My name is Dave de Groot. With my family I live in the small rural town of Berghuizen near Ruinerwold in beautiful Drenthe. In the middle of the green, with lots of peace and quiet, but still only a short hour's drive from the Randstad. Doing odd jobs in and around the house is my big hobby. In 2017 we embarked on another big building adventure by renovating an old house from top to toe. We had done this before and it was time for a new challenge. Now that we have finished the inside of the house, we can say that this construction project was also successful, as far as we are concerned. Now all that remains is the outside.
I joined NOM in 2014 after working for 15 years at various banks mainly in the North of the country. NOM had a nice challenge for me, namely to market a new investment fund: MKB Fonds Drenthe. This is an investment fund of the Province of Drenthe which NOM manages. As Investment manager I am responsible (together with my colleague) for acquiring new investments and "managing" the portfolio companies. Every day is different, the entrepreneurs we talk to are very diverse, but they have one common denominator, they are ambitious and they want to "get ahead". And that gives me energy every day!