Ferrie

 Name
Ferrie

 Position
Board Advisor / Mentor

 Location
London

 Big Business Experience
Canon, Centrica (British Gas)

 Small Business Experience
E-Car Club, Sustainable Ventures

Summary

As the founder of MakingVenturesWork, I work in a handson way with founders and management teams to enable them building and growing their venture sustainably by focusing on 5 core areas:

  1. Developing products and services to achieving Product/Market fit.
  2. Waste/Cost reduction initiatives
  3. Find / introduce the right key talent to supplement your team.
  4. Fundraising
  5. Commercial Partnership development (customer and supplier side)

I combine 19 years of experience working across SMEs, Scale ups and Corporates giving me a unique set of experiences and a highly diverse and relevant network which I can leverage for you.

Qualifications

Ph.D in Purchasing and Innovation Management from Eindhoven University – Faculty of Technology Management.

Ph.D Title: “New product development: shifting suppliers into gear”

MSc. International Business at Maastricht University

Key Areas of Expertise

Unique cross functional operational and management experience in corporate and start up ventures.

Product Development / Management (strategic / hands-on project management)

User/Consumer behaviour and insight development, Lean start-up

Commercial Partnership development

Talent Scouting & Recruitment

Venture funding (Angel and VC investments, crowdfunding)

Cross-cultural management – Proficient in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch

Experience

Unique cross functional operational and management experience in corporate and start up ventures.

Product Development / Management (strategic / hands-on project management)

User/Consumer behaviour and insight development, Lean start-up

Commercial Partnership development

Talent Scouting & Recruitment

Venture funding (Angel and VC investments, crowdfunding)

Cross-cultural management – Proficient in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch