Who we are

Rob Landeweerd (1970) obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management. He worked in various roles in the Hospitality Industry and later at Randstad Group for some years. He joined '30days' in 2001, a start-up Recruitment and Personnel - Search company. He successfully developed the company, running it between 2002 and 2007 as Managing Director. Within the SpecialUmbria team Rob has his primary focus on rentals, project management and interior design assignments. Also he's responsible for all the marketing activities. He communicates in Dutch, English, Italian and German.

Jeroen Macco (1971) graduated in Business Administration at Nijenrode Business School and got his Masters Degree in Business Economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Jeroen worked as Strategic Management Consultant at both the Royal Netherlands Air force and at ING Group. At this financial services company, where he has worked in total for over 7 years, he has also performed several other managing roles relating to Human Resources and Business Management in the international context of the company. After that he has worked as an independent Consultant for the Russian, Kazakh and Romanian Consumer Operations of ABN AMRO Bank. Early 2010 Jeroen obtained registration as acknowledged real estate agent in Italy. Within the team Jeroen has his primary focus on sales, project management and all financial, fiscal, legal and bureaucratic (authorities) issues related to our clients projects and properties. He communicates in Dutch, English, Italian and German.

In 2012 Domenico Casamassima (1978) joined the Special Umbria team. Domenico graduated in Food Tecnology at the University of Potenza and studied Dietics at the University of Perugia. Domenico communicates in Italian and English. He is responsible for property management in the Lake Trasimeno / Tuscan border area and assists in the project management and interior design assignments. Also, Domenico is the Private Chef for our guests.

Early 2017 Sara Ceccherini (1978) came on board of SpecialUmbria. Sara focuses on all aspects of our sales management as well as property management activities. She has wide experiences in international luxury services, tourism and real estate activities, among which high class deliveries for the Royal Family of Dubai as well as other important institutions in the Middle East. Her competencies included developing public relations, organising networking business-to-business events, press contacts and marketing. Sara communicates in Italian and English.

In 2011 Tamara Secci (1975) joined SpecialUmbria in the role of support officer. She handles all the rentals and supports the content on the SpecialUmbria website and all other websites where we are present. Also, she assists in marketing and financial administration. As half Sardinian-half Dutch it was quite logical she joined our team, after she had worked together with Rob for many years at their former company. Tamara communicates in Dutch and English. 

Alessandra Bruni (1988) joined the SpecialUmbria team in Spring 2017 in the role of support officer. She is the central point of contact in our office in Piegaro where she handles all financial, administrative and tax issues for our clients and our company. Alessandra has a solid background in (business) economics and business law, including degrees at the University of Perugia and experience within the international accounting firm KPMG. Alessandra communicates in Italian and English.

In the course of 2015 Gabriele Gubbiotti (1986) reinforced the SpecialUmbria activities as project manager. Gabriele is graduated in Engineering and Architecture. He communicates in Italian and English. Within the team he manages several restoration, building and reconstruction projects for our international clients.