He is a seasoned CFO with more than 10 years of experience working in both large corporate as well as mid-sized companies. Mr. van Beerendonk has gained hands-on experience in restructuring & turnaround cases, working capital & cash flow optimisation, debt restructuring, and acquisitions/divestments.
Prior to joining A&M Mr. van Beerendonk assisted a PE house in restructuring a distressed participation in the EMS/LED lighting business. He implemented strong cash management, created headroom with its suppliers and arranged a new financing package. Moreover, Mr. van Beerendonk renegotiated new commercial packages with its key customers and optimized working capital management allowing the company to move from stagnation to strong growth (+30 percent). Mr. van Beerendonk also has experience working on the restructuring of a bakery company, AB Mauri part of ABF. The company was struggling with declining sales and had just made an acquisition which needed to be integrated. The focus was put on achieving the acquisition synergies and restructuring both the sales and support organisation.
Mr. van Beerendonk spent seven years at CSM/Corbion, a Dutch listed bakery/lactic acid company, where he has held several finance positions with his last position being CFO of Europe. During this period, he worked on the restructuring of the sales organisation/channels, closing part of the Eastern European organisation and driving efficiencies in the support organisation. Furthermore, he was involved in the divestment of the Bakery division of CSM/Corbion. After the divestment, he became the Global FD of the lactic acid and bioplastics operations of CSM/Corbion.
Additionally, Mr. van Beerendonk spent six years as a manager at KPMG transaction services, two of which were served at the London practice. During this period, he worked on numerous acquisitions, divestments and refinancing cases.
Mr. van Beerendonk earned a master’s degree in business economics from the University of Maastricht, and spend six months studying at Carlos III in Madrid. A Dutch national, Mr. van Beerendonk is fluent in Dutch and English and has a basic understanding of German, French, and Spanish.