PRESS RELEASE: DATPROF takes the next step with new management

June 15, 2021

Bert Nienhuis and Maarten Urbach will become the new management of DATPROF in Groningen. Together they will manage the company and take over from Harald and Hilbrand Kikkers.

Bert has been involved with DATPROF since 2008, then still part of ITCG. He started as a data integration engineer and was involved in the development of the DATPROF products. From 2009 he was responsible for the development and product strategy and in 2011, under the leadership of the now retiring management, he transferred the software development activities from ITCG to a separate organization called DATPROF. 

Maarten Urbach joined DATPROF in 2012 in the role of sales manager for the test data management products. First of all he introduced DATPROF to the domestic market helping the products and the company to mature. Currently he is executing the international business development strategy of DATPROF.

The company has experienced significant growth in recent years, both in turnover and in the number of employees. DATPROF is now not only the Dutch market leader in the field of Test Data Management solutions, but now also operates in the rest of the world.

With the appointment of Nienhuis and Urbach, a culture is created in which employees are even more involved in the company. “The goal is to grow DATPROF further so that we can help more and more companies worldwide with better, faster and safer test data,” says Maarten Urbach.

Not much will change in daily practice. Bert Nienhuis remains responsible for all activities in the field of product development and service and support. Maarten Urbach remains responsible for all marketing and sales activities. Harald and Hilbrand Kikkers will remain involved with DATPROF as shareholders and advisers.


Software specialist DATPROF was founded in 2009 and exclusively focuses upon the provision of test data management solutions. With a broad range of clients in both the public and private sector, DATPROF has an extensive track record in delivering a comprehensive software suite consisting of sensitive data discovery and remediation as well as delivering referentially intact subsets for use in the test, development and QA processes. DATPROF is independent and uses its global partner network to bring these solutions to its customers around the world. DATPROF simplifies getting the right test data in the right place at the right time.

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