Our Team

Our Team

About our team

An innovative company can only be innovative if there’s trust and space to experiment. Our team culture can be best described as open, with short communication lines. There is plenty of freedom but with it a keen sense of personal responsibility. We enjoy panoramic views of the city of Amsterdam from our office. And on rainy days, we have the Ping-Pong table to lift our spirits!

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Mike Coumans

Mike Coumans

Founder & CEO

Positive by nature and with a constant drive for improvement, Mike knows how to build a great product. With a constant drive for product development, he has successfully introduced Sendsteps to a diverse range of industries.. When Mike is not at work, he is “daddy cool” and proud father to his son and daughter!
Steven Blom

Steven Blom

Founder

A creative mind and a joy to the company! With a broad interest, Steven gets his inspiration out of many things. In 2015 Steven founded Sendsteps US and from Los Angeles he is working on realizing our dream, that is, an engaged audience anywhere in the world!
Maaike Westerman

Maaike Westerman

Corporate Events

With loads of experience at Deutsche Bank, Maaike outperforms us all with her pünktlichkeit. Such a pleasure! During her free time, her kids bring her great joy and on a weekly basis she goes to battle during some fierce bootcamps. Rightfully our charming power woman!
Robert Daverschot

Robert Daverschot

Corporate Events

You may have seen him at your last conference. Robert can be found in the audience closely monitoring audience feedback while performing the role of chairman or sidekick. He partners with event organizers to ensure that 100% audience engagement is guaranteed in every session of every event!
Pascal van Dalen

Pascal van Dalen

License Sales

At the right moments, the right questions. His many years of experience at DoubleDutch help us to get even more insight into the corporate event market; locally and abroad! After work, all his left-over energy goes into the boxing ring: kick boxing to be precise!
Jan Hielco Timmerman

Jan Hielco Timmerman

License Sales

‘Bûter, brea en griene tsiis, wa’t dat net sizze kin is gjin oprjochte Fries’ [Frysian]. For sure with Jan Hielco we have a genuine Frysian in our midst. Down to earth, no nonsense and years of sales expierence. In his free time Jan Hielco can be found on the hockey fields of Overveen, where he simply continues scoring!
Jesse Straatman

Jesse Straatman

License Sales

We’re all a little jealous at Jesse. Who doesn’t want to live in rural Laren and still be so conveniently located near the city? Whenever he can he’ll set sail; with his barge ánd his family out to the open waters. Selling software was something he already did for years and it’s what he still loves to do!
Rob Tervoort

Rob Tervoort

Sales Executive

Like the French say “C’est le ton qui fait la musique”. That’s not only true for his pleasant approach in sales contacts, but he also knows how to create the perfect setting during one of his DJ performances. Good for you to know that you can always contact him for your next party … or wedding?
Nandi Schrama

Nandi Schrama

Customer Success Manager

Fresh and jolly, with Nandi on your side it’s always good fun. But not only that, with a passion for people and company cultures, she likes to get you going with clever Sendsteps use. She rather leaves the company car at the office and comes to you with her own horse! Do you a have a spot at the parking lot?
Alexander (Alex) van Swinderen

Alexander (Alex) van Swinderen

Online Growth Specialist

Alexander, loves to dive into everything related to online marketing. With an analytical approach he knows how to come up with clever online communication. Alex is father of a beautiful daughter, and is one of the few of us, who calmly lives outside the city in lusciously green and relaxed Driebergen.
Bernd Veldhuis

Bernd Veldhuis

Finance & Administration

Bernd worked at large financial institutes, but in the end prefers the vibe of small young companies. Being the oldest of the team, we regard him a bit as our elder statesman. Join Bernd for our office lunch and it will take ages, but then again he does come up with the tastiest sandwiches you’ve ever seen!
Emilio Ziere

Emilio Ziere

Administration Executive

When doing business with us, you’re likely to meet Emilio only in a later stage. That’s because he is responsible for administration and invoicing. It goes without saying that he loves numbers! In his free time you might see him running by on one of his jog runs or meet him in the gym where he’s doing his work-out!
Thys te Poele

Thys te Poele

IT Engineer

Thys started with us by providing our clients onsite event support. He left for a few years working at TomTom, but now found his way back at Sendsteps. He loves making digital processes more clever, safer and fun. That’s what we all need isn’t? Don’t forget to ask him about his farm…!
Lodewijk van Rijn

Lodewijk van Rijn

Onsite Support Coordinator

Ask Lodewijk anything about our software or PowerPoint; he has it fixed before you can bLinkedIn! He has attended more Sendsteps events than any other member of the team. That makes him a specialist in pretty much everything. Even if your life is in danger, he owns a dog [the size of a pony] that can swim like no other!
Marc Hage

Marc Hage

Software Developer

A quiet but smooth operator knowing how to create the most user-friendly online environments. Offline he basically does the same; to many couch surfers his house is the ultimate basis for a few days Amsterdam. He himself is an eager traveler too! His next destination? For long he has been talking about Japan!
Vassilis (Vas) Papadopoulis

Vassilis (Vas) Papadopoulis

Software Developer

Developers that know how to work from the bigger picture. Such a delight! Vassilis swopped the Greek sun for the Dutch cloudy skies. Whenever he has a spare moment he’ll jump onto his motorbike: the faster, the better. Racing at the circuit in Spa is his passion. Every Monday we’re relieved to have him back alive!
René Verheij

René Verheij

Software Developer

As no other René knows how to dive deep into any developer challenge. He chooses to do so at the most exotic locations. As a mobile worker he isn’t restricted to an office or to any borders. As such he already worked extensively for Sendsteps from Peru and Bali. Now isn’t he a clever cookie?
Moderator Team

Moderator Team

Onsite Support Coordinator

Our Moderator Team is there to support you onsite. They are far more than technical experts. They can help you to get the most out of audience interaction. Because we rarely get the whole team together, every now and then, we catch up whilst taking a canal tour through Amsterdam!

Consultants of Audience Interaction


At Sendsteps we see hundreds of events taking place every year. We know how to engage and shape participation whatever the size of your audience. We can advise on how best engage your audience using an interactive presentation. We can help you to formulate great questions. We can even facilitate the meeting for you!



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