Our Team

Based in Amsterdam's diamond district, the House of Eléonore team is an eclectic mix of international professionals who are passionate about design, craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability.

Bernd Damme

Since the age of 16, the now 26-year-old Dutch entrepreneur has founded two businesses prior to House of Eléonore: Eyewear.nl and Pelliano. Damme has a strong social commitment to supporting (young) entrepreneurship.

Bernd is entirely dedicated to reviving craftsmanship and innovation within the fine jewellery industry, as Founder and Managing Director of House of Eléonore.

Ray Steele

A passionate creative entrepreneur, Ray has applied herself in the creative industries for over ten years as well as founding a creative events collective and more recently as part of an experimental chocolaterie.

While working in visual mediums in Australia, Asia and the UK she has honed in on creative direction and jewellery design as her primary focus whilst striving to deliver sustainability in business.

Annelise Scholl
Sales Manager

Annelise has a background in architecture and the commercial contemporary art world. Later in her career she decided to complete her Masters in Luxury Brand Management in London, specialising in Sustainable Luxury.

Her intention now is to bring social innovation to the fore of this market by transforming the way brands are perceived and, above all, the way they can generate social and environmental value.

Digna Gorkovoi

A professionally trained goldsmith, Digna has grown her career within the fine jewellery industry. A curious fascination with her grandmothers jewellery earned her the nickname of ‘magpie’ amongst family, and from here it was clear her future was amongst jewellery.

Digna works closely with clients and our team of artisans to bring a vision to life, creating an heirloom that is treasured for a lifetime.

Natasha Lamoureux

Graduate of a French Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts (Fashion), Lamoureux is highly experienced working within the luxury sector. A highly competent, capable and resourceful project manager, she excels in orchestrating large scale, high-end events, marketing initiatives and campaigns.

Lamourex is fluently bilingual in English and French and possesses a true passion for haute couture.

Trevor Lanyon
Development Team

Trevor brings over 20 years of software development experience and know how to the House of Eléonore technology department.

From developing solutions for the agriculture industry in rural Manitoba to designing wireless monitoring systems in Bermuda, Lanyon applies learnings and methodology from previous start up ventures as well as internet success stories such as Booking.com.

Cristina Sainz

After graduating in 2014 from Advertising and Public Relations in Madrid, she moved to the Netherlands for a one-year-study abroad. While in the Netherlands, Cristina studied Communications and International Business Management.

Subsequently, she completed a Master in Marketing and Communications of Fashion and Luxury, armed with her passions and interests, she has gained professional experience in the fashion and arts industries.

Become a part of our journey

We are committed to surrounding ourselves with creative and innovative individuals who enjoy the energy and excitement of a start up in the luxury industry. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

To learn more about the team or view opportunities to join the team, please visit our LinkedIn profile.

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