Wessel Berkman

Wessel BerkmanWessel Berkman studied Automobile Engineering at a Technical College (HTS) and Economics at the University of Amsterdam. After his studies, he became an advisor in change management and process optimization for companies such as Peter Chadwick, Cambridge Management Consultants and VODW. In 1999, Wessel founded The Brown Paper Company. This company supports businesses in the 'bottom-up' optimization of corporate culture, processes and change management. In addition he launched Return On Events, an organization that optimizes event results and makes them measurable. In 2002, Wessel acquired the Financieel Diensten Centrum (FDC, a conglomerate of 73 financial intermediaries) and founded the Nederlands Financieel Instituut (NFI), a knowledge center and back office for financial intermediaries. In 2003, he founded The Brown Paper Company Finance, a company that develops and implements quality programs at financial service providers.

In 2003, he and Marcel van der Schaaff set up the top network NINTES for talented future managers, continuously looking a few years ahead with current and future managers. Together with the MT Media Groep of the magazine Management Team, he founded 'Club Goudhaantjes', a business club for top managers, the CEOs of tomorrow, in 2013.

In 2015, Wessel was number 9 on the Sales Management Association's Sales Booster list of most influential commercial leaders.

Dennis van Ravenswaaij

Dennis van RavenswaaijDennis van Ravenswaaij studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology. After working as a project manager in IT Consulting for several years, he joined Krauthammer Consulting, and a few years later The Brown Paper Company, to work exclusively on change implementation and sales improvement projects. In 2011, he became a partner at The Brown Paper Company. He is an experienced specialist in sustainable and measurable performance improvements, with a strong focus on the cultural and personal development of both management and sales executives. He has had a large contribution in developing the Brown Paper change method. He is responsible for the further development of this method, SalesART and The Brown Paper Company employees who are working with this method.

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