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This is about me

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With a self-taught, hands-on approach, I helped to create innovative online solutions together with a team of designers and developers. My role and skill-set changed several times as co-owner of Cargoguide International, an international multi-million freight rate service and an mid-size online advertising agency Bandbreed, based in The Netherlands.

Started as an Interaction-designer & art-director, becoming a persuasion specialist, project-manager and business analyst. I would not classify myself as a programmer, but I do have a great understanding of what code can do in the years to come. Combined, all these skills helped me being chief-operations of Cargoguide. In 2017 Cargoguide has been successfully sold and became part of the WiseTech Global group.

People might say that I am an entrepreneur with a start-up mindset, always seeking new challenges. I took some time off to enjoy life, reflect, look back and in search for something new. Besides traveling and doing some social volunteers projects I am developing new business concepts. I am open for new business opportunities, short-term projects and I have an advisory role in helping out start-ups.

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Track Record

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The world’s first flexible touchscreen mat, made for games, interactive stories and educational use.

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Playmat.io / 2016 – Current / Owner

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The world’s leading freight rate comparison service for Air- and Ocean logistics.

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Cargoguide.com / 2003 – 2016 / Co-Owner

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Online Advertising agency in The Netherlands.

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Bandbreed.com / 2005 – 2012 / Founder – Managing Director

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Projects

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AimfortheMoon

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Rond de Bajes

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World of Whisky

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