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Summary

i had no intention of being a web builder. i had no intention of living abroad for 12 years either. i was "the american guy" helping with the Marketing and Business Development for non-us startups and corporate companies. i loved my job - cool products, fun colleagues! and i was seen as the "young gun" bringing valuable web business techniques to companies. then everything changed. in 2011 while jogging, i listened to the audio book, "the 4 hour work week." by tim ferris. the read was empowering, and for me, it opened my eyes to creating a business, systematizing jobs and striving to do more than what you think is possible. soon after, i started applying systematizing techniques to my job. i reduced my full-day work into a couple of hours. and while doing so, i used the extra time to deep dive into the web programming and learn how web business functions. my job started to lose the appeal as i wondered if i could do more. then an opportunity struck. in a switzerland expat forum, someone requested a website build. i contacted her. i told her i could do it even though i didn't have a website myself at the time. she was skeptical, but eventually she became my first client. from that point on, i decided to focus on learning more about the web and help people build web products and services that extend their business. the web became my sport. the goal? to win on web! today, i head a closely-knit web team, webodew. we are a collective of designers and developers throughout europe and north america. we develop websites, mobile apps, and online Marketing for our clients. if you had to box me into something, people call me a marketer that can design, but more importantly, understands the technical aspects of the web game and how to manage it. but being known as "the fun dude that builds fun stuff for the web" is where i'm aiming. webodew: we "do" web. more: www.webodew.com specialties: web design, Web Development, video marketer, digital Consulting

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Web Designer (Owner)


    Since January 2012
    i started this journey to work with educators and startups to build fun web platforms that engage young minds. being young, bringing Energy is our way of life. i tell people that “we do web” so you focus on helping people and communities. we support projects that have an Education touch from idea creation to launch. we want to help enablers improve their communities through strong web presentation and tools to reach more minds. examples of our work: • http://isa.nl • https://cdlt.isa.nl/ • http://insiteinaction.org/ • http://patcapgroup.com/ • http://patriciabonaert.com/ • https://koentact.nl/ • http://coachingwithoutborders.com/ I started this journey to work with educators and startups to build fun web platforms that engage young minds. Being young, bringing energy is our way of life. I tell people that “We do web” so you focus on helping people and communities. We support projects that have an education touch from idea creation to launch. We want to help enablers improve their communities through strong web presentation and tools to reach more minds. Examples of our work: • http://isa.nl • https://cdlt.isa.nl/ • http://insiteinaction.org/ • http://patcapgroup.com/ • http://patriciabonaert.com/ • https://koentact.nl/ • http://coachingwithoutborders.com/

Past Experience

  • Co Owner

    August 2014 --- March 2016
    flying mikes (http://flyingmikes.com/) is an aerial drone video and Photography company. we serve as aerial specialist for companies needing footage of the netherlands.

  • International Sales Manager

    April 2012 --- December 2012
    i pitched and demonstrated mobile and online tracking technology of a startup to Market research directors. my best committed deal resulted in the largest single deal of the company while i was employed. added to the Sales pipeline in north america, south america, europe and asia.

  • Global Business Development & Sales Support Representative

    October 2009 --- April 2012
    i ran product go-to-market campaigns composed of managing webinars, cold calls, and making new Marketing materials to support first client wins outside of benelux/dach regions (united airlines, aviva, first republic bank). grew Sales pipeline to 5 continents. additionally i supported global saleswith product demos, creating product mock-ups/Presentations and building business cases based on revenue generation and costs savings. Research on: * Social Media * long-tail Analysis of customer questions on websites * market and competitor Research

  • Advertising Sales, Business Development

    June 2009 --- September 2009
    i created the company's first series of direct Advertising Sales with Software vendors in the usa and europe and the middle east, which resulted in tripling the monthly Advertising revenue

  • Co-founder (Project Closed)

    September 2008 --- September 2009
    created a niche facebook-like community website to promote and educate young adults about environmentally clean automobiles.

  • Web Editor

    August 2008 --- March 2009
    i managed the website content and designed web graphics for a Health ministerial conference in bamako, mali (http://bamako2008.org/)

  • Intern

    October 2007 --- January 2008
    located in turkey i summarized middle eastern company profiles and conferences on corporate social responsibility for the project Director located in geneva, switzerland

  • Program & Research Assistant

    June 2007 --- September 2007
    created advertisements for swiss newspapers. translated reports (French-English), organized a global book publishing and coordinated activities for diplomats, economic advisers and business leaders developing economies

  • Marketing intern

    January 2006 --- May 2006
    a local company wanted to promote a workshop for atlanta-area smes interested in doing business abroad and so i helped market it by calling potentially interested customers or local smes.

Personality

Self Assessment :
CompetitivenessSociabilityStrategic thinkingInnovative thinkingKindness

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Business DevelopmentPowerPointPresenterBusiness AnalysisPresentation DevelopmentBloggingPhotoshopSocial NetworkingSocial MediaSEOSocial Media MarketingMarketing IntelligenceAudience MeasurementWordPressOnline MarketingE-commerceMarket researchGamificationStrategyFacebookMarketingmanagementEntrepreneurshipStart-upsMarketing Strategy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Storytelling

Education

  • Full Stack Web Development Certification in Computer Software Engineering from Free Code Camp in 2017
  • MSc in International Business Development from Université de Neuchâtel in 2009
  • Political Science Certificate in International Relations, European Union from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble in 2007
  • BA in International Comparative Studies, Marketing and Management from Duke University in 2006

Training and Certification

  • SEO Individual Qualification in 0000 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Native

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Marketing Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Paris, France
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Others

Driving License
  • No

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