- practical, hands on advices in (not-for-)profit business administration
- strategic issues, including (re)structuring, or acquiring a business with attractive synergies
- raising capital through private equity, or arranging debt finance
- facilitating selling or investments in business properties
- supporting asset protection, and privacy security
- (interim) executive management of corporations
My professional background
In 1978, I became an ordained Verbi Divini Minister (V.D.M.) in the Netherlands for my ministries both inside and outside the church in the fields of development cooperation, education and science, administration, and corporate services. Almost 38 years later, my ordination has been reconfirmed in the United States. During that period, I had completed my advanced education in church ministry and management, but also my postgraduate studies in philosophy and business administration with a minor in corporate finance. Because of my professional background, my services can also involve the spiritual dimension of life and work.
Based in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York
Since mid-2011, my ministries focus exclusively on serving (groups of) people and society. From that time, I’m an independent entrepreneur in business and finance. First from the Dutch media city Hilversum, and later from Amsterdam Zuidas, the financial center of the Netherlands. But now not only based in Amsterdam (Europe), but also in Hong Kong (Asia), and New York (North America).
“Failure is success in progress” (Albert Einstein)
My Albert A. van Daalen Group is a collection of parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations around the world that function as a single economic entity trough a common source of control. In mid-2016, I filed voluntarily for bankruptcy as a result of involvement with investors who did not perform. 5 out of 10 corporations were not bankrupt and have continued to provide their services successfully. Sir Richard Branson, the highly experienced business magnate and well-known investor, also noted in this context: “Entrepreneurship in its very essence is all about taking risks.” Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for solutions and alternative ways or doing everything. And crucially, an entrepreneur doesn’t give a damn about failure because s/he knows that failure is in fact, discovery. Some entrepreneurs stated, “The only way I will know if something works is doing it and that means doing what seems impossible or unlikely.” Entrepreneurs are comfortable with failure, almost enjoying it, of course as far as clients are not disadvantaged. This is because every experience, positive or negative, even a bankruptcy, tells us something. If we are working in a specific area of expertise, corporate advisory, for example, our experiences of doing will become a rich mixture of interconnected successes and failures. I have experienced it myself in my businesses.
Unbiased, professional advice and support.
Those experiences are involved in my expertise as an entrepreneur and executive in business and finance. The result is that I’m able to give unbiased, professional advice and support that is always in the best interest of my clients.
More than 100 assignments have been completed on a freelance basis for small and medium-sized businesses, investment banks and funds, informal investors, intermediaries in corporate finance and real estate, accounting and consulting firms, (health) care and educational institutions, denominations, as well as associations and foundations for the general benefit.
You can find all contact info on the webpage ‘Contact‘.