Our team

We would like to
introduce ourselves

Ernst is the last one to be mad at you. He sails this ship as one of the three captains, and never loses speed. With over 13 years of experience in the field of recruitment, he knows better than anyone how the market works. His enormous drive ensures extraordinary results, and Ernst answers the phone all day, every day. But watch out, because he’ll threaten to use embarrassing footage from Friday parties against you if you don’t work hard enough. Thus undersigned.

Thanks to Joost, we keep thinking big, but stay on the ground with both feet. As one of the founding fathers, he’s been contributing in the big success of Search X from the very beginning. But that success doesn’t make Joost any less motivated. In fact, his drive keeps growing every day. The three-headed management team would lose loads of effectivity and experience if Joost will ever leave. Luckaly for us, he doesn’t plan to. As the owner of office-dog Harley, he still recieves gratefulness. The bill for the carpet will come later.

Michel Bruins Slot

CxO Sales, Marketing and Renewable Engineering

With his smart, stubborn and loyal character, Michel completes the leading trio to what it is now. As a co-owner, he is responsible for the Sales, Marketing and Renewable Engineering divisions. He is a real entrepeneur, with his strengths in setting up businesses and creating new business opportunities. He never loses sight of personal contact with his colleagues, business relations, and clients. He connects with people through his enthusiasm and will always go the extra mile. Ask him for an anecdote en you’ll get a dozen of them. You’ll get him quiet for about 5 minutes only when you win a game of pool from him.

Jeroen Breedijk

Executive Search Consultant

When Jeroen enters the room, with him comes movement and energy. Not surprising when you consider that he has energy for 10. Through years of experience in recruitment, he has a keen instinct for commercial opportunities. “Success has always been a child of courage”, that is his motto in life and that is also what the customer and candidate appreciate in him. He is sincere and open, wears his heart on his sleeve, humor is the cement. In addition to the recruitment life, Jeroen is a youth coach at a football association. All in all, this makes him a real team player and a true coach!

Maarten Wolters

Executive Search Consultant

Maarten has had quite some years of recruitment experience. The sum of his spontaneous personality, positive attitude and enormous drive make him the ideal recruiter! One thing is certain, Maarten was born to do this. Maarten doesn’t like the idea of losing. As a recruiter, he will not stop until he has found the right match. A driving force and a nice colleague on who you can depend. His life motto: “Do not stop until you are the best.” With this motto, he not only keeps himself sharp and focussed but also friends and enemies!

Bram Wiggers

Executive Search Consultant

At the start of 2020, Bram took a new turn in his career and started as a recruiter at Search X. His roots lie in Twente which makes him a rational, but a positive thinker. Bram excels in his open and honest attitude and can always get along with everyone. Bram’s motto is: “Make your life it the most beautiful life you can lead”. He also tries to achieve this for clients and candidates. A new job, a better life. A new employee, a better company. He raises the bar and sets high goals. Always challenges himself to strive for the most optimal outcome.

Ruben van Dam

Customer Success Manager & Corporate Recruiter

Success, that’s what Ruben is all about. As an athlete, as an entrepreneur, as Customer Success Manager at Search X. He thinks in opportunities, sees possibilities, and speaks in solutions. His unbridled enthusiasm and curiosity mean he’ll never miss a detail and doesn’t stop until all questions have been answered. With his experience in Marketing, Recruitment, and Business Development, Ruben knows better than anyone how to turn a challenge into a victory. Building teams is his specialty. As an avid rower, he knows exactly what makes a team successful: Trust. That’s what he stands for.

Bastiaan Kroep

Executive Search Consultant

Bastiaan is a born salesman, but since his start, at Search X he has also acquired substance. Of course, he goes for the best result, but only with a good feeling. Feedback is a gift for him, in other words, he learns quickly and continues to surprise us in a positive way. He is a real team player and always wants to please everyone.

Floris Minkjan

Executive Search Consultant

Floris is very precise and therefore quite factual, which is why it took him a little longer to complete his studies ;). With his predilection for our planet and the environment, he focuses on the recruitment profession within renewable engineering. The human factor is very important to him and, as befits a real go-getter, he only let’s go when it feels 100% right.

Mark Trebels

Executive Search Consultant

Mark is our professor and “markipedia”. He is still eager to learn and is therefore one of the rare “old” dogs that can still learn new “tricks”. He remains critical and alert, and that cannot be otherwise with such a wealth of experience. As an experienced sales professional with a lot of business insight, he helps candidate and customer to make the right choices.

Lukas is too busy to write his own bio. No single vacancy may be written the same. Every job is different. Let alone the employer. We always present these in a unique way in an X fact sheet. Fortunately, this is Lukas’ great passion; write. He can also row quite a bit and doesn’t turn down dance to Queen either. Please email for unique images 😉

Jan Jellema

Trainer and Content Writer

With his in-depth knowledge of content, Jan is our walking encyclopedia. With almost 6 years of experience in the recruitment world, he knows what makes the difference: quality. Together with the team, he is committed to delivering the best quality each and every day. With his keen eye and knowledge of the market, he always manages to get the real question out and translate it like no other into the right solution. It is not only his unlimited drive and technical know-how that make him successful but also his people-oriented approach. The technique is leading, without losing sight of the person.

Jakub is the creative and technical brain behind the Search X Recruitment website. As an experienced Full Stack Developer, he not only ensures that the website looks nice, but also that we are up and running 24/7 and that applications can be applied safely. Skills in which he excels are HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Gulp, Javascript, jQuery, AngularJS, PHP, MySQL, Laravel, WordPress, OctoberCMS, and Python.

Harley, Senior Recruitment Dog, part of the team since 2017. He is curious, smart and a bit stubborn. The smartest Dachshund in the world.

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