Tom Arends - CEO Peaks


Tom Arends (1979) has been involved in investing his entire career. In 2002 he completed his studies in International Business at Tilburg University, and that same year he started his first job as an investment strategist at Robeco/IRIS (IRIS was at the time a joint venture between Rabobank and Robeco). Until 2008, Arends steadily built his investment career in various roles at IRIS. 

In 2009, Arends made the move to Rabobank, where he helped set up the new investment organization. In this role, Arends managed a team of econometricians and mathematicians engaged in developing smart tools, algorithms and applications in the areas of savings, investment and retirement.  

After just under four years, he traded this role for that of Lead Business Change Manager for Investments and was a member of the Savings & Investments Management Team. Under his leadership, Rabobank won the award for Best Investment App two years in a row. In addition, Arends introduced one of the first online wealth management solutions in Europe with Rabo Beheerd Beleggen.

From 2015, he focused increasingly on developing Peaks, which he co-founded with Sijbrand Tieleman and Rutger Beens. With Peaks, he is giving shape to his passion to make investing truly accessible to everyone. Under Tom's leadership, Peaks has grown from fintech startup to scaleup. Peaks operates in the Netherlands and Germany, serves more than 100,000 customers.