Executive Search

We can help find, attract and retain the best candidates

Career Openers Executive Search


The world is changing at a rapid pace. This brings with it new challenges that require new leadership. Career Openers knows them like no other. We have seen the top 5% of the Dutch labour market grow into the C-level leaders they are today.

Thanks to our years of experience, expertise in leadership development and long-term relationships, Career Openers Executive Search can help find, attract and retain the best candidates.


Mid-Market Executive Search

Founded in 1997, we have over 25 years of experience in executive search and leadership development. Our clients range from mid-market private equity portfolio organizations to DGA and family businesses within Retail, Consumer, E-Commerce, Consumer Technology, Services en Agri.

We work with them for C-level positions and Supervisory Board members. With innovative Corporates we work together at (senior) director- and VP-level. We do this for both permanent positions and ad interim.



We see that our clients are increasingly demanding of the headhunters they work with. They expect a solid analysis of the vacant position, a thorough search for relevant candidates and then a careful qualification. They are critical of candidates presented and want to see not only ‘usual suspects’ but also some ‘odd one out’ candidates.

Candidates also expect more than a superficial conversation about their resume. They expect a thorough analysis and, based on that, a well-founded advice on a possible move. This requires a different approach.


Thorough Understanding

Career Openers Executive Search innovates Executive Search in three ways. We are:

Candidate development focused: Career Openers began in 1997 with a unique candidate development-oriented approach focusing on helping young executives find the best match for their potential. We have seen the candidates of those days grow into the leaders of today. Despite Career Openers’ growth, our candidate development orientation is still a key driver for us. The Career Openers consultant interviews a candidate firmly on this and is clear about his or her conclusions.

Thorough: Only by being thorough in all phases of the executive search process you will hire the right candidate for the job. Career Openers’ thoroughness has its basis in the consultant’s candidate (development) orientation. Thorough in qualifying candidates on drives, personality, talent, leadership and the person behind the leader. Thorough in mapping the vacant position and the team in which the candidate will be placed. And very tenacious.

Entrepreneurial: In the search for the best candidate, we regularly take the road less traveled.


Our Other Lines of Services

Executive & Interim Search

Filled positions

Our Track record
The Employment Group
  • Hooglanderveen

Chief Financial Officer

  • Alphen aan den Rijn

Chief Financial Officer

United Retail
  • Huizen

Head of Marketing

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