Hi, I am Gawin!
Senior Executive with 20+ years of experience. I have been a technologist, an engineer, and engineering leader, creating award-winning and innovative products. My main goal is to enable others to succeed and realize their dreams. I achieve this by creating state-of-the-art organizations and technologies. The last decade my responsibilities included every aspect of the software and product development life cycle. Scaling from one to billions of users. Besides my technological experience, I enjoy coaching others and have served in several C-suite roles, mainly as CTO (Chief Technology Officer).
Starting at a young age, I’ve been passionate about continuously improving myself, committed to overcoming any challenge that I encountered. That perseverance, combined with a creative mindset, aided achieving many of my goals early in life, for example, becoming a Dutch Lego building champion, playing professional sports (Dutch national youth handball team) and starting my first company at the age of twelve.
Recognizing the benefits of remote work, I started adopting this lifestyle early on and learned to mentor, coach, and empower remote teams. Traveling with our family inspired us to create a community for like-minded families called Nomad Family. We also set out to drastically simplifying our lives. Inspired by the minimalist lifestyle, we pushed our comfort zones and started traveling with two 7 kg carry-on backpack for our whole family. You can find our packing list on 7kgminimalist.com.
Besides technology, I am also passionate about people (happiness and performance), sports, health, design, traveling, spending time outdoors. Minimalist, passionate about focus and simplicity.
For years, people asked me to share my stories. Even though I love transparency and sharing my adventures, my writing doesn't come easy. I hope that one day these words might help or inspire you. Enjoy!