7 Questions with Luuc from October
Meet Luuc, Luuc is the CEO of October in the Netherlands. We’ve been working with to help him find is team of dedicated drivers for October in the Netherlands. We wanted to have a chat to Luuc about what it’s like working with an innovative Fintech like October.
When did you start working for October?
I started working on April 1, 2018.
What do you do at October?
I’m the CEO for October in the Netherlands.
What did you do before?
Before I was 20 years with ABN AMRO, latest in the position of CEO ABN AMRO Commercial Finance.
How do you find working at October?
Working at October is thrilling. Our mission is ‘to empower businesses by simplifying and democratizing their funding’. We diversify the way SMEs finance themselves and reduce their dependence on bank. It’s giving me purpose knowing that SMEs are often improving our everyday life, making us enjoy it and they are the biggest innovators.
Working at October is intense and divers, with plenty of responsibilities. We are building a leading European data-driven FinTech company with a diverse and highly professional team. This provides for a great environment to learn: every day is new and different and provides me as much energy as I put in!
Can you describe the company culture?
The culture is open and transparent. We work hard, love food and enjoy working in local and international teams at the same time. We believe that every individual has something to contribute and that feedback is critical for our long term success, as is listening to our clients.
What would you like to achieve with October?
My objective is to make October the leading platform for European SME companies for their funding needs and to provide an exciting opportunity for everyone to empower SME businesses.
Why should others join October as well?
If you like to work in a dynamic, fast paced, yet friendly environment where people believe that what we do has a positive impact globally for lenders, businesses and our team, join us!