After his formation in Germanic Philology Erik started a career in sales and marketing management in various B2B environments. His successful approach in building and implementing sales and marketing strategies, in setting up and developing sales teams and in improving overall sales performance found its origin within a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading steel producing companies. Thereupon Erik joined an international direct marketing company to set up international sales and CRM programs for some of the most famous high tech and IT players.
Before joining Mercuri Urval Erik had the opportunity to broaden his managerial experience as Business Manager of a Belgian medium sized environmental service company. He supported the company in its transition from a public research and consultancy centre into a proactive and market focused profit organization. The experience acquired in that fascinating change process confirmed him in his conviction that the human factor is the one that finally makes the difference.
“I strongly believe in an integrated approach. To improve business results that approach should start from the business strategy, and focus concurrently on product or service, on market expectations and competition, on internal business processes and –last but not least- on human capital. As such, any decision taken in one of these fields influences the whole and should consequently be based on a thorough screening or an expert knowledge of the business as a whole. The strong expertise and the impressive tools Mercuri Urval applies to define and assess key capabilities, and to develop or acquire the right people with the right capabilities can guarantee real added value and consequently an optimal customer satisfaction.”
In his spare time Erik likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, traveling, cycling or enjoying culinary art.