Ruben Velstra on how Delta Capita delivers results for its clients

03 June 2021 3 min. read

Ruben Velstra is a Principal Consultant at Delta Capita in the Benelux. He reflects on his time at the firm and how its model enables him to deliver clients results while continuously advancing his skillset. 

Upon completing his studies, Velstra kickstarted his career with a management traineeship, after which he joined Voogt Pijl & Partners – a Dutch management consultancy to the financial services industry that now is part of Delta Capita

During his tenure, Ruben gained extensive experience with transformation in the industry, with a focus on the banking segment. He has worked on projects at all four of the Big Four banks in the Netherlands, developing a knack for helping clients reinvent their operating models, optimise their processes and adopt emerging technologies to boost operations, compliance, risk and much more. 

Ruben Velstra, Principal Consultant, Delta Capita

“The best thing about being a consultant at Delta Capita is the fact that we always collaborate with the customers and aim for results that stick. We do not take over an assignment, manage it in isolation, or push products,” he said.

His views align with Delta Capita’s vision of being a trusted realisation partner for financials across their transformation chain – from strategy and advisory through to delivery and even managed services. “At Delta Capita, we not only provide thorough advice or draft a plan but also manage the implementation process and stay on until our client’s goals are realised.” 

“That is why our clients consider us a trustworthy and valuable partner,” he added. Indeed, on the back of this track record the firm has seen strong growth – Delta Capita has been named one of Europe’s fastest growing consulting firms for three consecutive years, and today the firm operates with six offices globally. The consultancy was founded in 2010 in the United Kingdom. 

One of the aspects he values in his role is the pure-play industry focus “all consultants at Delta Capita share.” With this laser-focus, “we get the opportunity to specialise and master the processes, challenges, and opportunities specific to the banking, asset management, pensions and insurance sector.” 

As a result, “we have so much expertise in-house, and our culture is open and collaborative, meaning that consultants share their knowledge with one another with the aim of providing the best service they can to our clients globally.” 

With technology an ever-present and integral part of doing business, Velstra said he prides himself on the technology capabilities the firm can bring to the table. In major domains such as robotic process automation, financial crime and risk & compliance, Delta Capita is a recognised partner of solution vendors, and meanwhile, the firm also has a set of its own proprietary solutions. 

“Leveraging the skills in our technology division, as well as the substantial fintech portfolio from our parent company [Prytek], we can design, develop build and deploy new digital-driven services and tools.”