BlueMark Innovations is proud to have Hans van der Hoek as an advisor on a strategic level within our business.
We give you a small picture of Hans as an explanation of the added value he is for our company;
A Passion for High-Tech Start-Ups
Hans has been a driving force behind seven high-tech startups in the past 20 years, in many cases as their CEO. Hans has furthermore contributed to numerous high-tech startups with coaching and consultancy services. He is putting his experiences to book in: “Time To Cash: Seven Keys To Successful High Tech Entrepreneurship” (to be published in November 2008). This book provides a wealth of advice (for entrepreneurs and investors) on how to improve cashflow at high-tech startups through more focus, better strategy and better execution.
In 1998, Hans joined No Wires Needed (NWN) BV as CEO. Under Hans’ leadership, NWN (a Wi-Fi pioneer) developed itself from a 6-person start up into a global player in the emerging wireless LAN market. In April 2000, Intersil Corp. (Nasdaq: ISIL) acquired NWN for NLG 310M (a 30X multiple in less than 2 years). Having successfully integrated NWN into Intersil, Hans started his eponymous management company. Through this company, he holds both executive, non-executive and consultancy positions with a number of start-up companies in Europe and elsewhere
Hans is also co-founder of Litams BV, a leader in RFID solutions for the red meat sector. He is married to Ellen and together they are the proud parents of two daughters. Hans plays field hockey, and rides his mountain bike on the beach. He studies international relations and enjoys cooking.