Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.
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work - 07 Feb 2020
At Floorplanner we want to help people to enjoy their spaces more. We want to give them the tools to improve the houses and rooms where they live and work. We are proud of the products that we offer now, and of the 25 million people using it world-wide, but there are a ton of new ideas to explore and people to reach.
We value innovation over efficiency, and freedom with responsibility over process. We value team work over brilliant einzelgängers and we value a good solution now over a perfect solution in the future.
In our new hiring process we are focusing at lot more on our culture. We still ask questions about skills and work drive, but we also have two additional meetings about our culture. These are conversations about the things we want to achieve and how we could work together to make it happen.
I am confident that finding a better match will be good for the people working at Floorplanner, and for the company itself.