After completing a degree in mechanical engineering, Harold left his home country of The Netherlands and joined the family business. At the age of 24 he managed a $4-million revenue seasonal waterpark in Eastern Canada, overseeing a staff of 150. He took that experience and moved west, where he transformed another waterpark into a multi-million dollar corporate entity. In 2018, he opened the largest waterslide on the Canadian west coast.
As a business coach at Breakthrough Academy, Harold uses his experience in scaling business for mass growth by giving contractors the tools and systems necessary to level up. He enjoys nothing more than helping to serve and inspire entrepreneurs and positively impact their business and personal lives.
Vancouver-based Harold is a true multiculturalist: he and his wife Nerissa are teaching their three kids Mina, Feyo, and Kobus to learn English, Dutch, and Cantonese. An active family, they are likely to be found exploring their passions including their faith, the gym, soccer, ripping it up on their bikes or snowboards, or relaxing on a boat and enjoying fine local cuisine.