Get to know the ECrowd! team

ECrowd! is the online crowdlending marketplace for meaningful investments in Spain. We put owners of local investment projects in direct contact with investors that look for smarter ways to invest. By directly investing in these projects, they contribute directly to the local economy and to a better and more sustainable environment.

Our team consists of business and financial experts, engineers, and programmers, all with a wealth of experience in their respective sectors. Our added value has already been recognized by agencies from Barcelona's city Council (BarcelonActiva), Catalonia's Government (ACCIÓ) and the spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Turism (ENISA).

Matthieu Van Haperen Director General ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Matthieu van Haperen

CEO

Matthieu has worked for over 6 years in the renewable energy sector as a founder/director of Solariza Energía. Before that he worked in strategy consulting at McKinsey&Co, and at ABB. He is a trained engineer with an MBA of IESE and has a wealth of experience in project management, finance and engineering.

Jordi Solé Muntada Director de Operaciones ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Jordi Solé Muntada

Operaction director

Jordi is an economist with an MBA from the Pompeu Fabra University and a european financial analyst (CEFA). For more than 18 years he has worked as credit risk analyst in the banking sector, analyzing companies and projects. Jordi is responsible for the evaluation of the investments and for ensuring that the investment process complies with the strict criteria that we work with.

Stephan Samson Director Marketing ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Stephan Samson

Marketing manager

Stephan brings a wealth of experience in online marketing. He has worked for 18 years in online marketing, in international companies and startups, besides having had his own consultancy. Stephan is passionate about bringing innovative and disruptive technologies to market.

David Cárdenas CTO ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

David Cárdenas

CTO

Solutions architect and project manager specialised in managing and coordinating teams and development of cloudplatforms. He has worked both in small startups and large multinational corporations in different sectors, like renewable energies, online publicity and web analytics, in different roles like software engineer, technical team lead and project manager. Although he has a technical profile, he is passionate about corporate world and he hasn't stopped learning about startups. He is responsable for the technological strategy and continuous development of a modular, scalable and secure platform.

Laurent Guerguy Analista Online Marketing ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Laurent Guerguy

Analyst online marketing

Laurent is an web analyst and has worked for different startups. Before he worked in international projects in chemistry and photovoltaics in the UK, Belgium and Spain. He is a passionate believer in sustainable development and alternative consumption models, like the colaborative economy. He thinks that consumers nowadays have more power and should use this to support positive projects. "it's the end of the individualistic era, and people now want to collaborate and participate in the creation of a different world."

Jesús Manuel Murillo Project portfolio manager

Jesús Manuel Murillo

Project portfolio manager

Bachelor Business Administration with over ten years experience in management and administration in the private sector. His curiosity and the belief that a new energy model is possible, have led him to enter in energy sector as specilist in energy efficiency in buildings and solar photovoltaic technician.

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Isabel Rodríguez Peralbo

Manager investor and shareholder relations

Graduated in Tourism by the University of Vic and in Tourism ADE by ESERP. Aware of the change in organizations, she holds a postgraduate degree at the Barcelona School of Management UPF of Digital Transformation of Organizations. She has experience in investments thanks to her experience in financial departments of several companies and more than ten years of experience as Banking Manager.

Ernest García Gasull Zone manager Girona ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Ernest García Gasull

area manager Girona

Ernest is a graduate of the Catalan Institute of new professions as investment adviser and European funding and MBA from the University of Barcelona. He has worked as director risk management in corporate banking and also on the commercial side with over 30 years of experience. Currently he works as credit risk manager, advising and helping companies to manage their banking pool. He is a strong believer that crowdlending is a good way to not solely rely on banks.

Adrían Maté Responsable zone manager Galicia ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Adrían Maté

Area manager Galicia

Since 2005 Adrian has an accumulated investment experience of over 400MW of solar PV in Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Adrian is specialist in development, construction and financial structuring of renewable energy projects in solar photovoltaic, wind, biogas (4MW in England during 2014-2015), biomass, district heating , e-mobility and management and RSU and transformation of organic waste and wastewater treatment.
Adrian has a Bachelor degree in Environmental Science from Edinburgh University and a Masters in Renewable Energy by the EUREC Agency. He also has a diploma in Fundaments and Logistics of Oil & Gas and has been chosen as a finalist in the Energy research Centre "Las Olas" in Lisbon.

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Jose Ortiz

Business development

Corporate lawyer with 10 years of experience in advisory to multinational clients in SPAIN, UK, France and the US. Multisectorial experience in regulated industries, energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water and telecommunications; He has given lectures and classes related to the Energy Law and Energy Efficiency in Public-Private Sector. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate in Energy Law.

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Juan C. Sacristán

Representative Valencia

Engineer in industrial organization from UPV and MSc in commercial management and marketing from ESIC. In 2008 he started in the wind sector, where he has carried out technical-economic consulting tasks in Spain, the Netherlands and Germany. Passionate about renewables and energy saving. Since 2015 he is co-founder and general coordinator of aeioLuz

Antonio Guillén Legal ECrowd! crowdlending platform in Spain

Antonio Guillén

Legal

Antonio is a lawyer specialized in company and commercial law. He is the founding partner of Guillén-Becares , a lawyers firm with offices in Barcelona and Madrid, specialised in commercial, financial, and labor law.

Piet Holtrop

M&A and due diligence

Piet has advised in numerous transactions in the Renewable Energy Sector, and represents over a thousand renewable energy producers in Spain. He has also advised APPA and is pro bono Attorney at Law for the Spanish New Energy Platform. Piet is founder and partner of Holtrop transaction & business law.

Klaus Kukovetz

Finance and start-ups

Klaus has a wealth of experience in finance and online start-ups. He has worked for more than 10 years in consulting, mainly at McKinsey, specializing in banking and finance, and is currently involved in an e-commerce start-up, Shop plus plus, combining online shopping and fundraising, as well as a financing company investing in online lending assets, Lending Deposit.

Ermen Llobet-Martí

Projects

Ermen is an expert in renewable energy and energy efficiency. He was the founder and director of Ecotecnia, leader in Spain in wind and solar energy, until its sale to Alstom Wind in 2007. Ermen stayed some more years as a director with Alstom, but since 2010 he decided to get more involved in innovative solutions related with sustainability. He is boardmember of Enertika, a leading energy services company in Spain and Latin America.

Jordi Balañà Parra

risk management, internal control, auditing, anti-money laundering, fraud prevention

Jordi holds a degree in mathematics, a master in financial markets, a master in business administration and holds the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certification. He has nearly 20 years experience in banking and the financial sector. He worked seven years at BBVA risk department, treasury and capital markets, both domestically and in strategic projects in Latino-America. Later he joined Caixa Tarragona as a member of its Management Committee, assuming leadership in different functional areas over 6 years. Since 2010 he is a member of the management team of Cofidis, where he is Director of Internal Control and Risk Manager. Since 2012, he is also Chairman of the Committee for the Prevention of Fraud at ASNEF.