An entrepreneur pur sang. That is how Otto Jager describes Patrick Krijnen. They met each other at a networking event and discuss business together on a regular basis. Otto, who is the owner of OttoJagerCoaching, supports and coaches entrepreneurs and top managers in the field of leadership on a daily basis with the aim of helping them make the most of their talents. In Patrick, he sees a brilliant IT professional and these professionals are in high demand these days.
Otto: “At a time when technology is developing rapidly, you see that the older generations among us often lack the necessary knowledge. Developments are taking place faster than we realise. Patrick knows what he is talking about when it comes to opportunities and threats. His knowledge and ability to think are far above average and he is quicker than most to identify problems. If you trust him, you don’t have to understand everything yourself, but you can move ahead.
Patrick is especially of added value to companies where IT issues play a crucial role; large companies with large turnovers. Despite his young age, he is fluent in the language of tech specialists. He clearly fills a need as a ‘nerd’ in the positive meaning of the word. He also has quite a bit of experience to fall back on thanks to his previous ventures. He started these in his teens, which says it all. ”
Someone who looks at what is advisable instead of all the endless possibilities!
At Geert-Jan Kok B.V. we, among other things, supply new premium agricultural and earthmoving machines. In 2018 our website was in need of a makeover. We googled several web builders and decided to invite three of them. We immediately had the best feeling about Patrick.
He understood better than the others exactly what we were looking for and what was appropriate in our sector. The others mainly talked about what was possible in terms of ICT, without really focusing on our target group. We knew exactly what we wanted and know our market well. Patrick listened without imposing his personal opinion and set to work.
Our priority is to provide good information about our product range. With brochures and downloads that clearly state all dimensions, power output, etc. That is what our customers need.
Our cooperation is running smoothly. If anything goes wrong Patrick is always quick to respond and always comes up with a solution. He either makes the necessary adjustments or changes himself or sends a demo to show us how to do it. That makes us less dependent on him should the same thing happen again. Another plus is the price-quality ratio. The world of web building involves large sums of money. Patrick Krijnen’s fees are very reasonable.
Our website is in need of another makeover. We want to implement a configurator so that customers can put together a machine themselves. This may be commonplace in other sectors but is fairly new to us. So we’ll be starting work on that soon. With Patrickkrijnen.nl of course.
Peter Jr. de Ruijter
Patrick is able to translate our ideas really well
Peter Jr. de Ruijter is the owner of Leisure Centre De Hoge Heide in Vlijmen. Besides activities such as bowling, soccer, squash, company outings and children’s parties, De Hoge Heide also has a bar and restaurant and a delivery service for sandwiches and meals. The website contains a lot of items, but it is well-organised and accessible. The credit for this goes to Patrick Krijnen.
Peter says: “We had some special requirements. These included an open source model that would allow us to add additional functionalities. Patrick customised everything. The assignment I placed with him had to do with a new ordering system. Because of Covid we decided to replace our menu with a digital one, just like many other businesses in the hospitality industry. After placing an order you then have to pay directly via iDeal. However not everyone wants to have to pay after each round of drinks. That’s why we were looking for a system that would allow you to order via the digital menu and then pay for everything in one go. A fairly unique system.
Patrick is good at translating ideas like this. He also enjoys it, you can tell. He likes a challenge. He can be a bit over-enthusiastic at times. His extensive knowledge can be a bit of a pitfall. However the positive thing about this is that he is able to identify potentially interesting functionalities for the future.
Sometimes you need to be patient. This isn’t a problem for Patrick. Others often tend to push you to find out exactly what you want. Patrick doesn’t. He first calmly explains what is possible and then gives you time to think about it. He is also an actual consultant who charges realistic fees. The short lines of communication are another plus. According to Patrick he works with large corporate clients. He is nevertheless also open to taking on smaller projects, such as this website with online ordering modules.
I am not afraid to recommend Patrick as an honest and reliable partner to work with. He proved this more than once at De Hoge Heide.”
Peter Jr. de Ruijter
Michael J. Marshall
Mr. Patrick Krijnen, I want to personally want to Thank You for all of your help. It has been more the 40 years of my life that I finally found someone who can understand what I need to finish and bring my US Patent Technology out to The World. I have spoken to all of My Personal Lawyers about how great it is to work with you. Now that the carbon credits are finally being sold and traded worldwide each day.
The work you have done has made it, here soon that my carbon credits will be sold in the world markets. Plus with your professionalism working on behalf of Marshall Energy worldwide, has made the future come faster to the world. Here soon we will start to bring Green Renewable Energy to The Netherlands and The UK and shortly after all of Europe, using my A1 B2 US Utility Patent Technology.
All because of the great work you have done. Thank You Patrick… Too Whom this may concern; Mr. Patrick Krijnen works for Marshall Energy as The Vice President Of Carbon Listing & Posting/Digital Design and Electronics. Mr. Krijnen can speak on behalf of (Me) Michael J. Marshall Solo-Owner/President. With Mr. Krijnen helping me at the helm of Marshall Energy (ME) in Europe on all business. Has made Marshall Energy a stronger company over all. Finally as Mr. Krijnen is in the final days of getting Marshall Energy Carbon Bonds to the market, the future looks so very bright.
Thank You Patrick, it is an Honor and I am so very Proud that You are a part of The Marshall Energy Family. We will bring Marshall Energy clean green energy around the world in the coming years. And help The World to lower the Carbon Foot Print.
Sincerely with Respect,
Michael J. Marshall
As an entrepreneur and investor Marc Bos works in close collaboration with companies that develop software concepts. When he got to know Patrick Krijnen, he noticed that he was an out and out ‘techie’. Marc: “But one who is also good at communicating. You don’t often see that in techies. It makes him a pleasant person to work with. A bit rash at times, but that is a good quality in our business. Consultancy is a service that is charged by the hour. Clients want someone who quickly sees what does and doesn’t work, someone who understands large projects and is able to effectively work towards solutions. Patrick has all those qualities.”
Marc works with Patrick for one of his companies “We Develop Remotely”: “We develop apps, such as the app Biker 112 and the Fishtrackapp. Patrick knows the technology involved and makes sure that we generate as many downloads as possible, among other things, by means of promotion through SEO, SEA and other marketing channels. One of my companies is based in India. The international aspect is right up Patrick’s street, especially when it comes to India, Patrick has had a lot of experience. I would entrust my international projects to him without reservation, not least because of his personality.”
Marc sees the alliance with Patrick as a promising collaboration. “We make each other stronger and bring together the best of both worlds. With Patrick as a knowledgeable young talent but also as someone with a great deal of life experience. This is reflected in his management skills and his outlook on life. As far as I am concerned, that combination gives him the edge.”
A fair price for excellent services
Patrick Krijnen designed the ZUIVER risicoadvies – verzekeren website. For a consultancy firm for damage and income insurance for both private and business customers an advanced website is a must. One which includes several examples for potential clients, to explain the working method used by Risk Management and the final report, among other things.
Eric Blank: “I have known Patrick for quite some time. He’s a clever guy, very gifted. We get on like a house on fire. Our mutual trust is great. His quick thinking means that he is a couple of steps ahead of me sometimes, but he just as easily picks up where we left off.
To his credit, his fees are realistic. Businesses like this often charge top rates, often without good reason. With Patrick, I know I am paying a fair price for an excellent service. I advise anyone who needs an advanced website to do business with Patrick. He just makes wonderful things!
Patrick’s advice always has me on the edge of my seat.
Mirjam Meinhardt is a business manager at Vallei VOF, an organisation that provides information and courses on transformational sexuality. The online orders for training courses and products in the online shop are handled by WooCommerce. Mirjam: “We ran into a problem at some point. The VAT calculations for international orders with discounts and reverse charge VAT were incorrect. I posted my question on the freelancers.nl platform. While a lot of people sent a general response, Patrick immediately came up with a substantive one. This really appealed to me.
Ever since then Patrick has become a kind of ‘second line’ for us. The specialist for our IT issues. Patrick is honest, to the point and just a really nice guy. Customer-oriented as well. I prefer to work with people like him. I have a lot of faith in his knowledge and abilities. He may not be the cheapest, but I think he delivers value for money plus he doesn’t charge for every single minute he works either.
We are shortly going to start work on further improving the performance of our website. In that sense, our collaboration will only get stronger. Patrick is a fast thinker and so are we. That’s a relief. I’d rather be on the edge of my seat, than have something go too slowly for me!”
Patrick is very knowledgeable, but above all a great person to work with
The website of Italian sandwich and catering company Il Pranzo from Waalwijk contains delicious pancettas, insalatas, pastas, salads and other Italian dishes. But how user-friendly is the online order module?
This is what catering entrepreneur Jörgen Petersen wanted to improve. It is important for him that it’s easy for his customers to place an order. He knows Patrick Krijnen as a customer and as a good friend. Jorgen says: “The goodwill factor certainly played a role when it came to awarding Patrick the contract. He is a great person. I always have great chats with him. He is also very driven and highly skilled. An online shop with order modules requires someone who is technologically strong. The result is very good. Patrick also came up with smart solutions to make the site even better. The improvements have led to more online shopping, and needless to say I am happy with that. That’s just as well, because an investment like this is not something you make every day.
Patrick is also a pleasant person to work with. A cheerful, reliable guy who is always there for you. He is extremely knowledgeable and highly intelligent. This means that he is a fast-thinker, can dispute anything and always has the last word. But he always explains what he is doing and takes a step back if he sees that he is going too fast. That’s important because I don’t understand the technology myself.
Look, a website with online order modules is never completely trouble-free. But if something is not quite right, Patrick is always there for me straightaway. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to have a great website and online shop.”
Leon Blank - Blank Advies
Owner of Blank Advies
We asked Patrick to create a new website for us and took out a SEO subscription. Patrick is very knowledgeable about the industry he is working in. If there is a deadline, he will do everything he can to meet it. Patrick has a network of experienced professionals so the website turned out exactly how we wanted! I would definitely recommend him!