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Executive search firm Hightech Partners embraces digital transformation, welcomes 5 new Partners

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December 12, 2017 Brussels, Belgium – Hightech Partners (HTP) announces the appointment of five new partners to the firm: Eric Lonbois and Marc Verbruggen in Brussels, Stefano Tresca in London, Pierfilippo Roggero in Milan, and Bernard De Groeve who will be based in Brussels and build HTP’s new Leadership Consulting for technology transformation projects. The announcement follows a transformation of the executive search firm that involved engaging the newest technologies in executive search and a complete rebranding. Hightech Partners’ efforts paid off: 2017 was a record-setting year for the firm in which they experienced over 30% growth and welcome 5 new partners and 10 new clients. 

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AESC Welcomes Hightech Partners Into Its Global Membership Of Leading Executive Search And Talent Advisory Firms

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Hightech Partners – ITP announces appointment of Marjolein Gries-Smits as new Partner.

 

Brussels, October 12, 2016 – Hightech Partners – ITP, a leading European search and management consulting company in the Technology industry in Europe, has appointed Marjolein Gries as a new Partner based in The Netherlands. 

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Hightech Partners – ITP is delighted to announce that Marjolein Gries-Smits is joining its international team of Partners.

Marjolein Gries-Smits has over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resource sector. She gained experience in managerial roles, consulting and training and is specialized in recruitment and career coaching. She worked for many established names in the ICT, Automotive, Government, Sports, Education and Theatre sectors. Marjolein was HR Manager for Hyperion Solutions (1996-2000), and since worked as a Talent Manager, Trainer, Management Consultant and Career Coach in international companies.

Marjolein has conducted senior pan-European searches as well as local Dutch assignments in the Technology industry. As a Management Consultant she is specialized in Executive Search and (registered) Career Coaching.

Commenting on her appointment, Raffaele Jacovelli and Bert Vermeiren, Managing Directors, said: “We are very proud to announce the appointment of Marjolein Gries-Smits to the Hightech Partners team. Marjolein has developed an excellent image as a top recruiter and coach in the technology sector in the Netherlands and internationally and she has an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic approach that fits well with ours. Her expert knowledge of the market in the Netherlands and North-West Europe is an important asset to us as many international technology companies are headquartered there and we will now intensify our efforts to develop our unique recruitment and consulting services for clients in that region.

 

Marjolein Gries comments: “I got in touch with Hightech Partners a few months ago and immediately felt the match with their focused approach to the technology market. Associating myself with Hightech Partners looked like a natural next step in my professional career evolving from coaching into senior management consulting and executive search. The systematic and structured approach of Hightech Partners to identify and select the right candidate, their extended network in the European ICT-industry and the supporting state of the art research team and tools convinced me to join this experienced and senior team of executive recruiters. The professionalism of the Hightech Partners team is unrivaled and for me this was the best professional and qualitative career choice.

Marjolein obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, People Development and Psychology and has a post-bachelor education in the coaching field; she is a registered career coach at NOLOC (Dutch organization for career coaches). Marjolein lives with her husband and children in Doetinchem (North-East in the Netherlands) and speaks Dutch, English and German.

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About Hightech Partners

 

With over 30 years of experience Hightech Partners ITP is one of the leading boutique search firms in the Technology industry in Europe helping clients in IT Services, IT Consulting, Telecom, Internet & Media, Software, Hardware, Distribution and Cleantech. The company offers Search Services, Board Search, Management Assessment and M&A Services. Hightech Partners has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland with local Partners situated in major European geographies.

Hightech Partners – ITP is part of ITP Worldwide, an alliance of specialized search and consulting firms in the Technology industry in the US and Asia.

 

 

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Hightech Partners – ITP announces appointment of Bruno Kraft as new Partner based in Italy

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Brussels, October 12, 2016 – Hightech Partners – ITP, a leading European search and management consulting company in the Technology industry in Europe, has appointed Bruno Kraft as a new Partner active in Italy and Southern Europe.

Hightech Partners – ITP announces appointment of Sabine Seedorf-Althen as new Partner.

 

Brussels, September 24, 2014 – Hightech Partners – ITP, a leading European search and management consulting company in the Technology industry in Europe, has appointed Sabine Seedorf-Althen as a new Partner based in Germany. 

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Hightech Partners – ITP is delighted to announce that Sabine Seedorf-Althen is joining its international team of Partners.

Sabine is a senior executive with significant experience in driving the use of Information Technology in the Life Sciences sector. After her studies she started working for MSD (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) in sales, product management and marketing. She held executive positions as National Sales Manager Cardiovascular Products, Business Unit Director Specialty Products and finally as Executive Director Business Operations and a Member of the German Leadership Team.

Among her responsibilities in this position she managed IT and the sales information systems.

Since 2013 Sabine has been an independent management consultant in coaching and organizational development, associated with Czwalina Consulting gmbh, putting her experience in large change programs at the disposal of clients in the life sciences and high tech industry.

Commenting on this appointment, Raffaele Jacovelli and Bert Vermeiren, Managing Directors, said: “With the arrival of Sabine we not only join forces with a respected and well connected high level executive in the German ecosystem, but also add to our competency portfolio the niche of life sciences and healthcare IT. Sabine will play a major role in further developing this segment within Hightech Partners. Her international reach, excellent commercial, strategic marketing and business management experience will be of great benefit to our partnership. We look forward to a successful cooperation.

 

Sabine Seedorf-Althen comments: “This new career step comes at the right time in my career and the fit with the Hightech Partners – ITP team was immediate. The company offers me the opportunity to further build on my general and commercial management skills and my involvement with IT teams, and putting those skills at the disposal of well-respected technology firms in Germany and elsewhere. I had the opportunity to participate to a number of business meetings with Hightech Partners and like the high level of the interaction with the clients, the solidity of the company processes and the overall drive to deliver top quality. It is great to be part of the Hightech Partners team and to serve clients internationally in their search and their development activities for future leadership talent.

Sabine Seedorf-Althen has a degree of master of pharmaceutical biology from the University of Frankfurt. She lives with her husband in Munich and fluently speaks German, English and some French.

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About Hightech Partners

 

With 28 years of experience Hightech Partners ITP is one of the leading boutique search firms in the Technology industry in Europe helping clients in IT Services, IT Consulting, Telecom, Internet & Media, Software, Hardware, Distribution and Cleantech. The company offers Search Services, Board Search, Management Assessment and M&A Services. Hightech Partners has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland with local Partners situated in major European geographies.

Hightech Partners – ITP is part of ITP Worldwide, an alliance of specialized search and consulting firms in the Technology industry in the US and Asia.

 

 

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www.hightechpartners.net