Patrick Tiessen is founder and CEO of Nétive VMS, the largest VMS provider based on Salesforce.com in the Benelux. Founded in 2003, Nétive started with two customers and has grown to more than 200 customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Finland and the UK. Nétive focuses on creating the best possible cloud software to manage contingent workforces and recruit permanent staff within one single solution. Before Nétive, Tiessen worked as international IT manager at Kelly Services for eight years. In 2010, Nétive acquired Brightbox HR, the first freelancer management system in Europe, and in 2012 it acquired a VMS solution for SAP customers.
Annemarie Muntz is president of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services, and Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies. She is an influential lobbyist in the European Union, helping to create a legal environment in which private employment agencies are able to prove their important role in a functioning labour market; she has been tireless in her work on the Agency Work Directive.
Jilko Andringa joined ManpowerGroup in 2008 as general manager, Netherlands, and was named president of Northern Europe in January 2016. He previously served as the regional managing director of Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. Andringa is a graduate in business economics and marketing. He spent five years at Exxon in different management positions. He also worked at Randstad, in the Netherlands, for four years as director of operations and four years as managing director of operations in Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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Based in Switzerland, Dinette Koolhaas leads operations and oversees growth strategies across Europe, Russia, Mexico and Brazil as president of Kelly International, a role she assumed in July. Formerly, she was VP and managing director, EMEA. Throughout her tenure at Kelly, Koolhaas has played a crucial role in the EMEA region’s ability to deliver solid returns, developing strong teams and implementing flexible operating models that enable the region to contribute more profit to Kelly’s bottom line.
Based in Switzerland, Dinette Koolhaas serves as VP and operations leader, EMEA, for Kelly Services. Koolhaas is also a board member for Kelly’s joint venture, TS Kelly Asia Pacific. Koolhaas joined Kelly Services in 2008 as VP and regional general manager for Western Europe, where she led eight country general managers to deliver on regional and country-specific growth strategies. She was promoted to VP and operations leader for EMEA in 2013. Koolhaas started her career as a consultant at a logistic consultancy agency in Holland before moving to USG People, with whom she remained for more than 12 years. She holds an MBA and is a board member of the World Employment Confederation.
Rob Zandbergen was appointed CEO of USG People in 2010, having served as the company’s CFO since 2005. Zandbergen was CFO of Belgian staffing group Solvus between 2003 and 2005, when the company was acquired by USG People. In addition to his work at USG People, Zandbergen is a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Flower Group and was appointed to the supervisory board of Dutch energy company Eneco Holding in March 2015.
Margriet Spijker is founder and managing director of Dutch staffing firm Timing, a part of the ADG services group. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, Timing was the fifth-largest staffing firm in the Netherlands in 2017. Spijker has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and holding various management positions, including deputy manager, before being appointed general manager in 2012.
Frits Goldschmeding founded Uitzendbureau Amstelveen in 1960, and in 1964 renamed it Randstad, which is now the second-largest staffing firm in the world. Goldschmeding took Randstad public in 1990, and in 2008, merged it with the Dutch group Vedior. CEO until 1998 and a member of the supervisory board from 1999 until 2011, Goldschmeding remains the largest shareholder. He has a doctorate from the VU University Amsterdam and was professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Nyenrode Business University. He is founder and supervisory board member of the Goldschmeding Foundation, which supports projects that respond to social issues in the field of people, work and economy.
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CEO and chair of the executive board since 2014, Jacques van den Broek is responsible for The Randstad Group’s operations in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay). In addition, van den Broek oversees business concept development, HR and public affairs. He joined Randstad in 2004 as a branch manager. Under his leadership, Randstad has made significant progress in realizing its ultimate goal to impact 500 million work lives by 2030. He is also proud of the joint industry alliance spearheaded by Randstad NV, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup to enable companies and workers to return to work safely.
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Since co-founding VMS provider Nétive with Chris Neddermeijer in 2003, CEO Patrick Tiessen has grown the company by opening offices in Rijswijk, the Netherlands and London. The company that began with two customers now has more than 200. Before Nétive, Tiessen held key positions at The Next Flex and HR Puzzle and also worked at Kelly Services as an international IT manager. Tiessen focuses on creating the best possible software for supporting the management of contingent workforce and recruitment of permanent staff. This year, Nétive VMS BV was featured in the Best Small Workplaces 2020 list in the Netherlands.