Five Minutes With Thomas
Thomas is known as the Friendly Face of Investments for obvious reasons: he looks friendly and is part of the investments team. Thomas also enjoys reading and learning about a variety of subjects. If you're looking for a book to read, we'd recommend getting in touch with him.
Name: Thomas Plaatsman
Role: Investment Manager
What does your typical workday look like?
I'd say it's a combination of portfolio management (monthly & quarterly updates and calls with our partner companies), doing due diligence on potential new partners, and operational tasks, such as making sure all payments are appropriately managed and improving these processes with our development team.
What is the last time you lent somebody a hand?
Holding the door for someone in a wheelchair the other day.
How do you impact the lives of others on a daily basis?
Being kind to the people you're surrounded with. This is probably the most significant impact one can have. And by working at Lendahand, I hope to contribute to society as a whole.
What are the hands-on things one can do to empower others?
Listen to what people have to say.
What’s a crowdfunding project that still inspires you?
As someone who's in touch with all of our partners daily, it wouldn't be fair to pick one campaign. I like that every partner is different, but all of them are socially driven.