Dutch consultancy Bold Capital Management appoints four partners

23 May 2018 Consultancy.eu 4 min. read
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Bold Capital Management, a Dutch boutique specialised in financial advisory and management consulting, has added four new partners to its team, taking the size of its partnership to twelve. 

Inge Ligthart joined Bold Capital Management (BCM) as a Partner per 1st of May 2018, bringing with her over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Before joining BCM, Ligthart worked at Ordina as Chief Operations Officer (COO), focusing on bringing the Benelux-based IT-services company back to sustainable growth. Previsouly, she worked for Raet for thirteen years. In her most recent role as COO at Raet, she led a team of over 500 employees, including Raet HR BPO Services, which she initially set up and led to become one of the countries’ largest HR BPO service providers. 

Earlier in her career, Ligthart held (management) positions at Kintent (a BPO services provider to childcare organisations), German giant Siemens, Getronics (today KPN Consulting) and Koning & Hartman. During her career she has successfully built, managed, reorganised and optimised IT service organisations, led both insourcing and outsourcing projects, and led large management improvement and workforce optimisation programmes. 

Appointed a Partner per 1 March 2018, Alexander van der Hooft is a senior executive with over three decades of experience in the ICT industry. Before joining Bold Capital Management, he worked for KPN, the past seven years as EVP of the Business Operations division and as VP for Workspace and Datacenter Services. Before that, Alexander headed the firm’s consultancy arm – Getronics Consulting (formerly Getronics PinkRoccade). He started his career with PinkRoccade, which was acquired by Getronics in 2005, which in turn was bought by KPN two years later. 

During his professional career, Van der Hooft gained extensive management experience, integrated and restructured a major Datacenter operation, led the integration of divisions following a deal, and led a large consulting practice in the Netherlands. 

Inge Ligthart, Alexander van der Hooft, Petra de Wild and Martijn Laarhoven

One month prior, Martijn Laarhoven joined Bold Capital Management’s partner team, bringing two decades of experience at Big Four firm to the Baarn-based consultancy. During his thirteen years at KPMG, Laarhoven ascended to the role of Partner, heading the firm’s Restructuring practice, focussing on financial, strategic and operating restructuring and turnaround investigations. Prior to specialising in turnaround and crisis management, Laarhoven worked as a senior professional in the (financial) due diligence arena for over seven years at both KPMG and Deloitte, advising both corporates and private equity companies, among others. 

During his professional career, he has advised and supported management teams, board of directors, supervisory boards, lenders and other stakeholders on financial, strategic and operational matters. 

The fourth new Partner for Bold Capital Management is a familiar face to the firm. Petra de Wild has been an associate Partner at Bold Capital Management since 2015 and in the role executed several projects. On the back of her successful contribution, she has been promoted to Partner, becoming the firm’s twelfth co-owner. Previously, De Wild worked as an independent legal consultant for seven years, serving several organisations across sector on interim basis. Before that, she held in-house counsel roles at French IT services company Atos, Big Four firm Deloitte and IT specialist CSS.

“Petra de Wild is an interim general legal counsel with a strong track record in M&A, divestments and restructuring processes, contract negotiations and legal disputes. Furthermore she has experience with transformation of legal departments and litigation,” said Gerrit van Munster, Partner at Bold Capital Management.

Privately-held Bold Capital Management helps mid-sized corporates and portfolio companies (clients are typically based in the Benelux and have a revenue range between €100 million and €800 million) with analysis, advice and execution of transformation and recovery programmes. “The additions of Inge, Alexander, Martijn and Petra further strengthens our team and enables us to both broaden and deepen our hands-on support to executives,” said Munster. 

Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Amsterdam was recently named one of the globe’s top cities for urban mobility in an analysis by Arthur D. Little, the globe’s oldest management consulting firm.