Hippo is on a mission to make the digital experience more personable for every visitor. We’re redefining the CMS space by engineering the world’s most advanced content performance platform, designed to help businesses understand their visitors – whether they are known or anonymous – and deliver the content they value in any context and on any device.

Content is the backbone of online business. Hippo was built to help businesses understand which content matters to their audiences, and deliver optimal and personable digital experiences based on this knowledge. By providing continuous insights into your audiences’ engagement with your content, Hippo provides tangible metrics on your content’s performance in supporting your business goals. From gaining deeper understanding of your existing personas, to identifying new ones, Hippo empowers you to respond to and optimise every customer journey.

Meet the Management Team

Jeroen Verberg, CEO and Founder

Under Jeroen's leadership, Hippo has grown from a start-up to an international enterprise-class software company, with a successful U.S. market entry. He has built a strong management team and a thriving company culture which emphasizes openness and a non-hierarchical structure.

Arjé Cahn, CTO and Founder

As CTO, Arjé is the technical brain behind Hippo CMS. He has earned his stripes in the open-source world as an elected Member of the Apache Software Foundation in 2007, after becoming an Apache Cocoon Committer in 2005. He was listed as a top 5 CMS executive under 35 by CMSWire and is a frequent speaker at conferences on web experience management and open-source. He supports the growing Dutch tech scene as a mentor at Rockstart.

Tjeerd Brenninkmeijer, CMO and Founder

As CMO, Tjeerd oversees Hippo's marketing strategy, focusing on the lead to revenue process. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications and a speaker at industry events. He also contributes to the tech community as a Startup Bootcamp mentor.

Linda Neijenhuis, Chief of Staff

Linda is responsible for HR and strategic programs spanning multiple disciplines within Hippo, such as customer satisfaction and corporate responsibility. Before joining Hippo as HR-Manager in 2008, she worked for six years in the same role at IKEA and at Elsevier. She started her business career as a recruiter at Randstad. Linda holds a Master in Law from the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Stefan Schinkel, EVP Sales & Services US

Stefan is responsible for all of Hippo's direct and indirect business activities. He is based in the company’s Boston office. Before joining Hippo in 2010, he worked as VP Strategy & Development at DM Interface, a Dutch direct marketing company. Prior he held various IT-related manager and project manager roles at Accenture’s outsourcing practice, Verizon, Datatrans and at TNT. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.

Robbert Driessen, EVP Finance & Operations

Robbert is in charge of all finance and operations matters at Hippo.  Before joining Hippo in 2007, he worked on four continents as a Project Manager for HPP Worldwide, a leading trade exhibitions organizer over three years and as Operations Manager for NV Zeedijk, a Dutch real estate holding for four years. Robbert studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

Stephan Westen, EVP Research & Development

Stephan leads the engineering team and is responsible for all the core software development at Hippo. Prior to joining Hippo in 2009, he was a Senior Development Manager at Informatica, a leading US business intelligence software vendor for six years. Before that he held engineering roles at Dutch software developers Davilex and SIG Software Improvement Group. Stephan holds a Master in Computer Science from the University of Twente.

Gerard Boerrigter, EVP Sales & Services EMEA

Gerard recently joined Hippo and is responsible for all consulting, education and support services. Prior to joining Hippo he was VP Operations and member of the management team at SAS Institute. Before that he overlooked the Professional Services departments at PeopleSoft in his role as Director Services. Gerard holds a Master degree in Economics from the University RUG Groningen.

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