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About Five Degrees

"Matrix, from the point-of-view of managing the data and ensuring the correct flow of that data, is a robust platform, bringing a good level of stability and playing an important role"

Andrew Fay • Founder Munnypot

about us.

Today, financial institutions are facing the greatest challenge in their history.
Customers live in a digital, connected world where they are used to getting great customer experiences.
At fiveºdegrees, we combine state-of-the-art technology and sound financial knowledge to create unique digital solutions for today’s banks and for people who like banking to be quick and easy. Flexible. Reliable. Future-proof.

management team.

Martijn Hohmann
Martijn Hohmann
Chief Executive Officer, co- founder
During his career, Martijn has gained experience in various fields of banking. After finalizing a degree in Business Economics, Martijn has worked subsequently at Kempen&Co, ABN AMRO Bank and Landsbanki.
Marianne Tijssen
Marianne Tijssen
Chief Operations Officer, co-founder
Marianne loves to work with people and bring them together to get things done with high quality and on time!). She has been working for almost 25 years with ABN AMRO.


Bjorn Holmthorsson
Bjorn Holmthorsson
Chief Technology Officer, co-founder

After graduating from Reykjavik University, Bjorn started out as a software developer and went on to become a successful IT director, with over ten years of experience, latterly at Landesbanki Luxembourg, before co-founding five°degrees.

Sheri Brandon
Sheri Brandon
Chief Commercial Officer

After retrieving a degree in Applied Computer sciences, Sheri started as a management trainee at ABN AMRO where she held various management positions for 16 years. Since 2009 Sheri has worked in many global companies within the financial services industry, a.o. Oberthur Technologies France and Tieto OY Sweden.

Jeffrey Severijn
Jeffrey Severijn
Chief Delivery Officer
After a degree in Business Economics, Jeffrey has worked in several roles in the financial services industry, in both a business and ICT capacity. Jeffrey has worked for Ohra, Bank Labouchere, Dexia Bank, Rabobank and Binck Bank.

supervisory board.

Loek van den Boog
Loek van den Boog
Supervisory Board
As former key executive of Oracle with over 25 years of experience in global technology environments like enterprise software, telecoms and banking software, Loek brings extensive expertise to the team in how to manage and grow global technology firms.
Remco van den Heuvel
Remco van den Heuvel
Supervisory Board
Founder and Managing Partner 5square Committed Capital. Remco has worked with ABN AMRO Corporate Finance for 8 years and founded 5square in 2004. Within the last 15 years, Remco managed several portfolio companies as Supervisory Board member and shareholder. Remco has been actively involved in founding five°degrees as well.
Hadewych Cels
Hadewych Cels
Supervisory Board
Hadewych Cels is one of the three founders of Karmijn Kapitaal. Before Karmijn, Hadewych was partner at Plain Vanilla, a turnaround investment firm active in Southern Europe. She has a background in hands-on private equity, consulting and entrepreneurship. Hadewych studied economics and applied mathematics and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Willem Willemstein
Willem Willemstein
Supervisory Board
CEO of venture fund, Velocity Capital Private Equity, Willem’s experience spans two IPOs, 40 M&As and a multitude of other business deals. Previously he was co-CEO of Petroplus, which he co-founded in 1993 and took public on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 1998. Before Petroplus, Willem was a successful corporate banker at ING.

investors.

five°degrees is proud to have proactive investors that bring expertise to our business. These backers help to guide our strategy and act as a sounding board. They play a proactive role and form an important part of our overall team.

Karmijn
Karmijn is a private equity firm investing in Dutch SMEs that are led by gender-diverse management teams. five°degrees’ relationship with Karmijn started in 2016. Karmijn is focused on proactive partnerships with mutual creation of value plus other aspects such as employee and customer care, long-term vision and innovation.
Velocity Capital Private Equity
Velocity Capital Private Equity invests exclusively in fintech companies. It brings deep sector expertise and insights, with a track-record of helping pioneer companies in this sector. Velocity prides itself in rolling up its sleeves and getting to work. Its portfolio companies are equal partners and work alongside Velocity as peers.
5Square
Since 2004, 5Square has invested in inspirational entrepreneurs and their companies. It helps entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and achieve healthy sustainable growth, in terms of both financial and social yields. When 5Square invests, it fully commits itself, something it calls, ‘Committed Capital’.

partners.

An ecosystem of best-of-breed product, technology and services partners is important to achieving successful projects.five°degrees has a track-record of collaboration and is always open to additional partnerships that bring complementary skills, products and services. Most implementations have involved one or more partners.

Deloitte logo
Deloitte Digital is an innovative leader in online and mobile strategy, design and development, offering world-class knowledge and resources from the leading global business and technology consultancy. Deloitte Digital and five°degrees have close cooperation since 2017.
KPMG logo
KPMG Netherlands and five°degrees have seen close cooperation for a number of years. This resulted in a first joint project for Aruba Bank in 2014 where KPMG delivered project management and consultancy services in Aruba and was able to deliver additional services like lean six sigma process optimisation, which greatly contributed to the success of the project. KPMG has participated in various other projects and has a growing pool of trained Matrix professionals, ready to take on new opportunities.
Virtual affairs
Virtual Affairs is an international software and services company that specialises in transforming digital channels for banks and insurance providers. Virtual Affairs’ BankingRight is a cutting edge front-end and mobile banking solution. To date we have cooperated with Virtual Affairs on five implementations. Proven technology, proven cooperation.
Boondoggle
Boondoggle is a reputed and creative full-service agency with offices in Leuven, Amsterdam and Cape Town. Boondoggle designs and builds portals and apps. five°degrees has worked with Boondoggle on the rebuilding of the Argenta bank. We expect more implementations to follow soon.
Iquality
Highly experienced Dutch company, Iquality develops software, portals and apps. Iquality has a can-do mentality and is always at the forefront of technology. five°degrees has successfully cooperated with Iquality at several projects for Leaseplan Bank.
Ortec
The solutions of Ortec Finance improve investment decision-making. Opal, the goal-based financial planning and investment decision support engine, is one of Ortec’s flagship products. At Munnypot.com in the UK, the Opal engine has been integrated in the business processes which are orchestrated and automated by Matrix.
Lexis Nexis
The Lexis Nexis instant Identity verification solution has been used as part of the CDD checks at various of our clients. Matrix does outside calls to the Lexis Nexis ID service as part of client on-boarding and product on-boarding processes. Available for many countries.
Microsoft

The five°degrees technology stack is built on top of the Microsoft .net framework and SQL server. five°degrees is a silver Independent Software Vendor and a silver Application Development partner of Microsoft.

Schuberg Philis
Schuberg Philis is an innovative business technology company that provides managed hosting solutions. It focuses on the mission critical applications. The company has an outstanding track-record and serves various banks. five°degrees has proudly cooperated with Schuberg Philis on the Leaseplan Bank and Argenta bank projects, the latter for which Schuberg was the main contractor. Schuberg Philis has a dedicated team of skilled Matrix engineers, consultants and project managers.

offices.

The Netherlands

Spaklerweg 52
1114 AE Amsterdam (Duivendrecht)
Call +3188 0086400

Five Degrees Amsterdam office

Iceland

Hlíðasmári 12, (4th floor)
201 Kópavogur
Call +354 551 0510

Five Degrees Iceland Office

Portugal

Rua Luís Castanho de Almeida, nº 2 - 3º
1400-376 Lisboa

Five Degrees Portugal Office

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