Entrepreneur, Speaker, Advisor, Consultant
Startupbootcamp Commerce Mentor
Over the past 15 years I have worked in Media. From Television and Teletext to Print, Internet and Mobile. I started working for Teleworld back in 1995, went to The Music Factory in 1997. In 1998 WorldOnline asked me to help set up the online advertising team and in 2000 Ilsemedia (Ilse, Startpagina and Nu.nl) asked me to do this for them. In de beginning of 2002 Google asked me if I was interested in setting up their organization for The Benelux. And of course I was! I worked for Google from end of 2002 till 2008 and grew the Dutch organization to one of the most successful in the world. As I am an entrepreneur I wanted to build again and since mid 2008 I became partner at Greenhouse Innovation and with Greenhouse we have invested in two companies: eBuddy and HotelVideoReviews. Since October 2010 I have left Greenhouse and started my own partnerships with Connective Power, Result Executive Recruitment, Synergy/E-matcher and Job Brokers. And I often speak at events and sometimes work as consultant for companies who need strategic support for online and mobile.