Patrick Wijzenbroek is a passionate consultant who likes nothing more than to support companies on the road to success. With a broad background in corporate and SMEs, he brings “the best of both worlds” to companies with a variety of issues. Patrick is analytical and communicative. He quickly converts information from conversations into concrete advice. He also supports the implementation to achieve desired changes.
After studying business economics at Erasmus University, he started working for Siemens, a large German multinational company in electronics and electrical engineering. He held various positions within different divisions, such as business analyst, project controller and sales controller. He gained his first management experience as a business unit controller.
From 2007, Patrick worked for 5 years as a division controller at Wincor Nixdorf, another German multinational company.
As a member of the management team, in addition to managing finance, sales support and logistics, he was involved in strategy development and implementation, the development of commercial activities at large customers (conditions and financing) and the operation.
After this period he switched to SMEs. He started as CFO at Bonusan, a fast-growing, successful family business active in the development, production and sale of nutritional supplements. As the first external board member, he made a major contribution to the professionalization of the company.
In 2015, Patrick joined another family business. This company designs, builds and maintains complex, large-scale climate installations for the business market. He started as CFO and after 6 months also took on the role of CEO. he wrote and implemented the company’s strategic plan. Thanks to the improvements (and with a little help from the improving economy), sales doubled within 2 years.
The experience in SMEs and the satisfaction of improving led him to join the Crossminds team in 2018. Now he can focus on this full-time. Patrick has since been involved as a consultant with various clients in various projects.