History of BrightStone Group

The management team, consisting of Karien Bos and Frans Rutten, met each other when they were employed by the same organization. They had an instant connection and quickly became friends. Having worked in different international organizations, the decided they wanted to make a difference within the consulting and advisory business and founded BrightStone Group in 2013.

In 2014 the first Financial Close Ranking was published in Het Financieele Dagblad ( Dutch equivalent to the Financial Times). In this research, each year BrightStone Group ranks the Dutch listed companies in the Netherlands by taking a close look at their Financial Close cycle, as this is seen as an important KPI for excellence in finance.

In 2017 the BrightStone Group team was rewarded with the prestigious ‘FD Gazellen award 2018’ for being one of the fastest growing companies in the consulting and advisory sector in the Netherlands.

Although most BrightStone Group professionals are focused on very specific and niche areas, in recent years clients have started to ask for Bright talented, and international Young professionals. This specific need largely came from departments in finance, shared service centers, operations, data management, financial risk management and compliance.  The team started to grow rapidly and so it became an easy decision to start Bright YP.

Our way of working, Talent Development Program and the way we build strong relationships with our clients and professionals has always been our strength. Investing in bright young talent was a logical step.