Being an incubator, the team to support and build the product companies is of extreme importance, it is a mixture of characters with complementary skills. That is probably the reason why some of these guys work together for such a long time and some just joined the team We only need a hand full of hard working guys.
Leo van der Hoek LLM is one of the two managing partners of RHO-dam Ventures BV, the parent company of IQ-Medical Ventures and one of the executives at IQ Medical Ventures BV, he is the organizer in the incubator team. Before he started his professional career at ID-NLÂ he finished Law school and enjoyed a shortÂ career in the army leaving the army as a first lieutenant. With 20 years of experience in technology transfer he is well seasoned in the legal and commercial side of any deal RHO-dam will construct. Leo is co-founder of RHO-dam Ventures B.V. and all of its subsidiaries. Mr. van der Hoek will overlook the whole group structureÂ he is involved in all corporate affairs.Â As a corporate counselÂ he successfully led several IP infringement cases and has successfully built an European distribution network forÂ the gynecological branche of IQ Medical Ventures B.V.
Johan F.M. Remmerswaal is the other managing Â partner of RHO-dam Ventures BV, director at IQ Medical Ventures BV and co-founder of all its subsidiaries. Before he started his career in technology transfer he founded his own trading company which he as an entrepreneur sold profitably at the age of 25. Mr. Remmerswaal has 20 years of experience in commercializing technology. He founded in 1999 ID-NL Inc. the New York branch as part of a multimillion offset program between the Dutch government and Boeing Inc. Being a deal maker he secured a reversed incubator deal for 2,5 years with GE Trading Inc. in NYC. Was involved in all Transatlantic deals. He raised millions of dollars for American medical start up companies. Mr. Remmerswaal is the translator in the team with his technical background (he graduated as an engineer on the topic innovation), he will bridge technology and market. Mr. Remmerswaal is co-inventor of various patents in the field of medical devices.
Hilleke Terpstra is the Legal Counsel at IQ Medical Ventures. Hilleke finished her LLM in Corporate Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2015. After practising as a lawyer in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Litigation, Hilleke joined IQ Medical Ventures in October 2020. As the Legal Counsel, Hilleke provides legal advice to the whole group structure.
Ivonne Bronmans is the QA officer at IQ Medical Ventures since February 2019. She has worked as a medical analyst in hospitals for more than 20 years. She helps maintaining and improving the quality management system in accordance with current quality management standards.
Eric Reep with 35 years of experience in the Medical Field of which 30 in Sales and Marketing positions at innovative and dominant players in the International Medical Devices landscape like Philips, Johnson & Johnson, Covidien and Bard. He joined the team in 2017 as International Sales & Marketing Director, Medical Devices, responsible for market analysis, sales opportunities, reimbursement strategies, development and implementation of product positioning and pricing strategies. For ExEm Foam focusing on expanding our international markets in gynecology and obstetrics. Working closely together with our distributors, developing the local positioning of our product portfolio, reimbursement and sales and marketing strategies.
Trudy Keijzer has a long lasting history in financial administration and management. Started over 20 years ago in the offshoring industry working for a goods supply company. Over the years she made promotions based on experience and studies and was responsible for all financial reporting and as such part of the management team. Four years ago she became part of RHO-dam Ventures B.V. where she holds the position of financial manager for the holding and all its operating companies. Next to that she is responsible for HR and the administrative organization.
Mariette Schrier is the Lead Clinical Affairs at IQ Medical Ventures. She finished her PhD in Biology in 2002 and has worked several years in research. She switched to the field of Clinical Trials as a Clinical Project Manager. Since beginning of 2020 Mariette joined the IQ team to set up and supervise the clinical studies. She is also involved in all safety matters concerning our medical devices and responsible for all Post Marketing Surveillance related activities.
Emilie Dik is the Project Manager Medical Devices. She started working at IQ Medical Ventures after she finished her studies at the TU Delft in 2019. With a background in Industrial Design Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Emilie is involved in all new project ideas that are submitted to IQ Medical Ventures. She handles all design and development related issues, from product idea to market release.
Dr. So & So is a seasoned surgeon with outstanding craftsmanship. Because he is a good surgeon he is also likely to think of new ways to treat patients or to improve certain procedures in his specialism. He is a clinical inventor and has most likely a lot of publications in his name. In most cases he will be a PhD and/or Prof. After being interviewed several times by the rest of the team he blends in with the rest of the crew to pull off the job. He is able to mobilize his clinical environment in order to facilitate IQ Medical ventures BV and the product company. As a scientist Dr. So & So is able and willing to speak on congresses and publish scientific papers and support the IQ-company when performing sales training. He will also be prepared to answer questions from colleagues in the field when using the new device. Dr. So & So will always sit on our medical advisory board.