Erik Globalme Marketing Manager
My name is Erik, and I am the Marketing Manager here at Globalme. I add yet another country (and yet another accent) to the ever-growing list of ‘where in the world are Globalme employees from’. Born in the Netherlands, I was raised on Dutch directness and a laid back culture – and, in line with the typical Dutch imagery, roamed the eclectic cobblestone cities and outdoor patios by bicycle everyday. In university, I tested the waters in Law school and later on Marketing & Commerce. It was clear, however, that the world of digital marketing and social media was to be my calling – it was fast-paced, dynamic, and never failed to entertain (just the opposite of what my law degree textbooks promised). After 30 years of growing, living, and working in Holland, my wife and I were itching to explore somewhere new. Just like that, we were headed on a plane to Vancouver; my wife had received a rather well-timed job offer, and, though I didn’t know it yet, Globalme was on the hunt for a Marketing Manager.
After having worked at Globalme for over 8 months, I am most definitely hooked on emerging tech, the idea (and execution) of building something from the ground up, and the idea of creating your own success. With such an authentic, hard-working team, I see the company continuing to grow at a rate that will make it hard for the rest of the world to keep up. At Globalme, the answer is always “Yes”. As long as you have a good idea and a good plan, then there are no borders to what we can do. This is one of my favorite things about Globalme – people’s desire to take on new challenges and adventures – and the ever-changing, endless opportunities that are offered up to anyone willing to take them on.
I am excited every single day about the projects we have in front of us, and plan to stick around for a long time to see them through. Plus, the incredible scenery of British Columbia and living within 20 minutes of a snowboarding mountain isn’t half bad, either!
Here are 2 truths and 1 lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us @Globalmedotnet!
- I once had a chat over the phone with my girlfriend while I was in surgery
- I’ve visited six of the seven continents
- 90% of my music consumption comes from my (fully analog) vinyl collection