Passion is what defines me. My professional interest lies most in the change associated with innovation. I am fascinated by the effect of robotization and similar radical change on organizations and on society. To allow each individual to achieve the maximum result, I build bridges and connect people. People describe me as ambitious, approaching opportunities with an open mind in a proactive, driven way of working. I always strive for the best.
After completing a Bachelor and Master Degree in Rotterdam and St. Gallen, Switzerland, I joined KPN in 2012, with the ambition to dive into the world of IT. Honestly I would never have expected the joy I would get out of this industry. Starting out with 1,5 years as management trainee, KPN introduced me to the dynamics of IT service delivery. Hereafter, I performed multiple operational and strategic management roles. These brought me my passion for IT leadership in the conflicting world of business needs, diverse HR aspects and technology challenges.
In summer 2017, I joined UMBRiO because I wanted to experience the culture of an IT start-up, but also because I wanted to bring to practice more of my vision on IT leadership. In the leadership team, I hold the Chief Operations Officer role. My aim is to build a strong standing organization that delivers to the needs of our customers, but also our internal needs. Balancing the two in a changing organization is the key challenge. From an innovation perspective, together with our entire organization, I strive to build an UMBRiO 2.0 that is always aligned with the latest developments and impresses time and again.
Voluntary work and coaching both play an important role in my life aside from work. In spare time, I enjoy ancient Roman history, reading, music, my dog and museums.
If you reach out to me via LinkedIn I would love to discuss leadership and innovation topics, and could also tell you more about UMBRiO and your potential contribution to our organization. Feel free!