Head of Product & Co-founder
Alwin has a lot of experience with developing good web-products. Before he started at ZIVVER, he worked at Distimo (later App Annie). His primary task was to develop the product Distimo Analytics App. Furthermore, Alwin has a lot of experience in the field of high-traffic websites as Lead Developer at NOS, where he was responsible for the technology behind www.nos.nl and the NOS mobile app.
For years, David is busy working on websites. This was just a hobby at first, but now he made it is job. In the past few years he expanded his knowledge with the study Computer Science. Now he is currently studying Artificial Intelligence. If he is not at work, David has his own projects, meets friends or plays tennis.
Francis studied Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. After her internship at Vodafone she got the hang of it and started her Master of Corporate Communication. During her studies she was brought in as a Recruiter at Randstad. After graduation, she returned to marketing in the SME business. Here, she managed all facets off the marketing and communication. She thinks the entrepreneurial drive at ZIVVER is contagious. The (online) world never stops and each day offers new angles and chances. She gets energy from making the most of opportunities. In her spare time she likes to play volleyball, but also enjoys meeting up after the game. In addition, she makes at least one big trip a year. And as far as possible of course…
Since his second birthday Geoffrey was already behind the computer. This is not only his passion, he also focuses on the person behind the technique. It is easy to spot his diversity by looking at his background. There you will find an Engineer degree but also specialization courses for programming, Web Analytics and many other disciplines. Diversity is also key in Geoffreys career. He started at a Publisher and then back to an old love. With a private digital portal and various assignments as a Web Developer and internet marketer, he is back behind the computer. At ZIVVER Geoffrey helps the user with the technical solution. Looking at the problem of the customer, figuring out the solution and improve the product. That is what he wanted to do. In his spare time he makes online videos on his own YouTube channel. When the sun starts to shine he volunteers often at a vacation camp for kids.
Harris originally comes from Greece and studied Electrical and Computer Engineering. His former professor suggested that he moved to The Netherlands to start his Master Computer Science. After his studies he worked 8 years in publishing as a Full-stack Software Developer. He was ready for a new challenge and found it at ZIVVER. Here he switched to Front-end Developer and strengthens the team with his skills. You can find Harris in the water in his spare time. Kite surfing, wakeboarding, as long as there are wild waves involved he’s in. If there is any time left, Harris goes for a run.
Senior Software Engineer
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Lukas studied Public Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He made his mark in the business in the areas of project management and business development. He previously worked for the daughter company of Gupta Strategists. Here he met Rick Goud. When he was asked to build at the foundations of ZIVVER, he didn’t think twice. Lukas had a lot of confidence in ZIVVER from the start and gets a lot of energy from starting new contacts and connecting people. In honor of his southern reputation, Lukas likes good company. Especially when this is combined with soccer.
Who studies rocket science? Right, ZIVVER! Mathias studied Space Engineering for nine years. In addition, he worked a few years as a strategy consultant and worked as an entrepreneur. And all of this after his Master studies in Mathematics and Physics and a training in Space Engineering. He likes innovative atmospheres and the state-of-the-art technology. Working as a Front-End Developer at ZIVVER is exactly what he was looking for. He thinks it nice to work with a talented team to contribute to the development of the product. Mathias likes the relaxed working environment at ZIVVER and in everyday life he finds his real relaxation in the water. He likes to go kite surfing, surfing, wake-boarding and diving.
Michael is a real go-getter. He started at intermediate community college, pulled through to higher community college and eventually earned his Master's degree. Michael studied IT Management, but could not use his creativity in this field. In the study Interactive Media he thrived. After an internship in which he had to solve a typical Artificial Intelligence (AI) problem, the Master AI quickly followed. After all that studying he worked as a Web Developer in the construction industry. There he developed two web apps, one of which was based on the same technology as ZIVVER. This company was too small for the plans of Michael so the position of Front-End Developer was right up his alley. ZIVVER makes a product he cares about and there is a lot of internal expertise. Michael likes to build something as beautiful as possible. The architecture and the skeleton of the web app should look good and the nice thing is that he can see the result immediately. Also the tooling with which he works is important. Everything should be as efficient and easy as possible. In addition to his work, he is busy with different sports. Michael 'boldert '. An extreme sport where he climbs without ropes. Also indoor rock climbing is one of his hobbies, but he also likes to go cycling and swimming. If he has time, he reads the newspaper on Saturday or he watches Netflix.
Pablo traveled all over the world. From Thailand to Canada, he has seen it all. Eventually the Argentine settled in The Netherlands. ‘Because of the good weather’, he says. Pablo is originally a Software Engineer and was a professor at his university. He has a passion for technology and is always trying new things. In his spare time he does a lot of sightseeing or reads a good book.
Parastu studied Business IT and Management at the community college of Amsterdam. The global labour market developments made IT attractive and she has never regretted this choice. During her studies she learned to make the translation between IT on one side and management on the other side. Two completely different worlds that do not always understand each other. Fortunately, Parastu can explain everything in the easiest way possible. Parastu chose ZIVVER after 6 years working within large companies. The entrepreneurial spirit has always been there and now it's time to go along with the flexibility of a young company. She has always had affinity with IT, because in her spare time she develops websites. In addition, you can make her happy with good food, good music and a trip to a far destination.
Remco has a Master Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente and a minor in Architecture at the Beijing Jeatong University. Remco fulfilled multiple roles at different design bureaus and gained a lot of work experience as interface & industrial designer. At ZIVVER, he focuses on improving user experience on both the aesthetic and the functional level. It gives him great satisfaction to make something what is seen and used by many people. Only then his work has succeeded! Remco gets his inspiration from Scandinavian Design, where functionality and simplicity play a big part in the product.
Remco van der Togt
Head of Operations & Implementation
With a study in Medicine and Medical Information Science, we can say that Remko has his roots in the healthcare sector. This is underlined by his PhD research in the field of sensor technology (RFID) in the healthcare. Remko thinks it is beautiful to contribute to a solution for a problem many organizations currently face. He assists customers in implementing ZIVVER and developing new propositions. Always with a focus on the added value that ZIVVER can create for an organization and of course the end user. He sees an opportunity in contributing to the solution of a social problem: the security of our privacy. If you walk around the Dutch dunes, you might see Remko on his mountain bike.
Director & Co-founder
Rick has over 6 years of experience in the strategic consultancy in the health care sector at Gupta Strategist. He studied Medical Information Science at the University of Amsterdam and Care Management at the Erasmus University. In addition, he has a PhD in Medicine at the University of Amsterdam on the development, implementation and evaluation of decision support systems in healthcare. During his studies, Rick has worked a number of years as a programmer. The idea behind ZIVVER developed during his work as a stagey consultant. Everywhere he went a lot of people worked with sensitive data such as patient data, price agreements, market performance , contracts, etc. Almost every customer had questions about data safety. He saw that people made regular use of solutions that were unsafe and uncontrollable. There was a clear need for a solution like ZIVVER!
With a background in Medical Information Science and Robin’s work experience as implementation consultant for different electronic patient records systems in hospitals the switch to ZIVVER was a logical step. He felt immediately enthusiastic to work on a new product, with all the opportunities and challenges that go with them. As a Solutions Expert Robin is the bridge between the development and implementation of the ZIVVER product. A perfect product and a flawless implementation process is what makes Robin happy. Of course there is always still much to be learned, so he learns a lot from developing software in practice. In addition, you can always ask Robin about the latest food hotspots in Amsterdam.
Head of Customer Success
Saskia is born and raised in Rotterdam. She studied Health Care Policy and Management at the Erasmus University. During her studies she followed her internship at a health insurance organization. After 11 years she signed of as Head of Health Procurement. A management position at a healthcare facility would be a logical career move, but Saskia had other plans. She wanted something else. She was ready for a new organization where she can learn new skills and develop existing ones. Working together towards improvement, that is what she saw in the function Head of Customer Success. A new role in which she made a leap of faith. A young company brings her the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset where she was looking for. Everything is possible and there are no barriers. In her spare time she likes to go diving or goes kickboxing. Indoors she likes to read a good book or has fun with friends.
Vincent van Donselaar
Head of Technology & Co-founder
Vincent has years of experience with programming solutions to complex problems. With a background in Natural Science and Computer Science at the University of Twente his expertise lies with database systems and automated development processes. His interest in these areas of expertise is reflected in his previous work. He had several jobs as a developer and consultant. Before ZIVVER, he worked as a Senior Backed Engineer at Distimo (later App Annie). Here he programmed in Java and worked on automated retrieval of data in different appstores.
Wouter joined Gupta Strategist form the start in 2005. In ten years Gupta grew from a niche player with 5 consultants to the market leader in strategic advice in the healthcare sector. He began his time at Gupta as strategist and left as a partner. Wouter is involved with ZIVVER from the first moment Rick played with the idea to create a solution for secure exchange of sensitive information. Wouter enjoys to develop ZIVVER from a good idea to a worldwide success. His background as a business consultant and legal advisor is now of great value to further develop ZIVVER. You can bump into Wouter at the Concert hall, on a bike or walking outdoors.