Adriaan Klaassen


Adriaan Klaassen, COO, based in New York City. His role is to manage global operations and the execution of babl’s strategic vision.

Adriaan’s career has been in the IT Infrastructure field, working for companies in various industries around New York City, always with an eye for process and operational excellence. Previously, he held the role of IT Solutions Manager – North America for Third Bridge Group, Ltd. Most recently, he was the Global IT Director for Mohawk Group, Ltd. 

In his spare time, Adriaan is an avid fan of ice hockey and his favourite team, the New York Rangers. He played college hockey for Rutgers University where he studied Computer Science and later was the Assistant Coach of the team for 12 years. He earned his degree in Management of Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology and also enjoys soccer (football) and golf, and is a huge music fan.

His favourite quote is “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take” Wayne Gretzky.