16 May Willemijn Brand is our manager People & Culture
Willemijn Brand has joined Skydreams, the global online marketplaces provider, to lead organisation development, talent acquisition and acceleration of culture. In her role as Manager People & Culture, she will serve as a member of the management team and report directly to Skydreams co-founder and CEO Luís Verbakel.
The addition of Willemijn to the team is part of Skydreams’ strategy of taking on experienced management who’ll make a big impact on the company’s development as it continues on its international growth path.
Willemijn comes to Skydreams from Viacom, where she served as HR director a.i. for the Benelux. Prior to that role, she was HR Manager Benelux a.i. for Warner Bros. Entertainment Netherlands B.V. and HR director for IPG Media brands.
Luís Verbakel, Skydreams co-founder and CEO: “Willemijn brings in a level of senior expertise that has been missing until now at Skydreams. She has worked in directorship positions for an extensive group of media companies. Even more importantly to us, she has the ambition and drive to make a success out of every opportunity. It is this spirit combined with her vast experience and no-nonsense pragmatic hands-on approach that makes her the perfect fit for the role. As a team, we are thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with Willemijn.”
Willemijn Brand: “I’m very excited to be joining Skydreams, a vibrant business where people are at the heart of its success. I’ll be focusing on strategies to strengthen the culture internally, ensuring that we’re creating a high-performing environment where A-players thrive.”
Skydreams is a global provider of online marketplaces that matches people around the world with locally available peer-reviewed professionals who offer services related to life’s milestone events, such as home moving and home making. With 150 online marketplaces in 17 countries, including the US, Skydreams has established itself as a globally active internet business. The company’s top brand is Moving24, an online marketplace where consumers connect with local moving companies. Skydreams was founded in 2002 and is privately owned. The company is led by its co-founders, Luís Verbakel (MA) & Mark Feenstra (MSc) and is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.