Extensive experience in management consulting, general management, sales and finance, working for large multinational companies, small businesses as well as start-ups. Although I have worked mainly in technology, telecoms, media and entertainment, I feel equally comfortable working in manufacturing and distribution businesses. Raised and educated in Belgium, I have worked in Belgium, the UK, the US, Spain and a number of other European countries. I am fluent in English, French, Dutch, Spanish and I understand Catalan.
Jan 2009 - Present
Co-Founder and Director
Owner at RM Partners, providers of consulting services, specialised in the areas of General Management, Finance and Risk Management.
A description in Spanish of a sample project, which I managed, is attached on the right-hand side of this page (DISA Case Study).
Oct 2003 - Dec 2008
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Gextech designs, develops and operates transactional gaming platforms and games, with a focus on mobile gambling & betting and virtual events for betting and gambling operators.
Responsible for business planning, relationship with key client accounts and managing all operations in Spain.
Key achievements:- Developed the initial business plan which included: company strategy, commercial strategy, product strategy, market analysis and positioning, competitive analysis and positioning, 5 year financial plan- Developed and closed the first commercial deals with Sky and Ladbrokes with an annual value of over 500.000€ each- Raised private and VC investment for a total of over 10M€ to finance the company for its first 3 years of operation- Built and led the team in Spain (Barcelona and Malaga) which grew to over 90 employees in 18 months and included the following functional areas: product development (software), technical support, pre-sales support, group finance and administration, HR
Aug 1996 - Aug 2003
IT Management Consultant at Accenture.
Over a period of nearly 7 years, developed broad experience in leading IT programmes and projects, ranging from systems implementations, technical infrastructure implementations, designing IT Strategies and developing IT Outsourcing bids.
Worked with a wide variety of clients including eCommerce start-ups, large media companies and large telecoms operators.
Successfully delivered large complex projects and advised high-profile clients in key business decisions.
Sep 2001 - Mar 2002
Took 6 months unpaid leave from Accenture to co-found infoMesh, a software start-up with a ground-breaking natural language interpretation software product
Responsible for defining the product strategy, writing the company's business plan and raising seed capital.
Raised > GBP 100,000 to kick off the company at a time when venture capital was virtually impossible to raise (immediately after 9/11)