Following 13 years in wholesale banking, where I gained a wide range of experience in project financing, structured finance and corporate lending, from 2010-2016 I worked for PwC. Within PwC I set up, grew and managed one of the leading debt advisory practices in the Netherlands for corporates, (internationalizing) family businesses and Private Equity. With my team I successfully completed a large number of (inter-)national (re-)financings worth a total of EUR 5 billion. I was a nominee in the “Best Debt Advisor” category at the annual M&A Awards for 4 years in a row. I decided that I wanted to combine my drive for clients, debt advisory and entrepreneurship in building a new leading debt advisory boutique. Together with Lonneke Arntz I founded Avaxa debt advisors in 2016.

“Arranging long-term, sustainable financing which allows companies to execute their strategy and achieve their goals. Against the best possible terms and conditions available in the financing markets. That is what energizes me on a daily basis”


During my 19 years within Rabobank I gained a wide range of experience in the Dutch large and medium-sized corporate lending market. My experience consists of a wide range of wholesale banking activities, ranging from the origination and execution of (re-)financings to financial restructurings. For several years I managed a debt structuring team servicing a client portfolio of 50 corporates with a total amount of financing of EUR 4 billion. Between 2010-2016 I worked within the restructuring group where I successfully completed numerous large and complex financial restructurings. I decided that I wanted to combine my drive for clients, debt advisory and entrepreneurship in building a new leading debt advisory boutique. Together with Martijn Mouwen I founded Avaxa debt advisors in 2016.

“From experience I know that a financial solution can almost always be achieved. Also in complex and difficult situations. The dynamics between all stakeholders and the way in which these are managed is key for the result. Creating broad support for a solution that is sustainable for the long-run and restoring confidence is crucial in a process of financial restructuring.”


After a career of over 40 years with Rabobank, of which 22 years in Financial Restructuring, I would like to continue to actively deploy my experience. As of 2020 I have joined Avaxa as Associate Partner. Throughout my career I gained a wealth of experience in solving financial problems. In the last 15 years I successfully completed numerous large and complex financial restructurings involving many stakeholders. I still have the energy and drive which I would like to use to assist Avaxa’s clients in realizing their (financial) objectives. I made a conscious choice to join Avaxa which is based on the enthusiastic team that has the drive and is well on its way to become a leading debt advisory boutique in the Netherlands.

“According to me, key in this profession are: listen to the client, analyze, conclude and implement. Taking into consideration the interest of all stakeholders and determining realistic objectives upfront are essential”.


In my 5 years in the KPMG Debt Advisory team I have gained extensive experience in advising on debt financing-related topics in the broadest sense: from analyzing potential financing solutions to successfully closing (international) financing transactions. I have worked for a diverse group of clients, including Dutch (large) corporates, private equity as well as companies in the (semi) public domain. After having worked at KPMG with much enthusiasm, I have joined Avaxa in September 2021 to strengthen its position as a leading debt advisory boutique in the Dutch market.

“The best bit of working in this field is that every company and its situation is unique. This truly asks for the right mix of knowledge, creativity and cooperation with our client to realize the best possible financing solution.”


With my 13 years of banking experience at Rabobank, I gained a lot of experience in the Dutch corporate financing market, where I spent most of my time in the Corporate Clients team. This team serves larger and more complex customers in the mid-market segment. I really enjoyed working with this client group – which consists of both family businesses and private equity-owned companies. Realizing growth and acquisition financing for this client group played an important role. In addition, I was also involved in several restructuring cases. In my role at Rabobank, I regularly crossed paths with Avaxa Debt Advisors, a seasoned, knowledgeable, and relationship-driven advisor, which was appealing to me. After my time with Rabobank, I decided to apply my experience and knowledge for Avaxa’s clients, through which I can contribute to the further growth of this independent and leading boutique in Debt Advisory and Restructuring.


“The translation of a complex situation or request into a clear story, with which all stakeholders can be aligned to find a solution for the specific financing request, is something that gives me energy and which I excel at. I enjoy servicing the client in this process and achieving the best result possible.”


After completing my Master’s in Finance at the University of Groningen, I undertook several valuable internships at Corporate Finance boutiques. Here, I was involved in diverse transactions, ranging from Debt Advisory and Financial Restructuring to M&A. Since August 2023, I have been working as an Analyst at Avaxa.


After obtaining my master’s degree in Finance & Investments at Erasmus University Rotterdam, I joined Avaxa in 2023. Prior to that, I completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, also at Erasmus University Rotterdam.