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Omer Ginor

Over 15 years of CXO roles in scaling tech companies, Omer has developed a unique and deep understanding of the dynamics and challenges faced by startups. As CCO/COO, Omer oversaw TicketSwap’s revenue increasing by 150% in one year, expanding into new geographies, achieving a 650% growth in France, and implementing various growth-enabling commercial structures. Having […]

Jeannette Homan

As a female tech data leader and entrepreneur, Jeannette has a focus on strategy & execution in consulting, solutions, finance and general management. She leads the company from strategy, through execution, to new business models. Jeannette was a Deloitte partner with a focus on growth in the data transition related to Data Analytics & AI. […]

Siebe Nooij

Siebe Nooij has 15+ years of experience in founding and scaling companies, in B2B (software & robotics) as well as B2C (fashion, online groceries). There he has focused heavily on new projects, marketing, product, and sales in CEO/Founder & CMO roles. Now, Siebe support scale-ups and SMEs (>3M EUR in revenue or funding) in their […]

Johan Vonk

When he was about 22 years old, he moved to Amersfoort and started at KPMG. After a few years, he changed his job to a wholesaler in home decoration. He began there as head of finance and grew to CFO, with responsibilities spanning finance, HRM, and ICT. Following this, he transitioned to a production organization […]

Karin Govaert

She has been an entrepreneur in the maritime industry for over 20 years. She is co-founder and Director of Rivermaas (2010), an investor in maritime assets and sustainable technology for on-board applications. Karin has completed a degree in Economics in Rotterdam and Master in Finance in Tilburg. Karin resides in đź“Ś The Netherlands. Two books […]

Richard Russel

Richard is now working as an independent OKRs and Executive Coach with executive teams of high-growth technology-powered companies. Brought up in Australia with a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Adelaide, he lived in London for a decade and is now based in Luxembourg with his wife, mother-in-law, three kids, and […]

Estelle Roux-Stevens

Estelle’s passion for Scale-ups can be traced back as far back as her first HR role working for a London based energy company. With now more than 20 years experience in Global HR, Estelle has since spent most of her career working in the FinTech, IT and Banking industries and has a philosophy aimed at […]

Ryan Jackson

He is currently the Product Manager for Modern Treasury, a San Francisco-based FinTech company.  Prior to Modern Treasury, he was the founder and CEO of Paid, an automated billing platform, which was sold in 2019.  Ryan has started multiple companies, raised millions in venture capital from top-tier investors, and is a two-time Y Combinator founder.  […]

Florent Coudyser

Some of his accomplishments he is proud of are: âś“ First-ever international partner of Zalando SE, in 2010. âś“ Achieved remarkable 298% YoY growth for WeTransfer in France. âś“ 15+ years of expertise in navigating the complexities of scaling-up in EU  âś“ Mentor to founders, empowering creators to achieve greatness. âś“ Deep understanding, affinity with […]

Marie-Laure Hauters

With over 15y working experience, Marie-Laure is a seasoned professional passionate about strategy, M&A, business development, and business sustainability, and an award-winning entrepreneur. After having started her career at a strategy consulting firm, she worked at blue chip companies such as Danone and Philips thanks to which she got the opportunity to work on highly […]

Jelle Stolwijk

In the past years, he has worked with many (venture-backed & bootstrapped) companies, leading their growth strategy. As a former co-founder of the leading growth agency in the Netherlands, he mastered how to scale a company from scratch to a thriving company with clients across the globe. Since he sold his shares (2019), he has […]

Andy Baynes

Joining Nest as a start up in 2012, Andy was the founding head of Nest’s business development group. Andy helped expand Nest to fourteen countries making it the world’s most recognised brand for energy efficiency and smart home technology and helping propel Nest towards a $3.2 billion acquisition by Google. Prior to joining Nest, Andy […]

Stephen Grossman

Stephen has run operations in 40+ countries and has managed well over 1,000 employees, leading dozens of acquisitions and spin-offs across Europe and the US. He has scaled companies from a starter team of 5 to over 150 in less than 24 months, including engineering a reverse acquisition that saw the company scale even further. […]

Barry Edney

Originally from the coatings industry, Barry is currently a freelance Business Consultant and former NED with a Multi Academy Trust, where he was a member of the Finance and Resources Committee, Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee, and Chaired a key project Sub-Committee. Before working as a freelance consultant, Barry successfully built and sold […]

Sofie van Londen

She leads transactions and advises in the area, including on protection and exploitation IP and use of open source technology. She established and sold legal practices in data technology various times. She was General Counsel with an ASX listed telecommunications company, responsible for roll-out of international infrastructure, joint ventures and share issues, as well as […]

Pieter Jan Doets

Pieter Jan has helped both corporate clients such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAS and Airmiles as well as high-tech scale-up companies to achieve tangible results and market leadership positions (7 times). His core competencies and passion are in achieving unbeatable competitive power (Business vision, go-2-marketing strategy, MVP+proposition+ innovation.) Organizing growth investment zones has become one of […]

Stephen Mangham

He combines strategic vision with a deep knowledge of marketing and communications, business development and culture to guide profound change journeys in large and small organisations. Stephen has advised corporates and start-ups in just about every business category in Western and Eastern Europe and Asia. He chaired the largest brand communications group in Southeast Asia […]

Hervé Francois

He has worked in the industry as Quant, Trader, Digital Assets Lead and Partner, for companies such as Investcorp, ING Bank, and Natixis across France, USA, Japan, Hong-Kong, the Netherlands, and UAE. Entrepreneur-minded and business-oriented, HervĂ© successfully launched different blockchain / digital assets initiatives from proof of concept into production, capitalizing on blockchain technology potential […]

Peter de Haas

Since December 2020, Peter has been at the helm of Nabigeta BV, a firm offering CxO services to organizations seeking interim executive leadership. Nabigeta has flourished under his guidance, taking on roles such as Partner Success Director at Synigo, CTO at Arbor Media B.V., and similar positions at Backbase and enableLab. Peter excels in providing […]

Marc Wullings

After a career in enterprise sales in ICT, he specialised in tech companies in the Benelux and Nordic markets. Over the last 10 years, Marc worked with over 80 growth companies in the region on implementing growth strategies in new markets and domains. As trainer he has worked with hundreds of startups at various accelerators […]

Frank van Os

In 2016 he co-founded Smartmile and build it to an international scale-up for sustainable urban delivery. Earlier he held senior corporate positions and established a number of corporate ventures. Holding a MSc in mechanical engineering from Delft Technical University, Frank speaks both technology and business. He has a track record in developing sustainable growth strategies […]

Mark Mol

His proven track record speaks for itself: 25+ years of experience in Maritime & Port logistics, Energy (Oil & Gas), Chemicals and Bio-Fuels markets. Comfortable performing at both operational and strategic level, across all levels in the organisation and within different cultures. Growth focused: strong commercial and business development drive. Developing, managing and executing transformations. […]

Roel Nuyts

Despite studying physics and arts in Antwerp, Roel allowed his tech itch to surface and started as a developer. After following a standard career of becoming an IT consultant working on education, automotive, and energy projects, he strayed from the path. This deviation brought Roel to the Netherlands, where, as a freelancer, he helped the […]

Dominique Coster

Dominique earned a PhD in Chemistry / Material Science from the University of Wisconsin after a Master in Bio-engineering from the UniversitĂ© Catholique de Louvain in his native Belgium. He later joined the R&D Center of Glaverbel/AGC, a major glass maker. Through his career, he occupied multiple senior leadership positions in Europe and the US. […]

Brad Furber

He is the founder of Aery Advisors, which develops and delivers a suite of strategic coaching services, masterclasses and resources for founders, CEO and funders seeking to scale startup and emerging growth ventures globally. Brad earned a B.A. from the University of Washington, an M.P.P. from the Sanford School of Public Policy (Duke University) and […]

Mathieu Goudot

Previously, Mathieu was the EMEA GM at Cloud Kitchens (headed by Uber founder Travis Kalanick), where he scaled the team from 5 people to 110 in 15 months over 12 countries. Mathieu has extensive experience running a startup in the US, where as the CEO of Giggster, Mathieu co-founded the business in 2016 and grew […]

Pieter Kraaijeveld

For the first 20 years of his career, he worked in the aviation, airport development, mobility, transportation, production and infrastructure industries. The last 7 years of his career, he has supported a variety of companies with their growth and business / organizational developments. At present active for Fugro, Niagara Networks (Interface Masters technology spin-off) and […]

Marc Mogalle

He was involved in several investments, IPOs, trade sales, and fund investments, e.g., RTT AG (acquired by Dassault Systèms) and blau.de (acquired by KPN). In 2011, Marc co-founded Zapitano, a social TV platform. Besides that, Marc acted as Venture Partner for Finlab AG and Heliad Equity Partners and was a lecturer at the University of St. […]

Joris Peucheret

He has worked in and advised leading brands at various stages of their journey to align teams, solve problems and seize market opportunities that deliver desired business outcomes. He has a proven track record in shaping products, building brands and high performing teams in myriad of sectors and through many business models. As an Entrepreneur […]

Amit Vaidya

Since 2009, he has advised top 20 global pharma on their international business helping them on scaleup and expanding into new markets with new Go-to-Market models, designing efficient distribution models and business strategy including pricing and market access goals. Amit is currently working with Life Science SMEs to help them with expert guidance in three […]

Frank Visciano

As an executive (most recently COO) at the San Francisco-based ed-tech marketplace Udemy (NASDAQ: UDMY), he helped build the business from preliminary product-market fit to over 700 employees delivering several hundred million in revenue across 190 countries. Frank currently serves as a growth advisor to startups globally (both B2B and B2C) helping them scale their […]

Tom Vroemen

After the 3 exits, he went on to focus on helping deeptech and climate tech companies, notably in clean aviation. He specifically specialised in strategising companies that have a long time to market and that cope with high uncertainty. Tom holds degrees in Mechanical engineering and Economics, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris. […]

Duke Urbanik

Duke started his first company as a TU Delft Mechanical Engineering student and grew it into an international software company. After selling it to Monsanto in 1999, Duke was involved in a multitude of new companies, starting them or plotting out a strategy. Since 2010 he is involved  in YES!Delft as Entrepreneur in Residence. Currently […]

Laurens de Bruijn

Laurens is a senior executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded a series of successful cardiology outpatient clinics in the Netherlands in 2006, targeting process optimisation through standardisation and digital applications. He initiated and drove their UK market entry in 2016, both independently and in partnership with private and public hospitals (an easy sell that proved hard […]

Dieuwke Hoogland

She’s genuinely passionate about entrepreneurship and takes pride in providing support to fellow founders. Dieuwke understands the founder’s journey, making her a go-to person for insightful conversations and support. Despite not being a tech expert, Dieuwke excels in male-dominated and tech-driven environments, contributing to the stable foundations of start- and scale-ups. Her expertise spans M&A, […]

Tessa de Flines

Her strong analytical and problem-solving skills allow her to quickly identify high impact improvements. She has many years of experience in developing and executing various types of strategic plans. Tessa is at her best in situations where she can bring order in the chaos, create simplicity from complexity, set clear priorities and implement structure, processes […]