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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. Lina
      Office Manager and HR Admin

      With a background in linguistics, Lina’s career path in Berlin brought her to the field of hospitality. She’s a natural people person which led her to her current position at Zizoo where she is in charge of keeping this ship afloat and onboarding new crew members. When not traveling the world or dreaming about a future trip spent hiking in Patagonia or relaxing on the beaches of Southeast Asia.

    7. Eleonora
      Junior Accounting & Finance Associate

      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. 

    8. Denis
      Head of Product

      An engineer by training, Denis joined the Zizoo Crew as our Head of Product and is now leading our continued mission to digitalise the nautical tourism industry by making the best place to book a boat holiday or yacht charter worldwide. In his free time, he enjoys coding on the side, long-distance running and Karate. After his first trip sailing on a gulet, he’s made it a goal to get his sailing licence in the near future.

    9. Petra
      Business Intelligence Manager

      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. Her love of the sea and desire to travel inspires her during her daily work as our Business Intelligence Manager.

    10. Marta
      Product & Listings Manager

      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. 

    11. 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.

    12. 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.

    13. 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.

    14. 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).

    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. Robert
      Growth Marketing Director

      Working cross-functionally with Product Management, Engineering and Marketing teams, our Growth Marketing Director, Robert, actively looks for means to scale up our business. While dealing with data and numbers is his passion and fuel, he also values a healthy lifestyle with regular workout and a well-balanced diet.

    17. Ellen
      German Content Writer

      Smitten with wanderlust, Ellen’s travels and academic background in Tourism brought her to Zizoo where she is working on crafting expert sailor routes and sailing tips for your next boat holiday. Her love of travel also inspired her to become a sailor herself. For now it’s Jolles, but she hopes to get more experience out on the water in the future. When not sailing or writing, Ellen can be found DJing at clubs and festivals around Europe.

    18. Ellyn
      HR & Communications Manager

      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.   

    19. Chloe
      Content and Social Media Marketing Intern

      Born and raised in New Jersey, Chloe made her way to her new home of Berlin while she fell in love with the city after visiting. Her passion for creating content and writing started early on, making her a natural fit as our new Marketing Intern. When she is not posting on our social media channels, writing for our magazine, or sending our latest newsletters you can find Chloe together with family and friends or traveling to chase the sun!

    20. 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.

    21. 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 dog 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.

    22. 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. 

    23. Trey
      Sales Associate

      Trey’s southern hospitality and love of travel helps him make your boat holiday and yacht charter planning a breeze. Trey originally studied aviation and has worked traveling the skies as a pilot. He’s already been to every continent except for Australia (but that’s on his list). Now he’s taken his passion for traveling the globe back down to ground level as one of our experienced Sales Associates. He spends his free time exploring the world, listening to music and playing the violin.

    24. 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.

    25. Giulia
      Sales Associate

      Giulia uncovered her passion and curiosity for foreign languages and and cultures at an early age. Ready for a new challenge after studying Cultural Mediation in her home country of Italy, Giulia was drawn to Berlin because of its unique, multicultural environment. Today, she is assisting clients in Italian, German and Russian At Zizoo.Giulia gets her daily inspiration from the team and our mission to help people discover the world by boat.

    26. 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!

    27. Julius
      Regional Manager NL/BE

      Always up for a new challenge and naturally drawn to an international environment, Julius came to Berlin to be part of Zizoo. Having past experience in Sales, Julius brought his love for travel, resourcefulness and humour to the team and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have the boat of your dreams. He has major travel plans in the future and is driven by his desire to travel the globe. 

    28. Patrick
      Sales Associate

      Patrick joined the Zizoo Crew as one of our foremost experts in sailing in the Canary and Balearic Islands, where he grew up. When you can't find him on the water sailing, surfing, wakeboarding or diving, he's probably back on land riding motorcycles, which is also a big passion of his. Patrick's adventurous side also sparked an interest in traveling and by the age of 20, he had already visited every continent (except Antartica, but it's on his list). 

    29. Tracy
      Sales Associate

      Coming from a diverse background in Business and Economics, Tracy brings her love for travel and adventure to the table as one of our Sales Associates. She grew up sailing in New Zealand where she also raced Optimists. Drawn to historical cities and incredible natural landscapes, Tracy spent 6 months backpacking through Europe and has also travelled to Africa before joining the Zizoo Crew.

    30. 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.

    31. Marisela
      Customer Service Exec.

      Marisela loves learning languages, which is why she became a commercial assistant for foreign languages before joining Zizoo as our Customer Service Executive. Her fluency in Spanish, German and English makes it helpful for our international clientele. She’s also dabbled in French and Japanese and looking to learn Italian and Russian in the future. Before making the move to Germany, Marisela spent time traveling in South America, the US and Canada. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and going to music festivals.

    32. Petra
      Customer Service Exec.

      Petra embodies the true Zizoo spirit as a big fan of marine life and Wes Anderson’s film, the Life Aquatic. Before joining the Customer Care Team, Petra worked in the music and hospitality industries and earned her degree in Public Relations. At Zizoo, she aims to use the guidance of her spirit animal, Steve Zissou and love of travel to help our clients experience the ultimate sailing holiday and have a chance to do some more sailing herself.

    33. Sophie
      Payments Coordinator

      Having spent many summers sailing the island of Greece and Croatia with her family as a kid, it is now wonder how Sophie found her place at Zizoo. With a background in music and desire to travel, Sophie joined our Payments Department where she assists our clients and partners. In addition to traveling, Sophie also enjoys singing, songwriting, playing the piano and making people smile, which she does a lot of here at our office.