Tom Kleijn

Product Manager at Speakap

New media professional with over 16 years of experience in the field of User Experience design,
Product Development and Product & Project Management. Loves working on products with small teams and always tries
to get the most out of technology, while never compensating on user experience.

I love a good cup of coffee and enjoy playing games, snowboarding and going to concerts and gigs in my free time.

+31 (0)6 36 33 36 77 • •


Product Manager Speakap

May 2018 - Now

Responsible for setting and maintaining the Product Development roadmap at Speakap in collaboration with Business, Sales, Marketing and Technology.

Lead of the Product Design team responsible for the complete UX and UI design of new functionalities and improvements on the Speakap platform for iOS, Android and Web.

Projectmanager Speakap

Nov. 2013 - Apr. 2018

Responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the development team tasked with the development of the web platform, iOS app Android app.

Co-responsible for setting the roadmap of Speakap and defining the functional requirements for the platform and its new functionalities.

Next to this, first point of contact for third party app developers on the Speakap platform.

Platform Manager Hyves Games Hyves

Oct. 2012 - Oct. 2013

Responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Hyves Games platform. In direct contact with game developers (external) and development team (internal) to ensure maximum efficiency in integrating games and solving any bugs and/or issues to the platform and it’s games.

Technical Projectmanager & Teamlead QA Hyves

Apr. 2010 - Oct. 2012

Responsible for technical support on Hyves Connect, a set of tools/API’s to connect 3rd party websites, applications to the social graph of Hyves. In this role responsible for the creation of 100+ (social) campaigns on the Hyves platform for international top brands (Nike, Google, ING, Vodafone).

Next to this, as Teamlead Product Support responsible for a team of 2 Quality Assurance Engineers and 2 Support Engineers and overall responsible for the quality of new features released the the plaform.

Project Lead Tele2 Netherlands

July. 2007 - Mar. 2010

Responsible for the day-to-day operation management of the team responsible for maintaining the website and webshop.

Next to this, responsible for the design and creation of a new User Interface for Tele2’s IPTV platform.

Font-end Developer IAMPro (Freelance)

Sep. 2006 - Jun. 2010

Worked on multiple freelance project under the name of IAMpro. Mainly responsible for the design and front-end parts of these projects with the back-end backup of a fellow classmate and friend.

Internship Gemeente Zaanstad

Sep. 2006 - Jan. 2007

Researching possibilities of provisioning digital services to citizens. Concluding my research with a detailed plan of improvement for the IT department.

Font-end Developer Webcontent (Part-time)

May. 2005 - Jun. 2007

During my studies, I worked part-time at a local web design and development company in Zaandam. During this period I've worked on multiple project in different roles. Often focussed on the front-end part of our projects where I was responsible for the design and implementations of said design for multiple websites.

As a student, there was no better proofing ground than this job, where I could apply the theory I learned in college on real world projects.


Research project MediaLab Amsterdam (Graduated)

Jan. 2007 - Jun. 2007

With a multidisciplinary team of multimedia students, we've investigated the future of television. While it's so common to have a smart tv or a connected set-top box from the cable company that allows you to record, play back or rent a movie, in 2007 this was still in it's infancy. We've investigated the future possibilities of this medium and looked into the functional requirements of a true interative television experience.

Our research resulted in a complete functional requiremts document for the client and a demo.

Communication and Multimedia Design Hogeschool van Amsterdam Bachelor (Graduated)

Sep. 2003 - Jun. 2007

Specialized in the field of Technology, Design & Interaction

NOVA College Haarlem HAVO (Graduated)

Sep. 2002 - Jun. 2003

Profile: Cultuur & Maatschappij

Zaanlands Lyceum HAVO

Sep. 1996 - Jun. 2002

Profile: Cultuur & Maatschappij


ABN Amro - Best Retail Innovation 2017 Speakap

The Best Retail Innovation Award is part of the concept ‘ABN AMRO Retailer of the Year’ and is meant for the most innovative idea in the Dutch retail sector. Independent judges nominated three innovations by judging their innovative capacity and applicability. After pitches of three nominees, the audience selected Speakap as the winner.

Sprout Startup of the year 2013 Speakap

Speakap has been voted Sprout Startup of the Year 2013 by visitors of

Most popular gaming website of 2012 Hyves Games

Hyves Games has been voted Most popular gaming website of 2012 by Website van het jaar.


Prince2 Practitioner Twice IT (Certified)


PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management and is practiced worldwide.

Prince2 Foundation Twice IT (Certified)


PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management and is practiced worldwide.



  • Name: Tom Kleijn
  • Date of Birth: 31-12-1983
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • City: Zaandam
  • Email:
  • Phone: +31 (0)6 36 33 36 77


  • Dutch (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • German
  • French


  • Product Development
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Product ownership
  • Project management
  • Agile
  • Prince II
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • XML
  • PHP
  • Python


  • Computer games
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Snowboarding
  • Music