Maarten is the CEO of Interstellar and has a unique combination of entrepreneurship and managerial experience. He represents Interstellar with great ambition and passion and is responsible for connecting the companies.
He has been active in the ICT sector for over 20 years. As a successful ICT entrepreneur, he has started, bought and sold several growth companies. In 2013, he sold Agile Software to COMPAREX and subsequently served on the international executive board as Vice President for several years. Since 2017, he is back in business as an entrepreneur/investor and within a few years he established medium-sized ICT service provider Solimas in the market. He is also active as a mentor with the scale-up platform GoFastForward and sits on several advisory boards of technology companies.
Maarten is married, has two children and a dog and lives in Noordwijk. He grew up in a small village in the Green Heart and from an early age worked in ‘commerce’ for the local milkman in the market and later as a kitchen salesman. After graduating from the Haarlem Business School, he got into ICT by chance at the end of the 1990s. In a demanding job, health is super important. So he often starts his day at 7 a.m. in the gym or running in the dunes near his home. In addition, Maarten loves house and techno music and is a pretty decent DJ.