recommendations

Received recommendations/ remarks

Wouter Peters, COO Aegon Asset Management NL:

Since Riekelt joining on an interim basis in May 2015, Riekelt has made a large contribution to the COO team and has reshaped the IT team in AAM NL. Under his leadership, initiatives were started and completed that have been instrumental in delivering business outcomes.

To name a few highly visible achievements:

The creation of a connected-T test environment was instrumental in delivering Simcorp Dimention,

Starting the DEV OPS pilot and bringing in the right knowledge on this journey, instrumental in bringing data management to higher level, instrumental in closing the GAP on our logical access controls, instrumental for our Simcorp change delivery and as most recent addition, the reporting team.

Todd Burvee, Lead Vendor Management Consultant at Aegon Asset Management US: If I had to summarize what Riekelt taught me in one statement it would be that you can only learn how to do something better after you have done it wrong. Too often we try to figure it all out before we begin. Riekelt brought his in-depth knowledge and experience of Agile, in particular Scrum, to Aegon Asset Management and affected change by empowering his teams to learn to be agile by doing it. In a world driven by results Riekelt championed the idea that you can't get good at something unless you practice and practice makes perfect. Plan, Do, Check, Act.

Frank Muller: ING L2 manager Payments:

Riekelt is of great value in any MT of IT managers in a (financial) services company. He brings a 'go-getter' mentality from hist past experience in the media industry. Riekelts contribution to my organization has been crucial for developing a 'just do it' mentality at first within International Payments and later within Cash & ATM's.

Peter Hagens, DevOps Engineer at ING Nederland:

Ik heb Riekelt als een integere en betrouwbare teammanager ervaren. Hij blijft rustig, en neemt de tijd als dat nodig is. Riekelt heeft me geleerd geduld te hebben.

Paul Schaper, IT Area Lead Cash:

Riekelt is een gedreven en sterke HR manager. riekelt heeft vorig jaar (2012) een lastige opdracht met een flinke HR impact zeer goed uitgevoerd. Riekelt schroomt niet om eerlijke feedback te geven en stuurt strak op de gemaakte afspraken die hij absoluut wil nakomen.

Cor Rutkowski, Developer at ING SEPA department:

Riekelt heeft zowel de belangen van het bedrijf als de belangen van zijn medewerkers hoog in het vaandel staan. Daar waar die conflicteren, weet hij met tact en diplomatie (bijna altijd) tot een aanvaardbare oplossing te komen. Heel veel indruk heeft het op me gemaakt toen hij, na het reorganiseren van zijn afdeling (naar DevOps scrum teams), de jarenlange 'onwil' aan de Ops kant wist te doorbreken en het doorvoeren van diverse aanpassingen en optimalisaties in de DB2 omgeving wist te forceren. Veel kortere doorlooptijden en veel minder productieproblemen, een indrukwekkend resultaat, dankzij Riekelt.

Cyril Dasmien, Product Owner Aegon Asset Management NL: Riekelt is a very inspirational and social person. He brought to me a lot of IT and agile knowledge and always supported me in my new product owner role one year ago. Also, Riekelt puts first the interest of the company before his own career and always takes the time to speak to people to help them. It was a pleasure for me to work with him and it will be a pleasure to work with him again if the opportunity occurs in the future.

Mark Nowee, Internet Services at Transamerica:

Riekelt is a very good IT manager, he is detail-oriented and highly intelligent. Most importantly he is open minded to new challenges, pragmatic and was able to deliver high quality work in a short time frame

Ashutosh Srivastava, Application Management Lead/ engagement lead at Syntel (India)

Riekelt and I started at the same time at Aegon, It had been a great experience working with him, He brought lot of positive changes. A tough leader with a big heart. He has vision, sets goals for his team and also leads them towards it. One of the most hard working persons I have met in my career. He creates an amiable and open environments and is always willing to listen to you. it has been pleasure working with him.

Bruce Mackay, Developer at ING SEPA department:

Highly motivated and conscientious, Riekelt made a huge difference at the company. Most memorable for me was the courage and resolution he displayed in tackling the operations department's chronic unwillingness to implement some sorely needed technical updates. Riekelt impressed the seriousness of the situation on the Ops managers, who finally came around to working with the Development team to tune up the database. The results were nothing short of spectacular - processing times way down, production incidents drastically reduced - and it would never have happened if it hadn't been for Riekelt!

Ab Drent, Team Manager Projects at ING Cash & Cards:

Riekelt werkt vanuit het proces c.q. procedures. Hij stuurt op 2 kernbegrippen: Vertrouwen en verantwoordelijkheid geven. Hij stuurt erop aan dat iedereen zijn verantwoordelijkheid neemt binnen de vastgestelde kaders hetgeen de duidelijkheid ten goede komt. Hij stuurt zijn team op eenzelfde wijze aan waarvoor hij veel waardering oogst bij zijn omgeving. Hij is altijd bereid om een bijdrage te leveren aan het algemene belang, prima om mee samen te werken.

RIEKELT PASTERKAMP



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