About Foryard

“Solving Societal Problems through Technology and Entrepreneurship” - That’s our mission!

We are a team of ambitious young professionals with the desire to make a positive impact on our society. Software development is the tool we use to solve complex societal challenges.

With the process of Design Sprints, we approach problems from a human-centered perspective and have the possibility to answer company questions through rapid prototyping and user testing together with our clients. Our aim is to spark innovation and sustainable solutions with your people, because we do believe in your creativity!

Over the years we have developed innovation labs to give speed to organisational improvement, chatbots to make customer support more efficient, effective websites through smart front- and backend development and so much more. We improve the working life of your employees by making it more efficient, user-friendly and above all; happier. All in order to get you one step ahead of the competition to better serve your customer.

What differentiates us from competitors is our awareness of social responsibility and our contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Thus constantly focused on making the world a better place.

Let us know which problem or challenge you are facing. We are happy to get in contact with you to think of possible solutions for your business!

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The Founders

Quintus Willemse

After 4.5 years working for multinationals, Quintus concluded that running and managing a company should be done radically different. Based on the ideas of Ricardo Semler, where each individual must have maximum autonomy executing and experiencing their work, him and Niek started an organisation based on the values love, trust and transparency. Within Foryard, Quintus is responsible for Business Development, Finance, Software Development and Marketing. Before starting the company Foryard, he joined Heineken in Congo, Africa. Afterwards he worked at Pon Holdings first as a Management Trainee, later as Director Project Management in Louisiana, USA. His knowledge lies in creating and restructuring new organisations. The end goal is to build an international network of Software Innovation Labs, to influence social entrepreneurship on a worldwide scale. More power to the individual.

Niek van der Voort

Before joining Quintus and founding Foryard, Niek was active at the University of Utrecht and LOI. At the LOI, Niek tutored students following the courses mind mapping and speed learning. At the University, he guided honours students. Also, Niek taught at the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship for a year, an initiative of the UU, here he tutored 20 young entrepreneurs. Together with the team at Foryard, he builds innovative software solutions for governments and businesses. Niek is also involved in setting up external innovation labs within companies, implementing SCRUM, business development and building strong and inspiring teams.

The Team

At Foryard we are a team bond by love, trust and transparency. It is what gives the company its dynamics, its exponential growth and its great joy while working with customers

We are skilled individuals everyone with a particular talent in diverse specialisms. Depending on your branch or problem/idea we will choose the best experts needed.

Look at the Founder section for more information about Quintus.

Quintus Willemse


Look at the Founder section to find more information about Niek.

Niek van der Voort


Through my experience as a freelance web designer, I have knowledge of many facets in the field of user experience. With every design sprint, I put my qualities as UX designer to achieve an efficient and optimal design.

Jaap van der Voort

UX Designer

Within Foryard I am responsible for the technical development of our projects. I have a lot of experience with both frontend and backend development. Besides, I am responsible for development planning.

Arie Visser


Before joining the team of Foryard, I worked with the Dutch Marine Corps as an officer. I have broad knowledge and experience in coordinating complex projects. Optimising business processes is passion and second nature. Within Foryard, I am responsible for setting up external innovation labs and helping Niek and Quintus with strategy and business development.

Niels Hardam

Global Threat Specialist

At Foryard, I am responsible for the security of all our servers and applications. My passion is online security, to create and to optimise web-and-mobile apps.

Sander de Vos


At Foryard, I am realising web applications. I manage different programming languages, both frontend and backend. PHP is my favourite programming language and I like to program in the Laravel framework.

Daan de Vos


I follow the Communication Media Design program in Breda. I mainly study in the technical side of the education. Within Foryard, I am responsible for my internship assignments and co-operation with ongoing projects.

Joris Smit


As part of the development team of Foryard, I am responsable for the realization of our projects with a focus on the frontend development.

Gerwin Overeem


As a Product Owner I am curiously exploring innovation & technology; helping others make sense of this crazy transforming world we live in.

Misja Kloosterman

Product owner

My passion is to contribute to a more sustainable world! I believe that everybody can make a positive change. With my background in sustainable development, which I gained during my degree in “International Studies” and several internships in Europe and in developing countries, I am now responsible for the social responsibility within Foryard.

Tamara Reygers

Impact Officer

I am a doer. I find much pleasure in creating useful solutions that may improve our lives. As a frontend developer at Foryard, I can follow this passion.

Nathan Alder


The Interns

At Foryard I am working on the design of multiple platforms. I also research about target groups, experiences and flows. I use this data to improve the platforms, which gives the users a better experience.

Arquin van Nieuwkerk

UX Designer

I study International business and innovation at the Hogeschool InHolland. I am currently collaborating with Foryard on my research thesis, in which I aim to discover business opportunities through a company’s social impact.

Andrew Ng