Auke van den Hout, Partner

Auke van den Hout holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is an alumni from Stanford University. After a career in investment banking with NIBC Bank, Auke has been working in the marketing and media industry since 1998. First as managing director of publishing group VNU/Claritas Europe and later on as CEO of Nasdaq listed Acxiom in Europe, where he grew the company by successfully launching various digital data products across Europe.

In 2010, Auke co-founded Adatus, a digital advertising company, and ReturnSocial, a social media agency. He has successfully grown both companies and sold them in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, Auke has been a partner in Makerstreet, a business design agency focused on digital transformation of (corporate) organisations. Auke is a well-regarded expert on digital innovation and likes to speed up growth with our companies through the efficient use of technology.