Appointing Wilten Smit as CFO reflects Avensus Group’s growth ambitions

Appointing Wilten Smit as CFO reflects Avensus Group’s growth ambitions

Almere, 21st of March 2019 – From mid-March Wilten Smit joined Avensus Group as CFO and managing director, the specialist in the field of cloud and security solutions. As a new member of the management team , Smit has strengthened Avensus Group with a very experienced financial director. The appointment of Smit fits perfectly with the ambitious growth strategy of Avensus Group.

Wilten has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance. After starting in accountancy at Arthur Andersen, he worked for Deloitte since 2002 where he was named Managing Partner Financial Advisory Services in 2010. From 2012 to 2015, Wilten was also a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Netherlands. His extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions is of great value for the further roll-out of the buy-and-build strategy.

Cloud & Security
Avensus Group is a specialist in the field of cloud and security solutions. Their knowledge and services enables its customers to work efficiently in a secure digital world. Avensus Group is the market leader in the Benelux in the field of High Grade Security. Through organic growth and acquisitions, the organization has rapidly grown to a leading position in the Dutch IT market with a turnover of almost € 25 million in 2018. For 2019, Avensus Group expects to continue its significant growth.

Growth ambitions
“In Wilten Smit we have found a CFO who is very experienced in the corporate finance field, but also has extensive experience in building and managing a strong service provider,” says Abram Schermer, managing director of Avensus Group. “With his vision and decisiveness we reinforce the further development of Avensus Group”.

“We are pleased with the appointment of Wilten Smit, who will offer added value in our ambitious buy-and-build strategy due to his extensive experience with mergers and complex acquisitions. He will also play an important role in integrating the acquisitions already made,” says Ed Trautig, managing director of Avensus Group.

“I look forward to leverage my experience as a merger and acquisition advisor and as a business leader and director of a Big 4, to work together with colleagues from Avensus Group on the growth of Avensus’s market position in the cloud and security market.”, says Wilten Smit.