Stijn Koster began his entrepreneurial career in 2004 with the launch of i3D.net, a global hosting provider with datacenters around the world. With focus on technology, service and performance, i3D.net grew significantly and operates 10,000 servers worldwide. In 2009, Stijn founded SmartDC: a datacenter operator with two 36,000 sq. ft. data centers in the Netherlands. Two years later he started Game Blocks, a software company creating middleware for the game industry. Stijn won several awards with i3D.net: numeral Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA rankings and winner of the FD Gouden Gazellen award for fastest growing profitable company of the province South Holland during 2009-2012. Stijn`s focus is on growth and expansion by developing cutting edge technology and pushing the boundaries of technology for projects on all platforms
Rick joined i3D.net in 2005 with a main focus on (game) server management and support. In the following years Rick developed to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), his current position, where he is member of the management team and responsible for the daily operations of the company. Next to his management responsibilities, Rick is responsible for procurement and critical sales decisions. Rick supports each team within i3D.net and ensures that they perform to the fullest of their potential. Keeping customers satisfied is one of Rick’s main passions and therefore achieving optimal customer satisfaction is his most important goal. With large projects, Rick is always ready to support and help to overcome the issues at hand. Currently, Rick’s main pursuits are with account management of enterprise customers, i3D.net’s cloud proposition and the expanding of i3D.net’s services on multiple locations worldwide.
Stefan has been at i3D.net since the very beginning and serves in the position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO). In the last decade, Stefan has been responsible for solving the technical challenges which arise when scaling to thousands of servers and integrating services with both public and private clouds spanning multiple locations. Stefan’s main focus is to build and maintain i3D.net’s worldwide network so it will support the ever growing demand of our gaming and enterprise business clients for high capacity, low latency and reliable connectivity. Current challenges involve expanding i3D.net’s services to the emerging markets such as Brazil, China and the Middle East. Fulfilling the ever increasing connectivity and hosting needs of our enterprise clients, for stable connectivity and cloud integration of operations worldwide, is what Stefan does best.