Meet the founder

Bastiaan Fontein

managing partner

Bastiaan gained over 25 years' experience in providing advice and guidance related to organizational development on talent acquisition, leadership development and succession planning. He is a strategic partner and counselor to business executives and his extensive experience in search covers a broad range of industry sectors including consumer, manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, technology and professional services.

Bastiaan’s early career was spent in corporate finance with NIBC Bank and he began his search career in 1990 as a consultant with a leading UK based recruitment firm, placing qualified accountants and tax specialists from public practice into commerce and industry. In 1994, Bastiaan became country manager with a NYSE listed staffing group and he launched FinanStaff in 1999.

He placed over 300 professionals with global and regional headquarters as well as with privately owned and private equity funded companies in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Bastiaan holds an MBA and is fluent in Dutch and English and he has a fair understanding of German and French.

Outside work Bastiaan is a devoted father to his four boys and he has keen enthusiasm for any sporting activity that will get him outdoors, onshore and offshore (provided the sun is shining!).
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