Meet the team

We are 30+ people who appreciate humour, good food, great friends, music, travel - obviously, beautiful design, quality code, a friendly work atmosphere and believe passionately in the spirit of adventure.

London office

William Wenkel

Founder

Mastermind behind The Yacht Week. Tweed works well for William. Previous endeavors: Naval Officer/Uni drop-out.

Erik Biorklund

Founder

If he wasn't busy making The Yacht Week such a success, Erik would be in outer space. Notorious for casual napping.

Johan Kuylenstierna Corthesy

Co-Founder / CTO

Professional coffee drinker, handyman and co-founder. Johan is keeper of passwords and tools at The Yacht Week.

Nikolina Zrinski

Founder of OH!SO

A Croatian with a love for salt & vinegar chips and riding the bus. Inspired by: people, different perspectives, travel and the moon.

Leo Alsved

CEO, The Ski Week

Founder of The Ski Week. Swedish action man who’s rarely seen in the office. From professional sailor to rad ski-weeker.

Barry Gifford

CEO

Yet another Zimbabwean. Barry's strengths lie in hospitality, holidays and brewing. Favourite thing about the office: the dress-code, or lack of it.

Mark Speight

Operations Director

Ops and orienteering director. Previous experience: British Army. Believer in triumph over adversity.

Johanna Menzel

Finance Director

J-dog. Mother hen of the office. Most overused word: no. Often found keeping the founders in check.

Will Weeks

Director of Sales & Marketing

The loudest talker and typer in the office. Goes by the email signature: WW2 (against his wishes).

Lucy Greenhill

Commercial and Product Director

Meet Luce. Aka: the office trendsetter. Master of the pivot table. Desert island item: bikini.

Shannon Coast

Creative Content Manager

Zimbabwean with a creative outlook on life and an apt last name. Insatiable tea-lover.

Kevin McLean

Global Sales Manager, QD

Kevin So-Fresh-So-Clean. French talking, rugby playing, Irish bloke. Notorious for his love of office snacks.

Paul Lojszczyk

DJ & Music Manager

DJ Paul. Inspired by music and the mountains. He’s heads and shoulders above the rest. Literally.

Sophie Kerr

Social and Content Executive

Master of the written word and lover of all things LUSH. Inspired by art and the art of storytelling.

Alex Pavitt

Financial Assistant

Pavla Anderson. Started out studying Physics. Caught: eating burgers for breakfast.

Will Curtis

Ops Co-ordinator

Our youngest Will of the 3 is ironically old before his time.

Sabina Erlingson

Marketing & Content Executive, The Ski Week

This Swedish ski sensation is inspired by music, people and travel. Answers to Sabins.

Patryk Zatorski

Mobile Developer

Our polish mobile developer is really passionate about programming. He's also a trained life guard. Caught: eating his mum’s pierogi.

Marijana Grgic

Accountant

Looks like Lara Croft. Plays handball like her too. Find her on the dance floor.

Rose Thuringer

Chief Operations Officer, The Ski Week

Canadian Rose. Rapper in the past life. Favourite thing about the office: literally everything.

David Zetterlund

Digital Marketing Manager

Pro in Facebook Power editor. Rocks a turtleneck. Party trick: impressive headstands.

Sara Gunnarsson

Customer Service Manager

Office plank instigator. Sara has been at the company since 2011. Makes people happy for a living.

Paul Lynch

Finance Manager

Find Paul being quiet in the corner, soaking up the chilled vibes whilst managing our finances. Give Paul a beer and out comes the lad.

Tom Waugh

Web Developer

Tom’s visited 21 countries in his life. Inspired by innovation and a full coffee pot.

Rebecca Florissi

Operations Coordinator, QD

Half italian, half brazilian. Notorious for being an admin whizz. Desert island item: pizza.

Vojtech Hejda

Web Developer

Just a Czech guy with a love for beer and suggest fest Fridays.

Sean Hindle

Web Developer

Sean'a'paul. Serial hat wearer. Like Santa- is he even real? Can speak Japanese.

Helen Richards

Customer Service

Hels just loves hanging with her homies and making others happy. Chief beer fridge opener.

Michael Crisp

Operations Manager, QD

Crispy. A man of many words. 41 Yacht Weeks sailed. Great peacock impression.

Alex Sandeman

Legal Officer

Notorious for having the "too much" gene. It's no surprise that her desert island item would be "glitter".

Rosie Adkins

Project Manager, The Ski Week

Just a small town girl with a big love for halloumi. And adventures. And adventures with halloumi.

Ella Thorogood

Event Operations Executive

She may always be cold, but she's got a warm heart. And an obsession with mac & cheese.

Seanan Denizot

Greece Operations Manager

Half French, half American. Her desert island items would be: Prince's Purple Rain album and the Book of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Ben Littlestone

Commercial Manager

Notorious for trying to be cool by recalling a catch phrase, but doing it totally wrong.

Croatia office

Vatro Kacic

Head of Ops Croatia

Started in 2008. The kingpin of Croatia. Vatro is inspired by intelligence. Notorious for: chasing his staff to work.

Ivona Krolo

Operations & Legal Assistant

Otherwise known as Krolo. Ivona is notorious for being the loud one. She is inspired by smart people.

Dalibor Fotak

Sound & Light Engineer

Otherwise known as Dado. Dalibor is inspired by beauty and good people. Desert island item: guitar.

Alen Velkovski

F&B Manager at Fort George

Alen is notorious for his love for food and fine wine. He is inspired by happy people. Countries visited: 53.

Milena Stanišić

Financial Assistant at Fort George

Milena is notorious for taking photos of anything and everything. Inspired by: Roger Moore.

Marina Flegar

Marketing and Events Manager at Fort George

Started in 2014. Marina is the mastermind behind our beautiful events at Fort George. Otherwise known as Mare.

Tonci Koljanin

Croatia & Montenegro Manager

Started in 2011. Tonci is notorious for his love of motorsports. He is inspired by Jack Daniels.

Maja Listes

Financial Controller

Otherwise known as Mayo. Maja is notorious for being a wizard in excel. She is inspired by people and possibilities.

Event team

Alexa Marko

Hostess Manager

Started in 2014. Call sign: Panda. Desert island item: kitesurfing gear.

Nicholas Fusco

Route Manager

Started in 2014. Call sign: Outboard. Notorious for: bad hair days.

Marcus Fösel

Route Manager

Started back in 2013. Call sign: FOMO. Notorious for: being stereotypically German.

Audrey Boulianne

Host Instructor

Started in 2016. Call sign: Parsnips. Notorious for: being unable to pronounce the letter "h"

Joanna O'Neill

Host Instructor

Started in 2015. Call sign: Jojo. Notorious for: her incredibly dry English humour.

Leah Wheeler

Academy Manager

Started back in 2014. Call sign: Greek goddess. Notorious for: being able to eat her bodyweight in pizza.