Mentor: Martin Ruiter

Entrepreneur, managing director LC Energy, non-managing director QING Groep, owner Heerenstraat Theater

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Martin Ruiter is an entrepreneur with experience in both technical business-to-business (energy, food, packaging) as well as business-to-consumer (leisure, hospitality) markets. He has an extensive track-record in setting up new businesses, both by outsourcing and by starting-up. And in creating growth – organic and by means of mergers and acquisitions. During his managerial career, he has been involved with the start and growth of more then 10 successful companies and businesses. Next to running businesses, Ruiter is also Chairman VeluweVallei for VNO-NCW, a powerful employer loyalty and an influential network for entrepreneurs, at local, regional and national level.

As a person, Martin is very much interested in the match of the character and the entrepreneur or manager. He is convinced that a starting or growing company can only be successful if the entrepreneur and his staff really believe that the product or service that they’re selling makes a contribution. Or, in his own words: “Being in business just for the money is not gonna work. Never!”

 Skills & expertise

  • Business development
  • Strategy
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Outsourcing
  • Finance
  • Interim- & turnaround-management
  • Start-ups & scale-ups

Background

2017–present Managing director & co-owner LC Energy
2013–present Non-managing director & co-owner QING Groep
2004–present Owner Heerenstraat Theater
1989–2003 Various management & commercial positions
1981 – 1988 Agricultural Engineering; Wageningen University

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