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Willem
Appel
Partner

Willem founded Roodhals in 2008 with a view to advising on more sustainable investment and financing strategies.

He finds joy in running the business, servicing its clients and investors and spotting new opportunities. Prior to setting up Roodhals, Willem was Managing Director at ING Bank, in a career that spanned 17 years and included roles in finance and trading in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and London. With Roodhals he finally took to his home country in 2009. Willem earned his masters degree in business and economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Cor
Timmermans
Partner

Cor is co-founder of Roodhals and runs our business in London, UK.

On a day-to-day basis Cor liaises between our clients,  investors and financiers. He is a keen arranger of funding solutions, maintaining a large network in London for our placement activities. Cor began his career at ING in Amsterdam,  later Warsaw and Moscow. There, he joined Standard Bank, before moving to London to manage European distressed and activist strategies for a multi strategy asset manager. Cor earned a masters degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wageningen.

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Bart
Sintenie
Partner

Bart has been a partner since 2013. He joined as analyst in 2009. His primary responsibility is with our corporate clients.

Advising corporate clients and executing financing transactions is Bart's main activity. As board member of the company, he also helps run the business. Bart joined ING Bank in 2006 as a trainee and became credit analyst in London soon after. He earned a masters degree in international business administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam with cum laude distinction, specialising in finance and investment. Bart is a CFA charter holder

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Boudewijn
Hoogenraad
Director

Boudewijn joined Roodhals in early 2017 to focus on developing our lending platform business and placement activities.

Boudewijn advises our lending platform and corporate clients and mobilises his vast network of institutional investors. From 1996, he served in a multitude of roles in business development, marketing and communications at large financial institutions in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, London and Frankfurt. Boudewijn earned an MBA in International Financial Services from University of London and is a graduate of the Amsterdam Academy for Banking and Finance.

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Chris
van Bree
Director

Chris joined in 2015 to expand the real estate investment and finance strategy of Roodhals.

Chris is responsible for Real Estate transactions at Roodhals. His network and specialism are focused on financing, sales and restructuring of real estate portfolios and developments. Chris started his career in 2010 at Ecorys as a trainee and real estate consultant. In 2014 he founded Voordaen Vastgoed, from where he develops and manages his own properties. Chris is a graduate of the Technical University of Delft with a MSc in real estate management & finance.

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Sander
Bierman
Director

Sander joined Roodhals 2015 as director. His focus is on structured finance and investment.

Lending platforms and institutional investors are among Sander's key clients. He began his career at ING Group corporate credit risk management. Following a senior consultant role at Zanders, he set up Bierman Investment & Risk Consultancy in 2013. Sander holds a MSc in business engineering from the University of Groningen.

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Eelco
Kranenburg
Director

Eelco joined in early 2020 as director corporate clients.

Eelco puts his experience in financial risk, corporate finance and wealth management at the service of our corporate clients. Eelco is primarily responsible for origination. Furthermore he is trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Eelco has a demonstrated history in the Dutch banking sector. In his 30 year career, he worked at ABN AMRO and Van Lanschot Kempen. He earned a masters degree in law and enjoyed additional executive education at TIAS Business School.

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Allard
Ferwerda
Director

Allard joined Roodhals in 2018 as director to develop our business with family offices, high net worth individuals and private equity funds.

Allard likes to work with entrepreneurs, thinks in solutions and has a hands on mentality. He focuses on the placement of funds, real assets and private capital. Allard has a substantial record in business development, marketing and project management. From 1989 he held various international management positions at ING Bank, ING Barings and NN Investment Partners. Prior to joining Roodhals he ran his own business. He earned an MBA degree in strategic marketing from the University of Bradford.

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Elisabeth
Zimmermann
Business
Development

Elisabeth joined in 2013 to focus on origination of new leads and prospects. Since 2019 she also took on recruitment for the company.

She uses her organisational skills for company events, business development and helps present the company to the outside world. Elisabeth is a graduate in modern Japanese studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Daniëlle
de Voogd
Finance & HR

Daniëlle has been Roodhals' finance manager since 2015. She is also our human resource manager.

Before joining Roodhals, Daniëlle enjoyed various senior positions at multinational companies, including Unilever and Okamura, and SME companies such as PointLogic. More recently she also had a finance role at the Ministery of General Affairs of the Netherlands. Daniëlle holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration.

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Jeroen
Hofstra
Associate

Jeroen joined Roodhals in 2017 and focuses on transactions in the infrastructure and renewables sector.

At Roodhals he develops our real asset services, particularly infrastructure and renewable materials and energy. After graduating from the Technical University of Delft with an MSc in construction management & engineering, Jeroen has been active in a wide range of sectors with a focus on general management, finance and risk management.

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Nick
Hurkmans
Analyst

Nick joined Roodhals in summer of 2019 as analyst.

At Roodhals Nick takes responsibility for performing strategic analyses, financial modelling and creating structured insights in order to advise our corporate clients. Through his masters degree in finance & investments at the Rotterdam School of Management, Nick specialises in corporate restructuring and distressed situations. Nick holds a cum-laude bachelor of business administration from the Hotelschool The Hague.

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Maikel
Went
Analyst

Joined Roodhals early 2020 as analyst.

At Roodhals Maikel focuses on quantitative analysis for corporate finance related engagements. He joined us from FrieslandCampina where he had the role of general accountant for sales entities. Maikel is a graduate of the University of Groningen with a MSc in Finance.

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Tim
van Roosmalen
Analyst

Joined Roodhals in early 2020 as analyst.

Having graduated from Tilburg University with a MSc in finance, Tim joined our team as analyst and takes on corporate finance, valuation, structuring and restructuring challenges. Previously, Tim was a bid-manager at Dell Technologies. 

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Bart
Schrauwen
Analyst

Bart joined Roodhals early 2020 as analyst.

An analyst in corporate finance, Bart has a keen interest in valuation, investments, finance and M&A. He joined us after having completed his MSc in finance & investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with cum laude distinction.

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Max
Vullinghs
Intern

Max joined Roodhals in early 2020 as intern.

At Roodhals Max focuses on research, modelling and analytics for corporate finance related engagements. Max is in the final stage of his masters in finance and investments at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Antal
Gojsza
Intern

Antal joined Roodhals in early 2020 as intern.

At Roodhals Antal focuses on quantitative analysis for corporate finance related engagements. Antal is in the final stage of his masters in econometrics and management science at Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a specialisation in quantitative finance.

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Eric
Pennyfather
Advisor to
the board

Eric Pennyfather is advisor to the board of Roodhals.

Eric was COO of Roodhals from 2008-2015. Prior to joining Roodhals, Eric had over 30 years experience in senior managing roles in international and investment banking operations with extensive loan processing/IT system design and implementation experience.

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If you are interested in an internship or position we look forward to hear from you. Applicants are required to be fluent in both Dutch and English. Please send your resume and motivational letter to jobs@roodhals.com