Situational Awareness across Air, Land, Sea and Sub-Surface | MARSS


With an experienced leadership team, we understand the criticality of our customers’ needs in protecting what matters to them most - lives, critical infrastructure and assets.

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Nabil Borhanu

Group Managing Director

Nabil is our Group Managing Director, working between both KSA and USA.
With experience as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and investor, Nabil is focused on building business and relationships around the Middle East, and supporting in the growth of MARSS technology to be available around the world to protect assets and save lives.

Johannes Pinl - CEO & Founder | MARSS

Johannes Pinl

Founder & CTO

Johannes is the CTO and founder of MARSS Group with over 17 years experience in the software development sector. He founded MARSS in 2005 with the goal of becoming an innovative technology leader in the protection of lives and assets - on a global scale.

Rob Balloch - Senior VP Sales | MARSS

Rob Balloch

Chief Growth Officer

Rob brings decades of experience in underwater defence and security. He joined MARSS in 2013 as part of the acquisition by FLIR systems and he has delivered over 40 integrated system projects worldwide - and continues to do so.

Silje Jahr - Head of Sales Operations | MARSS

Silje Jahr

Sales Operations Director

Silje was the first employee to join MARSS in 2007 and has provided vital contribution to the evolution of MARSS and the MARSSIAN culture. She has played a central role in the commercial growth from a small innovative start up, to a global leader in integrated systems for the protection of lives and strategic assets.

Doug Boit - Senior VP Engineering | MARSS

Doug Boit

Senior VP Engineering

Over 30 years experience in a broad range of sectors including shipping, insurance and point-of-sale systems sectors. Doug joined MARSS in 2008 to lead all technical research and product development bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience.

Alberto Baldacci, PhD - Senior VP Science | MARSS

Alberto Baldacci, PhD

Senior VP Science

Alberto has over 20 years of experience in R&D for Universities and in the Defence sector. He joined MARSS in 2010 to lead R&D programs for safety and security applications.

Stefano Crosta - VP of Software Engineering | MARSS

Stefano Crosta

VP of Software Engineering

Stefano is responsible for turning ideas into working solutions. Stefano joined MARSS in 2014 to lead the technical team and focus on software architecture including real-time framework for controlling multiple sensors and statistical algorithms.

Alex Reche, PhD - VP of ML and AI Research | MARSS

Alex Reche, PhD

VP of ML and AI Research

Alex has over two decades of experience in R&D. His career spans over a broad range of fields including computer vision, artificial intelligence and augmented & virtual reality. Alex joined MARSS in 2018 to lead the research on AI, extracting in-depth information to detect, recognise and identify potential risks.

Andy Forbes, MBE - Managing Director, MARSS Middle East | MARSS

Andy Forbes, MBE

Managing Director, MARSS Middle East

Andy brings over 38 years’ experience in the operational communications and IT Service Management sector. He joined MARSS in January 2021 to enable the MARSS vision to establish a quality NiDAR through life delivery and support capability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region.

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Frederik Giepmans

Managing Director, MARSS Safety & Security

Frederik has more than 15 years experience delivering projects in offshore oil & gas, yachting and security sectors, from concept engineering and design to completion. He joined MARSS in 2019 and has been instrumental in its rapid development in recent years.

Bill Deeves - General Counsel | MARSS

Bill Deeves

General Counsel

Bill joins MARSS with 25 years experience as a General Counsel and Company Secretary. He has a proven track record in strategic, managerial and operational leadership in global businesses in the technology, engineering and defence sectors. At MARSS he leads legal and compliance projects to support business development.

Susan Verschuren - Head of Recruitment & HR | MARSS

Susan Verschuren

Head of Recruitment & HR

With over 20 years experience in Recruitment and Executive Search, Susan heads the HR and Recruitment department. She has been instrumental in growing MARSS from 29 employees to 120+ and counting today.

Khaled Al Hammad - HR Manager, MARSS KSA | MARSS

Khaled Al Hammad


With over 12+ years of experience building human resources departments, teams, and policies from scratch in both startup and established organizations, Khaled brings essential knowledge to the MARSS KSA HR department and is a key driver in the expansion of the team in the Kingdom.  

Coralie Vettenburg - Head of Office Operations | MARSS

Coralie Vettenburg

Head of Administration and Office Operations

Coralie joined MARSS in 2008 with 10 years of proven experience in administrative and client oriented roles. Since joining MARSS, she has provided a meaningful impact to the company by building a proactive and solid administrative and office department, coordinating with MARSS divisions globally across a variety of tasks in a dynamic work environment.

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Natalie Bell

Director, Group Financial Control

Natalie joined MARSS in 2012 and has been vital to the evolution of the business. As a Chartered Certified Accountant, Natalie is responsible for managing the Finance team and financial activities. She has assisted in MARSS’ growth from EU research projects, to a global leader in integrated systems for the protection of lives and strategic assets.

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Karine Cochet

Director Commercial Finance

Karine joined MARSS in 2021 with over 20 years experience in the Telco Infrastructure and Software sectors in Europe and Asia. She is responsible for project finance, support & maintenance finance.

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Quentin Leclerc

Director of FP&A

Quentin joined MARSS in 2021 as the Director of FP&A. He is responsible for building financial models for new product development and modelling cost & revenue.


Mike Collier

Business Development Manager NATO

Mike has more than 30 years experience across defence, government and commercial sectors. With a background in combat systems, sensors and effectors Mike supports MARSS across the full portfolio of products. Mike has specific responsibility for Man Overboard Detection (MOBtronic), supporting the cruise industry to improve safety.



Whether based in Monaco, UK or KSA, we’re proud to call our employees MARSSians. Our working culture is diverse and ever changing to adapt to our employees needs.