About Prianto

Company

Prianto GmbH was founded in 2009 in Germany by William Geens and Oliver Roth as a starting point. Prianto is positioned in the distribution market as a pure play software distributor. Over the last years Prianto has grown into a group of companies covering the IT markets in Europe and Canada. Today Prianto is a leading software distributor with a focussed vendor portfolio.

It is our mission to be a trusted partner for resellers, system integrators and Managed Service Providers and to market innovative software solutions that make digital infrastructures and corporate workplaces more efficient.

Since 2011, Prianto has also been present in the UK, Austria and Switzerland, followed by the BeNeLux countries in 2012, Poland in 2014 and France in 2016. Branches were opened in 2017 in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the Adriatics. Since 2019 Prianto is also in Canada.

We rely on absolute channel loyalty and sell only to IT resellers (VARs, system houses, integrators, Managed Service Providers, etc.). Our goal is to establish long-term, trustworthy and successful business relationships with reseller partners and international vendors. For this, we offer a high-margin and innovative software solutions, guaranteeing fast and well-founded software licensing services, as well as dedicated "Go-To-Market" strategies.

Why Prianto?

Fast, flexible and reliable

We live by the "Yes we can" spirit and work flexibly, unbureaucratically and at high speed.

International sales network

Prianto has 15 international locations for uncomplicated and competent software distribution with innovative enterprise software solutions.

Experienced team of professionals

Our highly qualified and helpful staff are versed in the channel. We always go that step further for our customers!

Technology-comprehensive enterprise software solutions

We know the trends of the future in the areas of virtualization, storage, and security.

Business forward

We find profitable business opportunities for our partners: perfectly tailored to the respective objectives and business models.

 Attractive margins for IT resellers

Prianto Group

It is our mission to enable a platform and a greater reach for advanced technologies worldwide. Right from the start, close partnerships were established in the largest global IT markets and local sales locations with specific know-how were founded. Find out more about our global branches:

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Managing Team

William Geens

After studying business administration at the LMU in Munich, William Geens initially worked for four years as a management consultant at a worldwide leading consultancy in Germany and the USA. Afterwards, he switched to Raab Karcher AG, a subsidiary of VEBA AG, as Head of Corporate Development. He was responsible for projects in Germany, the USA, Japan and Eastern Europe. At his next destination, Raab Karcher Elektronik GmbH, William Geens has rebuilt a value distribution business with 50 employees and more than 60 million euros in sales in five branches within two years. He then moved to Actebis, a leading broadline distributor, initially as Head of Product Management. Later he was entrusted the management for the whole of Germany. William Geens subsequently expanded his experience in the IT distribution market; As CEO of TAROX AG, as Head of Product Marketing and Marketing at Tech Data and as Managing Director of DNS Deutschland (Arrow). In 2009, William Geens, together with Oliver Roth, founded Prianto GmbH.

Oliver Roth

He graduated in Business Administration at the Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg. Upon successful completion, Oliver Roth began working for the company BTB in Leinfelden - Echterdingen. The focus of his work at this software and consulting house was on marketing and (project) sales for enterprise software solutions. After moving to Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions, he was responsible for IBM Software as a key account manager. Further stages of his career were the distributors Bell Micro and DNS (today Arrow ECS). There, Oliver Roth managed teams in the areas of sales and product marketing for software solutions. At the beginning of 2009 Oliver Roth decided to join the company management of Prianto GmbH as a shareholder.

Yuri Pasea

Yuri Pasea is CEO and Founder of Prianto Limited. Yuri founded KNS in 1984, and with the KNS team successfully launched Citrix in the UK market. KNS went on to become Centia, a VMware distributor and Citrix’s largest European distributor for many years. Centia was subsequently acquired by DNS Arrow in 2007.
A well known figure in the IT distribution industry, Yuri brings a wealth of experience in identifying IT trends and delivering value to resellers, service providers and system integrators with leading edge technology solution.

Rashied Akrum

Rashied is Managing Director-CEO and Co-Founder of Prianto BV. With more than 25 years experience in leadership roles he has been successful in building European channels for new emerging technologies. He has an extensive entrepreneurial experience and for the last 15 years he has been building the EMEA channel for and with multiple IT software infrastructure vendors.

Carina Rozendaal

Carina Rozendaal is Managing Director-COO and Co-Founder of Prianto BV.  Carina Rozendaal has 20 years broad experience of sales, marketing and business development in the computer technology industry with a focus in the last 10 years on building EMEA channels for the software Infrastructure and virtualization market.

Stéphane Castagne

Stéphane joined Prianto in May 2018 as Sales Director for the French subsidiary. After starting his career in sales functions, he has developed an expertise in IT distribution for over 20 years. Whether it is software, hardware or cloud solutions, he has gained a commercial expertise in infrastructure, security and network markets. Before joining Prianto, Stéphane worked for American manufacturers such as Adaptec (Field Sales Manager), Snap Appliance (Sales Manager), Barracuda Networks (Country Sales Manager) as well as for French distributors. Stéphane is a graduate of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Olivér Urzica                 

Olivér Urzica is responsible for the business development in the CEE and Adriatic’s region. He graduated on Leadership and Management MSC at Corvinus University. Before joining Prianto, Olivér worked as Sales Manager at one of the major energy trader companies, covering the CEE and Balkan region. His main tasks for Prianto are setting up Prianto activities and building up reseller channels from the very beginning. Thereby he is establishing an efficient team and increasing brand awareness for Prianto and its vendor partners.

Rafał Goszyk

Rafał started his professional IT career in 2005. His had his first business experience in webhosting and domains at Nazwa.pl. Analysing customer needs and leading project base sales were his main tasks at AbaCo, a producer and reseller he joined afterwards. His next challenge started in 2007 when Rafał startet working at Arrow ECS (DNS Polska), where he was responsible for Citrix, Wyse, Igel and ThinPrint with key focus on channel development and cooperation with resellers. During that time, he accomplished courses and trainings for sales and marketing. In March 2014 he started building Prianto in Poland. 

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