This month's Meet the Team is Jeroen Ten Holter: Yieldr Air's product owner and human jukebox. Read on to find out about his work, secret talent and man crushes.
Where are you from?
Born in Utrecht and raised in Deventer, the Netherlands.
When did you start working at Yieldr?
In November 2013, so almost 5 years ago.
What do you love most about working at Yieldr?
The people, the energy, the mutual respect and the fact that you can talk to any person about what they are doing.
What do you work on at Yieldr?
I'm the product owner of Yieldr Air. This means planning and prioritizing the development of the product and its features to get the most value from it.
What was your path to Yieldr?
University (master in Organizational Psychology) → Calco (IT people dispatcher) → YD Benelux as Platform Service Engineer → Manager of the Support Team → Product Owner
What’s something you want your colleagues to know about you?
You have 10 seconds to surprise / impress someone. What do you tell them?
I can wiggle my ears.
Have you ever missed a flight?
Yes: Vueling to Barcelona. There was a strike in France (obviously). So the plane was delayed by at least 3 hours. I called them to ask what time I could check-in (since online check-in wasn’t working). They told me until 21.00, but when I got there at 20.30 the lady just closed the desk and restarting her computer was too much work. I got a refund though.
What's your favorite plane-related film?
Flight. Denzel is my second Man Crush (after Chris Hemsworth).
Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?
Nope, closest thing would be player of the week at the local football club when I was 6. But then again, all young players get to be player of the week once...
What's one thing you love to do?
Eat good food paired with good wine with friends and family.
Where would you love to fly to and why?
New Zealand or somewhere where I can see the Northern Lights.