Head of Software Development at Coolblue
2014 - present, Currently I work at Coolblue, one of the biggest online retailers of the Benelux and the
fastest growing company in this industry where I am responsible for software development.
At the moment we are with 27 scrum teams. These teams work on our E-commerce platform, on
our backoffice systems, on the infrastructure needed to run these platforms and our
workplaces and since we value data analysis a lot at Coolblue we have quite some teams
working on Business Intelligence.
Independent Management Coach
2005 - present, Besides my day-time job I am a part-time management coach. At Coolblue, but also in
my former jobs at KPN and TomTom I have learned a lot about changing and scaling organisations,
about both server-side and embedded software, quality assurance, DevOps, distributed teams
and (Cloud)infrastructure. In May 2016 I was named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in Tech
in the Netherlands.
I love to share my knowledge, to help and to learn. Please take a look at my
the coachings section of this website when you are interested.
EVP Software Engineering at CCS
2011 - 2013, In 2011 I worked for the company CCS. I was a member of the board and responsible for
Software Engineering in the Netherlands and India. We made the software product Level 7
for the Insurance Industry.
VP Software Engineering
2007 - 2011, In 2007 I joined TomTom Navigation Systems as a VP Software Engineering. At that time,
TomTom was rapidly accelerating its growth, as was my team. Our biggest challenge was
meeting the deadlines for delivering the embedded software. I am proud to say that we
succeeded in that! In 2009 we delivered all our 10 software projects in time without
having quality problems. My team at TomTom had 20 different nationalities. Most of them
were based in Amsterdam, part of the team was situated in Taiwan, China and India.
Management Trainee and IT Manager at KPN
1997 - 2007, After studying at the Delft University of Technology, I started working for Royal
Dutch Telecommunications (KPN).
As a management trainee I was given the opportunity to grow as an IT manager,
including managing 250+ teams. In 2005 I managed my first outsourced software team in India.
Student at the Technical University of Delft
1990 - 1997, Industrial Design Engineering.
- Design project at AG Autogas-Systems, January 1994 - October 1994.
Assignment: New gas fuel system.
- Internship at Philips Media Systems in Eindhoven, February 1995 - May 1995.
Assignment: The WWW? What is it and what can Philips Media do with it?
- Graduation at KPN Research, July 1996 - February 1997.
Assignment: Design of an interface for Interactive Television.