux office as a Sales Manager. I’d already known Petr Palas for six years—we met in 2009 when we were both members of the European CMS Expert Group. Later he was searching for somebody to help him expand his Kentico company. At that time, I was looking for a new challenge, so we quickly connected. Firstly, I was the Head of Global Sales at Kontent, and later, when the company was divided into two product divisions, Petr offered me the position of Managing Director of Kontent by Kentico.

Why I love Kentico

I admire Kentico for keeping the dynamics you typically see in startups and scaleups. Nobody is afraid to roll up their sleeves. We have relatively young, but experienced management that generates a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Most of us would breathe for Kentico. I appreciate Petr Palas’s complete trust in me. He gives me my own space, which allows me to be completely honest with him and vice versa. That is a great part of our Kentico culture—anybody at any level can speak their mind. As long as it’s constructive feedback or insight, the others always listen. Thanks to the people, atmosphere, and work ethic we have at Kentico, we achieve remarkable things.