Taking office as of 1 June 2018
Quintin Schevernels is funda’s new CEO
Amsterdam, 1 May 2018
Quintin Schevernels (1971) will shortly take up office as new CEO for Dutch-based online real-estate platform funda. Schevernels brings a broad range of online experience, especially in developing and upscaling online businesses – precisely the challenge that funda faces in the years to come.
Following nomination by the Supervisory Board, Schevernels will officially be appointed at the General Shareholders Meeting on 15 May. He will take office as of 1 June. "Funda is one of the biggest online brands in the Netherlands. I’m convinced that with the strong baseline that funda provides there will be plenty of opportunity for further development of the platform”, said Schevernels, justifying his decision. “I’m looking forward to working with the team and sinking our teeth into that challenge.”
Quintin Schevernels brings some 15 years of experience in online media, having been a member of the board at Telegraaf Media Groep, COO/CCO at VNU Media and CEO at Layar. After Layar’s sale in 2014, he focused on investing in various start-ups while also acting in supervisory roles for various scale-ups.
As a director as well as an investor he has been committed to developing and upscaling a whole range of online businesses. In doing so, Schevernels has acquired a great deal of knowledge of online marketplace and media models. In 2016, Schevernels was author of the book ‘Suits & Hoodies’. Added to that, he is a guest lecturer for Nyenrode University’s MBA programme.
“In the years to come, funda is facing the challenge of further developing the current platform’s strong position. His experience enables Quintin to be well qualified for leading the company in this challenge. The Supervisory Board is delighted that he will take up the role of CEO”, said Gerard Cremers, chairman of funda’s Supervisory Board.
“The NVM Holding is convinced that in Quintin Schevernels the Supervisory Board has found a CEO capable of handling the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for funda while working towards further success for the company”, says Ivo Heukensfeldt Jansen, director of NVM Holding, a major shareholder in funda.
From January 2018, Evert Brugman served as funda’s acting CEO on a temporary basis. He will return to his role of Finance & HR Manager as soon as Schevernels takes office on 1 June. The Supervisory Board is indebted to Brugman for his efforts in this interim period.
Photo credits: Jelmer de Haas / Pim Hendriksen
Funda was founded in 2001 by the NVM to make advertising and viewing property as easy as possible. Today, with over 44 million visits every month, funda is the online real estate platform in the Netherlands. Funda distinguishes itself as an online platform by offering the most up-to-date, reliable and complete information about homes and commercial real estate. Funda is currently developing from being a supply-and-demand website for residential properties to being a platform for the total living cycle.
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