Jan Kees van Vliet, partner
I enjoyed being in business for more than 20 years, but connecting is in my blood so I switched to executive search. Connecting people to organisations and organisations to people energizes me. Ever since I was young, I have drawn my friends’ attention to opportunities or developments fitting their personal ambitions. Later on I often actively recruited new colleagues in my working environment or selected volunteers for charities or sports clubs. It is in my nature to share my thoughts. My huge curiosity about organisations and leadership comes in useful. Switching to this branch is the most logical next step in my career.
As a business economist (Erasmus University Rotterdam) I started my career in 1996 in a commercial role at Getronics (now KPN). Subsequently I was active as a marketing manager at Philips. Finally, I held several positions at international contractor Mourik (family business) from controller and business development manager to director of corporate affairs in recent years. While working at Mourik I followed the programme Executive Master of Finance and Control at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Because of my previous working environments, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience within the construction industry and the industry. Through my employment history I have gained rich knowledge and experience within the construction and industrial sectors and working in a family business.
My vision on modern leadership has been well expressed by Charles Darwin:
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”
Jan Kees’ specialisms
Finance, Controlling, Treasury, Accounting, Risk, Compliance, General Management