James Caan and Harco van den Oever join forces as they look to fuel economic growth focussing on the UK’s resilient high end luxury market as well as the professional services industry.
Serial entrepreneur James Caan welcomes international business leader, Harco van den Oever, as the latest partner to join his business advisory firm, HB Prime Advantage, which offers invaluable expertise to SMEs looking to grow, and monetise their businesses. The firm welcomes Harco as not just a new Partner, but as an international business leader and financial services expert with the competencies to successfully grow, develop and turnaround organisations.
Harco brings a wealth of experience to the venture with a truly International profile. Speaking five languages, Harco has amassed 25 years of experience leading teams in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the US primarily in the financial services sector alongside working with highly specialised products and services.
Utilising his global expertise, Harco hopes to assist organisations with high touch sales environments, using a first class blend of sales force effectiveness and business development. Harco’s unparalleled knowledge of sales was enhanced during an eleven year career at Christies International, the world’s leading art business. Harco’s successful implementation of a clear sales process through client prioritisation, creating clear KPIs and improving coordination between product and regional teams, earned him the title of Christies’ Senior Vice President in 2011.
Harco also has a proven track record in developing and selling businesses. In 1999 Harco co-founded Fredfinds Ltd, the UK’s first online mortgage broker, and went on to raise £2.5m in funding and negotiated revenue with over 100 mortgage providers before successfully selling the business two years later.
HB Prime Advantage will utilise Harco’s expertise in sales leadership, business development, and improving market share and profitability with the aim to transform UK SMEs in the high end luxury, B2B and professional services sectors. Harco and James are currently recruiting companies to join HB Prime Advantage’s business advisory portfolio, offering a first class opportunity to small and medium sized enterprises with an appetite for growth.