Meet our team
Since our creation in 2016, the Deedmob family has spread well and far beyond the Oxford dorms. Now residing in our bright office in the heart of Amsterdam-Oost, our full-timers and interns are working hard to organise the world's good Deeds.
We're always looking to meet cool people. Looking to join our team or just want to say hi?
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Boudewijn Wijnands, CEO & Founder
Boudewijn studied at the University of Oxford, Bocconi in Milan and University of Amsterdam. Boudewijn did traineeships at Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO and Laaken Asset Management. He gained public sector experience through positions at the United Nations in Ethiopia, the Dutch Embassy in Ghana and the European Commission as Blue Book trainee. Driven to find solutions to societies’ challenges, Boudewijn now tries to combine the best of both worlds to achieve maximal social impact. Next to pursuing a high-impact career through starting Deedmob, Boudewijn volunteers for a range of organisations helping the disabled, elderly, homeless, and disadvantaged. Additionally, he cares about tackling climate change and engages himself to preserve nature by helping the WWF.
David Furlong, CTO & Founder
David holds a degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He’s been programming since he was 15, has won multiple international hackathons, started two software companies while at university and is an open source enthusiast. David is an effective altruist and is trying to do the most good he can in his career, which includes donating part of his income to effective charities and trying to create direct impact in his work. He spends his Sundays as coding teacher for refugees at HackYourFuture in Amsterdam.
Hendrik-Jan Overmeer, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, Founding Team Member
Hendrik-Jan has a wide range of experience. He holds degrees in Communication, Commercial Economics and IT from the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Science and ROC ICT Academy. Hendrik-Jan completed internships at ABN AMRO Bank and IBM. He worked at PR/PA agency Burson-Marsteller and at the Dutch Federation of Financial Planning in public affairs. The causes Hendrik-Jan cares about are poverty and engaging young people with politics. He founded a charity which funds the construction of wells in Africa, runs free lectures about politics for children and students, and has founded an organisation which engages young people with their local politicians.
Tycho Onnasch, COO & Founding Team Member
Tycho studied History and Politics at Oxford University. Next to his academic commitments, he served on the Standing Committee (Governing Body) of the Oxford Union. Additionally, he has worked as a Parliamentary Assistant in the House of Commons, as a Strategy Consultant at the Oxford Strategy Group. Tycho cares a lot about education. His favourite volunteering activity is to help underprivileged children to apply to top Universities.
Gerbrand Holland, Partnership Manager
Gerbrand is the most studious member of the Deedmob team. After growing up on a farm in the east of the Netherlands, he studied Medicine, Economics, and Political Science, while currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration. With this unique background Gerbrand brings a variety of different perspectives to the table when helping our partners achieve their social impact goals - whether they are local governments, large corporates, or social organisations.
Jasper Versteege, Partnership Manager
As a philosopher Jasper strongly believes in the power of communities; only by working together can we create a fairer, more transparent and greener world. As an entrepreneur he has learned to turn ideas into deeds. As Partnership Manager at Deedmob he unites both sides by helping our partners to create as much social impact as possible. He's working on creating a global community of people and organisations who empower volunteers! He likes to use his creative and analytical mind to turn challenging problems into concrete solutions. Feel free to challenge him with anything…
Michal Kvasničák, Full Stack Developer
Michal is full stack developer from Slovakia who started grocery delivery startup in Prague, Czechia. In his own free time he reads books, listens to music of all kinds and works on side projects such as pet adoption platform for shelters.
Scott Warren, Frontend Engineer
Scott is an experienced frontend engineer with a specific focus on empathy. He has worked with companies ranging from small start-ups to global organisations. Having survived huge Australian insects, virtual bugs won't scare this guy!
Helping us shape the future of volunteering
Mark Aink (NATIVE Circles)
Mark is a legend in the world of advertising. Mark now leads NATIVE circles, a creative accelerator for conscious brands. His client responsibility includes Apple, Ben&Jerry's, Audi, Microsoft and more. Mark is also a Lead Insurgent for COMMON Europe, Member of the Advisory Board Of B-Corp Europe and is a Climate Leader for the Climate Reality Project. Mark wants to help Deedmob to become the biggest force for doing good in the world.
Jeroo is pioneering social entrepreneur and founder of several award-winning international NGOs. She currently serves as the founder and managing director of Child and Youth Finance International which engaged stakeholders in 124 countries and helped over 36 million children. Jeroo is committed to share her experience to inspire a new generation of social entrepreneurs.
Alexander Rinnooy Kan
Alexander is member of the Dutch Senate, Professor of Economics and Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam and former President of the Dutch employers federation VNO-NCW. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was named the most influential person in the Netherlands by de Volkskrant. He believes that technology will empower volunteers to do more good.
Social Media Team
Laura van Gaalen, Illustrator/Animator
She graduated as Animator on the AKV. st. Joost in Breda and has been passionate about drawing her entire life. Words are not her thing. One image says more than a thousand words suits her perfectly.
No style is too difficult for her.
Laura wants to show people the little things in life. How often do we stop to look at a butterfly or the autumn colours of an oak tree? Life is not only about running, racing and the demands that society makes on you. The world is bigger than that. And that is what she wants to convey through her colourful illustration and animation work.
Ymke van Gaalen, Illustrator
Graduated as an animator and graphic illustrator at AKV st. Joost in Breda. Converting text to images is her speciality.
After graduating and working in a studio, she started The Artistry together with her twin sister. A place where there is room for all kinds of creative ideas.
It is not for nothing that his slogan is: Think big, every thought matters.
Ymke stands for justice and that everyone can do what is his or her passion. With her illustrations and animations, she wants to guide people through complicated information in a beautiful and colourful way.
And to keep the humour and cheerfulness.
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Liselotte studied at the University of Leiden and completed a Master in Tax Law. Liselotte did traineeships at PwC Netherlands and worked there as Tax Assistant. She gained customer service experience through retail at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, World of Delights, where she discovered her passion for an international atmosphere and followed her dream. Driven to help people and connect worldwide, Liselotte now tries to combine the best of both worlds to achieve maximal international impact. Next to pursuing an international career in the aviation industry, Liselotte volunteers for social media of Coronahelpers, helping to connect people and share worldwide.
Liselotte Neuteboom is an adventurous foreign correspondent and likes to offer help to others through her international connections.
Sophie is a Happiness Coach for new & aspiring entrepreneurs. She is an expert at inner freedom & personal branding and helps adventurous souls, travel-obsessed & freedom seeking people to turn their hearts biggest dream into reality.
She has always followed her curiosity which led her to many different jobs and adventures across the world including France, Australia & UAE.
She is of dual nationality (Netherlands & Seychelles) and is always seeking some vitamin sea. The ocean is her greatest love & she is passionate about any project relating to protecting the ocean & islands threatened by the rising sea level + climate change