Team

TEAM TOP OF MINDS

Many specialists form together one all-round team

Top of Minds has 36 employees. The core is the team of Recruitment Consultants, each with their own specialty. Most of the are working in perm recruitment via Executive Search, however Interim is now growing fast. Rather special is the dedicated Employer Branding team, consisting of Marketeers, Copywriters and Graphic Designers that make our clients look good.

“My professional domain is interim advisory. I work with independent senior consultants coming from the international strategy consulting firms, helping them to find rewarding projects with our clients. “

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auke@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 776 Managing Partner Top of Minds Group
  • 2008   Top of Minds
  • 2005   Manager, YER Young Executive Search
  • 2003   Consultant, Roland Berger Strategy Consultant
  • 2000   Management Trainee, KPN
Auke Bijnsdorp Managing Partner Top of Minds Group

“Improving business performance is about understanding, leadership, and powerful transformations. The organizational structures of the future are to be built and guided by fact-driven managers who know how to gain speed.”

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michael@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 790 Managing Partner Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2016   Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2011   Finance Director and Chief of staff, AkzoNobel
  • 2009  Senior Manager Finance and HR, AkzoNobel
  • 2007   Finance Director, Private Equity
  • 2004   Business Controller, TNT
Michael Roosendaal Managing Partner Top of Minds Executive Search

“Selling consumer products is all about emotion. Consumers fall for what affects them. Mastering the game at a high level is reserved only for professionals with an eye for both numbers and people.”

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janko@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 771 Founding Partner
  • 2008   Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2005   Managing Director, PeopleSelect
  • 2003   Consultant, PeopleSelect
Janko Klaeijsen Founding Partner

“Consulting is amazing. McKinsey, BCG, Bain, it is the best training ground out there. But sooner or later, you’ll want out. I am specialized in exits at Engagement Manager or Principal level.”

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roland@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 784 Partner
  • 2011   Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2007   Senior Consultant Strategy & Change, IBM Deutschland
Roland Vetten Partner

“Employer Marketing is about the art of tempting professionals with employers that are both right for them, as well as ones they would’ve never thought of.”

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esther@topofminds.com +31 20 76 00 777 Managing Director Employer Marketing
  • 2018   Top of Minds Employer Marketing
  • 2017   Manager Online Marketing, Randstad
  • 2014   Manager Recruitment, Randstad
Esther de Kruijk Managing Director Employer Marketing

“Top of Minds delivers solutions for both the short and long term. The combination of the two is my personal favorite.”

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ian@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 788 Managing Director Interim Solutions

2018 Managing Director Interim Solutions, Top of Minds

2015 Owner, Bigdatarec

2013 Associate Director, Resource Solutions

2001 Associate Director, Robert Walters

Ian Dove Managing Director Interim Solutions

“I worked as a Recruiter at The Boston Consulting Group for more than four years. Being at the core of consulting for such a period of time, I know what drives consultants and why they want to leave consulting after a certain amount of time.”

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imke@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 787 Senior Consultant
  • 2014   Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2010   Recruiter, The Boston Consulting Group
Imke Peters Senior Consultant

“Specializing in Product Management & Data Science, I find myself working for online unicorns, start-ups, scale-ups, and for omni-channel retailers who have identified Data Science as their new value creator.”

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jessica@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 789 Senior Consultant
  • 2014   Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2013   Consultant, Epiphany
  • 2011   Associate Partner, Boer & Croon
  • 1998   Manager, YER Young Executive Search
  • 1996   HR Generalist, Holiday Inn Amsterdam
Jessica Lim Senior Consultant

“By telling the right story about each challenge, we help the best candidates envision themselves as the hero of a business’ adventure.”

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deborah@topofminds.com +31 20 760 777 Creative Director

2013  Top of Minds Executive Search
2010  Copywriter & Editor, Arena Media UK

Deborah Klaassen Creative Director

“Retail and FMCG are in an undeniable transition towards digital. That means their hiring needs are changing as well. It’s exciting to be at the outset of this journey, and to be able guide my candidates and clients.”

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marlies@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 785 Manager
  • 2014   Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2008   Senior Selection Advisor, PostNL
Marlies Hoogvliet Manager

“I specialize in digital marketing and e-commerce roles. Using online and offline data to generate actionable insights to increase sales is a must have for every vacancy in this field of work.”

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suzanne@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 788 Senior Consultant
  • 2011 Top of Minds Executive Search
Suzanne Goedhart-Limmen Senior Consultant

“Digitization is a megatrend. Racking up a tremendous amount of data is one thing, distilling actionable insights quite another. This creates new career opportunities for analytical professionals in all industries, especially commercial finance.”

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annelijn@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 790 Consultant
  • 2016      Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2014      Research Associate, Russell Reynolds
  • 2012      Research Analyst, Russell Reynolds
Annelijn Nijhuis Consultant

“In an increasingly digital world, it takes analytical rigor and commercial acumen to drive change. Whether that’s operational excellence, scalability or a categorical transformation. I get a kick out of bringing people and opportunities together.”

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martine@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 084 Consultant
  • 2017 Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2016 Talent Acquisition Consultant, Philips
  • 2015 Senior Recruiter, PwC
  • 2012 Campus Recruiter bij Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Martine Francken Consultant

“Commercial roles are becoming more and more analytical. Because I recently made a career switch from account management to recruitment, I can connect with clients and candidates at multiple levels.”

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wiebe@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 084 Consultant
  • 2017 Top of Minds Executive Search
  • 2012 Consultant, CTM Solution
Wiebe Smit Consultant

“At Top of Minds, I mainly focus on entrepreneurial candidates with strong analytical skills. B2B or B2C? Finance or digital? Corporate or scale-up? I believe traditional borders between markets, companies and positions are becoming less and less impor …

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barbara@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 811 Consultant
  • 2018 Consultant, Top of Minds Digital Executives
  • 2014 Sales & Operations Manager, Buddha to Buddha
  • 2012 Financial Planner, de Bijenkorf
  • 2010 Business Controller Marketing, T-Mobile
  • 2008 Store Development, Rituals Cosmetics
Barbara Sauter Consultant

“I have extensive experience in executive search at C-level. I focus on candidates in the earlier stages of their career. My background allows me to help them make the right decisions.”

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vivian@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 813 Consultant
  • 2018 Top of Minds
  • 2014 Global HR Practice Group Specialist, Egon Zehnder
  • 2010 Associate Research, Egon Zehnder
Vivian Linker Consultant

“My focus lies in positions, specifically operational and logistics management, for start-ups, scale-ups and companies within the portfolios of PE and VC firms.”

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catherine@topofminds.com +31 20 7600 788 Consultant

2018 Top of Minds Executive Search

2013 Managing Consultant, Fairlane

Catherine Visch Consultant

“To be effective in commercial positions requires people skills and knowledge of data. The soft side and the hard side of business are coming together like never before. This is especially noticeable in the matches I make for marketing and business dev …

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viviandendekker@topofminds.com +31 20 76 00 777 Associate
  • 2018 Top of Minds Associate
  • 2018 Top of Minds Reaearch Associate
Vivian den Dekker Associate
  • Lubbe Bekkering Manager Finance & Operations

  • Juliette Content Online Marketeer

  • Tony van de Polder Graphic Designer

  • Nina Huisman Manager Operations

  • Brechtje Reinders Manager Candidate Relations

  • Erwin Kruisbrink Research Associate

  • Heleen Cappon Research Assistant

  • Yasmine Sengonul Research Assistant

  • Isa Diender Research Assistant

  • Tessel Schouwink Research Assistant

  • Isabelle Vos Research Assistant

  • Reinet van der Wal Business Controller

  • Sebastiaan Sengonul Finance Assistant

  • Sophie Greuter Finance Assistant

  • Diome Cazier Research Associate

  • Dorien van Ommeren Junior Business Controller

  • Nadine Schuermann Research Assistent