Chairman of the Board
of Comtrade Group
Owner and Chairman of the Board of Comtrade Group, founded in Serbia more than 25 years ago, Veselin Jevrosimovic now presides over a globally relevant cluster of IT companies, with several thousand employees, most of them software engineers.
He has steadily grown a one-time IT services provider into a world-leading source of data backup & recovery tools, custom-made digital transformation solutions and a data processing powerhouse, which serves clients such as Citrix, Ryanair, Viber and CERN. Under his leadership, Comtrade - the most successful IT company in Southeast Europe - continues to grow and now has offices in the East and West Coast of the USA, the Philippines, in Dubai, as well as across West and Central Europe.
In his early career, Mr. Jevrosimovic was a partner in CHS Electronics, a leading international distributor of computer hardware and software, active in 50+ countries worldwide at the time. With Comtrade a member of the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company, Mr. Jevrosimovic participates in WEF meetings worldwide and continues to link East and West, sharing knowledge.
Mr. Jevrosimovic is also known as a philanthropist, especially for his open education initiatives. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Management from the University of Florida and an IT Engineering degree from Information Technology School in Belgrade.
Once a member of the national track & field team, he now chairs the Athletics Association of Serbia. During his mandate, several track and field facilities have been renovated across the country and a state-of-the-art indoor track venue was built in the capital, Belgrade.
Alexis Lope-Bello has been involved in the IT industry since 1982. The same year, he started his first computer company. He participated in its IPO, and the company grew to become a Fortune 500. Mr. Lope-Bello is a founding member of Europe IT, created as a vehicle to do an MBO (management buy-out) in Scandinavia of the CHS subsidiaries and a founding member of eHouse, a Russian holding company and one of the largest Internet companies in the country. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Terry Curtis is a C-Level finance executive with a diverse skillset and industry knowledge complemented by his operations and IT experience. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience in company restructuring, start-ups, acquisitions and high growth environments.
Mr. Curtis’ core competencies lie in strategic and financial planning, reporting and control, all strengthened through his broader responsibilities including operations, IT and divisional GM roles. As a finance executive, he successfully oversaw M&A activity in emerging markets, as well as Western Europe and Asia CFO roles. These included a $1 billion Japanese JV of IAC Corp, Liberty Global Inc. & Sumitomo Corp., HSE24.de, a $400 million subsidiary of IAC/HSN Corp., as well as Sr. VP Finance Home Shopping Network – Int’l.
He also held several high-level roles while at Timberland, including Sr. VP, Strategy and Sr. Director, Internal Audit. Mr. Curtis holds an MBA from Boston University and a BSBA in Finance/Economics from Suffolk University.
Simon Taylor is currently President at Comtrade Software where he is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of products, product development services and technology roadmap. Mr. Taylor has over 15 years of experience in the fields of product marketing, go-to-market strategy development and channel sales management. He also serves on the board of both, College Bound Dorchester and The Cambridge School of Weston.
An MBA graduate, he has worked with leading companies such as Forrester Research, Putnam Investments and Omgeo. Mr. Taylor received his MBA in International Business from IE Business School and his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University where he graduated with a B.S. in Operations Technology. He has held both Series 6 and 63 licenses and is the author of John’s Book, a full-length novel published in 2004.