History

Profacts History

Profacts was founded by dr. Stijn De Rammelaere and dr. Timothy Desmet in 2006. The philosophy of the start-up was to add practical market research experience and academic scientific research knowledge in a powerful mix of added-value research solutions. Stijn worked as a Research Director at Synovate (previously Columbus Quanti) and Timothy as a professor at Ghent University and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). After 12 months we hired our first employee and today - five years following the start-up - Profacts has 25 people working full-time. The first years of Profacts are characterized by a strong growth. This growth can be seen in revenues, number of employees and number of clients.

Founders

Stijn De Rammelaere

S. De Rammelaere

Founder and Managing partner
Linkedin

Stijn De Rammelaere is Managing Partner and co-founder of Profacts. After obtaining his degree in Psychology (1994-1999), Stijn obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Ghent University (2003). Eager to apply his knowledge in the real world, Stijn started as a Senior Project Leader at the market research agency Columbus Quanti, that later became Synovate Belgium. His career path at Synovate was very steep and soon he was a Research Director, responsible for several key clients. Together with Timothy Desmet he founded Profacts in 2006.

Timothy Desmet

T. Desmet

Founder and Managing partner
Linkedin

Timothy Desmet is Managing Partner and co-founder of Profacts. After obtaining his degree in Psychology (1994-1999), Timothy obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Ghent University (2003). After finishing his Ph.D., Timothy obtained a post-doctoral grant from the FWO, which allowed him to do scientific research at Ghent University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked for 2 years as a Visiting Scientist. Together with Stijn De Rammelaere he founded Profacts in 2006.