Engineering manager at Datafold
At Datafold, Gerard Toonstra is responsible for the development processes, recruitment, prioritization of issues in collaboration with product owners and customer engineering and security compliance initiatives.
Gerard started his IT career at a consultancy company in 1998 and has since worked in different countries and roles, including the United Kingdom and a number of years in Brazil. In 2016 he started to work more seriously with data at Coolblue, a famous online retailer in The Netherlands, where he was the team lead for the data warehousing team in 2017 and later the team lead for the core data science team.
He became one of the first Dutch Kaggle masters in 2016 and collaborated on open source projects like Airflow and Amundsen before joining Datafold in March 2021.