Leon Pijpers – Head of Growth

In our Meet the Genies series, we give you the opportunity to get to know the friendly faces that make RoomPriceGenie more than just an algorithm. Today, we have Leon! With positive attitude and great experience, Leon will ensure RoomPriceGenie’s growth.

Let’s get to know Leon a little more…

Strictly Business

What is your role at RoomPriceGenie and how long have you been with us?

I have recently joined RoomPriceGenie as a Head of Growth.

What is your background in? 
The last 1.5 years I’ve been responsible for the Marketing & Sales at RoomRaccoon, a Hotel Management System. This is a SaaS company in the same industry as RoomPriceGenie. Before that I worked in various commercial jobs as an account manager and business developer.

What do you think makes the RoomPriceGenie solution unique?
The RoomPriceGenie solution is special in my view because it focuses on independent hoteliers and thus serves a target group that is not served by other RMSs. In addition, the system is super sophisticated and yet very accessible and easy to use.

What is something that hotel owners have to deal with that you want to fix?
For independent hoteliers, it’s difficult to find clear and relevant information on the added value of an automated revenue management system for their property. As a result, they are reluctant and sometimes even fearful of handing over their room pricing. My responsibility is to inform and convince these hoteliers of the added value of RoomPriceGenie by means of (automated) communication, with the objective of growing our organization.
 
What’s the coolest thing you are working on right now?
My own onboarding and getting to know my colleagues and the company, haha. Besides that I’m trying to find the right tools to automate processes as much as possible, which will lead to better functionality and increased efficiency.
 
What is your favourite and least favourite thing about working in hospitality technology?

My most favourite thing about working in hospitality tech is that there’s still so much ground to cover and a gigantic group of hoteliers to convince of the added value of integrating technology into their business. This brings me to my least favourite thing. Which is when I can’t convince them.

 

A little more…

What are the values that drive you?
Work hard, play hard, ambition, fun, positivity and fail fast, learn fast.
 
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
 
Life’s what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans…
Because most people, including me, try to plan their life, career and relationships but eventually things always work out differently than you expected. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
 
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
To not worry too much about things you cannot influence or change
 
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
 
Enthusiastic, motivating and crazy (in a positive way haha)
 
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Sports (tennis, speed cycling), having a beer with friends, gaming or cooking.

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