Hyvä comes from the Finnish language and literally means "good". But also "desirable" and "advisable". Here's how it's pronounced.
We didn't name our company Hyvä because we think we are that good, it has an intinsic meaning that's embedded into our work. We set out to build the best Magento products we possibly can. We want to build products that are really really good.
Our products bring value to merchants, developers, agencies and ultimately: end users of your Magento based website.
Our core values are simplicity (by reduced complexity), quality, performance and fun. Yes, We should all have fun doing our work.
Meet the team
Founder and creator of Hyvä Themes. Deeply passionate about Magento and the World Wide Web. Fun fact: took on his wife's last name making his initials W.W.W.
Father and husband, (deep sea) diver, musician, builder by nature. Started Hyvä to build a Magento store for his wife, which could happen any time now.
Commercial Director. Leads our Sales and Partnerships and focuses on new opportunities and markets for Hyvä to grow.
Sanne is a familiar face in the Magento ecosystem and has been around for almost a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in leading Sales and Partnership teams.
“I’m very happy to be working with a true gamechanging product for the Magento Community! Hyvä is all about community, trust, and joy in work. I can very much relate to these values!”
Sanne is also chair of the AFRIpads Foundation, enjoys the Amsterdam perks, develops an ever-deepening affection for wine and cooking, and advocates for more diversity in the workplace.
Technical Director and Partner. Focuses on developer experience, tooling and education.
Trained Magento developers for well over a decade as a trainer of the official Magento U program. Worked at Magento during the Ebay era. Member of the official Magento certification board and instructor at Mage2.TV, the online Magento training platform.
Above all, Vinai is a family man and loves being outdoor in nature, running or walking his dog.
VP Strategy & Marketing. Focuses on Business Growth and Marketing.
Thien Lan is all about fun and facts! She started her career last century and has worked for 12 companies on 3 continents so far, including Banking in New York, Management Consultant in Paris and full spectrum Marketer in Sydney.
In 2016 she joined the Magento ecosystem and quickly became the eCommerce checkout expert, an energetic speaker and MC, and the Vice President of Mage-OS.
In her spare time, she is a real foodie, a drummer in a rock band, a fun(ny) wife and a tiger mum. She is also an investor and advisor in the field of Burnout prevention and recovery.
Senior Solution Engineer. Hyvä Checkout and Magewire master.
After a short but passionate carpenter career, Willem made the switch in 2009 to another passion, web development. Before joining Hyvä, Willem worked agency side as Magento developer, architect and technical director. Willem is the creator of Magewire and focused mainly on our checkout.
In his spare time, Willem loves to cook, make long walks and work on the house.
UI/UX Engineer. Focuses on developing great user experience and interactions for our products.
With over 10 years of experience in building great user experiences for the web including Magento 1 and 2 but also Wordpress and React based applications, Frank offers a wealth of experience.
Frank is a father, marathon runner and avid percussionist.
Checkout Integrations Engineer. Focuses on Hyvä Checkout Service Integrations.
Breathing everything Magento since 2010, also known as the man behind the original OneStepCheckout extension.
Anton has a wealth of experience in web development, solution architecture, system analysis, support and customer communication - with a focus solely on e-commerce and specially Magento development since 2011.
Digital Designer. Makes Hyvä look good.
Has a profound passion for anything and everything ecommerce related.
Danny has the ability to make pretty much anything look good, both online and on paper. And shirts, and mugs, and caps, and whatnot! He's responsible for our general branding, this website, our upcoming UI Library and anything else we throw at him.