Passion for IT and Entrepreneurship
It begins with noticing opportunities. From a young age, Rutger already had a clear goal: starting his own company. His first enterprise was in the catering industry. Even though Rutger still felt a force of attraction towards the IT industry, because of its flexibility, velocity and opportunities. Rutger can focus all his energy on the design and development of websites, webshops and web applications. Knowledge and experience that is near at hand.
Within his current position, Rutger is a debating partner for clients and the Convident team. As a co-founder, Rutger is involved in the development process within Convident. For example, he regularly attends strategic sessions with clients. Besides that, together with his co-founder Rick Dreise, he is working on letting Convident grow. “To realise this growth, you need a great team”, according to Rutger. The assembly, coaching and personal development of the team give him satisfaction. “It is wonderful to see how we can take new steps as entrepreneurs, together with our team. Offering the space for personal growth has been an essential component of our business conduct since the start of our organisation.
Rutger is enthusiastic, creative and dares to speak his mind freely. “I receive energy from the discussions with entrepreneurs that want to go for it. That is how I am myself because every so often, you are allowed to take some risks.Contact us
“Why make it difficult, when you can do it together.”
Where Will You Be in 5 Years?
Rutger says: “Not only Convident made several steps, but I did as well. For example, my home situation has changed during the past couple of years and I now have a family to take into account. The right work-life balance is at the forefront for me. And that can be hard when being an entrepreneur gives you so much enjoyment. I like to think of the future and there is still much to be done during the coming 5 years”.
“Debating with fellow entrepreneurs allows me to broaden my perspective, create new insights and also give new insights. Sometimes with a cup of coffee at the office, or on the other side of the world, far away from the daily routine. Those are the moments where you can reflect on your business and make a plan for the future. Those kinds of discussions and moments are essential to make the right choices”.
“My conclusion? Entrepreneurship is wonderful and gives me an enormous amount of satisfaction. I am proud of the brilliant enterprise that Rick and I have built with Convident. But we are certainly not done yet and we anticipate several more opportunities during the coming years. For this, we look further than our current Convident services. In addition, I can focus my energy on conceptualising a course that is suitable for our organisation, but which also gives me a lot of enjoyment”.
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