We are thrilled to announce that Edwin Kennedy and Max ten Dam have joined the Clear team as Associate Partners as of June 8th 2022.
Investors understandably pay close attention to indicators of past performance. Envisioning and evaluating future returns is more challenging and that's where an experienced commercial advisor can provide them with essential insight that drives decisions. And, when a promising startup secures funding that positions them to compete at a higher level, someone who has been on a similar journey and successfully guided other companies can help them level up more quickly and effectively. That's where I come in.
With a track record of optimizing sales across tech companies from global corporations to scrappy startups, I provide perspective gained from years of hands-on experience coupled with an innovator's mindset and a passion for guiding teams and executives to reach targets that once seemed unreachable. I'm looking forward to working with the Clear Corporate Finance Team and partnering with clients to drive sales, optimize their funnel, and realize results.
Partner, Clear Corporate Finance
Willem-Jeroen, Managing Partner at Clear, welcomes Edwin to the team: “Edwin and I go already back for over 5 years! During this period I got to know Edwin as a dedicated and pleasant person to work with. When I heard that his current job was ending I immediately planned a meeting to ask Ewin to join Clear! Fortunately he accepted! To have such a heavyweight with Sales and Marketing experience to join us is something special. So going forward Edwin will be part of the Clear family, where Edwin will be responsible for all sales and Marketing activities. I can’t wait to start working with Edwin!”
It’s a great pleasure to join the Clear Corporate Finance organization, I consider it as a close family too. There is a broad field of expertise in the organization, very interesting.
My background and offering as such my contribution to add, is, having been involved in establishing several companies (to be Scaled UP later on) in the fields of IT, Energy, and Durable/Recyclable goods, thus to provide input on dealflow within CCF in specifically these segments.
I have internationalized several companies as a (Co-)founder, CEO, and have some experience in the venture capital market, some of these are mentioned in my LinkedIN profile. As well as have had several supervisory board memberships.
I’m looking forward to contribute to ClearCF in all three fields of involvement: examining, evaluating incoming business propositions, adapting change of course of operations, find funding, maybe assist in further business development thereafter.
My educational background is theoretical physics, philosophy, MA level, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Haven’t done very much with that, and became an entrepreneur almost right after that, yet the physics background allows me to quickly dig in into renewables, recyclables, and familiar with the segment from my background as co-founder of OXXIO.
Max ten Dam
Partner, Clear Corporate Finance
Willem-Jeroen adds: “From left and right the name Max ten Dam was mentioned internally at Clear. Max is a great person, has closed a multitude of deals and fits the Clear profile perfectly. Max is an Entrepreneur, boardroom advisor, coach and trusted friend. Welcome Max!”