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    Team Zizoo

    Making boat holidays awesome

    1. Anna
      CEO & Co-Founder

      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.

    2. Ivan
      CTO & Co-Founder

      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.

    3. Sinan
      CFO & Co-Founder

      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.

    4. Benito
      CIO & Co-Founder

      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.

    5. Boris
      Zizoo Captain & Investor

      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.

    6. Andrea
      HR + Office Manager

      Our HR and Office Manager Andrea keeps the Zizoo crew at bay and ensures the office is in tip top shape. A world traveller inspired by music, language and the sea, Andrea has previously worked in Spain, Mexico and Chile. It's no wonder why she loves to salsa!

    7. Sian
      Product Manager

      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 ].

    8. Branko
      Lead Front End Dev.

      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.

    9. Arek
      Senior Development Lead

      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 runs perfectly.

    10. Eduardo
      Symfony2 Tech. Lead

      Globetrotter and tech enthusiast, Eduardo, joined the Zizoo Crew from Spain after gaining several years of experience in software development and traveling abroad. For Eduardo, development is not only work but a main hobby. Outside of the office, he continues to experiment with new technologies and also enjoys working out and exploring the outdoors.

    11. Antonio
      Our Designer

      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.

    12. Marta
      Product Listings Associate

      With a dual degree in international business from universities in Spain and Germany, Marta’s love of travel and business insight brought her to Zizoo where she’s spotting the best boats around the world and adding them to our fleet. Inspired by the sun, sea and warm, sunny beaches, she’s also on the lookout for the next big sailing destinations. 

    13. Hristina
      Head of Marketing

      Hristina looks after marketing at Zizoo. Hristina previously worked for Groupon and Microsoft, where she perfected the art of communicating with online audiences. Hristina loves travel, books, her cat Gremlin, and everything to do with sailing (in no particular order).

    14. Lukas
      Marketing Manager

      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!

    15. René
      Senior Marketing Manager

      Rene has a passion for all things tech and travel related. Before joining the Zizoo Crew, he gained experience as an SEO data analyst at Kayak and spent time discovering South America as a digital nomad and backpacking through Australia and Southeast Asia. Back in Berlin, he still hasn’t lost his sense of adventure and enjoys bouldering and ATV driving in his free time.

    16. Ellyn
      Marketing Communications Coordinator

      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.   

    17. Emma
      Marketing Intern

      Emma is currently obtaining a Masters in Brand Management and Marketing Communication at SDU in Denmark. She joined the Zizoo Crew as a lover of travel and advocate for branding and communications. Always up for a new and unique experience, Emma dreams of travelling to Mongolia and has previously spent some time exploring South-east Asia.

    18. Silvie
      Head of Sales

      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.

    19. Evelyn
      Sales Associate

      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!

    20. Xavier
      Sales Associate

      An expert in tourism and travel, Xavier will make your boat holiday planning a breeze. Coming from the sunny island of Haiti, Xavier has often represented his home country at major tourism fairs and has much experience in the travel industry. Fun fact: Xavier has travelled to every continent in the world except for Australia and Antarctica, but aspires to cross those off his bucket list in the future.

    21. Fred
      Sales Associate

      As an avid traveller and outdoors enthusiast, Fred was quickly drawn to the travel and tourism industry. He earned his BS in International Hospitality Management in Arizona and a BA from IUBH in Bonn. At Zizoo, Fred’s here to help make your boat holiday planning smooth and easy. Having lived in various places around the world, including Brazil, USA and Portugal, he’s eager to help travellers of all kinds experience something new. What’s next on his travel list? Asia.

    22. Jan
      Sales Associate

      A true world traveler, Jan has previously lived in Canada and Australia where he developed his love of surfing. When not kite or wave surfing, Jan enjoys trekking, spending time with his puppy and would love to backpack through Patagonia one day. As a past international ship broker in Kiel, Jan’s knowledge and passion for boating and adventures drive him to find you the perfect boat for your holiday.

    23. Thanh
      Sales Associate

      Our boat expert Thanh is ready to help a sailor in need. As an avid globetrotter herself, Thanh is eager to explore new destinations and has experienced the joys of life at sea while sailing in Australia and the Galapagos Islands. Her experience in the tourism industry, wanderlust and cheerful nature ensures that your dream holiday will become a reality.

    24. Benita
      Post-booking & Partnership Manager

      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.

    25. Petra
      Product Reporting Associate

      Originally from Zagreb, Petra found her way to Zizoo after following her passion for the sea. Though Petra has excelled as an archaeologist and a SEM/SEA manager, she remains a true beach bum at heart. She’s spent many happy summers cruising around the Dalmatian islands on her grandfather's boat. Petra’s love of the sea and desire to travel inspires her during her daily work as our Partner Relations Associate.

    26. Katarina
      Post-booking Intern

      Coming from one of Germany’s main sailing destinations, it is no wonder how Katarina found her way to Zizoo. As a member of the Zizoo Crew, Katarina is here to assist you with your boat holiday preparations. She is currently studying Sociology and has many travel goals for the future. A true outdoor enthusiast, Katarina loves running outdoors and dreams of travelling to Australia, New Zealand and hopes to be able to visit every capital city in the world at least once.

    27. Tea
      Partner Relations Associate

      With a passion for fitness, nutrition, travelling and the sea, Tea joined our crew as a member of our Post-booking team where she helps complete your boat holiday booking experience. Driven by her love of travel and all things nautical, Tea is here to ensure your holiday planning is smooth sailing. She dreams of travelling throughout Italy to experience la dolce vita and enjoys sports both on land and in the sea.

    28. Lea
      Post-booking Intern

      Having spent many months traveling and working in South America and the Spanish island of Tenerife, Lea brought her experience in the tourism industry and affection for travel to Zizoo. As part of our Post-Booking team, she ensures your boat holiday gets off to a good start. Having studied and explored many parts of South and Central America, Lea’s love of Latin culture and landscapes is apparent. In addition to exploring the world, she has a true passion for dance and makeup artistry.

    29. Eleonora
      Accounting Intern

      Eleonora is currently studying International Business in Berlin and is now combining her love of travel with her knowledge of economics and geopolitics as an accounting intern at Zizoo. When not busy with the books, Eleonora spends her time travelling, reading and cheering for her favourite football team, Barca. She dreams of sailing the seven seas (or at least the Mediterranean) as well as discovering new cities and inspiring landscapes.