About The Content Exchange

We sell great stories

Who are we?

The Content Exchange is Joris van Lierop and Tom Schenkenberg’s initiative. Together we developed the idea of The Content Exchange, a ‘public CMS’ to which everyone has access.

Team TCE consists of media professionals, experienced developers, and passionate marketers. We are building a network of storytellers, news hunters, publishers, producers, and content marketers who work together to share stories and create something valuable. Every day we want to make TCE a bit better with our users. If you have any ideas, let us know!

Check out the TCE team
By creating a place where editors are connected, editors can work together to protect rights and support revenue models.

- Joris van Lierop, Managing Director, The Content Exchange

Our ambition

Breaking news is published 24/7, the red carpet, the front line, the trading floor, the stadium, the White House, the town hall. There is no editorial staff to cover it all. Many good stories remain hidden gems. Other good stories go viral without the creator seeing anything in return. Some stories are rewritten 100 times, so other good stories are never told.

The Content Exchange brings creators and publishers together. By doing business directly with each other, we can produce, publish and distribute more stories together. This partnership creates a better earnings model for good stories that need to be shared.

Our TCE team

Joris van Lierop

CEO / Chief Executive Officer

Joris worked as a digital publisher at Kluwer,, FD, and RTL. Within Team TCE, he is responsible for building the network of publishers, editors, producers, marketers, and PR professionals.

Tom Schenkenberg

CTO / Chief Technology Officer

With over 20 years of software development experience, Tom has a clear vision of technology and organization.  TCE works on the basis of open standards and a driven team where the common objective is leading.

Johan van der Werf

CFO / Chief Financial Officer

Johan has over 25 years of experience as CFO and in other senior finance functions at larger international organizations. Within TCE he is responsible for the overall finance function and to support and safeguard the strategy to achieve the targets of the TCE and its investors.

Sander de Koeijer


TCE unites a large number of sources under one interface; this requires streamlined operations and monitoring. Sander is responsible for reducing hundreds of sources into a clear, safe, and managed process.

Regina Erak

Senior Sales Consultant – Europe

Regina is the Managing Director at Erak Global Works, Ltd (EGW). With over 25 years of international publishing success, Regina has
a clear vision of what it takes to sell your print and digital content worldwide. Creating new revenue streams through licensing, syndication, and internationalization is her expertise.

Steven Casey

Senior Sales Consultant – ROW

Steven is the Business Development Director at Erak Global Works, Ltd (EGW). With 30+ years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Steven specializes in creating new sales and distribution opportunities by bringing your content to new audiences.

Flore Deroose

Media Consultant Video

Flore is an international media consultant, specialised in digital video production, licensing, sales and distribution with 15+  years of experience in working with global digital platforms, factual tv and documentary organisations.

Wimpe Thomas

Product owner

As a project manager at, FD, RTLnieuws, and BSL, Wimpe has extensive experience in product development within publishing. As a product owner, he translates wishes and strategy into the development road map for TCE.

Monica Lous

User Experience

Monica tests all new TCE releases. She supports users in using TCE and guides development based on the feedback and data received.

Zoë Verbiest

Marketing & Communications

Zoë is a Communication student at Avans University of Applied Science Breda. She supports Monica and Joris with the marketing and communication activities for TCE.

Toni Van de Voorde

Lead Developer & Architect

Toni is our Lead Software Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in developing software and applications. He is responsible for the development and set-up of the ‘back end’ and for making TCE a scalable platform.

Benedict Grootaert

Software Engineer

Benedict is a full-stack software engineer with 10 years of experience in media. He focuses mainly on front end development and works together with Monica to develop TCE into the best user experience.

Martijn de Letter

Senior Software Engineer

A senior developer with extensive experience designing, developing, and implementing complex business applications, Martijn is the architect of TCE. Solutions must be scalable and performant.

Martin Roest

Software Architect

Martin contributes to the development team with extensive experience and expertise in developing scalable, cloud-based, high-performance architecture.

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