Our team

We would like to
introduce ourselves

Ernst Jan Berger

CxO Search X
[email protected]
+31 6 43260680

Ernst Jan 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.

Joost van der Laan

CxO Search X
[email protected]
+31 6 17878742

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. Lucky 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 Search X
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+31 6 29381823

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.

Margot Crebolder

Strategic Account Executive
[email protected]
+31 6 39701987

There’s a solution for everything. With that mindset, Margot is the most enthusiastic coach and account manager we could wish for. With a smile and her heart on her sleeve, she makes contact easily. And with over 15 years of experience in the recruitment world, she brings quite a bit of knowledge to the table. Besides chatting, she is also a good listener and asks the right questions to identify what would help a client. And that is exactly why she is the ideal person to manage Search X’s scalable growth. To make things fall into place, that’s what she comes to this office for—walking, of course. Except when it’s raining. Or when it’s a bit cloudy.

Sjak will first ask about you before talking about himself. It’s a quality few people share. Every conversation with Sjak is one that stays with you because his attention to you is genuine. With his expertise in IT, he can always actively contribute to discussions about what you need. Sjak doesn’t work in a cutthroat manner, with only eyes on the prize. He believes a foundation of trust works better. What he trusts the most? The karaoke microphone when “Unwritten” starts playing…

Carine Veldhuisen

Marketing Lead
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+31 6 23836597

The day hasn’t started for Carine until she had her first cappuccino. But that’s not the only thing she wants in a day. A big marketing campaign, using multiple disciplines and every billboard possible, that’s the goal. Preferably created with a team that she puts together and coaches herself. At everything she sees, Carine thinks: how can I do this for Search X and how can I automate this? Those continuous thoughts could be exhausting, but the opposite is true: it doesn’t feel as work. Despite that, even Carine goes on holiday, on real adventures. Trying out new things, that’s a returning drive in work and private life. But hopefully, she doesn’t try out a new employer and keeps building here for years.

Jeroen Breedijk

Lead Consultant
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+31 6 10745291

When Jeroen enters the room, he brings 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

Lead Consultant
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+31 6 13392042

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!

Herre Luisman

Lead Consultant
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+31 6 27251937

Herre chases his dreams. After finishing his studies Environment Economics, he wanted to do something that makes a difference. And as the loyal leader of the Renewable Engineering team, he really does that by bringing people to the best jobs in assisting to the energy transition. Reducing global warming is also out of own interest, because Herre is a real Dutch “cold-sports-guy”. With a bit of snow or ice, he swooshes away and you won’t see him back. Unless the track is in a cirkel, then you’ll see him a lot 😉 He himself is only smooth when he really has to, by the way.

Misha Radsma

Senior Consultant
[email protected]
+31 6 36143849

Misha wakes up with recruitment, eats commerciality for breakfast and brushes his teeth with consultative selling. And that’s before he’s even arrived at the office. Recruitment runs through the veins of this experienced headhunter. He knows what drives him now: helping people a step forward, without them even realising it was possible. That’s how Misha accomplishes extraordinary things and could show much more here. But on saturday night, when he’s behind the bar or playing in his band, he’s temporarily unavailable. Relaxation by exertion.

Thomas Bijster

Associate Senior Consultant
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+31 6 23276469

The diverse career of Thomas brought him to what he has now: a house, just married, a dog and a beautiful job. This dream scenario is something he wishes for everyone to have, and that is what makes his job interesting for him. Giving people the opportunity to end up at a job where they can grow in every part of their life, that’s the challenge. But luckily, Thomas seizes challenges for his whole life already. And if he’s cleaning the house on Saturday, he rather seizes his nineties melodic techno hits. We’re all glad he doesn’t have access to the office speakers on Monday morning. Oh, and if you need any advice on liqueur-related drinks, Thomas might have a bottle in his cellar for you.

Floris Minkjan

Search Consultant
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+31 6 30052342

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.

Lieve Sterke

Search Consultant
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+31 6 25594892

Lieve never has a boring day. She expands her responsibility package every month by a little bit more, which makes it the ideal job next to her study Commercial Economics. As a working student, she has already found extraordinary candidates and she understands people really well. That’s why she exceeds expectations since day one. That promises something, for when she joins us full time…

Ernst van Doorn

Search Consultant
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+31 6 83795244

Rotterdam incoming! As a solid member of our crew a couple of kilometers to the south, this artistic musician is always looking for a nice conversation. At home, he’s managed to create a nice mini-studio where he produces his own music, but he does more in his free time. Snowboarding and cycling are two of his favorite sports, and he even starts at classic races. Whether he still has time left to work? You’ll see that in the results. He’s available now, if you’d like to call him.

Tobias de Koning

Search Consultant
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+31 6 43815723

Tobias breathes Engineering. Even with a social studies background, installations and technical details are what make Tobias enthusiastic. If we say we only work for clients where we would like to work ourselves, in Tobias’ case that is particularly true. You can see that in the energy he puts into his job. With his experience at other recruitment agencies, he sees how it’s really different with us, and that human touch suits him like a tailored jacket. But if he’s yawning at his desk, it’s because he has been watching romcoms all night. That’s nothing personal 😉

Lina Ouddeken

Search Consultant
[email protected]
+31 655085209

Lina is at her best in company. In the warm months, she likes to spend her afternoons on the terrace socialising with friends. Not surprisingly, what she enjoys most in the recruitment business is talking to people and clients. She is a real connector. And if anyone always walks into the office well-dressed, it’s Lina. But even in heels, she still beats all of us at the ping-pong table.

Rémi van IJsseldijk

Search Consultant
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+31 6 26023744

Offer Rémi a challenge and he takes it with two hands. This all-round specialist has the drive to achieve new goals every day, whether it’s on the basketball pitch, in the gym or on the phone. It looks like there are 30 hours in his day and no effort is too big to do for one another. All with the goal to chase that one unique feeling: that a match is beginning to form. To make something from nothing. That’s where the challenge is. And before he recognizes it himself, Rémi is ready for his next step.

Phumi Phuangkularb

Search Consultant
[email protected]
+31 613014948

Cabin crew, prepare for landing! Phumi has only just returned to the Netherlands, but is already competing to become one of Search X’s top recruiters. After some years in Thailand, it’s now time for a new challenge. His result-oriented approach and continuous drive ensure that he makes the most out of everything. Whether it’s boxing, game development or a game of pool at the office, Phumi is a real goalgetter. At the office, he is kind of a chatterbox, but also a sympathetic ear. You won’t find him in crowded clubs in his spare time, he’d much rather sit down on the couch for a good conversation among friends. So feel free to give him a call!

Mandy Messchaert

Search Consultant
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+31 615829004

From eye-testing to eyeing the perfect match. Perhaps it sounds like an unusual move – from optician to search consultant – but not if you ask Mandy. With her people skills and social character, it’s not at all surprising she dived into recruitment with us. Mandy always thinks of everybody else first, before thinking of herself. Her selflessness can be found in everything, from work to leisure. She likes to spend her evenings in the kitchen serving her friends the most delicious Italian or Asian dishes. And if you get to know her really well, she is the life of the party. Well, after a glass of wine of course.

Sam de Dobbelaere

Search Consultant
[email protected]
+31 622289463

From hospitality and sales to eventually recruitment. When you say Sam is only 22, you would hardly believe it. He learned the tricks of the trade in Barcelona, but now he’s back in the Netherlands to become a real expert at Search X. With his commercial mindset, the first mediations are nothing short of imminent. Outside work, he likes to experiment in the kitchen, or go to a café with friends to get some drinks and play games. But, in a perfect world he’d spend his first paycheck on a classic steak frites in Paris.

Luca Massaro

Corporate Recruiter
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+31 6 42183512

Luca takes his tasks seriously, whether it’s about cleaning up after lunch or preparing a meeting. He’s constantly impressed by others’ work, without realizing he comes dangerously close after only a few weeks. Observing his colleagues is hard to maintain for a long time, because he’s so eager to get to work himself. And a speech or two at a Christmas dinner is inescapable with Luca, who won’t miss his chance to take the word. But when there’s someone to listen to, he is the first one to be there.

Sterre Haenbeukers

Corporate Recruiter
[email protected]
+31 6 38340629

Sterre found her perfect job. As a student in Human Resource Management, she still found time to work here full-time. It even motivates her extra, and we noticed that from the start. With her interest in business psychology and the personal process behind the performance, she looks beyond a profile or a resume. That matches her philosophy with ours, because character is just as impossible as skills. And that southern accent is easily changed into the Amsterdam’s tongue…

Malou Kroon

Content Marketeer
[email protected]
+31 20 7782393

Malou is one of the driving forces at Search X. She combines her passion for graphic design with an interest in the “why” question. Add to this her skills in text, and you have a complete Content Marketer. Because Malou serves the collective, she’s the one who helps others get into the saddle. Look around yourself to see if you have such a quiet engine in your environment. And when she prepares her favourite Japanese dish for everyone at lunch again soon, she deserves a statue.

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.

Louie, Junior Recruitment Dog, has everything under control. He is curious, smart and a bit stubborn. He goes where he wants to go, but stays right next to his boss most of the time. Except when people are kidnapping him for cuddles.

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