Willemijn Rademaker - Consultant - Corporates

I believe knowledge is at its finest when it is shared. At Zanders this is done on a regular basis, whether it be an internal training session or a chat at the coffee machine.

Background

After my double masters degree in Finance and Economics I was looking for a job that would give me an insight into how different Corporates operate and how their strategies for the future would impact their decisions today. I wanted to be able to combine both degrees in my day to day work. Zanders has given me the opportunity to do this.

Ambition

Zanders is a relatively small company that stimulates development and allows you to create your own career path together with your manager and the firm’s partners. This feeds ambition. Being able to choose your own ‘path’ is a great motivation to develop yourself further in a field of interest. Corporate finance, in particular Debt Advisory interests me greatly and my ambition is to become an expert within this field. Zanders is allowing me to do so.

Knowledge development

I believe knowledge is at its finest when it is shared. At Zanders this is done on a regular basis, whether it be a internal training session or a chat at the coffee machine. What I really appreciate at Zanders is that everyone is always ready to help or answer questions. Especially when new to treasury and the company no extra question is a burden, I am never hesitant to ask a question at Zanders.

Zanders culture

Not only is the work and atmosphere enjoyable at Zanders, but Zanders also provides a great social environment. Although I started working for Zanders during the Covid-19 pandemic, this did not reduce the social perspective of working at Zanders at all. During that period many online events were organised ranging from a virtual pub quiz to a virtual wine tasting session. Once restrictions were lifted Padel tournaments were organised as well as the yearly Zanders party. One thing is for sure, your social life will only improve once you start working for Zanders!

Entrepreneurship

When speaking to clients, you may come across inefficiencies in the organisation of processes or technical inefficiencies. At times like these, entrepreneurship takes a front seat. Being able to pitch a solution to a client that you know will help them in the long-term is extremely satisfactory. My time as Zanders has shown me that there is a sales opportunity in every client meeting. With all the expertise within Zanders, it is almost certain that we can provide a solution, whether it will come from within the Corporates department, the Financial Institutions department, the Solutions department or the Public Sector department.