Our founder and CEO, Marc, was just a boy when he started working in the kitchen of his family’s Chinese restaurant in Rotterdam. The son of small business entrepreneurs, he quickly developed a strong work ethic and a passion for efficiency, learning how to run a small, lively business on a tight budget.
For his degree in Operations Research, Marc wrote his thesis on route optimization algorithms, but he didn't start Routific right after school. He began his career as an algorithmic trader for a large investment bank in Hong Kong.
Marc quickly realized that using algorithms to trade stocks was not fulfilling; he wanted to make a real, green impact on the planet. So in 2012, he started Routific.