Career Openers

Mid-Market Executive Search

About Us


Career Openers Executive Search specialises in mid-market search for positions at the highest level.

Our services include both permanent and ad interim positions and our clients range from mid-market organizations in private equity portfolios, to director-major shareholder organisations (DGAs), to family businesses. We have placed executives across a range of industries including:

  • Retail
  • FMCG
  • Wholesale
  • Durables
  • Consumer Technology & E-Commerce
  • Commercial Health
  • Mobility
  • Scale-Ups

We work with our clients to fill C-level (CEO, CFO, CCO, CDO, CTO, COO, CHRO and CMO) and supervisory board member positions. With innovative corporates, we also work together on (senior) director and vp-level.

Our searches draw on over 25 years’ experience in executive search and leadership development and we are part of the Praxi Alliance Worldwide Executive Search with 70 offices worldwide.


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Our Vision

Today, clients have ever higher expectations of the headhunters they work with. They expect robust analysis of the vacancy, a comprehensive search for relevant candidates, and a rigorous evaluation at interview. They are critical of candidates and don’t want to see just ‘the usual suspects’ but also some ‘odd ones out’.

Candidates too are raising their expectations. They want more than a superficial conversation about their resume. They expect a thorough analysis of their profile and, based on that, well-founded advice on the right move for them. These expectations demand a different approach to executive search. Read more about how we meet those expectations here: Our DNA: thorough understanding.

Career Openers started in 1997 with a unique candidate development approach to highly talented young executives, focusing on helping them find the best match for their potential. We have seen the candidates of those days grow into the leaders of today. Candidate development focus is still a key driver for us.

Executive & Interim Search

Highlighted Positions


  • Maarssen
  • Finance
  • 10-20 year

A Selection of Our Track Record

Filled Positions
  • Alphen aan den Rijn

Chief Financial Officer

  • Pijnacker

Chief Executive Officer

  • Coevorden

Lid Raad van Commissarissen

Bergman Clinics
  • Naarden

Commercial Director

  • Den-Haag

Directeur Operations Pakketten

Miele Nederland B.V.
  • Vianen

Director Human Resources

  • Rotterdam

Chief Product & Technology Officer

  • Amersfoort

International Marketing Director

Coty Benelux B.V.
  • Schiphol

Head of E-commerce