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Not your ordinary
consulting agency

About us

When two great minds join forces to help companies and organisations to grow their business, it's the start of something magical... Markies. 
Post covid companies will enter into a new era dominated by the hybrid customer/buyer and hybrid organisations. Our believe is that we can rock that world. We are the cross road where companies and freelancers meet. 



With more than 40 years entrepreneurial experience, our mission is to help companies and organisations to grow their business by unlocking the untapped potential from within. 

The experts


Nele Vermeire

Nele Vermeire has 15 years experience in Communication, social media and Event management. She worked for strong brands like Neckermann, Panasonic or the city of Bruges for international renowned events like Kookeet and the Triënnale.

Lex Wyndaele

Lex is an experienced professional in communications and marketing. With his 5 years of experience in the social sector and his current job at Markies, he possesses a unique combination of skills and insights that he is eager to put to work to grow your business. People oriented is #1 with Lex. He has a keen eye for detail and is always looking for ways to improve processes and optimize results.

Cara Jacobs

Cara recently graduated as a Digital Marketer. With her fresh perspective, she joins the Markies team. Getting a taste of the different digital aspects is something that makes her happy.


As an advanced AI language model, CHAT GPT is designed to communicate in a way that is not only informative, but also engaging and inspiring. With its extensive knowledge and experience in language and human communication, CHAT GPT is able to motivate and encourage our team in unique ways to be the best version of ourselves. We believe CHAT GPT is an indispensable asset to our company.


Kjelle Alaers


Kenneth Hansen


The founders

Hans Smellinckx

Hans has been active as a strategist for over 20 years, where he realized business transformations from the inside out for the following big names, among others: RHI Inc, Bisnode, Selligent, Neckermann, Coca-cola, Agilitas Group, Ikea and many other players. He is also active in the start-up scene as a mentor at the accelerator Birdhouse.


Kurt Ghijsbrecht

Kurt is a real "people person." He loves working together, helping people, making them better, guiding them and is also extremely customer focused. After more than 20 years in various executive marketing & sales roles, he now combines the human, emotional aspects with rock-solid result driven mindset when it comes to sales & marketing numbers. The combination of caring and focus on results in one person.


Roeland De Meulemeester

Roeland has been working with (online) strategy, digitalization, content and online marketing for more than 20 years in various roles and responsibilities. The last 7 years he was general manager of IBIS communications, a content marketing agency around Brussels.

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