Work experiences

2016-Current: Associate Professor (tenured), at TIAS School for Business and Society of the Tilburg University. Teaching multiple courses, over 600 hours (of which 125 hours fully online in 2020), for executive MSc, MBA and PhD programs including: Quantitative Methods, Academic Reading and Writing, Analytical Skills, Business Research Methods, Developing Questions and Answers (survey development). Consistent average teaching evaluations 2016-2020: 4.5 on a 5-point scale. Additionally, developing/redesigning courses and assessments to a blended format. Below some details on the multiple functions over time:

a) 2020-Current: Academic Director of the part-time Master of Business Administration (MScBA), working on: Further developing the quality and flexibility and the transition towards a blended program. Annually managing 20 courses and about 100 students.

b) 2018-Current: Chairman examination board, after a course at the university of Leiden working on: Assessing and improving the quality of the programs and their assessments, contributed to the accreditation of a new MSc program, and working towards the successful re-accreditation of 14 NVAO and EMBA accredited Master programs

c) 2016-2019: Director PhD division (Head of Department) and member of Management Team: Managed and expanded the PhD division including strategy formulation and business plan developments, budgets, HR, marketing, and recruitment. With a team of colleagues, also managed multiple PhD programs (TASP and CASS) with 75 PhD students. Developed a monitoring and assessment system for the progress of external PhD candidates. Also supervising PhD candidates. Moreover, developing research method courses for PhDs and lecturing them (e.g., academic writing and publishing, survey development, multi-variate analyses with Stata etc.).


2017-2019: Member of the Advisory Board of the Master program: Social Impact Leadership, at Columbia University, New York.

2015-Current: Director of: De Leeuw: research, teaching and consultancy company. Providing workshops for executive PhD candidates (Antwerp School of Management) and supporting organizations with development of surveys, data analyses and interpretation.


2013-2016: Senior scientific researcher and project leader in a project funded by the national science foundation (NWO-TOP: 1.1 million euro). Aim: to identify success factors of entrepreneurship and is called: “High Performance in the Networked Creative Industry: The role of ambition and collaboration.” At Tilburg University, within the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Including teaching: 1) Bachelor and Master students: in the courses Corporate Entrepreneurship and Creative Entrepreneurship. 2) Supervisor of Master graduation projects. 3) Executive PhD candidates (TIAS).

2010-2013: PhD candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group, within the department Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. Dissertation title: “Collaboration and You: The Performance Implications and the Antecedents of Diversity in Inter-Organizational Relations Portfolios”. Promotor: prof.dr. Geert Duysters and prof.dr. Ronald Mahieu. Additionally, multiple educational activities like teaching and supervising end projects of the minor Entrepreneurship and Innovation (6 ECTS), multiple times: Best performing teacher; supervising Bachelor graduation projects (8 ECTS); multiple invited guest lectures.

2007-2016: Project leader and specialist data analytics, process and system integration at Mansveld Expotech B.V. (part-time) Additionally, coordinating and partly executing multiple improvement projects.

2005-2008: Chairman Student Council of the Fontys University of Applied Sciences (part-time). Project example: research on student satisfaction, number of respondents 13,000. Working on the rules and regulations (OER).

2004-2008:  Multiple projects at different organizations (part-time), during Technical Business Engineering study including market research, cost reductions, innovation process, order flows, stock reliability.

1999-2016: ICT and Audio Video technician (freelance). Multiple international organizations and consumers. Advising clients and solving problems with computer and AV systems, software, networks and related equipment. Example Philips IFA in Berlin, yearly from 2007 till 2016.


Other skills:

  • Big data: Multiple papers based on extensive data work on large MySQL databases, scraping and parsing over 550,000 company websites;
  • Survey development, distribution and personalized benchmark reporting (e.g., > 9,000 responses of Dutch Organizations on entrepreneurship and alliances);
  • Extensive experience with (big)secondary databases like: Thomson one, SDC platinum, Venture Expert, Compustat, USPTO, NBER, Eurostat Community Innovation Survey;
  • Extensive experience with statistical software like Stata and SPSS;
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office, including scripting;
  • Development and use experience with Microsoft Dynamics / Navision (ERP-software);
  • Team leader: BedrijfsHulpVerlening (first aid, fire, and evacuation), since 2011.