Wouter Sterk came on board on the team as Commercial Manager and one of his main focuses will be the customer success and consequently Owlin’s success.
Wouter was born in Delft to a family with Indonesian roots, and grew up in a small village in the south of Utrecht. He studied Economics & Geography and started is working career at ABN AMRO as Industry Analyst for the Tech, Media & Telecom desks and subsequently in an advising role on strategic topics for the CEO and Executive Board.
"My ambition was to work at an innovative and fast-growing fintech company before turning 30 -- which is just in time, as tomorrow is my birthday."
Wouter holds a genuine passion for traveling and he is interested in politics.
Merel Steenbrink joined Owlin’s team as Software Engineer. She grew up in Maastricht and moved to Amsterdam to study Beta-Gamma, an interdisciplinary studies that combined the social sciences with the exact science. During these studies she got charmed with the beauty of logic and decided to study Mathematics next to it. She ended up discovering that she enjoyed programming and decided to do a coding boot camp.
"With mathematics I could never really show what I did, but now I could finally demonstrate my mom what I’d made, and she could be sincerely proud."
After the boot camp Merel was ready to experience the next step and that’s when she decided to join Owlin.
"I’m looking forward to be surrounded by so many young, driven people where the vibe is “we can make everything, and if we don’t know how to do it, we can learn it and just try”. This mentality inspires me a lot and I can’t wait to learn new things."