Has over 13 years of relevant strategic consulting and hands-on operational management experience. He has been active in developing business plans both for operational improvement cases as well as for new business developments. He has hands-on experience in implementing change programs in various companies. Prior to joining VEP in 2002, he worked as a consultant in the Strategy & Organisation practice of Arthur D. Little. Bjørn has a Master’s degree in Econometrics from the University of Rotterdam.
Has over 12 years of experience in investment management, strategy consulting and M&A advisory. Sergio has supported companies across various sectors by developing and executing operational improvement programs and growth strategies including buy-and-build. Prior to joining VEP in 2010 he has worked as a strategy consultant for Booz & Co and as a corporate finance analyst at Kempen & Co. Sergio holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.
Partner, has over 20 years experience in strategic management consulting, hands-on value creation and operational management. He has been responsible for various corporate / financial restructurings, carve-outs and improvement projects. He has operated in executive and non-executive director functions in some of VEP’s portfolio companies. Prior to VEP, he has worked with Arthur D. Little in the Strategy and Corporate Finance practices. Ivo has a Master of Science degree from the University of Leiden and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
Has over 23 years of experience in strategy development, hands-on value creation and operational management. He has been responsible for sourcing and execution of numerous private equity transactions, M&A transactions, and post M&A implementations. Kenneth has held several senior management and executive board positions in industrial companies. Prior to founding VEP he has been a partner of Arthur D. Little International, responsible for the Dutch Corporate Finance Practice. Kenneth has a Master of Science degree from the Delft University of Technology and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business from the University of Chicago.
Has over 5 years of experience in the banking industry, of which 4 years in leveraged buy-outs. Prior to joining VE Partners in 2021, Cédric participated in the wholesale banking traineeship of ING, followed by work experience in the acquisition finance team of ING Brussels. Cédric holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Antwerp, and passed the three levels of the CFA exams.
Has over 16 years of relevant corporate finance and hands-on corporate recovery experience. He has a focus on financial and operational management, often as part of overall improvement programs. He managed such programs and performance improvement assignments a.o. for a manufacturer of office partition walls, a manufacturer of bicycle parts and an international supplier to the automotive industry. Prior to joining VEP in 2000, he worked as a consultant in the Corporate Finance Practice of Arthur D. Little. Chris has a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Amsterdam.
Has over 17 years of relevant corporate finance and hands-on operational improvement experience. He has done projects in the field of M&A and financial restructuring, strategic consultancy, corporate recovery and general implementation management. Amongst others he was responsible for the strategic repositioning of an independent film distributor and an offshore services company and for the the financial and operational restructuring and subsequent sale of a manufacturer of plastic films for industrial and agricultural applications. Prior to joining VEP in 2000, he worked as a consultant for Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance and Arthur D. Little Corporate Finance. Bob has a degree in Business Administration from Nijenrode University.
Has over two years of experience in financial restructuring and due diligence. Prior to joining VE Partners, he worked as a business analyst at Deloitte Restructuring Services. Pepijn holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the VU University in Amsterdam.
Has over four years of private equity experience. He has been involved with several direct investments in mid-market companies located in the Benelux and in addition has been working on various fund investments in Europe. Prior to joining VE Partners in 2016, Jip worked at the former Fortis Private Equity and Robeco Private Equity. Jip obtained a Master of Science degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Has over 3 years of experience in advising and structuring of complex multi-product financing transactions for both medium-sized companies as well as private equity firms active in the mid-market. Prior to joining VE partners in 2020, Ron participated in the wholeseale banking traineeship of ING. Ron holds a bachelor degree in International Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Finance & investments from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.