Talent Spotlight: Hylke van der Velde, Channel Director


As we continue to recognize our talented and passionate employees, I’d like to introduce you to Hylke van der Velde, Channel Director, Strategic Partner and Alliances in the Netherlands. Hylke joined AvePoint in October 2013 as a Sales Executive with over 10 years of prior sales experience in the tech industry. Read on to learn about his experience at AvePoint, how he defines success, and what keeps him busy in his spare time!

What initially stood out to you about AvePoint? Why did you choose a career here?

I enjoy building and creating new things. When I interviewed with AvePoint, I noticed the potential of building something great. The passionate people and imaginable opportunities were the reasons why I chose to join the team.

What do you enjoy most about working at AvePoint?

The people. The great diversity of talent and backgrounds are admirable. Currently, I’m working in our small office with people of Chinese, Hungarian, Afghani, Suriname and Dutch descent. The different backgrounds make us stronger.

How do you define success?

For me, success is making others successful. I think success is about my legacy, not myself.

How do you keep a healthy work/life balance?

Time is one of our most valuable assets. I constantly challenge myself to invest time into the things I value. I value my marriage, friends, work, a healthy lifestyle (and sometimes, Netflix!).

What’s it like to live in The Hague, the Netherlands?

I love The Hague! My wife and I live in the middle of the old city in a house from the 17th century. The city has half a million inhabitants, great history, and a beautiful beach where I enjoy a good surf.

What keeps you busy in your spare time?

I studied music for two years, so I enjoy making music. I’m also a fan of surfing, traveling and reading.

What is the best career advice you’ve applied to your professional life?

Never stop learning, never stop changing.

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