Laurens Decraemer

Consultant

About me

Who I am

I am an analytical professional, focused on details and driven by finding the best possible solutions for my clients. My motivation comes from the satisfaction I get when I successfully close a deal; it is the tangible result of hard work and collaboration. Outside the office, I am a passionate tennis player and I enjoy the competition and the strategy surrounding this sport. Spending time on the tennis court allows me to relax and return to work with a clear mind.

What entrepreneurship means to me

To me, entrepreneurship means daring to take deliberate risks to realise a vision. It is about the ability to not only identify possibilities but to also have the courage to pursue these opportunities, even if that means treading outside one's comfort zone. My affinity with entrepreneurship is interwoven with my personal life: my in-laws run a company and a lot of my friends are entrepreneurs. These close relationships give me a unique insight into the realities of entrepreneurship, the challenges, the risks, but also the satisfaction involved. My role at Marktlink allows me to deploy these insights directly, enabling me to work with our clients with empathy and understanding to achieve their goals.

Why Marktlink is the place for me

I appreciate Marktlink's culture of working together and the focus on quality and customer satisfaction. The possibility of working with passionate entrepreneurs and supporting them in one of the most crucial phases in their entrepreneurial journey is what really appeals to me. I am most proud of my ability to establish deep and trusting relationships with entrepreneurs. In the M&A world, the stakes are high and emotions are often intense, but despite this, I have been able to establish good relationships with entrepreneurs.

“The possibility of working with passionate entrepreneurs and supporting them in one of the most crucial phases in their entrepreneurial journey is what really appeals to me.”