Dennis Maas (1974) was 18 years old when he started his career at EY Audit in 1992. In 1997 he joined KPMG Audit. After his auditing career, he has served for many years in various types of positions within the Finance spectrum, mainly at multinational corporates active in the telecom, media and technology sector (TMT). Dennis brings
Dennis Maas (1974) was 18 years old when he started his career at EY Audit in 1992. In 1997 he joined KPMG Audit. After his auditing career, he has served for many years in various types of positions within the Finance spectrum, mainly at multinational corporates active in the telecom, media and technology sector (TMT). Dennis brings 23 years of experience in Financial and Business Controlling & Accounting, Audit, Corporate governance, business valuation and M&A. He holds an MSc degree in Auditing & Accounting at Nijenrode University, the Netherlands, and an academic Post Master degree in Business Valuation from the RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands.
In the economic downturn Dennis has been part of various succesfull M&A/fundraising projects either as Dealmaker and/or as financial lead on the 'seller' side mainly. One of these succesfull projects is closing the Series A round in 2014 of EFFECT Photonics, one of the most promising Dutch startups from the Eindhoven region (semiconductor).
CFO @ As CFO of EFFECT Photonics I'm member of the core management team and responsible for Finance, Tax, Legal, HR/Recruitment and Office affairs.
Founded in 2010, EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology.
As a spin out of the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven, EFFECT Photonics takes a platform approach to integration using high-yielding building blocks within the wafer. Growing different quaternary alloys of Indium Phosphide on a single wafer means that all of the active and passive optical functions of a system can be created within a single chip, which is then combined with simple packaging, designed for high-volume, low-cost manufacture from the very start.
The key enabling technology for DWDM systems is full monolithic integration of all photonic components within a single chip and being able to produce these in volume with high yield at low cost. With this capability, EFFECT Photonics is addressing the need for low cost DWDM solutions driven by the soaring demand for high bandwidth connections between datacenters and back from mobile cell towers. From May 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) Eindhoven Area, NetherlandsCFO @ SecurityMatters is a Dutch-based company that develops cutting-edge network monitoring, intelligence and protection technology to make its customers more secure and in control. SecurityMatters has developed a completely new approach to secure computer networks, called self-configuring deep protocol network whitelisting, which is the result of more than 20 years of research and experience in the field of network intrusion detection.
The company was founded in 2009 by Damiano Bolzoni, Sandro Etalle and Emmanuele Zambon to bring this new technology to the market. SecurityMatters is privately owned.
SecurityMatters has business in a number of control industries (oil & gas, power generation, energy distribution, etc.) and financial institutions. Its flagship product - SilentDefense - has been used in production since 2011. SecurityMatters is collaborating with large solution providers and system integrators to expand its market beyond Europe. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Eindhoven Area, NetherlandsCFO @ Vector Fabrics specializes in developing tools for the design and implementation of multicore, multi-threaded applications and embedded systems. The management team brings over 100 years of combined experience in both large companies and startups in Europe and the United States.
As pioneers we have embarked on the road to deliver tools that eliminate the manual work when it comes to optimizing software for multicore architectures. As innovators we have provided the industry with proven tools that solve the multicore programming challenge. Our tools empower software engineers to fully utilize and harvest the ultra-high performance that parallel architectures provide, allowing them to bring a great user experience to their customers. We believe in our vision, we are passionate about our customers and believe in quality, both in the people we hire and the tools we create. From January 2012 to April 2015 (3 years 4 months) Eindhoven Area, NetherlandsExecutive Consultant @ ZANDERS is recognized as a European leader in treasury management, risk management and corporate finance. From our offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom and Switzerland, we service corporates, financial institutions and organizations in the public sector all over the world. From May 2011 to December 2013 (2 years 8 months) Audit @ From October 1997 to December 1999 (2 years 3 months) Audit @ From September 1992 to September 1997 (5 years 1 month)
Post Graduate @ RSM Erasmus University From 2007 to 2009 Master's Degree @ Nyenrode University From 1992 to 2007 VWO @ Koning Willem II College From 1986 to 1992
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