I am an experienced, independent Mendix Business Engineer who helps companies get the most value from the Mendix App Platform.
I have a master’s degree in economics and over 15 years of experience in enterprise IT. I understand both business users & developers and have a track record of building high performance teams.
I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and getting my hands dirty, yet my ultimate goal is to be a ‘Mendix thought leader’ for companies who want to get the most out of Mendix.
In 2015 I have been recognized as a Mendix Most Valuable Profesional (MVP).
Jan 2015 - present
Lead Mendix Business engineer at the Enexis Rapid Product Development (RPD) team
Enexis is responsible for the Dutch Energy transportation network and has formed a Rapid Product Development Division that delivers new and innovative business solutions. I am responsible for the implementation of a variety of Business Solutions based on the Mendix Platform. The delivered solutions included two mobile applications for the field engineers and the design and implementation of a mobile gateway to support all future mobile applications that would like to integrate with Enexis backend systems.
Apart from the project implementations I am working with Enexis management to succesfully embed the Mendix platform in the existing business and IT landscape. Activities include developing generic architectures and reusabale Mendix services, quality assurance and coaching of new consultants.
Den Bosch - NL
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
During my sabbatical I have had the pleasure of running a number of personal interest projects and further advance my technical skills.
Nov 2010 - Oct 2014
CIO & Co-founder
In 2010 I co-founded Finaps, an implementation partner of Mendix, focussed on the financial services industry. Over the last 4 years Finaps has grown to a leading Mendix implementation partner. We have designed, build and delivered web and mobile solutions for customers such as ING Bank, ABN AMRO, CV-OK, DLM Finance, DELA and Arch Re Facultative.
Within Finaps I have been responsible for the overall solution delivery, recruiting and training new Business engineers and the development of a company culture that empowered and inspired our Business engineers to get the most value out of the Mendix platform (and themselves).
Besides delivering the required functionalities we have given special attention to aspects such as sound, scalable solution design, (automated) testing, logging, security and agile project management.
Amsterdam - NL
July 2007 - Nov 2010
Vice President of Operations
As employee #17 of software company Mendix, I was responsible for the introduction of Mendix technology in the US market and getting the first customer successes in the US market.
During this period I have worked extensively with the Mendix management and R & D teams and build an in-depth knowledge of the Mendix technology and overall vision. During this project I have also learned what it takes to design, build and run successfull Mendix based IT solutions.
Boston - MA - USA
Nov 2001 - Dec 2006
The management traineeship of ABN AMRO Bank provided me with the knowledge and business tools to be successfull in a corporate environment. During my traineeship I have had a variety of roles within the IT & Operations domain.
I have learned what it takes to deliver and run large IT solutions within a challenging, complex Business & IT landscape.
Amsterdam - NL
2006 - 2007
International Business & Strategic Management
Successfully completed two courses at the Harvard Extension School focused on International Business & Strategic management.
During these courses I have learned how to design and implement business models that provide companies with a competitive advantage.
Cambridge - MA - USA
1995 - 2001
Master International Economics
I obtained my master degree in International economics. Subjects included accounting, international finance, micro economics, macroeconomics, Geo Information Systems (GIS), statistics and international business
Utrecht - NL