I try to surround myself with people smarter than me. Here’s a selection of beautiful people who are paying it forward, a favor I try to pass on as much as I can.
- Louis Jonckheere & Pieterjan Bouten (Co-Founders Showpad)
Louis & PJ take the time to dig deep into numbers and strategy, and helped me define the appropriate milestones. Not afraid to speak their minds. I like!
- Jurgen Ingels (Clear2Pay)
A strong voice with fresh ideas in the Darwin Analytics advisory board.
- Jean Zurstrassen (Skynet, Keytrade Bank)
The most no-nonsense advisor I know. A great motivator and also not afraid to speak his mind. Au contraire.
- Luc Burgelman (NGData)
Luc has great insights in business strategy, and takes the time to share and explain them. A rare, but wonderful combination.
- Filip Tack (Nomadesk)
I met Filip for the first time when facing a difficult strategic problem. One meeting was enough to separate signal from noise, and make the right call.
- Paul Van Cotthem (ex-Telenet, ex-Apple, Turnleaf)
Paul combines an impressive amount of experience with enthusiasm, which makes a great sparring partner for product management, marketing and sales discussions.
- Andreas Creten (Founder madewithlove)
Sketched the technical architecture of Darwin for the first time on a piece of paper. A great technical advisor.
- Folke Lemaitre (Founder Engagor)
The literature Folke advised me to read still defines the way I work. Also a great help in financial modeling, learned a lot from him.
- Filip Maertens (Founder Argus Labs)
Honesty. When talking with Filip, you’re talking with someone who’s ballsy enough to share the honest details about running a business. Invaluable!
- Sofie Verhalle (MD Talking Heads)
Facilitated all the experimenting of Darwin in the early days. Now critical member of our advisory board with a focus on people and team.
- Bart De Waele (CEO Wijs)
Saw the business value of Darwin before I did. Now an investor and challenger of Darwin.
This list is *old*. If you’re reading this and thinking: I SHOULD BE ON THIS PAGE! you’re probably right. Check back in a few weeks, hopefully to discover I’ve done my part.