Dennis, founder and director of horsum, has more than 15 years of relevant professional experience. Dennis started his career at Deloitte, where he first spent four years as an external auditor. After that, he joined the Enterprise Risk & CFO services department at Deloitte. Dennis has gained experience in project management, change management, financial assignments, SOX, internal audits and risk management, mainly in the manufacturing and technology sector.
In 2008, Dennis joined Barco, an international high-tech company. He worked on financial controlling, planning and analysis projects. In 2010, he rejoined the Enterprise Risk & CFO services department of Deloitte. In 2011, Dennis founded horsum.
Dennis Houthoofd has a master's degree in Applied Economics (2001 - University of Antwerp). In addition, he obtained an executive master in Controllership (2009 - Vlerick Business School), a post-graduate in Integral Product Development (2012 - University of Leuven), a certificate with distinction in 'Process Mining: Data science in Action' (2015 - University of Technology Eindhoven) and an executive master in ‘Creating Business Value with Big Data’ (2016 - Vlerick Business School).
Frederik is director of horsum and has more than 15 years of professional experience in various financial and compliance functions. Frederik started his career at PwC in 2001 where he gained extensive experience in external audit, internal controls, SOX, reporting, people management and coaching. After 7 years PwC and 2 years as accounting manager, Frederik started working as an interim manager late 2010. He completed various projects at large and medium-sized companies, including financial controlling, financial reporting, ERP transitions, business process management, internal audit and risk management.
In February 2016, Frederik joined horsum as a co-director. Together with Dennis, he further develops horsum’s consulting activities.
Frederik has a master’s degree in Applied Economics (2000 - University of Antwerp). He also obtained a postmaster in Tax (2001 - KU Leuven). More recently, Frederik obtained a certificate with distinction in "Process Mining: Data Science in Action" (2015 - Technical University of Eindhoven) and a certificate with distinction in “Data Analytics” (2016 – Wharton University). In February 2017, he successfully completed his training as “Data Protection Officer” (Data Protection Institute, Mechelen).
In 2018, Bert Verstraeten joined the horsum team as director. Bert focuses on process optimisations, data-analyses, information security, IT selection processes and internal audit engagements.
Bert started his career in 2006 as a financial auditor at Deloitte. Two years later, he joined the internal audit department of Vandemoortele, a company active in the food industry. Afterwards, Bert started as internal auditor at Barco, a listed high-tech company. In 2014, Bert became head of Barco’s internal audit department and business process owner Security & Controls within the context of the worldwide SAP implementation. After a master’s degree in Applied Economics, Bert also obtained a master in Operations & Technology Management.
Sofie Defraeye is director at horsum.. She focuses on digital transformation, process optimizations, data-analyses and internal audit engagements.
In 2008, Sofie started her career as an internal auditor at Deloitte. In 2012, she joined Colruyt Group as internal audit and risk manager. Four years later, she became member of the management committee of Dreambaby, the baby retail division of Colruyt Group.
Sofie holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics (2008 – KULeuven) and an executive master in Controllership (2015 – Vlerick Business School).
An-Sofie is the Office & Reporting Manager at horsum.
An-Sofie is Master in Commercial Sciences (2000 - EHSAL / KU Leuven). She worked for more than 10 years at S&V Management Consultants and PwC.
Jolien is Senior Consultant at horsum. Since 2018 Jolien helps with the successful execution of various consultancy assignments in the field of process optimisations, financial analysis and internal audit. In June 2019, Jolien became a "Certified Internal Auditor".
Jolien has a master's degree in Applied Economics (2013 - University of Leuven). She started her career at EY where she worked in financial audit for almost 5 years.
Daphne is Senior Consultant at horsum. Daphne joined the horsum team in 2017. She aids with the succesful execution of various consulting asignments in the field of processes, data, finance and business control.
Daphne graduated as Master Business Engineering with specialization in Finance at the University of Ghent in 2015. Daphne worked as Junior Auditor at EY since 2015. In 2019 Daphne achieved the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Artevelde Hogeschool - Ghent)
Stan is Consultant at horsum. Stan joined horsum in 2017. He assists the horsum team with the succesful execution of various process, data, finance and business control consulting assignments.
Stan graduated in June 2017 as Master in Applied Economics with specialization in Corporate Finance at the Ghent University.
In 2019, he achieved a postgraduate degree in "Big Data & Analytics in Business and Management" at KU Leuven.
Alix is Junior Consultant at horsum. Alix joined the horsum team in January 2019. She contributes to the successful execution of various process, data, finance and business control consulting assignments.
Alix graduated in 2016 as Master in Applied Economics at the university of Brussels. Before joining horsum, she started her career at Attentia as SAP Payroll consultant.