Seasoned private equity investor and entrepreneur
Support teams of entrepreneurs with building their start-up or scale-up business across the board and helping them marshall the resources to accomplish their mission.
I love working with an ambitious and truly committed team of starting entrepreneurs to help make their innovative idea and nascent business a success and lay the foundations for building a market leading company.
With my Wageningen background, I am especially keen on working with startups and scaleups in agritech in the widest sense.
Over the past 17 years, I have built my experience as an investor by putting capital and expertise to work in supporting smaller and much larger companies. It has been a privilege to work with many highly talented management teams and exciting businesses along the way. I also know first-hand how challenging and tough building, or rebuilding, a business can be.
I believe that, with the right combination of a brilliant new idea, talent, drive and sufficient resources, almost any new business can succeed and have a real, lasting and very positive impact on the world around us.
Skills & expertise
- Private equity and venture investing
- Team building and talent management
- New product and service market launch
- Contracting and negotiations with suppliers and customers
- Operational excellence
- Commercial excellence
|2014-2017||Egeria, Partner Longhold Investments|
|2006-2013||Managing Partner Taros Capital|
|2001-2005||AlpInvest Partner Direct investments|
|1989-2001||Partner, McKinsey&Company, Amsterdam|
|1985-1989||PhD Business Economics Harvard University|
|1978-1985||MS Agricultural Economics Wageningen University|