Stijn is currently CEO at Sprout Performance Partners; a fully integrated performance focused digital media buying agency in SA. Originally from The Netherlands, Smolders has now been in South Africa since 2008 and joined Sprout a year after it was founded in 2013.
Previously Smolders held the position of Director of Commercial and Client Services at the agency, and has been instrumental in growing Sprout into the premier digital marketing company it is today.
He has worked in digital media and marketing for many years, boasting more than 15–years international experience, in both traditional and digital landscapes. He is committed to understanding client’s business challenges and how the digital marketing mix can play an effectively role in solving these.
When Stijn first came to SA, he joined Habari Media as a GM: Media Sales. Then returned to The Netherlands in 2011 and started a career in performance media and was a DoubleClick reseller for just under four years.
Stijn, who is passionate about road cycling, is married to his South African wife and is a father to two sons.