Yannick Dillen is doctor in Applied Economic Sciences. He obtained his PhD on high-growth firms at the University of Antwerp in 2014. From September 2010 to October 2014, Yannick was employed at the Chamber of Commerce Antwerp as a researcher on growth firms. In November 2014, he started working as a private investments analyst for the asset management firm Econopolis. Since November 2015, Yannick is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Vlerick Business School. His research is situated in the field of high-growth firms and family businesses. Yannick is closely involved in the Impulse Centre “Growth Management for Medium-Sized Enterprises” (iGMO) where he is the coordinator of iGMO Academy, iGMO 9 and iGMO 10.