Our Story

Capital Chains was founded in 2015 by Steven van der Hooft (CEO) and headquartered in Sint-Michielsgestel (South of The Netherlands). The goal was to introduce real change to the financial supply chain, by creating value for all participants in the supply chain and its eco-system. Our clients are (large) corporates, financial institutions, FinTech’s and platform providers situated all over the globe. We are specialized in consultancy and training on working capital optimization and financial supply chain management issues.

Our Mission and Vision Statement

Our mission is to accelerate both the provision and adoption of SCF solutions. By turning financial supply chains into value creators, our vision is to close the trade finance gap for SMEs through sustainable SCF solutions. We are financial game changers.

Why Our Clients Choose Us

Capital Chains | Why Our Clients Choose Us
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Our Team

Steven van der Hooft MSc
Steven van der Hooft MScFounder & CEO
Steven is the founder of Capital Chains, and involved in the setup and roll out of working capital projects. He specializes in SCF program design and implementation. Read more
“If your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough!” 
Matthijs van Bergen MSc
Matthijs van Bergen MScSenior Consultant
Matthijs is a senior consultant at Capital Chains and focusses on data- and process analysis prior to SCF implementations, as well as vendor selection projects. Read more
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
Sebastiaan Wissink MSc
Sebastiaan Wissink MScConsultant
Sebastiaan joined the team as a consultant. His focus is on analyzing both buyers’ and financial institutions’ readiness for SCF implementations. Read more
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”
Tim Wessels BSc
Tim Wessels BScBusiness Analyst
As business analyst Tim analyzes markets all over the globe to identify opportunities for SCF and to support the positioning of Capital Chains’ clients. Read more

“Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.”

Josip Petrarca MBA
Josip Petrarca MBADirector Education
Josip specializes in the design and execution of experience based educational programs for professionals in supply chain and finance. Read more
“If everything is under control, you’re not going fast enough!” 
Eva Degenhart MSc CEFA
Eva Degenhart MSc CEFASCF Expert
Eva is an expert in SCF, and partner at MHCF (Austria) where she collaborates with Capital Chains for the delivery of SCF consultancy projects and training. Read more
“Big dreams are fine – expertise and hands-on execution turn them into success stories!”
Phimmada Prakas
Phimmada PrakasMarketing and Communication
Phimmada joined as a Marketing and Communications Intern in 2019 and is responsible for all marketing activities at Capital Chains. Read more

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”

This could be you
This could be youat Capital Chains
Capital Chains is looking for new and upcoming talent in marketing and communication! Read more
“If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of our kitchen!”
This could be you
This could be youat Capital Chains
Capital Chains is looking for both new and upcoming, as well as experienced Supply Chain Finance talent as new opportunities await! Read more
“If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of our kitchen!”


“Fast & dynamic program that takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to change your mindset on supply chain financing.”

Westpac Banking Corporation, Head of Trade

“This workshop is for first class organisations that want maximum efficient outputs from their supply chain.”

Botswana-Oil-LTDBotswana Oil Ltd, Finance Manager

“Brings the Physical Supply Chain and the Financial Supply Chain nicely together. Cash is King.”

Stellenbosch-UniversityStellenbosch University, Professor

“Excellent workshop with lots of useful insight into supply chain finance.”

“A great learning experience – challenging, but also fun.”

McGregor & PartnersMcGregor & Partners, Managing Associate

“A very well organised session, coupling various complex parts of a corporate supply chain, opening up areas for improvements via an excellent simulation game.”

Standard-Chartered-BankStandard Chartered Bank, Director, Supply Chain Finance