7 Questions with Tessa Lutgert–van der Sommen from October

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Meet Tessa, Tessa’s role at October is working on Outside Sales and Partnership Relations. She’s one of the team that are working to make October a force to be reckoned with in the Netherlands.

When did you start working for October? 

1st of September

What do you do at October? 

I am Outside Sales / Partnership Relations, where I am responsible for setting up, growing and maintaining a relevant partner network in the Netherlands to help October grow.

What did you do before? 

I have been working for ABN AMRO as a relationship manager SME and corporate banking. Besides that, I have lived in Sydney for a few years where I worked as a Trade Officer to help Dutch businesses overseas.

How do you find working at October? 

Rewarding, interesting, fun and dynamic! Since we are just starting up in the Netherlands and we are only a small team, you work together on all different projects and tasks, which is very educational. It gives me a lot of energy that we are building a new company in the Netherlands, but with a proven business model in France, Italy & Spain. 

Can you describe the company culture? 

Open, dynamic, hard-working and professional. 

What would you like to achieve with October? 

Make October the biggest SME lending platform of Europe due to our proposition in the market and collaboration with partners.

Why should others join October as well? 

Because you can help grow a start-up company in the Netherlands with a great professional international team in Europe. 

If you’d like to join Tessa and the rest of the team at October, chat to Tim or take a look at the current roles on here.

Kaan Anit