Fortino Capital recruits De Leeuw as CFO

Fortino Capital Partners has named Bart De Leeuw as an chief financial officer. His work background includes positions at Ernst & Young and Ackermans & van Haaren.


Monday, 6 May 2019 — Fortino Capital Partners, the general partner of growth and venture capital funds Fortino I & II, has appointed a new CFO. Bart De Leeuw is an experienced investment and financial manager with positions at Ernst & Young and Ackermans & van Haaren, amongst others.

Since 2013 Fortino Capital Partners has invested in companies such as MobileXpense, BuyBay, Bloomon, Aproplan, PieSync and the medtech company Dobco Medical Systems. The very first investment was for Zentrick, that was sold to the American firm DoubleVerify in February, after a successful 5-year programme. For the growth and capital expansion of Teamleader and SupplyStack, Fortino recently led new capital rounds. The team of investment managers has also expanded over the last 2 years. In order to ensure the management of further growth and new investments, Fortino has now taken on Bart De Leeuw as a full-time CFO.

“Bart will support us in the financial analyses of our companies and will follow their financial evolution.” says Duco Sickinghe, Managing Partner of Fortino Capital Partners. “He has many years of experience in investment management and financial management. Bart has a pragmatic approach and that makes him an outstanding addition to our team.”

From 2016, Bart De Leeuw was Investment Manager at Ackermans & van Haaren, where he was a member of the investment committee. He also reported to the audit committee and the board of directors on the operational and financial status of the company. He started his career at the Generale Bank and at Financial Architects after which he worked for Ernst & Young for 14 years where he became an Executive Director.

Bart De Leeuw about his appointment at Fortino Capital Partners: “This is a logical step in my career. It’s a dynamic environment, brimming with talent. The growth potential is enormous and I’m happy to put my experience to use in helping Fortino to achieve this.”

Fortino Capital Partners is an investment company that was founded in 2013 and is led by Duco Sickinghe, Renaat Berckmoes and Matthias Vandepitte. Fortino Capital invests in remarkable companies of today and tomorrow and actively helps companies capture opportunities. They accelerate businesses and turn ambition into growth. The company manages a venture capital fund of EUR 80 million and a digital growth fund of EUR 200 million which focuses on software and digital transformation. Fortino Capital’s investment portfolio includes Teamleader, Bloomon, Aproplan and MobileXpense, among others. For more information, visit