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 able to decide whether you want to stay somewhere or not is made easy because your accommodation 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 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!
Head of Development
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 Manager
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!
Werner van den Bergh
Head of Digital Marketing
Werner has been around since the very beginning of Goboony. Starting out as an intern, Werner is now the Head of Digital Marketing! 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 Marcom & Socials
Margje is Goboony's Head of Marcom & Socials 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.
William van Tienen
Country Manager Netherlands
William is responsible for the Dutch team. He works together with the various team members to make. 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.
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.
As an Operations Officer Xanne plays an active role in helping motorhome owners with all aspects of renting out. In addition to this, she is responsible for quality control on advertisements and provides helpful tips to the landlords to optimise their use of Goboony. Her dream road trip would be to take a round trip through New Zealand in a campervan with a roof tent. She is currently working on her recently acquired new T3 together with her brother and can’t wait to take it on it’s maiden trip!
Customer Care Officer NL
At Goboony, Valentine is taking care of the advertisers and travellers. By managing the customer care team and picking up the telephone, he ensures a pleasant contact. 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.
Assistant Support NL
Julian is involved in the support process and wants to positively increase the full customer experience at GoBoony! He has already been travelling around south-east Asia where he felt ultimate freedom by standing on top of a Bali volcano at sunrise. The most beautiful trip he’s ever made is discovering the Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam. In the future he wants to travel between Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru and do some hiking there too!’
Country Manager Belgium
Jeroen is responsible for the Belgian market at Goboony. He is also responsible to arrange partnerschips to get a better foothold in the market. 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
As a seasoned traveller, Jakes goal is to bring the freedom of Goboony to the UK. Jake is responsible for the UK. Jake's most memorable holiday was sailing throughout the Adriatic sea. His dream trip would be to travel around Mongolia in a motorhome, but first he is on a backpack trip through Thailand, Japan and Australia.
Content & Community Manager UK
Following the completion of her degree in Psychology and Anthropology, Fleurine became part of our UK Team as Content & Community Manager UK. 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.
Customer Care Officer Italy
Mattia has loved to travel from an early age with the desire to discover new places and cultures. His dream is to visit Japan and most of the eastern countries. He thinks that there is no greater freedom than to travel without thoughts, following the path that most inspires him. For this reason, Mattia is very attached to the quality of the trips of our Boonies, to guarantee them the best possible experience.
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.
Anca is our Front-End Developer. She loves to travel and feels free when she is exploring new places or when she is reading a good book. Her most memorable trip was a roadtrip along the West Coast of the US. The highlight was the Grand Canyon. New Zealand and Japan are high on het bucket list!
Assistant Marketing & Communication Italy
Claudia will assist in the Marketing and Communication team. She feels free when she travels, and loves to read and write. Two memorable holidays are her road trips through Portugal and Normandy & Brittany. Full of adventures, amazing landscapes and unexpected experiences. In general, she loves the feeling of being surprised and continuous wonder of a journey without plans, discovering new traditions and cultures and the exchange of different ideas and points of view. She hopes to have the opportunity to travel to North America soon.
Assistant Marketing & Communication NL
Tobias is conducting research on the recruitment of new Travellers and how to increase the number of repeat users. He also writes content for the website. He experiences ultimate freedom as having the ability to take each situation as it comes, coming up with creative solutions to fit the needs of customers. In terms of travel it would be when he’s away for a longer period of time with no fixed plans. His bucket list includes swimming with whale sharks in the Philipines, and seeing Komodo Dragons in Indonesia.
Querido van Berkel
Assistant Marketing & Communication NL
As a musician, Querido knows a lot about creativity. He uses this talent at Goboony to create texts as interesting as possible, just like writing a song. Querido’s ultimate feeling of freedom is when he decides on a Friday afternoon to pack his car and leave. Where to? We’ll see. On trips like these he has discovered beautiful destinations along the French coast and awesome views in the Picos de Europa (Northern Spain). One day Querido would like to drive to his family in Surinam or Indonesia.
Giancarlo studied Computer Science at the University of Malta and is now our Back-end Developer. You can always find him at the office with his white headphones on, listening to the best Progressive House tracks. As a native Maltese, Giancarlo knows like no other how nice it is to relax on a sunny beach, with those same headphones on. His dream trip would surely take him to an island on the other side of the world; Bali.
Assistant Marketing and Communication UK
Nour has already visited numerous places in Europe, Asia, and the USA. But the most memorable place for her was Japan and the most breathtaking view was at the Niagara Falls! Her dream road trip would be to travel to Africa, but until she can make that trip she would like to go hiking and camping near a lake.
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.