Marco van Beek

Company name 

Supporting role Ltd

Profession

IT Support

Power group

Business Services

Bio and story

I have a background in electronic and communications engineering, which I used for nearly 15 years looking after the technical operations European office of an international robotic lighting company. Left when they failed to sustain their overambitious NASDAQ business plan and set up my own business in 1998.

What we bring to the table?

A depth and breath of knowledge of IT systems and a deep understanding of the underlying technology.

All about me:

Likes: Redundancy, Not the sort that gave me enough cash to start the business. But multiple ways of doing the same thing.

Dislikes: Single points of failure.

One thing you wouldn’t know about me:
I was one of the people consulted on the original design of a 400A single pole mains connector called the PowerLock.

What word or phrase best sums you up:
A pre-eminent troubleshooter.

Quick fire questions:

How long have you been a BNI member?
4 years.

What does your company do?
We look after computer systems for professionals and small businesses.

What is your job title?
Managing Director.

What does your role entail, in a nutshell?
Making peoples lives easier.

Why did you decide to take that direction?
I am wondering that myself…

What is the most exciting / rewarding aspect of your role?
Every day brings a new challenge.

Why did you join BNI?
To benefit from a more structured approach to referral marketing.

What has BNI done for you?
Helped guide my business.

Any pearls of wisdom for fellow entrepreneurs / Business Professionals? 
“What you want is not necessarily want you needed, and what you need is not necessarily what you wanted.