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In April 2010, in the middle of the crisis, consultancy firm Varrlyn became a fact, an office that offers IT project-related services within the Financial Services domain. While most start-ups and niche consultancies suffered a lot from the crisis, Varrlyn grew steadily – the boutique consultancy now has 15 advisors and this year has been around for five years. Reason for to talk to Cherien van Ampt, the business development lead of Varrlyn.
How do you explain the success of Varrlyn?
“Varrlyn only works with specialists, all of our consultants have years of experience at home and abroad in the field of Treasury & IT.Continuous regulatory changes, more complex handling of financial products and the demand for further automation of processes created a healthy project portfolio We are hard workers and we are very busy with the assignments of our customers, so we prefer to combine our approach with: You do the deal, we’ll do the project! “
What is Varrlyn’s specialization?
“IT system implementations and application support for the treasury department is the beating heart of Varrlyn.Our people breathe, dream and live in and around the dealing room.The Varrlyn team works for various banks and asset managers in the Netherlands.”
What are concrete initiatives that you are working on?
“Our team is divided into multiple projects with different clients ranging from regulatory (Emir / Ilaap) projects, Murex implementation to Collateral Management implementation, helping our customers get the maximum functionality out of their system and offering tools to be in full control of their daily processes A Varrlyn show case of the moment is the Collateral Management project that runs at one of our customers, and thanks to the expertise we bring in, this asset manager is leading the way in the market. In addition, we are particularly proud of the recent successful completion of an Opics upgrade and the completion of an EMIR project. ”
What are the main objectives for the coming years?
“In recent years, Varrlyn has built up a stable customer portfolio with long-term relationships, which is the foundation for the future.In addition to the founders Stephan van der Windt and Martin Defauwes, former Accenture manager Philip van den Emster joined this year’s management team. With this expansion, we now have a strong team, each with its own specialism that enables us to serve our customers even more efficiently, and we work hard on further professionalisation both internally and externally. “

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