During his career, Michiel has held both sales, management and executive positions in various family held businesses and industries.

He was also at the helm of his own company; a label printing company. Here he gained extensive experience on an operational and strategic level.

Michiel has a commercial and analytical attitude and has the necessary expertise in change management and M&A projects.

Michiel is curious, likes to listen to others and is always looking for ways to work smarter, more effective and simpler. A few key words that suit him well are respect, trust, transparency, accessible, humour and fun. Above all, he thinks: keep it simple!

In addition to the necessary experience, you need to have a good methodology and a professional organisation.

After more than eighteen years of experience in family businesses, it was time for Michiel to take on a new challenge. He found it in the role of SME advisor at Thexton Armstrong. In order to be able to (continue to) do your job properly as an advisor, Michiel believes that, in addition to the necessary experience, you need to have a good methodology and a professional organisation. Values that fit in perfectly with Thexton Armstrong’s approach, which is based on a proven methodology. “The approach quickly provides a business owner insight into areas in the business from which money is leaking. Each component is discussed,” says Michiel. “Then a practical improvement plan is drawn up together with the business owner.

Michiel is married and has two children. As a true Burgundian he likes to be in the company of friends and he finds his passion in cooking. He likes to sail through the lakes in the Weerribben-Wieden National Park with his sloop and, in addition to his usual work, he is also active in club life in his hometown of Nieuwleusen.