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.

Pascal Nieling
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 success!

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 Managers.

Koen Lienaerts
Head of IT Department

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 2016.

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 old.
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 International.

My role in the company is Administrator.
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.

Liesanne van der Naald
Support Department

Hello, I am Liesanne, proud mother of three beautiful kids, living in a small village in the southern parts of the Netherlands.

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 other.

We are happy to answer your questions so that together we make your dreams come true!

Manuela van der Kort
Support Department

Hello everybody, my name is Manuela Van der Kort.
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 family.
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.

Happy Crowdfunding!

Danny Bleize
Support Department

Hello, my name is Danny Bleize, I am 42 years old and I am one of the newest members of the Crowdfunding-team. I live in the most southern part of the Netherlands. I live together with my lovely wife whom I met in Brasil, 9 years ago. We have 2 lovely children, a 11 year-old daughter, and a 3 year-old son.

After I finished my education, I have been travelling quite a bit. I have lived in Israel for 1,5 year, where I met many people of even more cultures. When I returned to Holland, I made a career in the telecoms line of business, which was a very new and innovating line of business. I started at Vodafone, which at that time was still Libertel. I have seen it from the start until fully-grown.

The reason why I joined the Crowdfunding-team is actually for that same reason. It is a new energetic and innovating company, which is already spread worldwide. It is a great team to work with, with all motivated members. My job is at the Support department, where we provide assistance and consult for everyone in order to have a great experience at Crowdfunding. I have learned a lot of languages over the years. I speak native Dutch and English, fluently French and Portuguese, and have knowledge of a few other languages in order to provide support.

I wish everybody a lot of pleasure and a great experience while realizing their dreams.