Frans is a hands-on expert and frequently involved in acquisitions through his work.
Born in 1957, he resides in the Dutch town of Veenendaal. He studied Commercial Economy at the Amsterdam-based Hogere Economische School (1979) and then started working in the automation industry. From 1983, he was involved in the sale and supply of automation systems to the accountancy sector, a sector that is also of direct relevance to mediation in purchasing and selling businesses.
In 1997, together with his former partner, Verbeek acquired Omegon Computersystemen from the then director/owner through a management buy-out. In 2000 he sold his shares to the stock-exchange-listed Unit 4 Agresso and started work as director of the Accountancy division.