Joep has been working for a couple of big players in the online industry. Leaving The Netherlands to start his career at Criteo in Barcelona, he later relocated to London to work at Partnerize. In June 2020 he launched the new Amsterdam office for Webgains. He brings a lot of passion and energy to the team and is always keen to talk about anything that relates to the Benelux region.
Welcome, Joep to our meet the team interview! Our first question to you, how do you like to start your working day?
After reading previous interviews with my colleagues at Webgains, I’ve drawn to the conclusion that I’m starting my day exactly the same way as others across the globe, with coffee. I do like to get up early and get some work done before office hours start.
We do like our coffee here at Webgains! So tell us what do you do at Webgains and in what circumstances would I reach out to you?
Anything related to the BeNeLux markets. I’m focused on growing the business right now. I oversee all account management as well as publisher management. I also support our international offices with the network I’ve built over the past couple of years. Last but not least, I’m always up for a ¨Friday afternoon drink¨
Good to know! Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
That’s a tricky question. I´ve been lucky to have met and worked with some great individuals during my career. Every job I have had so far had people that influenced me and taught me how to deal with situations. It’s hard to pick someone in particular. Also, the fact that I´ve lived in 3 countries has taught me about the different ways that people interact and engage.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
What gives me energy is working with good people and seeing them reach their full potential. Right now, I’m in the process of hiring for the BeNeLux market and I am really excited to be growing a fantastic team. Furthermore, every new client has a different story, and it’s great to work with so many companies that all have different needs. With the hands-on team we have here at Webgains, the coolest aspect of my job is to see that client expectations are always met, every single time.
What’s a mistake you made early on in your career, and what did you learn from it?
There are many mistakes that I have made (and there are mistakes I make every day) but I am good at learning from them. Most of my mistakes have to do with patience (or rather my lack of patience). This is something that I work on daily and it has improved significantly over the last couple of years.
What has been your experience of working at Webgains so far?
I couldn’t have wished for a warmer welcome. Despite working both remotely and in a different country to all my colleagues, everybody has been extremely helpful and supported me with whatever I needed. I can´t wait to meet all of my colleagues in person soon.
We can’t wait to meet you too! So Joep, what keeps you energized at work?
People, both colleagues as well as clients, as I’m pretty much an energetic personality. And the fuel for my energy comes from other people. Also, the fact that I drink about ten coffees a day might stimulate the energy level a bit.
That’s a lot of coffee! What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Webgains?
The combination of a platform that´s industry-leading when it comes to the technical possibilities together with the extremely friendly, smart and helpful people. I think Webgains is in a great position to grow even bigger than we already are, and I’m very excited to be part of this journey.
And we’re excited that you’ve joined us on our journey too. Lastly, one more question, what’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
Ha! Obviously, it’s secret for a reason, so let’s keep it that way 😉
Haha, ok will let you keep that… for now 😉 Thanks Joep!