Dirk is an international business development professional utilizing all his resources acquired over the last 25 years to small-medium sized businesses (SME) and organizations who seek to expand products internationally. He has been involved in entrepreneurial ventures since 1999 primarily in the Technology, Energy, Healthcare and Hospitality industries.
In 2002 Dirk expanded his hospitality product, iHotelier, a central reservation system (CRS) into the European market and formed Avanzar Ventures International (AVI). AVI partners with small to medium sized enterprises (SME) in the US ($2M to $20M Annual Revenue) to expand their products and services into international markets.
Dirk is also connected with several funds and investor platforms in emerging & frontier markets, and has assisted numerous SMEs that are transitioning from the start-up phase to the initial growth stage. He has helped community social impact projects for clients in developing countries.
Dirk is fluent in Spanish, and has deep business and cross-cultural experience in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.