Helping companies today, to deal with the Business & IT questions of tomorrow
I was born in 1972, the year of a series of dramatic events including Bloody Sunday and Black September, but also the year of Apollo 16 with her trip to the moon, not to mention the première of one of the best films of all time, The Godfather.
As the youngest of three brothers, I grew up in a small village in the north of the Netherlands. My childhood was marked both by wonderful adventures in nature, and by the many challenges of a family trying to claim its place in a closed Frisian community. These years have meant that to this day I am deeply committed to the concept of freedom as a right we should treasure.
Today I see freedom as an inherent part of me that allows the use of my own knowledge and skills to service others. I believe that the freedom to choose goes hand in hand with the responsibility to make the right choice. It takes a lot of courage to walk the unbeaten track, both privately and in business. I believe that sometimes you need another person to bring out the best in you and that everyone has the right to grow.
On a daily basis I see opportunities to gain new knowledge and am open to opportunities to share my knowledge with a wider audience. I believe that this is the way to inspire each other to get the most out of ourselves and contribute in a positive way to the world we like to live in!
Background and experience
Senior Executive with 20 years of experience in Business, IT and Human Capital Management and excellent track record of 15+ years in Business Development. MBA in Business & IT and Executive Doctorate Program (PhD) both from Nyenrode University. Globally oriented, strategic and entrepreneurial personality, with proven experience in leading and empowering teams of up to 200 people. Strong presentation and negotiation skills as well as experience in public speaking. Trusted advisor and a highly valued sparring partner for executives, willing to change their Business Model, Business processes or Strategy. Extensive delivery experience in SAAS / Cloud solutions within mid and large enterprises. Strong background in building and growing IT businesses, leading teams in highly competitive markets and working with different cultures and time zones.
In the line of my achievements I managed to grow companies from scratch to established market players in two years and doubled turnover results for existing company within 3 years. As a highly valued sparring partner for C-level and executive boards, I developed a large network of professionals and executives within different industries.
As a creative thinker with strong leadership skills and an open management style, setting goals, growing revenue and empowering people is what I do best. I believe that without friction, there can be no gloss. Every challenge we face comes along with an opportunity for better solutions, better experiences and greater growth. By accepting the challenge and the opportunity we gain new knowledge and find new ways to inspire others to get the most out of themselves.
Managing Director at Conclusion Digital, a full service digital agency consisting of 100+ professionals and based in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Heerlen.
Advisory Board member of The Other Network, a business club for entrepreneurs, managers, executives and decision-makers who believe in the power of diversity.
Member of the board at the Nyenrode Alumni Circle of Entrepreneurship (1500+ members).
Please approach me if you have questions or requests on the following topics:
Sales, Operations & Business Development
Cloud, Software (SAAS) & IT Outsourcing
Talent Management, Human Capital & Strategy
Digital Transformation & Digital Solutions
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