Meet our passionate team.

Dedicated to helping you better help your clients.

Kaia Pondelak - CEO @ Quenza
Kaia Pondelak
CEO

Kaia brings a wealth of experience in HR, operations and consulting, with a strong customer-oriented approach to achieving business outcomes and aligning people to organizational strategy. Having started her career being surrounded by coaches, she is incredibly passionate about building Quenza as a tool to help drive positive solutions for coaches and their clients.

Seph Fontane Pennock - Cofounder | CMO @ Quenza
Seph Fontane Pennock
Cofounder | CMO

Seph Fontane Pennock is a seasoned entrepreneur and the business mind behind Quenza. With his background in online marketing and a passion for positive psychology, he founded the popular mental health website PositivePsychology.com, serving millions of visitors per month.

Dr. Hugo Alberts - Cofounder | CPO @ Quenza
Dr. Hugo Alberts
Cofounder | CPO

Hugo Alberts (PhD) is a psychologist, researcher, and entrepreneur. Hugo is the originator of and chief product officer at Quenza as well as cofounder of PositivePsychology.com. Hugo has created dozens of science-based information products that are being used by tens of thousands of practitioners worldwide.

Ernst Jansen - Cofounder | CTO @ Quenza
Ernst Jansen
Cofounder | CTO

Ernst Jansen is the product owner, CTO, and cofounder of Quenza, overseeing its development and roadmap. With his experience as senior developer of PositivePsychology.com and creator of a Big Five Personality Assessment platform, Ernst is well equipped to build solutions in the mental health space.

Developers

Edgar van Ispelen - Laravel / Vue Developer @ Quenza
Edgar van Ispelen
Laravel / Vue Developer

Edgar has wide experience building sustainable custom applications.

Annemarieke van Maris - Laravel / Vue Developer @ Quenza
Annemarieke van Maris
Laravel / Vue Developer

Annemarieke is an experienced, creative programmer in Laravel and Vue.js.

Bertus van Gerwen - Projectmanager @ Quenza
Bertus van Gerwen
Projectmanager

Bertus is involved in business development and has robust knowledge of the IT profession.

Diede Gulpers - Laravel / Vue Developer @ Quenza
Diede Gulpers
Laravel / Vue Developer

Diede likes to develop and improve corporate structures and software.

Matijs Eijkemans - Laravel / Vue Developer @ Quenza
Matijs Eijkemans
Laravel / Vue Developer

Matijs specializes in developing iOS apps and Ionic hybrid apps and also knows his way around Firebase or the Laravel backend.

Content & Support

Melissa Crastnopol - Content Development & Research @ Quenza
Melissa Crastnopol
Content Development & Research

Melissa is skilled in understanding, evaluating, and creating positive change in today’s complex work environments.

Samira Lee - Customer Support @ Quenza
Samira Lee
Customer Support

With her interest in Positive and Organizational Psychology and passion to support people to thrive we're happy to have her on our customer support team.

Catherine Moore - Content Marketer @ Quenza
Catherine Moore
Content Marketer

Catherine is an experienced marketing content manager with a background in the management consulting industry. She is skilled in strategic marketing, content marketing, strategic planning, and research.

Caroline Rou - Content Strategist @ Quenza
Caroline Rou
Content Strategist

With an MSc in Positive Psychology and her current pursuit of an MSc in Legal Psychology, coupled with her passion for helping others, Caroline brings extensive knowledge to the Quenza team.

Lucinda Poole - Mindfulness Facilitator @ Quenza
Lucinda Poole
Mindfulness Facilitator

Lucinda is trained and experienced in a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and interventions drawn from positive psychology research.

Lucinda Allen - Operational Manager @ Quenza
Lucinda Allen
Operational Manager

Lucinda helps to curate and create professional development resources in positive psychology for mental health practitioners.

Kori Miller - Researcher @ Quenza
Kori Miller
Researcher

With specializations in neuropsychology and positive psychology, Kori has authored eight books.

Elaine Houston - Tool Developer @ Quenza
Elaine Houston
Tool Developer

Elaine is an independent business owner and behavioral science graduate with an honors degree from the University of Abertay, Scotland.

Stijn Halfens - Producer / Director @ Quenza
Stijn Halfens
Producer / Director

Culture, empathy, and technology are what motivate Stijn. He produces content that is contemporary, authentic, and effective.

Advisors

Kyle Wade Thomas - Business Development @ Quenza
Kyle Wade Thomas
Business Development

Kyle is an executive leader with an authentic track record of product innovation, business development, sales, marketing, organizational development/psychology, and executive coaching, who comfortably transcends industries and cultures around the world.

Laurens Alberts - Data Scientist @ Quenza
Laurens Alberts
Data Scientist

Laurens makes the most out of knowledge engineering and operational research.

Bieneke Braat - IT, Privacy and Contracts Lawyer @ Quenza
Bieneke Braat
IT, Privacy and Contracts Lawyer

Bieneke supports Quenza in legal matters related to contracts, privacy, and IT.

Marien van Dis - Information Security Consultant @ Quenza
Marien van Dis
Information Security Consultant

Marien is an experienced information security advisor, internal auditor, risk assessment, and data protection specialist.

Brendan Smith - Information Security Consultant @ Quenza
Brendan Smith
Information Security Consultant

Brendan is a consultant for business and cloud service development/improvement as well as an auditor and implementer of ISO standards.