Case Study

Innovative Growth

Throughout my career I have successfully designed, developed and launched innovative products which created growth. Always with a customer-centric focus and drive to deliver on target.

blu – Fontem Ventures

Growing digital from startup to scale up

Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands plc, is a leader in vaping technology and owns e-vapour brand blu, as well as a lifestyle energy brand Reon. During my period at Fontem Ventures I build an innovative digital ecosystem with high conversion and revenue for 4 brands in 10 countries.

Elsevier

Grow sales with eBooks and change mindset

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. Elsevier Health Science wanted to enter in eBook sales on major online sellers. I managed the conversion of over 3000 ebooks, researched and convinced senior management what consumer facing e-book pricing should be and co-negotiated the commercial terms with Apple, Google and Amazon.

CB Logistics (Centraal boekhuis)

Building two new businesses and several new products

The logistics expert for Media and Healthcare. More than 800 professionals in logistics, e-fulfillment, e-book distribution, financial and information services.

Experience

Shaping digital innovation for start-ups, scale-ups and cooperates

Patrick was a very loyal, customer-oriented and expert colleague, who did his work in a pleasant way, in good cooperation with his supervisors and colleagues and to his complete satisfaction. Patrick is a proactive, independent colleague and has shown his involvement at all times at our company.

Fontem Ventures

Reference letter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In the 2 years that Patrick worked for Elsevier, he was instrumental in rolling out eBooks and Print On Demand in our markets. He covered all aspects of these complex transitions, including the operational, commercial and strategic activities to make this happen. His work and knowledge was not only crucial for HS EMEA/LA, but he was very helpful for other business units in Elsevier as well.

Elsevier Health Science EMEA/LA

Reference letter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Patrick was successful in the following roles: Projectmanager logistics, Marketing Manager, Account Manager, Business Development manager and Manager Digital Products.  Patrick proved to be very successful in launching new products like CB Online (B2B order and BI tool), Central Book House (wholesale) and eBoekhuis (ebook distribution). Patrick was part of the MT and was co-creator of the long and mid term plans and budgets. He has excellent knowledge and skills. He was very creative and dedicated to Centraal Boekhuis. 

CB Logistics

Reference letter, Culemborg, The Netherlands

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