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Positive Venture Group is an outsourced finance company focused on supporting growth stage businesses on an as-needed, on-demand basis. We achieve and accelerate results by providing the talent, tools, processes and funding services necessary to fast track our client’s goals.
Our team of finance experts work with clients from across Europe. We deliver services in English, French, Dutch, German, Luxembourgish, West Frisian and Papiamento. We provide the guidance you need to optimize your operations so you can focus on what you’re good at – running your business.
Our clients gain access to a full team of accountants, experienced c-level advisors, time-tested processes, financial planning and analysis experts, cap table and stock administration services, business funding assistance and a technology stack built for scalability.
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Our experts have finance experience in the European and North American market. We draw upon our knowledge from working with large multi-national publicly traded companies, local start-ups and growth stage companies.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jason has spent 25 years providing operational and financial expertise to rapidly growing companies. Prior to founding Positive, Jason served as COO and CFO of Conversant (formerly MOSAID), Vice President Finance and Principal Accounting Officer at AVID Technologies, and as CFO of IBM’s Business Analytics Division (Cognos) where he oversaw the operations and integration of major portions of IBM’s $5 Billion acquisition of Cognos in 2008, where Jason had held increasingly senior finance positions, including CFO.
Co-Founder & COO
Jeff excels in leading financial transformation projects and finance best practices in high-growth environments. Prior to co-founding Positive, Jeff served as Corporate Controller of Conversant where he oversaw a financial transformation following a U.S. private equity $560M take-private transaction. Jeff also served in various roles in Cognos and IBM’s Business Analytics Division, including an M&A role and Director of Revenue Accounting in Amsterdam, as well as CFO of NUVO Network Management.
Paul has a proven track record of implementing business operations that are efficient, effective, optimized and delivered at our high corporate standard. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate growth and client expansion in the staffing, BPO and outsource sector with industry leaders. Paul is responsible for the growth and expansion of the Positive team internally and our clients externally.
RENÉ VAN DER STEEG
With over 25 years of experience, René provides financial strategy and management expertise to companies of all sizes and excels in developing growth plans. While working at Cognos he was in charge of setting up and managing the European Finance Shared Service Centre and managing budgets across Europe. He has held a suite of executive roles for IBM Europe. His responsibilities included building customer plans, developing marketing strategies, developing robust forecasting systems and customer management.
Boris’ career spans activities in international business administration, finance and sales operations. His expertise is based on extensive experience in business processes, transformation, finance and project management. Boris was the customer fulfilment manager for Cognos EMEA shared services centre where he was key in setting up this pivotal operation. Following this, Boris was an acquisitions integration manager at IBM, leading teams to advise acquired companies in transitioning their sales to IBM. Throughout his career, Boris has successfully designed, implemented and managed business processes and systems for both large and small companies worldwide.
Ronald has extensive experience in managerial financial positions, where the combination of Finance and IT is often sought. He is an expert in change management for Anglo-Saxon entities with large M&A integrations, building and integrating shared services and adapting organizations to their new business processes. Ronald has also gained considerable experience with controls and risk management under US, NL-GAAP and SOX.
Our European Location
Surrounded by scenic views and historic sites our European office is located in the Netherlands’ capital, Amsterdam. Even though our European headquarters is located in the Netherlands, our experts service clients from all across Europe.
Our regular business hours are from Monday to Friday at 9:00am to 5:00pm (CET).
Hiring Positive’s finance team and implementing NetSuite has allowed me to get back to focusing on finance strategy. I’m no longer being distracted by the day to day finance activities which has been a huge time saver for me.
With NetSuite, we’re now organized to grow, a huge and emerging market is still in front of us. We never would have been able to tackle that without the structure NetSuite and Positive have brought.
Positive helped my company set up a brand new entity in under 10 days leveraging our existing NetSuite instance. We would never have been able to do that as quickly or efficiently without NetSuite or Positive Venture Group
Positive not only saves me several hours a month of bookkeeping and accounting effort, they also helped us easily transition from QuickBooks to Netsuite with better project-based accounting and comprehensive reporting.
Positive has been a terrific partner for helping us get in front of, and manage our growth. Their highly capable and reliable staff, have enabled us to forgo any direct finance hires, and has given us access to the best systems and people that otherwise were unattainable.