Geert Van der Elst

  • Beachhead Advisor, Europe

Geert Van der Elst is Managing Director at Gelst, helping clients grow revenues across Europe by focusing on the consultative sale. 

Geert is based in London, Chicago, Bordeaux and Munich. Typical clients include professional services firms, technology firms, venture capital firms and their portfolio companies across Europe. 

Before founding Gelst in 2003, Geert helped Accenture's Public Sector business grow across Europe, Canada, South-America and Africa by a compounded average of about 33 percent per year for four years, with an essentially stable marketing budget. 

Fluent in Dutch, English, French and German, Geert has a Master's in engineering and an MBA from Columbia University. 

He started his career at Agfa in the Graphic Arts industry in the United States and went on to grow global product groups from Agfa's global headquarters in Belgium. 

Advisory areas

B2B strategy, competitive tendering, sales and marketing, integration of on-line and off-line revenue generation, account-based marketing, professional services and technology, and business in Europe.

Sector experience

Data/Analytics, ICT services, FMCG.


Geert has specific experience working within the United Kingdom and Europe.


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