Executive search

Clients call us "The Bright Alternative" because of our modern, open and no-nonsense approach to executive search. We are brought in for our in-depth knowledge of the local market. And we’re well equipped to help international parties because of the worldwide reach of our network, that spans over thirty countries.

Integrity and precision are the keys to our success in executive search. Our background as a specialised recruiter is what sets us apart. We’re used to running tight processes, keeping our eyes on the ball and working as a team. With over thirty years of recruitment experience in our areas of expertise - which include finance, legal, HR, tax & treasury - our network in the Netherlands is substantial. Many of the people that we’ve helped to find a new role on mid- or senior level over the past decades, are currently part of our executive search network - both as clients and as candidates.

View our current executive search assignments


  • General Counsel for a private equity firm
  • Member of the supervisory board for a housing corporation
  • MD for globally listed retail organisation
  • CEO voor machine builder
  • CEO for trading organisation
  • CFO for trading organisatie
  • Director Finance DACH region
  • Director FSSC EMEA

Executive search specialists

Our executive search consultants each have ten to twenty years of experience in their field and additionally manage their own team of recruiters.

Pim van der Groen - Director Executive Search

After completing his studies in Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Pim van der Groen (1968) worked as a business consultant for a number of years. He then moved to an Austrian executive search organization in Amsterdam. When joining Robert Walters in 2002, he was able to realize his international ambitions and work as a senior consultant in Auckland (New Zealand). His passion for recruitment then brought him to Eindhoven, where was given the chance to open the Robert Walters office in 2006.

His fields of expertise reflect the innovative and entrepreneurial business landscape in the southern parts of the Netherlands. Pim has built up a track record in the field of executive search at various international trade organizations and technology companies.

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Madelon Strijbos - 

Madelon Strijbos (1979) advises mainly scale-ups in the recruitment of CFO’s and COO’s who match with the growth stage, ambition, culture and the revenue model of the organisation.

As a global marketing director at an international market leader in premium lifestyle events Strijbos has managed several teams throughout Europe, Asia, North America and South America. As an entrepreneur Madelon has advised a variety of start-ups, scale-ups and funds in upcoming technologies, media and culture on growth and positioning.

After completing a degree in Public Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Strijbos also completed courses in Strategic Marketing at INSEAD and she participated in the ‘Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports Programme’ at Harvard Business School and the ‘Executive Program for Growing Companies’ at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Annemieke Peskens - Finance & HR

Annemieke Peskens (1977) obtained a Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Communications after completing the Hotel Management school. After graduation, she went through a two-year traineeship at Facilicom, after which she grew to become manager of the Rijnmond region for employment agency Axxicom. For an international recruitment organization, Annemieke then built up the Procurement & Supply Chain division in Rotterdam from scratch. In 2009 she started working at Robert Walters and since 2014 she has been responsible for the Rotterdam office.

Annemieke specializes in the recruitment of senior finance positions. She is passionate about connecting people. Her sincerity, curiosity and drive have led her to fulfil numerous executive search assignments successfully.

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Martijn Boet - Finance & HR

After completing a study in International Business in Rotterdam, Martijn Boet (1971) started his career at an international agency for temporary employment. He has now been active in search & selection for over 20 years and has built up a track record in various sectors, recruiting senior finance professionals such as Finance Directors, Finance Managers and Controllers. Between 2004 and 2009, Martijn was closely involved in setting up the Rotterdam office of Robert Walters. After working as an independent consultant and as a Manager at an international recruitment firm, he returned to Robert Walters in November 2014.

An entrepreneurial mindset and a careful way of building out long term relationships with candidates and clients characterize Martijn.

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Joyce Toeset - Legal

Joyce Toeset (1979) started her recruitment career at an executive search firm in The Hague, while studying Law at the University of Leiden. She now has twenty years of recruitment experience under her belt. Within Robert Walters, she built a team that serves both the permanent and the interim legal market in the Netherlands. Over the past five years, she’s made Robert Walters a household name for legal recruitment in the Netherlands.

Joyce has built up a track record in the field of executive search and recruitment at C level, fulfilling assignments for General Counsels, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Board/Supervisory Board and Managing Directors in various industries. Joyce is known for her open communication style and enthusiastic personality.

06 51426049

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