Studied as a Navy Officer at the Royal Netherlands Naval College where he graduated in International Relations in 1998. He subsequently fulfilled various positions in the Marine Corps, including a command position at the Maritime Special Forces. His last position in the Dutch MoD was Operation Officer at the Navy headquarters in 2007. In 2008 he left the Navy and founded BSS Holland BV. Robert has lived and worked in several countries, which means he has developed a strong international orientation. Due to his background, experience and specialism, he is a trusted partner for his clients, with whom he focuses on innovative C5ISR & robotics concepts, products and programs with a strong focus on doing and by that qualifying capabilities quickly, failing early and therefore decreasing risks. Always keeping in mind what really adds value for the operators working in tough conditions.