Beginnings in M&A
Graduated with a master in Finance from the University of Amsterdam, Ernst started his professional career in M&A. Over the years he worked on more than 50 transactions. First at the Dutch corporate finance boutique Lindenaar & Co and later at EY M&A. Before moving to Slingshot he also headed the business development and business control activities of a PE-backed e-commerce scale-up. Next to his business career, Ernst lectured a course in Business Economics at Utrecht University.
A Problem solver
Ernst takes an analytical approach to problem solving and knows how to work with entrepreneurs; focusing on transforming actionable insights into business value, helping companies to make better decisions, allowing them to grow faster and improve their performance.