How amazing would it be to rent a motorhome on the other side of the world, and go on an awesome trip? Now that’s a real adventure! Exploring peaceful unknown areas teeming with the beauty of nature, small towns full of culture where you can have new experiences. Being albe to decide whether you want to stay somewhere or not is made easy because your accomodation is on wheels. During a motorhome holiday you experience true freedom! At Goboony we want to give everyone the possibility to experience the freedom or or to share the freedom with motorhome holidaymakers.
Goboony is a platform where motorhome owners and hirers are brought together. Whether you want to hire a top of the range motorhome, or an iconic campervan. You can find the perfect motorhome for your trip. If you love adventure and the freedom of the open road, you've come to the right place!
Mark de Vos
Both of his motorhomes were spending most of their time in his garage. Realising this, he had an idea for creating an online platform to help solve this issue. Prior to Goboony, he was the commercial director of a car importer group, before becoming a consultant specialising in business growth. He has the gift of gab, his glass is always half full and he likes to go out in the boony's with his family.
The creative force behind Goboony; Foppe is at his best when he’s online. He's helped various startups to go from scratch to being lucrative businesses. In other words: he gets things done! He’s also in love with the piano (he’s a member of a jazz-band) and when the sun is shining you will probably find him somewhere 'in the boonies' enjoying the sun. Practise what you preach!
Oane Koning Hettema
A creative entrepreneur for whom ideas seem to flow through his very veins. 1995 was the year Oane discovered the magical force of the internet. This compelled him to found his first company at the art academy: Dizain, the agency that packs marketing strategy into creative ideas with a strong link to online technology. After that he formed other companies and worked on projects for all manner of large brands in the Netherlands. He has since become addicted to the energy of the people of Goboony emit. Oane experiences his ultimate freedom by driving through the hairpin bends of the Alps whilst Andrea Bocelli plays.
Knows everything about difficult computer codes and complex systems. All the awesome technical features on the website are made by Nico himself. Everyday we hear the same message: “Hey guys, have you seen this new feauture on the website?”. He has the unique ability to translate the wishes of our customers into the easy to use features on the website.
Human Resources & Insurance
Before becoming part of the Goboony family, Virginie worked in venture capital coaching hundreds of startups. Business development is therefore second nature to her. Her mission at Goboony is international expansion. A globetrotter at heart, she has been travelling all over with motorhomes, from the Polar Circle to the Carpathian hometown of Dracula. However, her ultimate sense of freedom is to have fun at work!
William van Tienen
Head of Supply
William is responsible for Goboony’s Supply team. He works with the various supply managers to grow our community of campers. He hopes to spend a year travelling in a Volkswagen camper to discover new places. William already knows where his first destination will be, a drive up to scenic Norway!
Werner van den Bergh
Head of Support & Operations
Werner has been around since the very beginning of Goboony. Starting out as an intern, Werner is now the COO! Also responsible for SEA & SEO and probably several other acronyms. He likes getting his hands dirty when it comes to growth hacking and making sure operations are running smoothly.
Head of Community
Tessa experienced her ultimate feeling of freedom whilst on a backpacking trip through Indonesia last year. Having completed her studies in communication, she now works at Goboony where she is responsible for building our community. Her dream is to embark on a trip around the world, a dream that will finally become a reality at the end of the year, when she will spend 7 months travelling through Asia and the Americas!
Having finished her degree in Communication, Margje now works at Goboony. She is primarily engaged in content creation. She has a particular love for Latin America, but thinks the whole world is beautiful. Hitchhiking is her favourite way to holiday and hitching a ride in a motorhome is high on her bucket list.
Hielke is our In-House Data Analyst and knows every piece of data. He also contributes to the Support. He has visited many countries in Europe, from Portugal to Czech Republic. Hielke’s ultimate goal is to take a roadtrip across the US from East to West America, or the length of Japan. Until then, he will remain in Europe going on local camping trips and visiting his pet duck.
Pedro develops and maintains the Goboony website. He attained a Computer Engineering’s Masters degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He uses his knowledge and experience to help Goboony reach its innovative plans. His goal is to go in a round-the-world trip.
Country Manager United Kingdom
As a seasoned traveller, Jakes goal is to bring the freedom of Goboony to the UK. Jake is Responsible for our UK motorhome community, social media content, and translating the site to English. Jakes most memorable holiday was sailing throughout the Adriatic sea. His dream trip would be to travel around Mongolia in a motorhome.
Supply Manager UK
Patrick is the Supply Manager UK, helping to expand our motorhome community throughout the United Kingdom. Patrick has enjoyed trips such as hitchhiking from the Netherlands to Spain and travelling across Israel/Palestine. His ultimate travelling goal is a road trip through Iran and Central Asia.
Country Manager Italy
Maria is part of the Italian team and is responsible for further growing the Italian market. She deals primarily with content creation, social media and digital PR. She has a degree in Business Communication and Digital Media. She loves foreign languages, travelling and encountering new cultures. Her dream is to go on a trip across the African continent.
Supply manager Italy
Alice works as the supply manager for Goboony in Italy. She has a degree in Environmental and Development Economics, and a Masters in Environmental Governance. Alice has spent much of her life travelling, and in her free time she coordinates groups around the world for a travel association. Alice spent half year in a motorhome Camping in southern France so is well versed in camper life! Alice has the dream of one day living in a motorhome by the sea.
Assistant Content Italy
Chiara is a member of the Italian team, focusing mainly on the marketing and communications for her country within Goboony. She is an International Business Administration and Management graduate who during her studies joined a large non-profit youth-run organisation. In this post she worked on several projects such as a house construction project in Ethiopia. A big fan of music, Chiara loves festivals and reviewing them. In addition to this, she loves travelling and experiencing new cultures. Her travel dream is to circumnavigate the world, and to see the Northern Lights in Lapland.
Stefan van Eijk
Assistant marketing & support
Stefan is responsible for our communication through social media. Stefan experienced a huge adventure last year in Athens where he worked with refugees. For Stefan, Being able to make spontaneous choices gives him the ultimate sense of freedom. Discovering new things and meeting new people are other pursuits that he values highly. Stefan’s ultimate dream trip would be to visit Australia!
Supply Assistant NL
Valentijn works on increasing our community of motorhome owners in the Netherlands. He is also crazy about traveling, and is certainly well travelled within Europe. From camping in Italy to road trips all the way to Ukraine, Valentine is a fan of adventures on the road with plenty of ideas on where to go next! Touring with a camper through Lapland and to the Northern Cape or a city trip to Tokyo for example.
Supply Assistant NL
Xanne followed a Digital Innovation course after studying International Business Administration. Part of the Dutch supply team, she welcomes new owners to the platform, and helps them through the hiring process. Her dream trip would be to to complete a round trip through New Zealand in a vehicle with a rooftop tent. Xanne’s ultimate sense of freedom is experienced when she discovers new cities and places around the world.
Assistant support NL
Youri studies Tourism Management and he works on support in both the UK and the Netherlands as well as conducting research in conversion optimisation. With a passion for travel and tourism, Youri has visited many places around Europe. His greatest wish is to one day tour Scandinavia in a motorhome. Youri experienced the ultimate sense of freedom when he went on a road trip with friends in Morocco.
Assistant Support NL
Dieke is part of the Customer Support department of Goboony. In addition, she conducts research on customer satisfaction on the site. Her most beautiful and memorable trip so far has been to Java where she was blown away by the people and natural splendour of the region. After completing her studies, she wants to broaden her travels around Asia with places like Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka being high on her list. Dieke’s ultimate feeling of freedom is simply being on holiday; which is why she wants to discover more of the world.
Assistant Communication & Content
Sharrel is studying International Communication and Media. She has been on many trips all over the world and loves experiencing different cultures. Sharrel feels the ultimate sense of freedom when visiting South Korea, travelling to Seoul as often as she can. Next up on her travel bucket list is backpacking through Southeast Asia. She is also hoping to go on a road-trip across the US with her best friends.
Assistant Communication & Community
As her title suggests, Laura works in communication and community at Goboony. She has a great fondness for the beach, where she enjoys a breath of fresh air and watching the sea. Add to this recipe, a warm sunny day and good music, and you have her take on the ultimate feeling of freedom. She has already seen many things on her travels, but one thing remains on her travel bucket list ... To simply take the car (or motorhome) and hit the open road!
Entrepreneur / Investor
Ronald has been an entrepreneur since 1999 and has his roots in Online Market Research. After he successfully sold his company back in 2015, with a short break setting up a sharing economy company himself, Parkyourcar, he now is back and acts as managing director of his own company NETQ Healthcare founded in 2008, serving the healthcare industry. As an investor in both Snappcar and Goboony, Ronald utilises his broad experience and network to advise Goboony on their strategic topics and growth. When Ronald is not working he will be mountaneering, a big passion of his.
Managing Director NKC (Europe's largest motorhome club)
Within NKC is Stan is responsible for vision and strategy develpment. Stan inspires and is a connector, who gives people freedom and responsibility, these traits have been key to his success. With his network and knowledge of the market, Stan helps Goboony from within the Advisory board to grow the company to new heights.
In the boonies is an expression from New Zealand which means ‘go on a journey, go your own way and don’t let anyone guide you’. That is exactly the feeling you get when travelling with a motorhome. Combine that with two enormous travel and motorhome fans, Mark and Foppe (founders of Goboony), who met during a journey through New-Zealand with a motorhome, and that’s when the idea for Goboony started.