The owner of MARPRO, Master Mariner Jakob le Fevre, created his LinkedIn profile in March 23, 2005. He quickly realized the potential in this new Social Media and working with sales, he saw an advantage in being linked with decision makers.
At that time, LinkedIn was very strict with whom you could contact but Jakob learned that if a group was shared, then he could contact profiles without an e-mail.
At that time, there was no important maritime groups on LinkedIn, so Jakob established the group Maritime Professionals in Feb. 2008. The placeholder for the logo was not suitable for the word Maritime Professionals, so he decided to shorten it to MARPRO.
In 2010, the group had around 13.000 members and a friend told Jakob, that he needed a logo for the group. The friend was fortunately one of the best graphic designers in Denmark Mette Flink
In 2010, Jakob invested in a part ownership of JOB2SEA and started with search and selection in the maritime business.
In 2012 the group Maritime Deck Officers was introduced. The two groups now have more than 60.000 members.
In 2013 he founded the limited company MARPRO with the intention of establishing an independent recruiting company.
Shortly after establishing the company, MARPRO got involved in Danish Maritime Fair, a large maritime exhibition in Denmark and Jakob was Exhibition Director and part owner and oversaw the event three times, before MARPRO left the co-operation in 2016.
Since then, MARPRO have focused solely on connecting people and companies.
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