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About Corp21:
Corp21 was established in mid 2002 by Bert Vermeulen. The name was chosen because Corp21 helps organizations and entrepreneurs become 21st century corporations--nimble and profitable providers of products and services in a global marketplace.

Since its founding, Corp21 has provided consulting, incubation, and investment services to an ever growing list of clients. The projects section gives more details about the services Corp21 has been providing.

In addition to this website, which focuses on business consulting, patents and other intellectual property, Corp21 maintains the following specialty websites:

  • ATAPAD markets web-based personal information management applications.
  • EasyMealPrep is a portal for an industry association of meal facilitation and preparation businesses.
  • Selected Technologies markets software for the plastic injection molding industry and provides an industry directory.
  • Surftree™ is an innovative product developed and sold by Corp21 that converts the information in a spreadsheet to an interactive tree on a web page.
  • WebTips.Biz helps businesses get the most from the internet by providing information about e-marketing and tools and techniques.

About Bert Vermeulen:
Prior to founding Corp21, Bert Vermeulen worked twenty years for manufacturing and technology companies including:

  • Over eight years with Hewlett Packard in Colorado, England and Russia as a senior manager in the marketing and quality functions, primarily for mass-storage technologies. This included managing the product strategy that generated a $150 million/year DDS tape drive business.
  • Over eight years with Plasco, Inc (a plastic injection molding business that is now part of Trend Technologies) as a business partner, vice president and general manager. Key experience included growing the business to $25 million in revenues, operating at world-class profitability, and selling the business to a strategic buyer. This included work in Colorado, Mexico and Hungary.
  • Shorter assignments with Incon (development of electrical connectors), Datametrics (development of optical shaft encoders) and the Boston Consulting Group (business strategy).

His academic background includes a bachelor's and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford University.