Frans is a Partner at Venturis Consulting Group, specializing in Finance and Accounting. He helps firms improve their financial performance, finance functions, and finance and business intelligence systems. Frans’ focus is on identifying profitable growth opportunities for law firms and he is passionate about transforming finance teams into front-end business partners to support Partners and Practices.
Profile & Professional background
Frans is an engaging senior executive with 30 years of Board level experience in the professional services industry. During his career he has successfully led change and transformation in teams and firms. He worked for leading global law firms.
Frans was CFO at Clifford Chance for 17 years, in Amsterdam and the Americas Region. He also was CFO at Olswang in London and for offshore firm Mourant in Jersey. As COO he merged aviation law firm Gates & Partners into Kennedys, and as CEO, led investigations boutique GPW Ltd in Mayfair.
Working in different continents and cultures, from Europe and America to the Middle East and Asia, has given him a very international outlook. Frans also speaks five languages and has traveled extensively, which contributes to his understanding of cultural differences and international finance.
Frans enjoys working with Partners and Practice Groups, as well as with Finance and Operational teams. He understands the dynamic in professional service firms and partnerships. Optimal service can only be achieved if in every corner of the firm the motto is: “Clients First”.
In addition to his law firm involvement, over the past years Frans has consulted with startups and with large companies like Allianz, Oracle, Google and KPMG.
Education & Memberships
Frans holds an International Executive Master of Finance & Control and is a Registered Controller (RC) in the Netherlands. He followed Clifford Chance’s Executive Management Program at Oxford University. As a board member he is a certified Company Director with the UK Institute of Directors (IoD).
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