About BUX
Backend Software Developer

Dragos Raducanu

As a self-titled nerd, Dragos’ biggest complaint in life is that his parents didn’t name him ‘Dragon’ (auto-correct already feels compelled to call him that anyway). He can usually be found amusing himself on the entire spectrum of hobbies, from Netflix binges to going full-on on the football pitch, or snowboarding off the side of a mountain.

Backend Software Developer

André Brait

Andre, a native of beautiful Brazil, recently relocated to Europe for the love of exploration. With a keen love for food, dogs and technology (in that order), you can usually find him cuddling his two puppies, enjoying his new-found love of Dutch herring and building kick-ass apps for BUX (usually not all at the same time).

Head of Legal & Compliance

Myra van Essen

Myra is our legal powerhouse at BUX. While she is German-born, she’s a Dutch girl through and through. Can you even call yourself a Dutch girl until you’ve biked in high heels on a vintage Cinelli? Myra certainly can.

Mobile Tester

Matus Poruban

Hailing from Slovakia, Matus can be found enoying a number of activities such as pool-billiards, darts & foosball. When he’s not sharking people down at the pub, he’ll be here at BUX trying to break the app before release.

PR Specialist

Christa Connell

Christa joined us from the cut throat world of PR in Toronto, Canada. When she’s not obsessively following the news on fintech, consumer electronics and the latest cute animal videos, she enjoys cooking, exploring Amsterdam by bike and hunting for the best sweets in whatever city she’s in.

Office IT Specialist

Alejandro Rafique Lobato de Mesquita

With a Spanish first name, Portuguese last name and a Surinamese background, rumour has it he was also raised in Holland. He can often be found jamming to his favourite tunes or crafting wickedly entertaining IT email updates (we seriously look forward to these), Alejandro is always one step ahead of the game.

Head of Business Development

Evgeni Mitassov

Evgeni a native of Russia, is slowly becoming Dutch at heart. He traded in the big boardrooms of the consulting world for the cosy atmosphere of the Amsterdam scale-up. If you need him urgently, you can find him practising his foosball skills he inherited from his consulting days.

Backend Software Developer

Osman Cetin

Osman, a native of Turkey, lives with his wife and little pug, Nina. When he’s not busy guessing what season the Dutch weather will serve up today, he enjoys all things music, football and can be found daydreaming about that boat he might buy one day.

Compliance Officer

Elma Gazibegovic

Elma is BUX’s resident Compliance Officer. Born in Bosnia, and raised in the Netherlands, she is an expert in sarcasm (which she shares in abundance with her colleagues). After work you will most likely find her at BUX “borrels” where she, more often than not, stays later than planned.

Backend Software Developer

Pavel Kutlunin

Pavel is a Java Developer from Omsk, Russia, but is now an honorary Amsterdammer. He lives life by the motto ”If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” as demonstrated by his habit of playing guitar, volleyball and eating the same breakfast since he was 11. No improvement needed.

Backend Software Developer

Gorjan Zajkovski

Originally from sunny Macedonia, Gorjan swapped mountain biking and long, hot summers to fight the rainy Dutch weather with a smile on his face. He’s a musician at heart, enjoys playing football and making sure the BUX backend runs smoothly.

Web Developer

Laszlo Parazs

Laszlo is BUX’s resident Porsche expert/enthusiast and FE Developer. Originally from Hungary, Laszlo spends his days gaming, maximizing his Netflix subscription and finding creative ways to get more vegetables into his diet.

Customer Representative

Jesse Toussain

Jesse is a Dutch native, but loves the nightlife and traveling (both at the same time ideally). When he’s not jetting off to Ibiza, he enjoys playing football, and hitting up festivals with his friends.

Backend Developer

Philip Limbeck

Philip left the picture-perfect mountains of Austria for the beach life in the Netherlands. When not writing code, you’ll find him complaining about the ‘spontaneity’ of the Dutch weather and spreading the good word about Viennese coffee.

iOS Developer

Andrei Mamchenko

Born in Ukraine, Andrew spent the first 15 years of his career in the insurance industry before deciding he needed a new challenge in life. He spends all his free time with his two kids, cycling or stalking the streets with his vintage Leica.

German Writer and Editor

Angelika Dehmel

From Marburg to Sydney before resting in Holland, our German editor brings a wealth of experience. Most recently from the Financial Times Germany. Like our good friend Bukowski, she enjoys the finer things in life; coffee, wine and a good book. Not always in that order!

User Acquisition Specialist

Vicky Wu

Born and bred in Taipei, Vicky enjoys sweaty outdoor activities and trying to duplicate her mother’s Taiwanese dishes in an attempt to cure her homesickness. After a 3-year stint in Germany, Vicky now calls the Netherlands home – though she still supports the German football team…

Customer Representative

Svenja Nebe

Berlin-born Svenja jumped the Rhine and landed in Amsterdam to study. When she’s not having drunken dinner parties with friends, Sven can be found running along the Amstel or searching for the perfect cup of joe.

Backend Software Developer

Nikita Romashkin

A travelling foodie, Nikita can usually be found behind the cover of a book or contorted in a yoga pose. He’s passionate about his work and likes to keep a pulse on tech trends.

French Content Specialist

Pauline de Zeeuw

Despite her very Dutch name, Pauline is French. After detours through London, Copenhagen, Ivory Coast, Belgium and Luxembourg, she finally made it to the only country where people can actually pronounce her name!

Android Developer

Anton Bogomol

Anton’s great passion in life is surfing though he’s also just as gnarly on a skateboard or snowboard. As an avid traveller, visiting every country in the world is on his bucket list.

Product Owner

Sergi Martinez

Coming from the sunny Mediterranean clime of Sitges, Spain, Sergi is a man of many talents who has even spent time with the family business baking bread and pastries. Ever the intrepid traveller, Sergi most recently drove across India in an auto rickshaw.

Head of Customer Support

Nigel Nowotarski

Originally from Northern Ireland, Nigel moved to the Netherlands for a Dutch girl he met while globetrotting. When he’s not working, he enjoys expressing his creativity through art, design, photography and music.

Backend Software Developer

Cristiano Fontes

From Railroad planning software in Australia to huge payment systems in Brazil & settling now in Amsterdam Cristiano has got around. If he’s not spending time with his daughter, he’ll be found bouldering, learning random things in podcasts, reddit, youtube and wikipedia, or just enjoying a good book.

Product Owner

Dallyn Misquita

From mobile messaging apps to hotel e-commerce websites, our main man Dal has landed in fintech. He enjoys honing his craft at drawing.

Data Analyst

Eryk Lewinson

A Polish data science enthusiast, who aside from coding enjoys binge watching series, playing video games and reading spy novels. After studying in Rotterdam, Eryk enjoyed the city and weather so much he had to call it home and when he’s not at his desk punching keys, he’s at the BUX Foosball table challenging for the title.

Product Designer

Gayane Yerkanyan

Gayane Yerkanyan joined us from Armenia. She lives for fun nights, when she can finalise that one typography in Armenian. She previously worked at a creative center, where she experimented with art and designed her wildest ideas. What drives her is her curiosity and craving to become better.

Head of Product

Louis Langerman

Born in South Africa Louis was rocking the music scene as producer and sound engineer before his love for software and product development lured him from the studio. Now as Head of Product at BUX Louis has traded in his guitar in order to help BUX rock the world of finance!

Customer Representative

Jimi Sinnige

Whenever Jimi’s not spending his time socialising, he can be found studying up on blockchain and although never proven, he claims to understand the algorithms in Bitcoin. Usually very energetic, Jimi should be approached with caution, in particular when Ether prices are falling..

Head of Backoffice

Leander van Duijvenbode

Switching back and forth between the hotel and the financial industries Leander’s now settled here at BUX. He has a real talent for eating, so if he’s not reconciling accounts there’s a big chance he’ll be snooping around the kitchen hunting for that next fix.

Android Developer

Nikos Kermanidis

Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece Nikos has lived in the Netherlands fo over 6 years. A big fan of brewing coffee he’ll never leave the house without his aeropress. When at home he enjoys cooking, netflixing and chilling.

iOS Developer

Milan Stevanovic

Maybe it’s his big appetite or just his big heart but Milan is one of the first people to ever speak highly of Dutch food. All the way from Serbia, full of positivity and always with a story to tell, Milan has quickly found himself as a fan favourite at after work drinks.

Tech Recruiter

Babita Luthra

After a day of scouting developers for BUX Babita likes nothing more than relaxing in front of a Marvel film or behind the cover of a good book. An avid traveller Babita has had the luxury of visiting more countries than Donal Trump has offended.

Customer Representative

Franziska Jaeckel

Franzi crossed the border for her man and stayed for the Dutch Cheese. She’s at the top of her game supporting our German users and can be found after work dancing away to tunes, all night long. She likes to recover out with nature in the wonderful Dutch countryside.

Backend Software Developer

Marcelo Giesel

Born and raised in South America, Marcelo has traded the sandy beaches of Brazil to live in various cities around the world. Looking for a ‘cooler’ experience, the traveling nomad has decided to call Amsterdam his home for now. When not cracking code at BUX, he’s lighting up the BBQ in the park and planning his next motorbike adventure.

Head of Development

Sérgio Lopes

Sérgio left sunny Portugal to be with his Dutch girlfriend. He now also loves the Dutch summer, and it’s his favourite day of the year. At BUX, he devotes his time making sure his squad of kick-ass engineers are happy and in his free time, he enjoys playing classical guitar and trying to convince his cat to love him back.

Customer Representative

Nira Santos

A chemist by trade, Nira decided to leave her island home of Tenerife to discover the world through volunteering. This adventure landed her in Amsterdam, where she now helps BUX’s Spanish users. In her spare time, you’ll catch Nira with wine in hand, studying the grapes of the world.

Customer Representative

Francesca Polo

Born and bred in Rome, Francesca’s wanderlust brought her to Amsterdam. She enjoys reading and interacting with people. Previously a social worker, she now looks after our users with TLC (Tender Loving Care).

Editor ES

Cristóbal Crespo

Hails from Benidorm, now a resident of Amsterdam after detours in Santiago, Warsaw, London and Edinburgh. He is trying to improve the elbow pass of Jason Williams. Music and basketball are his passions.

Freelance Writer

Ben Brown

Ben is one of our writers on the ground in London. By day he writes sensible news stories for The Huffington Post. By night, he injects fierce wit into the stock market at BUX.

Editor IT

Leonardo Siligato

Born and raised in Milan, he leaves his Master’s Degree in Economics well hidden in his sock drawer. He previously worked in radio production for a large Italian news station and as a mountains lover, he couldn’t choose a better place to live than The Netherlands.

Customer Representative Italy

Enrico Cazzin

Originally from Venice, Enrico decided to pack up and move North. He decided on Amsterdam because he missed the canals and bridges. He enjoys riding his old bike through the city and is passionate about wine, reading and movies.

Freelance Writer DE

Marvin Engel

Some people think multitasking is a woman’s superpower but Marvin is living proof that’s not entirely true. He is a freelance writer in the German editorial team, a full-time project manager, a part-time martial arts coach and a frequent traveller. How can someone juggle all those roles? Ladies, that’s multitasking.

Designer

Paulo Bastos

All the way from Rio De Janeiro and with a keen eye for detail Paulo is well suited to lead the design for BUX’s marketing and communication team. Just don’t turn up the heat, unlike most South Americans our boy Paulo likes it chilled.

Head Chef & Office Manager

Margy Kitchiner

Nigella beware, there is a new top cook in town. Introducing Margy. Dutch born, ex-English expat with a passion for cooking. Margy is quickly becoming a BUX crowd favourite.

Designer

Rafael Quesada

Rafa is an expert in UX and passionate about prototyping tools. Originally from the warm south of Spain, and better described as a food lover, frustrated musician and silent 35mm photographer.

Head of Business Intelligence

Derek Willemsen

Data alert data alert. A robot that speaks SQL and enjoys A/B testing on his identical twin boys now leads BUX in business intelligence! Welcome Data Derek.

Customer Support Lead

Sarina Liptiay

Our resident chocoholic speaks three languages fluently. Born in Deutschland and living in the Netherlands for 20+ years Sarina has also spent time living abroad in Asia and South America. On the weekends you’ll find her dancing with friends or hanging with her hound Lola.

Manager Finance & HR

Jeannette Dragt

Our CFO Egbert’s right-hand woman. No receipt goes unnoticed with her! She analyses the company figures, which give us a bit of insight in how we’re actually performing. And she takes care of HR.

Localization Manager

Miruna Parchirie

Eating at a Michelin star one night, hibernating with her cat the next is how Miruna likes to spend her time. She’s also the office’s current language champion speaking 4 languages fluently. This makes Miruna’s role at BUX as localization manger a perfect fit.

Freelance Writer NL

Josephina Frederika

Has occasionally been writing about money, but since she’s writing for BUX, she’s become more addicted to the Financial Times than to Hello! magazine. She has no ambition whatsoever to go in rehab for that.

Head of Brand & Communications

Asya Kapitonova

On the days when Asya’s not falling off her bike, or instagamming her life in and around Amsterdam, you’ll find her in charge of all things brand & communications related with a coffee not too far away.

Support Centre Lead

Dane Harney

Schooled as a teacher, Dane scores an A+ on empathy and helpfulness. He uses ‘heaps’ a lot in his vocabulary, but that’s because he’s an Aussie. No worries, mate.

iOS Developer

Ian Guedes Maia

Ian’s really quite pragmatic and rational … for a Brazilian! And he’s mastered Android equally as well as iOS – just like the rest of the mobile guys, which is pretty remarkable.

Marketing Campaign Coordinator

Anouk van Santvoord

When she’s not busy managing marketing campaigns, Anouk the resident foodie can be found in the kitchen, cooking, eating or taking pictures for our @buxlunch Instagram page.

Backend Software Developer

Rob de Boer

Rob has developed software for a number of organisations, from small businesses to government bodies, so nothing fazes him. He brings stability to the development team.

CEO

Nick Bortot

The man with the plan. Nick was one of the driving forces behind the success of BinckBank, but with BUX, he’s gladly swapped the luxury of the boardroom for hands-on entrepreneurship.

CFO

Egbert Pronk

Our stock market veteran and financial guru. Our office chairs may be broken, but in his infinite wisdom he remembers us: “The less money we spend now, the more time we get to make BUX a success”.

Chief Architect

Joost v.d. Wijgerd

Responsible for our technology. His background is in fast-growing high-tech startups (like eBuddy), so Joost knows exactly what ‘scalable’ means.

COO

Yorick Naeff

Was well on his way to become a high flyer with a very, very large bank. Gave that all up to get in charge of BUX’s operations. Contrary to what you might think now, he’s actually quite smart.

Content Specialist

Stevan Zmiric

Went from a beard to a moustache. That pretty much says  it all.

Design Lead

Ramon Gervais

One of the few people who can explain the difference between UX and UI. Learned his trade at Dutch tech giants like Marktplaats and Hyves. We’re happy to see that BUX is looking much better!