HFS Core Team
Vice President, Business Development & Growth Initiatives
Karel Franchois is Vice President, Business Development and Growth Initiatives and is part of the commercial team at HFS. Karel supports the expansion of HFS' reach with companies 'at the core of innovation'.
From the innovation award at IBM Global Business Services / Dun & Bradstreet, over sales & marketing process improvement at Metastorm, to new customer-centric, outcome-based disruptive commercial models at Ooyala, Piksel and NeuLion for the media & broadcast industry. For more than a decade innovation, change, disruption, process improvement, digital and analytics have been a thread through Karel's career. With Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing in the As-a-Service Economy, Digital Transformation and OneOffice the new drivers of disruption, he is excited to have joined HFS as the company that brings 'the next big thing'.
Karel, a Belgian beer connoisseur, studied Physical Education & Kinesiology at the Leuven Catholic University - a fascination for and eagerness to learn about the motivational drivers of performance and success in a competitive environment. Living in Trumpington, Cambridge UK, he spends his spare time on his wooden boat 'Silver Lining' on the UK East Coast.