Meet our team

An experienced investment team

 

The Holland Capital team combines extensive private equity experience with knowledge of entrepreneurship and a relevant international network. Based on this combination, we know which aspects are important for successful investments in small and medium-sized enterprises. We understand what entrepreneurship means, the uncertainties that may play a role, the risks involved and the opportunities which may arise. We are not passive investors, but actively cooperate with the managers of the companies we invest in, in order to successfully build and grow the company.

Ewout Prins

Managing Partner

About Ewout

After studying business administration, Ewout was an entrepreneur and worked in finance at a multinational. In 2000 he joined Holland Capital, where he became a partner in 2005. Fascinated by the impact of technology on everyday life, likes to travel and enjoys several sports. Ewout was a board member of the Dutch Venture Capital Association.

Hubert Verbeek

Managing Partner

About Hubert

Started up his first fast growing company during high school. Since then, involved in numerous companies with ambitious growth plans. Joined Holland Capital in 2000. Strong in developing business strategies. Obtained a master in both Economics and Law. Family man, hockey and golf.

Willem Kingma

CFO

About Willem

CFO by heart and training. Previously at ING Corporate Finance. Before that master degrees of Economics and Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ironman and fanatic golfer.

Sandra Spiekerman

Office Manager

About Sandra

Responsable for office management since 2014. Because of her involvement the team can focus on the core activities.
She lives at IJburg, likes to sport and loves to be around people.

Grytsje de Jong

Office Manager

About Grytsje

Grytsje joined Holland Capital in 2016. Her background in marketing and public relations combined with her hospitality skills, make her a valuable addition to the office management team. Grytsje loves to travel the world.

Jetske de Jong

Marketing Manager

About Jetske

Obtained her master Sports Marketing in 2006, gained a lot of experience in marketing and working within projects on Curacao. Joined Holland Capital in 2009, actively involved in marketing and communication processes of participations. Frisian who loves water sports.

Team Technology

Niels van Aalten

Partner Technology

About Niels

Niels van Aalten is Partner of Holland Capital’s Tech Fund. Actively supporting fast-growing Dutch technology companies is his passion. Niels holds an LLM from the University of Utrecht and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Philip Wilms

Investment Manager

About Philip

Joined Holland Capital in 2013. Before he obtained his master degree International Economics cum laude at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before, he gained relevant experience at Rocket Internet and De Nederlandsche Bank. Dedicated Ajax supporter.

Laurens Platteeuw

Investment Manager

About Laurens

Kicked off his career at Holland Capital early 2016 after obtaining his Master in Business Engineering at the University of Ghent. Build up experience through internships at Bank Degroof/Petercam and Blackfin Capital Partners. Predominately involved with tech companies. Motivated, ambitious and a relentless drive for success typify Laurens.

Rutger Mulder

Investment Analyst

About Rutger

After completing two master’s degrees in both Finance and Business Administration at the University of Groningen, Rutger started his career in the field of Transaction Services where he was involved in over 40 transactions. Part of the Holland Capital team since 2018, focusing on innovative technology companies. Sports fanatic and enjoys watching cabaret.

Hidde van der Gaag

Investment Analyst

About Hidde

Currently Hidde is obtaining his Msc. degree in Financial Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before starting in 2018 as Junior Investment Analyst at Holland Capital, he gained experience at KPN. In his spare time, he likes to participate in running competitions.

Tycho van der Meer

Investment Analyst

About Rutger

Started at Holland Capital in 2019 after studying Financial Economics (cum laude) and Corporate Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Tycho gained experience at investment company Nobel Capital Partners and at law firm RESOR. He likes to make multi-day trips on a racing bike.

Team Healthcare

Jan-Frens van Giessel

Partner Healthcare

About Jan-Frens

After finishing his Master Science & Innovation management he worked as consultant, project manager and investor. Within Holland Capital since the beginning of 2018. Responsible for healthcare innovations, med-tech and digital health. Loves to mountain bike, ski, and cook.

Margot Engels

Partner Healthcare

About Margot

Started at Holland Capital as Partner Healthcare beginning of 2019. She completed Business Economics at the UvA, worked for several years in financial services. Started at Opdidakt in 2014, where she co-worked with Holland Capital on several acquisitions and acquired a taste for buy-and-build activities. She has 3 children and enjoys social activities.

Dennis Mohnen

Investment Manager

About Dennis

Started at Holland Capital in 2011 after graduating Master in Financial Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Actively involved in the value creation process of our portfolio companies. Focus on IT- and Healthcare services. Always looking for new opportunities, on a business and personal level. Triathlon fanatic.

Sterre Witteveen

Investment Analyst

About Sterre

After she obtained her master’s degree in Neuroscience at King’s College London, Sterre gained experience in private equity at Gilde Buy-Out and Mentha Capital. In 2016, she started working at Holland Capital to focus on new innovations within Health care. In her spare time, she loves to go kitesurfing, skiing or play field hockey.

Aron Kuisch

Junior Investment Analyst

About Aron

Aron has almost completed his study in Business Administration at ESADE Business School. Before starting as a trainee at Holland Capital in 2019, Aron mainly gained experience in the technology sector at WeTransfer and Google.

Friso Hoving

Junior Investment Analyst

About Friso

Besides completing his master’s degree Finance at the University of Amsterdam, Friso embarked on academic endeavors in Madrid and Melbourne. Before launching his career in Private Equity, he gained experience in asset management and banking. In his spare time, Friso can be considered a football fanatic and an avid sailor.

Meet our advisors

Rolf Deves

About Rolf

Founder of Holland Capital, former Holland Venture in 1981. Realized more than 100 investments and many exits, including 10 IPOs. Has extensive experience as commissioner in various (listed) companies. Was chairman of the Dutch Association of Investment companies from 1986 – 1990.

Pieter Dijkhuis

About Pieter

CFO of Ocom, a leading Internet infrastructure provider. Previously, he was a banker at ING Bank and Standard Bank and CFO of commodities trader Czarnikow Rionda in Curacao, London and New York. Executive MBA at INSEAD.

Cees Links

About Cees

The inventor of WIFI and CEO of Green Peak Technologies. Committee member for developing wireless standards (including ZigBee). Publications in several leading technology magazines. MSc. in Applied Mathematics and BSc. in Electrical Engineering.

Jaap Maljers

About Jaap

Over 20 years a successful entrepreneur in the healthcare sector. Founder of several healthcare and ICT companies such as Plexus, VisionClinics, Alant Medical and Zorgdomein. Previously, worked for McKinsey & Company. Commissioner and director of several companies and foundations.

Jan Zijlstra

About Jan

Former medical specialist. Also director and supervisor in care. Strategic consultant to several companies in different healthcare sectors. Also commissioner of a medical/innovative enterprise. Until December 2011 Associate with Boer Croon Executive Managers.

Edzard Koole

About Edzard

Worked at Chase Manhattan Bank from 1984-1991 and then became a member of the Executive Committee at Draka Holding. Then worked as CFO in various industries. Also initiator of www.diversitydinner.nl. Edzard Koole is currently Manager Private Equity at family office Verenigd Beheer BV.

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