Elza Essing

Business Analyst

Elza joined Gilde in 2021. During her studies, she did internships at Parcom Capital, Lazard, and Deloitte. She also did a board year at the Financial Study Association Amsterdam. Elza studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Digital Business & Innovation and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.


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What brought you to private equity?
I come from an entrepreneurial family, where I have seen first-hand at the family table how much progress can be made when there’s a good match between entrepreneur and investor. Sharing goals, brainstorming strategies on how to achieve them, and building on a trustworthy relationship where the investor is actively involved and offers guidance. I have seen how much positivity and impact results from that, which has inspired me for this profession.
What is it about Gilde that appealed to you?
How I got to know Gilde is that they are genuinely interested in the people behind the companies they work with, where they attach great importance to understanding the motivation of the founder and management team. It is this personal approach, in addition to the open culture that attracted me. Jointly we can make a difference. I believe in this way of working in which Gilde can contribute to joint success.
What do you admire (the most) in entrepreneurs?
Their ability to be visionary, out-of-the-box thinkers, their willingness to take calculated risks, and how they are able to inspire others. Entrepreneurs dare to make ideas come true. It’s not only the dreaming, but it is their tenacity to demonstrate that dreams cán become true!
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