Anna is our strategy, our vision and the driving force behind Zizoo. She has over 6 years’ experience working at Google, a passion for digital media and a mad love of the sea. Anna is a driven entrepreneur, our leading lady and the glue that holds our team together.
Ivan is our go-to techspert and the architect connecting business with technology. With over 7 years’ experience in software architecture and development, he manages our development process and turns our creative ideas into technological product.
Sinan is our financial brain. He attended the world’s top business schools and has extensive expertise in corporate finance and venture capital enterprises. Sinan manages our investor relations and drives our funding processes from start to finish.
Beni brings big technological ideas to the table and whips them into beautiful code. He has over 8 years’ experience developing cutting edge software and a passion for engineering web-based enterprise applications.
Boris is our expert of the sea. He has over 15 years’ experience in the marine tourism industry, both as a skipper and as a captain, and has charter and agent contacts all over the world. With deep insight into the global marine industry, Boris brings our much-needed ‘insider’ touch.
Always bringing new ideas to the table, Andreas works in Business Development. Andreas’ background is in consulting: his previous employers include PwC Consulting and Robert Bosch Venture Capital. Andreas loves travel, the sea and spicy food: he developed a taste for it during his time studying in China. Andreas is a certified PADI rescue diver and a full-time boat admirer.
Silvie is our people person. She has extensive experience in the tourism industry and a true passion for travel. She has a strong background in account management and customer service, and our customers love her friendly attitude and awesome sales skills.
Responsible for the usability as well as the look and feel of our website, Zizoo’s Product Manager Sian has always loved boats. She first started sailing with her family in France, and years later wrote her dissertation on the mathematics behind sailing knots. Londoner by birth and Berliner by calling, Sian is our go-to-person for all things Google Analytics, art and the correct pronunciation of ‘yacht’ - [ jɒt ].
Branko is our link between design and technological execution. With over 10 years’ experience in the field, he’s passionate about code and working in the travel industry. He takes our designs and spins them to develop a finished front-end product.
Antonio is our design mind. As our Graphic and Web Designer, he takes our ideas, adds a bit of magic and creates drop-dead gorgeous web pages and marketing material. He has over 6 years’ experience in the field, and is spurred on by creativity, clean design and art.
Arek is the latest addition to our technical team. With 15 years of experience in software development, a passion for NoSQL and Big Data, and a love of writing code, we know we can count on him to ensure zizoo.com runs perfectly.
Hristina looks after content and editorial strategy across Zizoo’s platforms. Curious about all things tech, Hristina previously worked for Groupon and Microsoft, where she perfected the art of communicating with online audiences, as well as the art of knowing how many cups of coffee is too many. Hristina loves travel, books, her cat Gremlin, and everything to do with sailing (in no particular order).
Having studied International Relations and International Management, Anna combines her love for business with her passion for travel. Other than sailing, Anna’s hobbies include diving, yoga and dancing. She is also an avid dog-lover and can often be found petting our office dog Mio.
Benita studied philosophy and has been sailing all across the Mediterranean since a young age. In recent years, she has had the pleasure of being a skipper in Croatia. Her love affair with the sea brought her to Zizoo where she enhances customer experience and charter relations.
Lukas studied communications and business in the Netherlands and has plenty of experience in the world of customer service and sales. When he retires, instead of buying a sportscar he plans to buy his own sailboat and a good-looking captain’s hat!
Ellyn studied Media Studies in her home state of Pennsylvania before coming to Germany to earn her Masters in World Heritage Studies. Her love of travel and all things nautical brought her to Zizoo where she'll share with you sailing stories and journeys as well as great travel tips for your boat holiday.
Pun-loving Philipp is our German content superstar. Philipp is an experienced copywriter, editor and translator, having worked for a publishing house and three newspapers. Philipp studied German literature and language; he is as passionate about content as he is about travel (and wearing grey t-shirts).
Evelyn has a degree in business management and a strong passion for selling. She enjoys being a part of the sales industry, where she has experience in real estate and her own shop in Berlin. Evelyn loves speaking to our German clients, so give her a call!
Having worked and traveled around the globe, Matti is a skilled communicator with international orientation. He is committed to ensuring your boat rental process is smooth and seamless, and employs his sales prowess to build an experience within your budget without sacrificing quality.
Lina is a very outgoing and cheerful person who loves travelling and experiencing local cuisines. After finishing her Masters of Finance in London, Lina joined Zizoo where she leads the client & partner relationships team. Committed to going the extra mile, Lina’s aim is to build long-lasting relationships with our partners and to make your sailing holiday an unforgettable experience.