For over a decade Jan worked in the financial industry including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Salomon Brothers. Jan has invested in private and public markets, advised and raised public capital across multiple industries in Europe and North America.
His expertise is in the areas of: investment strategies, entrepreneurial finance and mergers and acquisitions for both European and North American markets. He has managed money in equities, fixed income and advised hedge funds in a variety of strategies. He has been a Special Limited Partner to Pacific Lake Partners, advising the firm on their investments in international search funds and acquisitions.
In addition, since 2003 he has been teaching at graduate schools in Europe and North America. He is a Visiting Professor at IESE Business School, a Senior Lecturer at Beedie School of Business and has been a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jan has designed and delivered Executive custom courses at IESE and INSEAD. He has won numerous Teaching Awards and The Economist rated him as one of the Top #20 Business School Professors in the world.
Jan holds a LL.B. and LL.M. from the Katholieke Universtiteit Leuven, a MBA from IESE Business School and earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Essex. He served the first battalion Para-Commando as well as NATO’s Special Intervention Forces. He holds both Commando A and Parachutist A military certificates.