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 the Supply team. He works together with the various supply managers to grow the community of motorhomes and he is always willing to help the owners. Together with Margje he is the proud owner of a VW T3. He can be found in the van almost every day, which gives him a sense of freedom even on a normal Tuesday evening. In a few years, they want to take the van on a world tour, with Latin America as its first destination.
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!
Margje is Goboony's content marketer and is happy to write, edit and do creative things every day. She is addicted to travel and the feeling of freedom that it gives her and she has a wonderful collection of stamps in her passport. At Goboony she was bitten by de camperbug and together with William she owns a VW T3. Once they are going to travel the world in it.
Hielke is our 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 Belgium
Jeroen is studying Automotive Business Management. At Goboony he is committed toincreasing brand awereness within the Belgian market. He also arranges partnerschips. He exercises his freedom by travelling in oldtimers from different countries. So far hehas travelled through Italy with a Fiat 500, and through England in a Triumph Spitfire!
Country Manager UK
Matt is responsible for growing the UK market through social media, content creation and digital marketing campaigns. He has a passion for all things food (especially cake…) and never feels freer than when experimenting in the kitchen. Having visited many places, Matt would have to say that seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time was one of his most memorable experiences, closely followed by the picture-perfect vistas of Santorini. High on his travel bucket list is making a campervan tour of the stunning scenery of New Zealand.
Supply Manager United Kingdom
As a seasoned traveller, Jakes goal is to bring the freedom of Goboony to the UK. Jake is, together with Patrick, responsible for the supply of the UK. Jakes most memorable holiday was sailing throughout the Adriatic sea. His dream trip would be to travel around Mongolia in a motorhome, but firts he is on a backpacktrip through Thailand, Japan and Australia.
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.
Assistant Marketing & Communication UK
Following the completion of her degree in Psychology and Anthropology, Fleurine became part of our UK Team as a Marketing and Communication Assistant. Her most memorable trips have been across central and southern Asia, particularly Nepal which she hopes to return to in the coming years to complete the Everest Base Camp trek. Her ultimate feeling of freedom comes from a trip with no prior bookings or routes set, such as hiring a motorhome in the Netherlands and finding your own journey across the 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.
Marketing & Communication Manager Italy
As Marketing & Communication Manager, Lorena works with the content creation, communication and helps to expand the Goboony community in Italy. Her dream trip was to go to New York, one of the most beautiful trips she has ever made. Being a sea and beach lover, she’s already thinking about her next trip to the Maldives and Sri Lanka for next year. Dream big and follow your dream gives her the ultimate feeling of freedom.
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.
Support and Supply Assistant NL
Valentijn is involved in increasing the community of camp owners in the Netherlands. He is also very handy. When there is a screw missing or the battery of the Goboony camper is broken, he always conjures up a spare from the trunk of his car. He is also crazy about traveling, he has seen many countries in Europe, but there are also some trips on his bucket list. Traveling with a camper through Lapland and to the North Cape or a city trip to Tokyo, for example.
Support & Supply Assistant NL
As part of the Supply Team in the Netherlands, Xanne welcomes new owners to the platform, and helps them through the hiring process. Everyone can always count on her. Her dream trip is a round trip through New Zealand in a camper with a roof tent, but together with her brother she is looking for her own camper that they want to convert. Xanne’s ultimate sense of freedom is experienced when she discovers new cities and places around the world.
Supply Assistant NL
Fauziah is currently doing a degree in Business and since joining Goboony has become heavily involved in the implementation of the CamperHotel. She also helps in the development and delivery of several other projects within Goboony. Fauziah loves to travel, and enjoys routine trips Egypt. her most memorable journey was a holiday in Aruba! Enjoying the sun, sea and beaches is her ultimate idea of relaxation.
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!
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.
Assistent Marketing en Communication
Daisy is the Marketing and Communications Assistant. Daisy’s favorite spots are wherever the weather is warm and the food is good. Her ultimate feeling of freedom is when she gets in her car without a plan and drives without a final destination. Daisy’s dream trips are around America, Australia and New Zealand.
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.