René A.J. Bender
René Bender is managing partner of BenderBrandwijk. As the former owner-manager of several SME businesses, he has extensive experience in managing, positioning and transforming businesses. A high degree of involvement in all facets of SME business operations, familiarity with the associated operational responsibilities and personal experience of running a business ‘for your own account and at your own risk’ are recurrent themes in his career.
As an entrepreneur, he has managed a varied portfolio of businesses in different sectors during a period of several years, implemented reorganisations and brought company acquisitions and company relaunches to a successful conclusion.
René founded BenderBrandwijk after personally experiencing how effectively entrepreneurs could improve the future of their company and their personal future by taking a step back and making a number of difficult choices. He enjoys giving fellow entrepreneurs the benefit of his experience.