Edwin van Wijk Managing Partner
Founder and managing partner of Value@Stake. He advises clients on corporate communications crisis and issues management. In the last years he has mainly focused on restructuring communications. In 2015 he advised the board of directors of V&D Group and acted as a spokesperson for the board and administrators of the company. Prior to founding Value@Stake, Edwin headed the financial communications practice of a leading international communications agency. Also he managed communications departments at several financial services companies, like Delta Lloyd, Robeco and MeesPierson.
Lars Hooning Associate Director
Rotterdam-based lawyer Lars Hooning has a vast experience in public governance and public affairs. In this intricate stakeholder arena you have to pick a good position, know your stakeholders, make a smart plan and establish real communications between your organisation and your stakeholders. This is where Lars is one of the Netherlands' leading advisers. Lars Hooning has worked for: Rotterdam Harbour, several federations of employers in different industries, the Dutch Consumers Federation, and the Dutch Centre for Executive and Supervisory Board Members.
Michael Renssen Strategy Director
Michael Renssen is our specialist in integrated corporate and marketing communications concepts. After his graduation as a political scientist, he worked for Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs, where he was responsible for the conceptualisation and execution of (largescale) national and international tradefairs and crossmedia events. In 2002 he moved to the financial services industry, heading the marketing communications and event marketing department at leading insurance company Delta Lloyd. Prior to joining Value@Stake he worked as marcomms and digital comms practice leader at a leading international communications agency.
Rik Rensen Associate Director
After his studies Rik Rensen started as editor of the economy section at NRC Handelsblad. From there he also worked for Dutch Public Radio, the Dutch World Broadcast Services, and the American magazine ‘Fortune’. He was one of the founders of commercial television in the Netherlands. Ten years starting from 1989 he was the first editor in chief of RTL TV News. Later he became co-responsible for founding the business channel ‘RTLZ’. Rik is connected to Value@Stake as a (media)strategist, trainer and boardroom coach. In this capacity he counsels top-managers of companies such as KPN, Cap Gemini, TU Delft, and CBS (Statistics Netherlands). In his spare time he writes about Italy.
Value@Stake Mission-critical insights
There is value at stake for our clients, every day again. This might be financial value, brand value, reputation value or client value. Having been corporate executives ourselves at different companies, we understand what keeps you out of your sleep. But even more, we know how we can give you back your night's rest. Our blog posts and insights reflect our thoughts, and the way we advise and help our clients.
Our offices are based at Villa Lindeheuvel, a famous 19th century landmark building in the City of Hilversum, RTV capital of the Netherlands. In its vibrant history the villa hosted the illustrious Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Many creative and high-profile TV concepts and formats were invented and conceived in the same rooms as where we nowadays invite and advise our clients.
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