Naturally, the people at Betty Blocks are the true source behind our company’s drive for innovation. Each of our team members contributes to our bold mission in spreading the word of no-code and citizen development. We believe it’s time to get to know them a little better. Featuring this week: BB’s sales cannon Feddo Timmerman.
A natural born salesman
It was during his Political Science studies when Feddo had his first sales experience in an area as sophisticated as himself — fine wines. While sampling some of the world’s best wines, Feddo started on his path to becoming an award-winning sales professional. One day, at a political congress, Feddo met Chris Obdam, the CEO of Betty Blocks. This was the start of a budding friendship. From thereon, Feddo developed an interest in the no-code platform and joined Betty Blocks as one of the first members of its sales team.
Play hard, work (even) harder
Feddo is known for working hard and playing hard. If you ever catch him outside the office (which is rare for this fanatic salesman, just ask his girlfriend, who fortunately also works here ;-)), you’ll find him at hard rock concerts and festivals.
He also likes watching and playing football (he is a passionate supporter of Feyenoord), reading books on the weekends, going out for dinner, and taking care of his parents’ Labrador ‘Sjors’, who became one of his best friends since she came into their life 5 years ago.
A unique trait of Feddo is his profound interest in US history and the ideal of the ‘American Dream.’ It goes without saying that Feddo’s favorite musician is the embodiment of this dream: King of Rock ’n Roll, Elvis Presley.
Big, hairy, audacious punk rocker
At Betty Blocks, we have Big Hairy Audacious Goals and we encourage all our team members to have their own as well. While working towards world domination with Betty Blocks, Feddo’s goal is to be a rockstar in a punk rock band one day. As any big music fan, instead of standing in the crowd, he imagines himself in the action on the stage. The spotlight is nothing new for Feddo as he recently rose to fame by placing third in the Young Sales Professional of 2017 competition. Also, his hidden talent is singing in the shower ;-).
Many mouths to feed (sort of)
It gets even more interesting in Feddo’s personal life. He not only lives with his girlfriend but also with a flesh-eating plant - a Venus flytrap. Feddo puts care into all his responsibilities and shows this through meticulous attention to details. When it comes to maintaining his plant, he did extensive research. He found out that this species of plants doesn’t like mineral water. So, he left a bucket outside in his garden to catch rainwater. The results of his effort? New plant-babies are sprouting. In case you’re wondering, he also feeds it flesh sometimes (don’t worry, not chunks of his girlfriend, just little intruders sheltering inside the house).
Mad Men and Christmas strolls
Winter is Coming, and in the spirit of the holidays, we asked Feddo about his favorite winter activity. As a real warm-weather person, he’s always looking forward to vacationing in the sun during the Dutch winter. But when he’s home during the season, he enjoys watching TV — especially his all-time favorite series, Mad Men — or strolling through Alkmaar’s city center to listen to Christmas carols.
FYI: Feddo is looking for colleagues! If you're interested in working at the most dynamic and fast-growing tech company in the Netherlands, apply for a position with Betty Blocks here.