…My parents are both small business entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and Germany, and I loved the idea of helping someone who is working toward their dreams like my parents are. Enabling people to build and grow their creation beyond what they thought was possible is what excites me about Private Equity.
Building companies and helping them with complex problems is what led me to study international business, finance and economics. After obtaining a B.B.A. degree in the USA and Australia, I relocated to London, where I experienced in practice how to support companies and investors through strategic and commercial challenges at PwC, as a consultant in the M&A Strategy team.
The dream I wanted to realize however, was to really make a tangible difference in a company, beyond the consultant reports. After a year collaborating (both in interim management and investment roles) with a turnaround Private Equity investor in London, I was welcomed into the Argos Wityu (Brussels) team in April 2019. What attracted me was the entrepreneurial spirit, and an opportunity to help expand the presence in the Netherlands and bolster the Benelux region team in this way. Many investment firms are invested financially, but not operationally – my passion is to be able to do both and really roll up my sleeves to support the management.
Privately, I spend most my free time being active and outdoors. I’m a fitness fanatic and enjoy surfing and rock climbing. What I enjoy most about climbing is having to solve a complex route and challenging yourself and your body to do more (although sometimes you end up looking like a human pretzel). This energy comes forward in professional life as well, and when I met the people at Argos Wityu everyone shared the same passion, energy, entrepreneurial spirit and hunger to solve complex challenges for others.
I look forward to help support companies in their toughest problems, and help entrepreneurs build something extraordinary.