Reinier Ladan

Freelance (remote) product manager and design consultant

My ikigai is creating exceptional digital products by managing product teams, designing user interfaces, and building prototypes. My professional experience goes way back to the late 90s when I started my business creating websites. Since 2016 I’ve focused all my time and energy on product management and consulting product and design teams.

Hi, this is me. 👋

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I’m available for freelance (remote) product management projects.

  • On-site in and around Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Remote is no problem at all. I’m located in the GMT+1 time zone and I have my own office just a five minute walk from where I live.
  • I’m happy with my current freelance situation, but if you have the perfect fit for me and it’s a permanent position, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m up for a long term challenge when something like that comes along.

I live just 10 km north of Amsterdam, in Zaandam. Famous for its windmills, cookies and mustard. I speak Dutch (native language), English and Jira.

The world is changing. Business, people, technology, everything is changing faster and faster. That’s why I focus on an agile way of working like Scrum or Kanban. To get stuff done in such an environment, you have to align with your team members and have a shared vision for your product and service. It’s my job as a product owner/manager to get everybody aligned. This way we can solve the most critical problems and aim for the most valuable objectives.

With my experience in both UX design and software engineering, I can help the product team explore viable solutions. The thing that drives me the most is diving into the nitty-gritty details of problems and objectives, and figure out why they exist and what needs to be solved first to get the most value for the business and the customer, user and client.

I have had the pleasure to work with many great companies and create pretty awesome products. I helped Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Liberty Global, Backbase, FOX Sports, Funda, NOS (the Dutch BBC News), NPO (the Dutch BBC), and many others, with creating and improving their digital products and services.

The quintessential block of client logos.

Some highlights among my many projects

Timeline of work experience

This is a timeline of my complete work experience.

Work experience since 1999.

Contact me

Call me if there is something urgent. If you have less urgent stuff to discuss I prefer e-mail or Whatsapp/iMessage.

Things I write