I love being a philosopher and entrepreneur, because I’ve learned how to turn thoughts into actions. I’m proud that I am not afraid to fail, as this makes me resourceful and a fast learner. I like being a generalist that puts things in perspective, as this makes me an open-minded and original strategist. And I envy the experts, but this only keeps me motivated to never stop learning.
I have pitched millions of ideas, launched startups, ran (crowd-) funding campaigns, implemented marketing strategies, created meaningful brands, and always delivered beautiful results. I can easily switch from macro to micro and always see room for improvement. I can handle the technical details, but also communicate with a non-technical audience. I keep pushing.
My ultimate dreams are to walk on the moon and to bring peace to the Middle East. In the meantime I love to work on projects that challenge the status quo. Need help with that?
Philosophy means 'love for wisdom'. This means you cannot possess wisdom, you can only strive for it. I try to acquire knowledge in all areas of life, but my main interests lie in economics, politics and history. My favorite philosopher is probably Socrates: at least, all quotes on my resume are his!
Almost all sports can be inspiring. Unfortunately we don't have time to practice all of them, but you could cross my path on the field/court while I'm playing football or squash; and in the wild when I'm cycling or snowboarding. I also visit the Amsterdam Arena regularly to support my club: Ajax!
The Dutch word 'gezelligheid' is considered an untranslatable, and it is is deeply ingrained into Dutch culture. I enjoy and search for it in all its forms: whether I'm playing board games, going out dancing, having dinner with friends or spending quality time with family!
Working as a hands-on consultant that helps people and companies move forward in the fields of (Crowd) Funding, Strategy, Design, Development and Marketing.
Responsible for all branding, systems and technologies. Currently still operational at a low-growth level.
Responsible for Business Development and Community Building. Brought in 70K of new recurring revenue, helped structure important sales processes, created professional marketing materials and launched the Open Teacher Day.
Responsible for all systems and technologies while pushing growth by propelling the marketing efforts. Helped the company reach break-even for the first time by automating and improving parts of the client onboarding and matching processes.
Founder of a social enterprise that attempted to disrupt the traditional lottery market. The goals was to create better chances for everyone in a social & transparent way. As single founder I have acquired valuable experience in every business field. I obtained a Maltese gaming license, launched a successful crowdfunding campaign, reached players in 23 countries and paid out more than 40k.
Responsible for everything related to Supermodels.nl at IEX Media. Supermodels.nl is the worlds largest information repository of relevant fashion models and is intended for supermodel fans as well as industry professionals. Learned what it takes to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Summer stand-in; making sure all operations at marketing and sales kept going. Learned valuable basic marketing lessons.
Controlling the incoming stream of financial data and managing the stock trading game taught me a lot about responsibility. Being the first point-of-contact for players of the stock trading game gave me insights into customer satisfaction.
Learned about account management and what it takes to acquire new ones at Alex Investors Bank.
I've worked in Floriculture, Production, Sales, Hospitality, Promotion & Courier Services. Learned that you need to move yourself in order to move the world.
Minor focused on entrepreneurship that resulted in the launch of a company with fellow students: Led By Light. LBL Company was an attempt to start up a company in affordable and theft-proof LED-lights for bicycles.
Major focused on finding the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. The answer is 42 ;-). With a focus on Eastern & Political Philosophy.
Attempt to take on a second study next to Philosophy. Unfortunately I was not successful because I failed to pass a propaedeutic mathematics course.
The highest variant in the general secondary educational system of the Netherlands. Studied the 'Economy & Society' profile.