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Thijs Stoffer has an extensive international experience in US and European business development and strategic consulting and was successful in working with numerous US and European based companies and organizations establishing business in other countries.
has a wide ranged network and speaks multiple languages.
Before joining contraco, Thijs Stoffer
has been active in the real estate industry, international horticulture and direct marketing.
worked for the Dutch professional real estate association for many years, managing its strategic communications and international business relations.
As a pioneer in the development of the professional bodies in the European Union
for brokerage, valuation and property management, he
helped shape these organizations from the beginning.
commitment to the industry has stayed with him, while successfully developing his
own business as a managing director and owner of a consultancy firm in the Netherlands working on numerous international information technology, eCommerce and web-based projects and assignments.
fulfilled business development and M&A services for several US Internet portals wanting to expand to Europe and Latin America.
Has gained a broad international experience when leading various market research projects, identifying take-over objectives, market entries, contract negotiations (term sheets, due diligence, buying process, post-merger integration, first and second round financing and strategic counseling) in European and Latin American countries.
He has also worked as director marketing in the Dutch and international horticulture auction industry for a number of years, shaping the transitions from traditional transaction based market systems in a multibillion dollar business, to automated and web-based technologies facilitating export- and import of horticultural products and services around the world.
As manager business development, Thijs Stoffer worked for the Dutch subsidiary of a US corporation selling business information systems and direct marketing services.
was trained in strategic communications, political science and international relations.
lives in Switzerland with his
wife and two daughters.