Diederick Venekamp is the co-founder of VB Advisory and always commits himself to finding the optimal client solution. Diederick has an enthusiasm for guiding talented people, helping them to accomplish their personal goals and to ensure they hit their business milestones. Diederick gives lectures and seminars in risk related topics and is the active stakeholder behind the VB Advisory Pro Bono program.
Diederick graduated in Econometrics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. During his studies, he was involved in entrepreneurship related courses and he specialized in Quantitative Finance.
Before founding VB Advisory, he worked at a consultancy firm and for a number of large insurance companies, where he was involved in financial modelling, the design of quantitative tooling, (sports) data-analytics and the validation of quantitative models.
In his free time, he takes an active part in multiple sports including football, partakes in voluntary work (e.g. supporting children with autism) and enjoys visiting major sports events.
Guillamo Bonapart is also a co-founder of VB Advisory. Guillamo’s background is in Econometrics and he too, gained his degree at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (specializing in Quantitative Finance). He started his consulting career in 2014 and a has become a dedicated developer of quantitative solutions for complex problems encountered in the financial sector. Whilst working for a broad range of financial institutions in recent years, Guillamo started to see potential for a unique program aimed at Young Professionals. By focussing on specific desirable skills and providing tailored coaching, he believes you can advance into becoming an invaluable asset within the financial sector.
Guillamo enjoys working in professional groups and aims to create added value for companies by positioning himself as a liaison between Quants and Business. Improving the processes and the communication between different parties, is what gives him energy. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, listening to music, dancing and he likes to play and watch football.
Koen Willems is one of our quantitative consultants. He gained his bachelor’s degree in Econometrics and Operations Research at the University of Maastricht followed by a master’s degree in Financial Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam. During his semester abroad at the Bocconi University in Milan he followed courses in Derivatives and Equity Portfolio Management. Whilst working as a developer for an Asset Management company in London, he developed a strong affinity with the investment business. Koen gets a kick out of solving complex problems using his strong skills in programming, statistics and analytics, especially in the field of finance. He enjoys working as part of a team, is eager to learn new skills and constantly works towards self-improvement. During his free time, he enjoys sports in general, particularly football and snowboarding. He also likes to keep up with all the newest technological developments.
David Schrager is our principal consultant at VB Advisory and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector working in quantitative and senior management roles.
David has worked in culturally diverse teams for most of his career. He is passionate about the development of young professionals and tries to help them find their personal and professional purpose.
During his career in insurance and banking he was responsible for setting up internal models for valuation of complex structured products, insurance liabilities and economic capital, design and implementation of hedge programs and the pricing and structuring of all forms of retirement savings products. David has been involved in many strategic de-risking projects including M&A.
David holds a Ph.D. in quantitative economics from the University of Amsterdam, actively participates in academic research and is a member of the advisory board of the Amsterdam School of Economics. His spare time is devoted to his wife and two kids and spending time in the gym or on a bike.
Danny’s responsibility within VB Advisory is to meet all staffing needs by hiring new employees or relocating/assigning the right people to the right projects. Additionally, he provides support in the design of the selection/recruitment process.
In his free time, he enjoys staying up to date on the latest developments in social media and marketing, graphic design and is an active indoor footballer.
Sabine’s main activities exist of the recruitment of young talents and organise company events. Next to that she assist with office activities like pre- and onboarding, training activities and marketing.
In her free time, she enjoys staying up to date on the latest events and developments in social media and marketing. She also likes to watch all kinds of sports and is an active waterpolo player!