Resume

Work experience

Yoast

Period: 5-2010 – Now
Function: CEO & Founder
Branche: Online Marketing Consultancy, Professional Blogging
Job description: I founded Yoast as my own company in 2010 to be able to follow my passions even more closely than my jobs had allowed until then. We perform website reviews, do SEO consultancy for some of the bigger online players like eBay & Facebook and sell our own software products.

OrangeValley

Period: 10-2008 – 10-2010
Function: Internet Strategist
Branche: Online Marketing
Job description: Responsible for the internet marketing strategy of several top 300 companies in and outside of the Netherlands.

Onetomarket

Onetomarket

Period: 06-2006 – 09-2008
Function: Search Strategist
Branche: Online Marketing
Job description: Responsible for the search marketing strategy for a few of Onetomarket’s biggest clients, like KLM, Wegener and Amadeus.

AlthA Webdesign Nijmegen

AlthA Webdesign

Period: 01-2007 – 05-2010
Function: CEO
Branche: Webdesign
Job description: I started the company AlthA webdesign to do webdesign work for third parties, and to be able to run my own websites like css3.info as a company. Within AlthA webdesign I do all sorts of things, from creating content management systems, to slicing and basing Photoshop designs. This company “morphed” into Yoast in may 2010.

Onetomarket

Onetomarket

Period: 03-2006 – 06-2007
Function: Search Engine Optimization Consultant
Branche: Online Marketing
Job description: At Onetomarket I’m responsible for my own set of clients. I run search engine optimization projects with these clients, making sure they rank better in the major search engines. While doing that I also provide usability and web browser interoperability advice.

IC&S

IC&S

Period: 06-2005 – 03-2006
Function: Sales Manager
Branche: Advanced Hosting Solutions
Job description: Responsible for marketing and selling the products and services of IC&S: open source software support, webhosting and consultancy. IC&S specializes in managing complex webapplications and internet environments and high network traffic optimization, using open source solutions.

First8

First8

Period: 01-2003 – 06-2005
Function: Account Manager
Branche: Java development
Job description: At First8, I was responsible for client contact, project management and sales.

Extra-curricular Experience

Webkit

WebKit

Period: 03-2006 -
Function: Committer
Branche: Internet Browser

Holland Open

Holland Open

Period: 11-2005 – 06-2007
Function: Member Supervisory Board
Branche: Open Source Platform

Diogenes

Diogenes

Period: 07-2001 – 02-2003
Function: Treasurer
Branche: Student Society

Presentations

I have spoken at several major industry events, like:

Podcasts

I’ve been a guest and/or guest host on several podcasts:

Publications

My work and / or my opinions have been featured in the following offline publications (all in Dutch):