Infotopics | Apps for Tableau team
Merlijn Buit

Merlijn Buit

CTO | Founder | Tableau Zen Master

Our very own Tableau Zen Master Merlijn is our Tableau-guru and one of the founders of Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. He lives in the small city of Hardenberg, which is also where our office is based. As he is always the person with crazy but innovative ideas, it’s not surprising that he is responsible for creating, developing, and updating our extensions. Merlijn lives by the rule of thinking in solutions, not in problems and that’s why he loves to turn ideas into products that customers love. In his free time, he volunteers by giving speed skate training to children and adults. He enjoys nature while cycling and also loves spending time with his two little rabbits.  

Richard van Wijk

Richard van Wijk

CEO

Our always busy Richard is the CEO of Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. He loves to help to grow and improve our organization, therefore he takes care of several tasks. He lets Tableau customers experience our premium Tableau extensions value, works closely with Tableau management and development, and comes up with marketing strategies.  Leading the Infotopics | Apps for Tableau team gives him a lot of energy every day because customers experience enormous value by using our extensions. Important values for him are teamwork, freedom, innovation, and fun. Richard was born and raised in Groningen, where he also started his Business Intelligence career. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his wife, kids, and dog. He is also very passionate about playing and coaching basketball and watching pro basketball at Donar Groningen.

Ruud Hasselerharm

Ruud Hasselerharm

CFO

Infotopics founder Ruud is our biggest fan. He loves creating (analytics)solutions that help people to solve real business problems. At Infotopics | Apps for Tableau, Ruud continues to mix experience, entrepreneurship and his passion for data and technology to make the business grow. He is also responsible for showing us the right numbers. In his leisure-time he likes traveling, watching his food forest grow and enjoys the outdoors while cycling or walking his Swiss shepherd Siggy.

Siebe Grijpa

Siebe Grijpma

Product Manager

Siebe grew up in Oldenzaal, a small town in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. He has a Chemical Engineering background but soon discovered that everything related to computers was more appealing to him than the Chemical Industry. In 2012 Siebe joined Infotopics and experienced the benefits of Tableau Software. In 2018 he joined Merlijn and Tjalling, starting the division ‘Apps for Tableau’, where he fulfills the function of Product Manager He likes to translate customer ideas and customer use cases into improvements, enhancements, or even new extensions. “It was the best choice of my life to become part of the Infotopics | Apps for Tableau journey!” Siebe has many hobbies in his free time. One of his passions is cooking (especially on his beloved green kamado BBQ). He also likes to do recreational cycling and photography. 

Jenne Morsink

Marketing | Communication

Jenne is the youngest member of the Infotopics | Apps for Tableau team. With a background in Creative Business, she is a valuable online marketer. She brings a lot of positivity, creativity and authenticity to the team. Being in a friendly atmosphere with passionate and encouraging colleagues is why Jenne loves working at Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. Jenne thinks optimism is essential and always tries to see things from a positive perspective. In her spare time, she likes to play sports, take long walks in the beautiful nature of Twente, spend time with her friends and family and she is very passionate about singing.   

Yoram de Langen

Yoram de Langen

Developer

Yoram likes to work with intelligent, experienced, and talented people passionate about data, which is why he loves his job at Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. He has an educational background in IT & Application development, which grew his love for creating websites and apps. Yoram is one of the people who created the fantastic extensions we offer, as he is part of our Developers team. His work revolves around building our Premium Tableau extensions and improving the digital workflows of the company. Next to his job, he recently volunteered to be part of the fire brigade in the city he lives. In his spare time, Yoram likes to game and experiment with projects mainly driven by data.  

Maria Ovcharova

Maria Ovcharova

Marketing | Social Media

Sincerity, honesty, and respect are values Maria lives by. Maria is our social media expert with Bulgarian roots. She was born and raised in Sofia and came to the Netherlands for her Bachelor’s studies, where she enjoys the Dutch culture. “What I really like about The Netherlands is the informality between people, as it creates space to speak your mind, no matter your age or status.” The informality, together with how encouraging everyone in our team is regarding our efforts, are the most important reasons she likes working at Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. In her free time, she usually hangs out with her friends, likes to travel and experience new cultures.  

Vincent Cruickshank

Vincent Cruickshank

Sales

Vincent is one of the people to contact if you’re curious and want to know more about our Premium Tableau extensions, as he is part of the Sales team. Vin is originally from London, UK, but he recently moved to the Netherlands and is currently learning the complex Dutch language. Vin worked as an Operations Manager at a cemetery in the UK and was involved in digitalizing the area’s maps. That experience made it easier for him to understand Tableau and quickly get on board with Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. Vin is the perfect colleague to have around when you need some positivity. He’s a big Tottenham Hotspur fan and also likes to play amateur football in his spare time. He claims he will continue with it until his body says “no more”!   

Evelyn Tempel

Evelyn Tempel

Researcher

Evelyn is our Process Mining researcher. She grew up in Klijndijk, a small town in the North-Eastern part of the Netherlands. Being always open to new experiences, Evelyn moved to Twente for her study of Business Administration. Currently, she is combining a teaching job at the International Business School of Saxion UAS with doing research at Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. She loves the combination because it allows her to use the insights from our company in her classes and vice versa. According to Evelyn, working at Infotopics | Apps for Tableau is innovative because you have a lot of room for your ideas. In her free time, she loves to walk. Therefore, she is training for her goal: participating in the “Nijmeegse Vierdaagse,” a popular four-day walking competition.  

Harm Jan Beekhuis

Harm Jan Beekhuis

Developer

Harm Jan is one of our awesome developers with a great can-do mentality. He is reliable, straightforward, and loves to make great extensions. He grew up in Nijeveen and was always busy with constructing and programming. In addition, he did his master’s in Physics, which was always closely related to programming. Helping people is his passion, whether it is at work or in his personal life. Therefore, he is a Lifeguard during the summer. He also likes to drum in his professional cover band, making sure that all kinds of parties become unforgettable.    

Sophie Hotovska

Sophie Hotovska

Marketing | SEO/SEA

Sophie grew up in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, and came to the Netherlands to study International Business. Driven by people and always eager to improve and challenge herself, she became very passionate about (neuro)marketing, Data Analytics, and SEO/SEA. People inspire her to improve and challenge herself, which is also one reason she likes to work at Infotopics | Apps for Tableau. Our team motivates her to do her absolute best and improve her skills. Always saying ‘YES’ to every activity and having lots of energy brings her the joy of an active lifestyle. When she is not doing yoga, fitness, or jogging, she discovers new ways to keep learning about herself and her passions.  

Anirudh Somadas

Anirudh Somadas

Developer

Anirudh grew up in Kerala (India) and he came to The Netherlands to do his masters in Geoinformation Science and Urban Planning at the University of Twente. He was always passionate about how “Important” and “strategic” data is which led to research in the area of computational urban science and policy, where he explored how to harness the power of data for informed decision making. He passionately believes that building tools to efficiently interact with data is crucial for informed decision making, in a world where complex interdependencies is a norm. What he likes most at our team is the freedom and the opportunities to grow and learn. Also, the passion and energy which everyone at Infotopics shares fascinates him. In his free time, he likes photography and abstract art. He is also part of research groups and NGO’s working on environment/sustainability and rural development.

Infotopics | Apps for Tableau is part of the Infotopics group, helping organizations to become data driven. With more than 50 professionals we help people see and understand data. With experience in all aspects of Tableau, Infotopics has been Tableau Gold Partner since 2011.