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Robert Smits

Robert Smits (Professional - CTP)

Managing Partner

Secondwind Capital




+31 (0)6 537 03 538



Westplein 12
3016 BM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

After studying Business Administration and Accountancy Robert started his career as a public auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Next to that he was an international athlete in marathon running and cross country, participating in several European and World Championships. In 2003 he started at Kruger, a leading a ‘hands on’ firm of professionals specialized in supporting mid-market companies in financial distress with strategic focus and improving financial performance. He had been a partner at the firm between 2009 and 2020.

Since October 2020 Robert is a co-founder and managing partner of SECONDWIND/CAPITAL, a focussed turnaround fund that invests in companies in financial distress that can be rescued by targeted and concrete improvement measures in combination with the contribution of capital.

As chartered accountant, management consultant and investor, Robert has a broad experience in analysing and helping medium sized companies in difficult situations. Specialised in quickly analysing financial and operational data in order to find opportunities and solve problems. Uses transparent stakeholder management in getting things done.

Member of EACTP since 12 October 2016

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