ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

The Areopa Group's mission is to be the leading-edge company in Intellectual Capital Management and Accounting, Applied Knowledge Management, Change Management and Risk Assessment.  We deliver comprehensive services through people, processes and technology.

 We are Customer Focused and Process Driven.

OUR STORY


In 1987, Areopa began as a change management company and started to shift their focus to knowledge management when our Founder and Chief Innovation Architect, Ludo Pyis, recognized the pressing need for tracking measures that capture the value of knowledge for companies.


Areopa operates worldwide to monetize the intangible assets of organizations and develop innovative solutions to ensure companies are supported through the growth process by facilitating the learning in the managing, protecting, and monetizing of intellectual capital.

We work to empower our clients through our unique value-adding methodologies.


We work with you to capture, store, and make reusable your company's intellectual capital.

After years of research and development, Areopa created a system of valuing intangible assets linked to a company - making us the only experts in the world in this area. Areopa is disrupting the outdated models of the financial industry, bringing a fresh perspective on the ways that knowledge can be made quantifiable. Through the development of intellectual capital accounting, Areopa continues to show the world their new language of intellectual capital.

INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING


Intellectual capital is considered an asset and can be broadly defined as the collection of all informational resources a company has at its disposal that can be used to drive profits, gain new customers, create new products, or otherwise improve the business.
It includes the sum of employee expertise, organizational processes, and other intangibles that contribute to a company's bottom line.


BENEFITS OF KNOWING YOUR INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL


The benefits of knowing your intellectual capital begins with Managing it, Protecting it, and Making it Reusable. Knowing its value leads to:


  • Developing added money streams
  • Selling or buying a company
  • Licensing a product
  • Selling an individual item, customer list, training materials, etc.
  • Merging with other company’s
  • Getting a loan based on your IC

THE AREOPA

FOUR-LEAF MODEL


Intellectual capital = added value (minus) costs

 

Added value is measured based on the “added value creating phenomena” that can be found in the 15 areas of the “4 leaf model“ and will be divided into “present versus future “ and

“ tacit versus explicit “ .

THE  INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL (IC) PROCESS

STEP 1- PREPARE


THE AREOPA GROUP prepares by:


  • Building IC Inventory
  • Conducting a High Level Estimation (HLE)
  • Conducting Innovative Due Diligence
  • Creating Management an Investment Plan
  • Preparing Funding Plan of Estimated Value





STEP 3- DELIVER & GROW


THE AREOPA GROUP

delivers and grows IC by:


  • Managing the growth & the use of IC assets
  • Controling innovation development
  • Driving, Creating and Combining to deliver additional value
  • Creating multiple money streams per IC asset

STEP 2- PROTECT


THE AREOPA GROUP protects knowledge by:


  • Ensuring Ownership identifying key knowledge carriers
  • Safegaurding the knowledge through applied knowledge management
  • Protecting knowledge verses open innovation & liaison planning & management

STEP 4- ACCOUNT & AUDIT


THE AREOPA GROUP works with your organization to:


  • Prepare Areopa IC Accounting System



OUR BUSINESS MODEL


Areopa is unique in their organization structure. 


We operate as a "Shamrock Organization" which is an output-based organization where customers drive the performance of Areopa. 


It is a revenue sharing model, where each and any party participating in the model, receives a portion of the revenue generated by a "Shamrocker" with its customer. 


A Shamrock Organization is a non-traditional organization that allows members to operate independently and is compensated based on member's actual performance.



The company works with over 450 "SAPs"

(Strategic Alliance Partners) and is active in five market segments on a worldwide level.



AREOPA MARKETS

  • Commercial 
  • Academic 
  • Social Economy
  • Intellectual Capital Centers
  • Knowledge Cities Development


OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

PETER STOCKMANN

CEO

50 years as an entrepreneur, corporate leader, a training and development provider and a hospitality consultant.

Peter has a vast amount of knowledge and dedication in establishing, promoting, marketing, and operating a variety of businesses.   

MICHEL DEWOLFS

CO-CEO & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

18 years experience in banking (Gemeentekrediet & ABN-AMRO). Michel has had assignments in several companies (DHL / Belgian Post – Certipost / BNP Parisbas / Belfius Insurance / M-Team ).

The common thread in these assignments were KPI’s / Digitization – e-sign / Quality / Problem Solving & Customer Service.

MARK VERNIMMEN

CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICER

34 years as an executive director with core strengths in global HR management, M&A, Change Management and developing organization capabilities.

More than 20 years of experience as a CEO or managing partner of medium sized to large companies, out of which 15 years on an international level (EMEA).


LUDO PYIS

CHIEF INNOVATION ARCHITECT

40 years of international experience in organization development (Hewlett Packard & Founder of Areopa) and  recognized leading expert within IC accounting with a focus on knowledge intensive industries.

Ludo brings significant value to the team through his valuation, financial modelling and consultancy expertise. 

MARY BARRY-CYBULSKI Ed.D.

30 years of extensive experience in educational technology, instructional design, and innovative program development. Mary served in leadership positions as a staff developer, curriculum director and HR director.   Mary’s experience includes over fifteen years as adjunct faculty member for several universities.


JAN LANGENUS

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Jan Langenus is a seasoned manager with 45 years of experience. Jan has a legal background and has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions for corporate clients, and in designing and operating wealth structures tailored to the objectives and needs of private clients.