Mount is a strategic transformation consultant, working exclusively for the financial services industry. Through our experience and the ever recurring client demand for consultants which have a dedicated area of expertise as well as a wide market overview, we decided to provide a focused alternative in the consulting business.
Live and learn
Dominique Vande Langerijt
Born in Belgium, grew up in Germany, since then the world has been my village. I grew up around computers and technology, so a study in IT seemed to be the logical thing. Working in a bank, I was fascinated by the virtuality of it all, just data being created, manipulated, moved, erased, through numerous processes and systems… But there was more out there, because asset managers, pension funds, private banks all manipulated data in their own way! The next step was obvious: consulting. Through international projects I realized that change only works and makes an impact if it starts with a vision at the crossroads of data, business and IT. So I became an Enterprise Architect and that is what I have been doing ever since.
Architecture was also the reason for my other love: photography. The way we build impressive feats of engineering, the way nature finds a way to shape majestic landscapes, it has been a hobby which teaches me a lot about the commonalities and differences between virtual architecture and real-life constructions.
But of course, my life would not be complete without my family, with whom I try to spend what little spare time I have. I will always be grateful for their support and tolerance in all the endeavors, like Mount Consulting, as without them this adventure would not be possible.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change – Albert Einstein
Raised on a farm in the most North-East region of The Netherlands, I moved to the South of the country to study Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Technical University Eindhoven. I have now been living for many years with my wife and three daughters in the Western part of the country. This nice triangle shape you will also recognize in my favorite mountain.
My first decade of working life, I enjoyed myself in consulting in both a small and a ‘big four’ firm. This provided me with a steep learning curve on projects for the financial function of corporates. To strengthen my financial background I finalised my chartered controllers (RC/EMFC) program.
In my second decade I joined an international insurance group. I had the golden opportunity to run a series of international projects with mixed teams of consultants and colleagues to develop the data model, data streams; calculation, consolidation, and reporting platforms for internal and external reporting. Implementing new reporting regimes like Solvency II, IFRS 9 and IFRS 17 in a complex organisation provided me with excellent challenges.
Now, early in my third working decade, I choose Mount Consulting because of the people, atmosphere and focus.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars
After studying Economics in Slovenia and Montenegro, I started my professional career in Finance. After growing experience in various functions within Accounting and Controlling, I succeeded my career in management and executive roles within the Finance domain of leading Montenegrin companies. Meanwhile I got my Certified Accountant degree and became Lecturer of Basic Accounting and Advanced Financial Reporting at the Institute of Certified Accounting of Montenegro. In 2021 I decided to convert my experience and expertise in finance, accounting and credit risk management into a function as consultant at Mount.
Be inquisitive, always search for the right question
Joost Jan Noordegraaf
I started working in a small boutique consulting firm while finishing my Master’s degree in Financial Economics, and never considered a change of industry since. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work in small, medium-sized and large international consulting firms to continuously develop myself. Being at the front of large scale transformation projects, both in London and Amsterdam, for several years, I decided it was time to be at the front of our own consulting firm!
At Mount, I focus on CFO and CRO transformation projects. The past decade, regulators are a major force driving change, even more so in the future. We commit to deliver the best strategic solutions to CFO and CRO to deliver this change.
Cerro Torre, Argentina
There can be no learning without action, and no action without learning
Jorge Arturo Rico Torres
I hold a master’s degree in Financial Economics and a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Tilburg University and Del Rosario University. My studies and professional experiences in market research and corporate valuation gave me an international perspective and understanding of the financial markets and their regulatory framework.
I’m interested in further developing my capacity to analyze and manage the challenges that the economic trends and regulations pose to the financial services industry. Working as a consultant at Mount allows me to do so while helping our clients thrive in the fast-evolving financial industry.
Mount Monserrate, Bogotá D.C, Colombia
You can’t just give up.
Is that what adinosaur would do?
After studying Psychology and Economics, decided to pursue a job as a consultant in the financial services sector. During the first couple of years whereby I worked on various projects, I realized that I mainly enjoy finding suitable solutions for problems where business and IT meet. Since then I have been focusing more and more on data and architectural challenges.
At Mount I focus not only on my project and client deliverables. I can also create the time to focus on myself and my own development as well as the growth of the company. However, having ambitious goals means that it does not always come easy. But even then; you can’t just give up, cause that’s not what a dinosaur would do.
Reach new heights
I graduated from the Erasmus University, where I completed my MSc in Finance. The next step was clear: consultancy in the financial services sector. After taking some time off for my other passion, travelling and discovering a new culture, I started working in a medium-sized international consulting firm.
Soon I discovered that the flexibility and no-nonsense of a niche firm would suit me better and I was lucky enough to join Mount Consulting, where I can now focus on strategy and transformation within the CFO and CRO domains. While bringing our clients imagination to life, I can also focus on developing myself and the company, for me this is the ideal combination.
Canadian Rockies, Canada
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door
Having started my career in Accountancy, I switched to consulting after passing my Certified Accountant (‘RA’) exam. Triggered to add value by advisory rather than auditing numbers and processes. Growing experience at EY, PwC, Capco and Synechon, in New York, London, and Amsterdam, in consulting as well as leading positions, I decided it was time providing the financial services industry with an alternative for the current consulting firms. Together with my partner fellows also pictured at this site. And so Mount Consulting arose.
At Mount, like in the last 20 years within other consulting firms, I focus my advisory skills at the CFO and CRO domain of financial services organisations, and, more specifically, at aligning both functions to improve performance.
Kruisberg, Holland. Concurred, no foot placed on the ground
Leap into new challenges to gain knowledge
I have a Master’s degree in Economics and recently joined Mount Consulting to further build my skills and knowledge in financial services. I am attracted to consultancy due to its fast-paced environment, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. I have chosen Mount for its unique field of expertise in advising our clients in modern strategic transformations and the additional focus it provides on each individual client.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still
Coming from Malaysia, I have always wanted to understand the economic and social issues people face and find potential ways to improve their lives. My inherent curiosity and my problem-solving mindset have led me to pursue a BSc in Economics at Tilburg University and an MSc in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets at Barcelona School of Economics.
From my studies, I have developed an interest in three main areas: financial markets, sustainability, and data. First, I believe an efficient financial market has the potential to improve lives by fostering innovation within the economy. Secondly, I have come to understand that in order to have truly sustainable growth, we need to consider the environmental, social and governance implications of our actions. Finally, I am convinced that data is going to play an increasingly important role and companies would need to transform themselves to stay relevant in a data-driven economy. Working for Mount Consulting allows me to combine my interest in these three areas and grow as a strategic data transformation professional in the CRO and CFO domains.
Filipe de Costa Boucinha
Consultant to the firm
After studying Mathematics and Computer Science in Lisbon, I started my professional career as consultant in the Financial Services Industry. From my first projects I gained my experience in the area where Risk Management meets Data Management and Data Integration Architecture.
Founded by my knowledge of financial risk management, I help banks, insurers, and asset managers transform to an optimized (external, regulatory and management) reporting and risk modeling chain and environment, applying best practices for data integration and data management as customized as possible.
Since 2018 I’ve started my career as an independent consultant.