Gert Jan van der Hoeven

Founder & Managing Partner

Gert Jan has founded H2 in 1991. Gert Jan had graduated from his studies at the Delft University of Technology and the Rotterdam School of Management. After his graduations Gert Jan joined McKinsey & Company to work in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. At McKinsey Gert Jan was responsible for the worldwide company diagnostics – center of competence.

Gert Jan has built-up the H2 team and has introduced the firm’s strong focus on operational value add, including several of the firm’s approaches. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee of H2. Gert Jan’s passion is to indeed build better companies. The areas of his knowledge include consumer goods, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution.

His special interests include reading, travelling and spending time with his family and friends. Gert Jan is married and has two children.

Peter van Leersum

Investment Director

A graduate in Financial Management from Tilburg University, Peter joined H2 in 2017. Before, he has gained both investment and advisory experience at investment banking boutiques in both the UK and the Netherlands.

At H2, Peter has been involved in investments in the equipment manufacturing industry and in IT outsourcing.

His special interests include photography, travelling, skiing and contemporary art. Peter is married and has two young children.

Sander Koster​

Investment Director

Sander joined H2 in 2019, after having worked at Bain, Shell and Egon Zehnder. Sander graduated in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology and holds an MBA from Harvard University.

In his spare time, Sander enjoys spending time with Maaike and their 4 children.

Gijs Menting

Investment Manager

Gijs joined H2 in 2020, after having gained investment experience at a private equity firm for approx. 6 years. Prior to that, Gijs worked at a big 4 firm in the corporate finance department. Gijs holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from Tilburg University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, also from Tilburg University.

Outside of his working life, Gijs enjoys cycling and running.

Kenny de Geeter

Senior Associate

Kenny joined H2 in 2019, after having previously worked at an infrastructure focused investment fund. Prior to that, he gained experience in a private equity firm in the Netherlands and the M&A department of an investment bank. Kenny holds a Master’s degree (magna cum laude) in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Engineering from Ghent University. Additionally, Kenny was a research associate at Vlerick Business School. 

 

His interests include football, reading and movies.

Joris Bakker

Associate

Joris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics from the University of Groningen and obtained a Master’s degree in quantitative finance from the Erasmus School of Economics. Additionally, Joris attended finance courses at Harvard University. 

During his studies Joris gained professional experience at the M&A department of a large bank and a company involved in high-frequency trading.  Joris joined H2 in 2017, and is involved in investments in the staffing industry and IT outsourcing.

His interests include tennis, travelling and playing guitar.

Ela Nieuwesteeg

Office Manager

Ela joined H2 in 2004 as Office Manager. She is responsible for efficiently managing the office operations and supporting the H2 professionals in their day-to-day activities. Prior to H2 Ela worked in a similar role for an executive search company. Ela has a degree from the Hotel Management School in Poland and a BA in Business Economics from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. She holds both the Polish and Dutch nationality.

Ela enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, and she is passionate about photography and interior design.

Gert Jan van der Hoeven

Founder & Managing Partner

Gert Jan has founded H2 in 1991. Gert Jan had graduated from his studies at the Delft University of Technology and the Rotterdam School of Management. After his graduations Gert Jan joined McKinsey & Company to work in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. At McKinsey Gert Jan was responsible for the worldwide company diagnostics – center of competence.

Gert Jan has built-up the H2 team and has introduced the firm’s strong focus on operational value add, including several of the firm’s approaches. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee of H2. Gert Jan’s passion is to indeed build better companies. The areas of his knowledge include consumer goods, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution.

His special interests include reading, travelling and spending time with his family and friends. Gert Jan is married and has two children.