Marlink Executive Search
 

"Mark took up the challenge to find a strong new CEO for our ambitious high-tech start-up company. Using his professional experience and excellent people skills, he managed this process to a success in a few months.

Mark first analyzed our questions in detail by a meeting in person with all stakeholders, proposed a functional job profile, and refined this profile until everyone was satisfied with it. Subsequently he started connecting to candidates in a personal, yet very professional manner. The effectiveness of his approach was proven by the fact that he recruited >10 highly relevant candidates within a few weeks, which were subsequently judged by the start-up management team. After that, Mark met the strongest candidates in person and, if positive, scheduled a follow-up meeting with our team. The selection process resulted in a few very strong candidates with >15y relevant working experience, a good personal fit with the team, and willing to take up the job.

 

 

Most importantly, Mark is a very good observer and perfectly balanced between being pro-active and patient. He created comfort during "waiting periods" on our side as well as the candidate's side, which was crucial in keeping everyone on board. Eventually, Mark’s efforts resulted in the hiring of a new CEO who is able to lead our start-up company to the next phase. It was very nice to work with Mark and we would recommend other (start-up) companies to consider his services when looking for key personnel."

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