Our Company

Media Distillery was founded in 2014 with the mission to help people discover relevant video content faster with an ultimate user experience. We do this by analysing video and extract next-generation metadata. Metadata that was previously only visible to humans. Media Distillery provides a unique AI platform to understand what’s inside video. Our Deep Content Understanding™ platform provides metadata in real-time and at an unparalleled scale.

Our passionate team consists of young and brilliant minds: a blend of academic scientists, geeky developers and experienced entrepreneurs. All of them share the urge to work with exciting, new technologies, and deliver value to our customers.

Meet our team!

Roland Sars

Roland Sars

CEO. Genuine entrepreneur. Ambitious, driven by business growth. Hockey and chess player.

Joost de Wit

Joost de Wit

Founder & CPO. Big data and machine learning expert. Mountain climber.

Geert Vos

Geert Vos

Founder & CTO. Software architect and scalability genius. Whiskey lover.

Noha Hazaa

Noha Hazaa

Principal Developer. Software architect and backend JAVA developer. Always smiling.

Sietse Huisman

Sietse Huisman

Machine Learning Expert. Object recognition and deep learning specialist. Football player.

Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Financial Manager. Financial startup expert. Efficient and gets stuff done that nobody else wants to do.

Maurits Heukensfeldt Jansen

Maurits Heukensfeldt Jansen

Marketing Executive. Visually strong and creative thinker. Lifeguard.

Ryan Amirkhan

Ryan Amirkhan

Machine Learning Expert. Skilled object recognition engineer. Piano player.

Evangelos Stromatias

Evangelos Stromatias

Machine Learning Expert. PhD in computer science. G(r)eek and bass guitar player.

Florian de Roo van Alderwerelt

Florian de Roo van Alderwerelt

Operations & Client Happiness Manager. Our secret jack-of-all-trades with a law degree.

Hugo Novajarque

Hugo Novajarque

Senior Developer. Software architect and backend JAVA developer. Spanish fitness man, eats 7 times a day.

Gianluca Ortelli

Gianluca Ortelli

Senior Developer. Italian software engineer, wikipedia fan. Religious about olive oil.

Tim Velthoven

Tim Velthoven

Data scientist. Studying computer science and engineering. Big player in Fortnite.

Menno Bruin

Menno Bruin

Data scientist. Physics student. Avid learner. Great interest in everything to do with computers.

Kaan Durmus

Kaan Durmus

Data scientist. Information science student. Avid gamer and auto racing fanatic.

Karthik Yadati

Karthik Yadati

Machine learning expert. PhD researcher and a machine learning enthusiast. Loves singing and traveling.

Nicolae Marian Popa

Nicolae Marian Popa

Software engineer. A young and passionate software engineer. Considers music a religion.

Patrick Buijsman

Patrick Buijsman

Data scientist. Computer Science student. Spends a lot of time in the gym and is keen on programming.

Martin Prins

Martin Prins

Product Owner. Passionate about realising media innovations. Loves to produce and DJ.

Pieter Steins Bisschop

Pieter Steins Bisschop

Business Development Manager. Energetic, growth hacker, sports fanatic.

Emma Machielse

Emma Machielse

Machine Learning Expert. MSc Artificial Intelligence. Dancer

Bram Zijlstra

Bram Zijlstra

Machine Learning Expert. Artificial Intelligence and philosophy enthusiast. Passionate about cooking.

Timo van Niedek

Timo van Niedek

Machine Learning Expert. Multimedia mining and retrieval specialist. Always on the hunt for creative research projects

Kristis Vaškys

Kristis Vaškys

Software developer. Curious and always pushing to learn something new.

Joanna Krajewska

Joanna Krajewska

Machine Learning Expert. In love with machine learning. Passionate about traveling and analog photography.

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