General Manager & Co-Founder
My name is Ivo Coenen, I am one of the
founders of Crowdfunding International. I am 41 years old and live with my
family in the southern parts of The Netherlands (in beautiful Limburg).
I have been an entrepreneur now for over 20
years,in different industries, such as Telecom. I used to have four offices. By
mid 2015 I found out about crowdfunding through an American online platform and
from there developed the idea to start Crowdfunding International.
I took the step to start this platform
because I was convinced crowdfunding could be done better in many and much
better ways. After many hours of brainstorming with my friends, we created the
CFI Team and launched our Platform in December 2015.
I wish all of you the best of luck and
success with CFI and believe we created something great here!
Twan van der Kort
General Manager & Co-Founder
My name is Twan van der Kort and I am
another founder of CF International. I am 47 years old and live with my family
in the southern parts of the Netherlands. My family consists of my wife
Manuela, my sons Mika and Ravi, and the youngest, my daughter Zara.
For the past 25 years I had my own business
in the catering industry.
In May 2015 I found out about crowdfunding
through the internet. I became curious and kept looking for more information
until after days of intensive meetings with my current partners we came to the
decision to start Crowdfunding International. The best decision I ever took!
I hope by providing this beautiful
crowdfunding platform to you with my partners also you will see the strength and
benefits of it. Wishing you all the best for your projects and sending my
regards to you and your loved ones.
General Manager & Co-Founder
My name is Pascal Nieling and I am the
youngest of the CF International founders, born in 1976. I share my life with
my fantastic wife Wendy and our son Wes. I have a daughter, Naomi, and son,
Dean, from a past relationship. We are a big happy family!
I started CFI together with my
colleagues/friends in 2015. With this a great opportunity presented itself to
help people realize their dreams and ambitions. My dream is to make CFI a great
In Team CFI we are all helping each other
and provide support wherever we are needed. My role as General Manager in this
brand new company is fulfilling and every day is a fantastic experience working
with the team and all of our already registered and growing number of Project
My name is Koen Lienaerts and with my 21
years I am among the youngest members of the CF International Team.
My function at CFI is Head of the IT
Department. I am proudly taking the responsibility to look after the development
of the platform itself. Furthermore, it is my responsibility to make sure that
the IT part of CFI is functioning efficiently.
I love it when I see that a newly developed
function of the platform is happily being used by our Project Managers!
I was chosen to be the very first employee
of Crowdfunding International, and I am very happy and fortunate to have been
offered such an opportunity to work in such a great company with an amazing
team! I will give all it takes to be part of it for a long time to come!
My current study is Software and
Web-Development at the University in Eindhoven (NL) and my up-to-date knowledge
goes right into practical experience here at CFI.
I wish all our members a great Crowdfunding
experience at Crowdfunding International!
Stefan van den Eertwegh
Corebyte - IT Department
My name is Stefan van den Eertwegh from the
IT company Corebyte in the Netherlands.
I work as a software developer and my work
for CFI is mostly server management, security and development for the website
and mobile platform.
I have been working for CFI since september
Arno van Hove
My name is Arno van Hove and I am among the
oldest employees of Crowdfunding International.
I was born in 1967, so my age is 49 years
I share my life, already for a long time,
with my amazing wife Ester, my son Ivo and my daughter Valerie. We enjoy as
family all the beautiful moments in our live.
My conviction is “ We do it together to
make things better “.
I made acquaintance with Crowdfunding
International by an already business relationship with one of the founders.
The most important things for me to work at
Crowdfunding International is that they are working according to the rules and
that they work as a team for all the people who participate in the platform.
When that was clear for me I made the decision to work for Crowdfunding
My role in the company is
With over 20 years of experience in
national and international companies in the financial sector, I want to
contribute to the further expansion of Crowdfunding International and devote
myself to all the people within the platform.
Remains for me to give everyone a lot of
pleasure and fun experience with Crowdfunding International. Remember: “We do
it together to make things better”.
I wish you all a happy Crowdfunding.
Head of Support Department
Hello, I am Michaela Markou.
I am a German native and spend many years
working in Tourism, Direct Selling and as a Support Manager for international
companies. I am a well-rounded professional with Start-up experience.
I joined CFI in early June 2016 as
Compliance Manager and Head of the Support Department to set-up general
guidelines, documentation, processes and templates for internal and external
use to ensure the company develops further in these areas, is protected and all
members play fairly with each other and with the company.
I am also in charge of approving and
reviewing all self-created marketing material of our Project Managers,
overviewing general support guidelines and I am working hand in hand with the
co-founders on these topics.
Crowdfunding International is an equal
opportunity for everyone to achieve their dream projects and next to being a
fantastic idea also a way of bringing people closer together and build a great
community - something very much needed in today’s world.
I look forward to working with all of you
and supporting you in fulfilling these dreams.
Hello, my name is Boy Coenen.
I'm the son of Ivo Coenen. I'm 20 years
old, and a proud member of the Crowdfunding International Team. I am studying
Engineering at the Zuyd Hogeschool in Heerlen.
I work very closely with Tatiana and the
other members of the support team. You can imagine how passionate I am about
CFI and my work here, since it gives me the opportunity to work very closely
with my father and at the same time gives me a chance to make many new contacts
with all our great Project Managers and the other team members.
Reading through your dream projects and
helping you achieve them is very rewarding and also lots of fun.
Just like all other members I wish all of
you the best of luck and success and am happy to help make CFI a great company.
Liesanne van der Naald
Hello, I am Liesanne, proud mother of three
beautiful kids, living in a small village in the southern parts of the
I have been working at the Courthouse in
Maastricht for more than a decade. In my sparetime I studied Interior Design
and am now studying Feng Shui.
After seven years of taking care of my
children, I now find great fulfilment in being part of CFI's Support Team.
I thank you, our members, for expanding
Crowdfunding International worldwide!
Within the Support Team we apply guidelines
and common sense, when reviewing projects and work hand-in-hand with each
We are happy to answer your questions so
that together we make your dreams come true!
Manuela van der Kort
Hello everybody, my name is Manuela Van der
I am married to Twan, one of the
Co-founders of CFI.
I am the proud mother of our three
children. My two boys, Mika and Ravi and my little girl Zara.
Together we are a very happy and very busy
For the last 17 years, we were
entrepreneurs in the Gastronomy business and had a great time doing that!
In 2015 the idea of a new internet
crowdfunding platform came to mind by the founders. From that moment on our
life has been a rollercoaster. It started with a lot of research and
brainstorming. And finally, after a lot
of hard work, there was the very special day of the launch. What followed was
absolutely amazing. It was so much fun, watching the platform grow and evolve
and as you know it continues to do so on daily basis!
My job within the team is reviewing of
projects and identifications. I can tell you that I have come across so many
beautiful projects over the last months, which felt really rewarding. When time
allows I help out around the office by doing all kind of tasks, such as
translations, paperwork etc.
My biggest goal is seeing all of you get a
step closer to reaching your dreams and fulfil your heart desire.