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Erik Hof

Serial Entrepreneur - Event Producer - Licensed International Mediator

Summary

Serial entrepreneur and trained mediator with a producer edge. I am a natural communicator with solid leadership skills and a successful proven track record of success in different industries around the globe that range from film, to hospitality to event production in cross cultural environments.

Work experience

Jan 2006Jul 2006

Social Corporate Responsibility Department

PriceWaterhouseCoopers - Intern. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Evaluated the landscape in the Netherlands market and headed the recruitment plan to promote a holistic platform - the 'De Slinger' Foundation - that would encourage Dutch citizens and organizations to be actively involved in social projects through fundraising events and participation. 

Jan 2007Apr 2011

International Documentary Series: Future Express

Open Eye Filmworks - Executive Co- Producer. Africa, Australia, United States, Latin America and Southeast Asia

Coordinated production, video edition and developed the logistical roadmap in more than 40 countries, interviewing local train travelers on their dreams and views of the changing world, allowing us to accomplish our goal of making a documentary series that allows people to feel more connected. Together being different. 

Jan 2009Jan 2010

Documentaries for the European Commission

EH Films-Work - Founder. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Founded, developed and executed an independent film production company allocating budget through government funding and broadcasters to produce - amongst others - short films like New York Taxi dreams, USA, to showcase the American dream and the struggle of the human spirit. 

Sep 2011Jan 2014

Deluxe Club, Restaurant & Lounge

Encuentros - Founder and General Manager. Granada, Nicaragua

Founded and managed Granada's main Club, Restaurant and lounge through an innovative concept of Ibiza lounge style with a deluxe - yet laid back - colonial vibe. Encuentros became Granada's acclaimed spot where expats would meet locals in a smooth European -post colonial environment that attracted travelers from all around the globe and people from all over the country through music infused productions and disruptive community engagement that drove us to the number 1 in our category in Granada.

Aug 2012Present

Nightclub and Tropical beach lounge

Beachclub Weekend. Granada, Nicaragua. Granada, Nicaragua

Founded and managed Nicaragua's most iconic nightclub and electronic Meca - Beachclub Weekend  - located on a former abandoned site on the beachside of the Touristic Centre in Granada, delivering back to back performances from international acclaimed DJ's, celebrities and bands through a thorough management, pristine attention to detail and tight budget control, delivering more than 50 international performances and employment of more than 30 locals along working with Nicaraguas biggest brands to accomplish great partnership deals for all our stakeholders.

Aug 2014Present

Event Productions

Weekend Productions- Founder and General Manager. Granada, Nicaragua

Founded and managed Weekend Productions, an event-production company that focuses on sustainable events and guaranteed ROI to all its stakeholders through the development of powerful multimedia content and a strong digital community engagement.  Weekend Productions is the marketing arm of the group that handles community management, content generation, PR, logistics and general coordination that delivered international artists in open-air venues such as Plaza de Periodismo in Managua and to top quality hotels like Pelican Eyes in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Nov 2016Present

Guesthouse, Rooftop Bar, Pool Club

Encuentros - Co-Founder and General Manager

Achieved an innovative business model and disrupted Re branding Encuentros with a new concept of a Pool club and first roof-top bar in Nicaragua, delivering customers a  new service model that includes a deluxe colonial Guest-house & hostel with live music and International Dj's pool parties with new bundles of comfort for elite young travelers.

Education

Sep 1999Jun 2005

VWO

Amersfoortse Berg

Pre-university secondary education.

Sep 2005Jun 2011

Bachelor Political Science

University of Amsterdam

Majoring in Conflict Resolution. 

Jul 2011Jul 2012

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (International Relations) 

University of Sydney

Graduated with Merit. I wrote my dissertation on; The role of the International Criminal Court on the ongoing peace-processes in Sudan. 

Skills

Marketing

I have extensive experience with all facets of marketing. In the promotion of events and venues I use both traditional and social media.  I have close contacts in major television & radio stations and newspaper outlets. I am also proficient at effectively managing marketing campaigns on social media as Facebook. 

Event-organizer

I have a lot of experience with organizing large scale music events. I am skilled at all facets of managing events. From the budget phase to finding sponsors and overseeing the final execution. 

Natural Leader

I am natural leader who enjoys creating new Entrepreneurial ideas within a group setting. I am a good communicator open to incorporating peoples ideas and working along with anyone. 

Editing and Design Software

I can use a variety of  Editing, Architectural and design software as Final Cut X, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup and InDesign.

Communication Skills 

Excellent verbal and written communication. Throughout the years I built up a global network of friends and colleagues. 

Languages

I am fluent in Spanish, English and Dutch and proficient in German and Slovenian. 

Mediator

I am a skilled mediator and I have perfected these skills during my masters program in Sydney. 

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