Marco du Pré is one of the old hands at Crossminds. He joined the company in 2003, took a break in 2014 to work for a denim company, and returned as a director in 2018. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions. “We have our own little club within the company, with a lot of freedom to shape our work.”
What he enjoys most about his job is the variety. “We work on a project basis, and every project is different. Different companies, different families, different dynamics. And every time, there is a sense of satisfaction at the end of the process when it’s a success. As a CEO of a company, you have that experience much less.”
Marco was trained as a registered accountant at PwC. “I worked there for all kinds of companies, from SMEs to multinationals. A lot of due diligence. Now, with my team, we work much more broadly, but I did learn to understand organizations and draw conclusions. Our clients and the younger advisors on our team can benefit from that experience.”
Building Crossminds and building clients’ businesses is what energizes Marco. Making good deals for clients in small, expert teams. In the winter, he likes to go snowboarding with his family in Austria or another winter sports area. He also volunteers for a foundation that helps children.