The mission of INTERMEDIATE
Our mission is to help organisations effectively solve challenges and problems in the fields of finance and control, audit, risk and compliance, and cybersecurity. We always do this from the content in order to guarantee the best result. We translate the challenges of the organisation into an ideal profile for the required interim professional. We then quickly find suitable candidates. We propose the right interim professional within just three working days and ensure that the selected candidate can get started quickly.
Successful execution of the assignment
Because we also work in this field and work as interim professionals, we can determine very well what requirements a professional must meet in terms of content. We speak the language of the field, which results in a much better match between our clients and the interim professional. The right match is the most important precondition for a successful execution of the assignment.
That’s how it started
INTERMEDIATE was founded by Remco Spruyt and Teun Tonino. Together, we have more than 40 years of experience as interim professionals. In practice, we’ve seen companies struggle to find the right people with the right skills and experience. Things often go wrong because intermediaries have no interim experience and are not active in the field themselves. This often results in disappointment because the candidates do not solve the company’s problem. We want to change all of that, which is why we started INTERMEDIATE Interim Professionals in 2020.
About our name
We are ardent fans of Formula 1. That’s why we wanted a company name linked to this sport. INTERMEDIATE is a type of tire used in Formula 1. The fact that “Inter” is in the name expresses our role as a mediator between clients and interim professionals. Finally, we can quickly find suitable, qualified interim professionals, which in turn creates an association with the word “immediate”.
More about the people behind INTERMEDIATE
About Remco Spruyt
“During my entire working life, I have been active as an internal auditor and risk manager. With my business background, I can really understand organisations in a short time and advise them on how internal control can be improved in order to make the organisation more “in control”. I excel in relatively small- to medium-sized and flat organisations where you can still have an impact. I can always communicate well with employees at different levels, from CFOs to people on the work floor. I am convinced that authentic human contact—based on genuine interest—is the key to success. Because I have increasingly noticed that I am very entrepreneurial, I wanted to do more with this. During one of my interim assignments, I got to know Teun. Together, we came to the conclusion that all too often, there is a mismatch between clients and their interim professionals. We want to change that, and that joint mission has resulted in the establishment of INTERMEDIATE.”
About Teun Tonino
“Since 2000, I have been immersing myself in information security and risk management. The search for the best balance between entrepreneurship on the one hand and the growing dependence on information provision on the other has always fascinated me. These fields are more relevant today than ever. In various roles, I have helped organisations to make visible progress with regard to information security and risk management, whether as a consultant, interim manager, auditor, or as a coach or trainer. The deployment of adequate technical, organisational and process control measures is absolutely tailor-made for every organisation. It’s customisation that can only be offered by someone who actually understands the organisation, who uses his/her knowledge and experience to take the most appropriate measures together with the organisation. The search for that special interim professional is complex. INTERMEDIATE helps with that. We know the field and can find the right professional.”