The Netherland's No.1 Investor in Recruitment


Recruitment Entrepreneur Netherlands is at the forefront of empowering recruitment professionals to not only build businesses but to create lasting value within the industry. With a strategic focus on supporting individuals at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey, from inception to expansion and exit, they provide comprehensive guidance and resources tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of the recruitment sector.

Our investment team, including Country Manager, Marco van Rooij and, Regional Managing Director, Tony Davies are all ready to provide expert guidance and support with Spain's most ambitious and talented recruitment professionals.

Together with our partner and market-leading recruitment business, timetohire, we help ambitious individuals to launch, scale, and develop a recruitment business with real value.

 

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Our Investment Team

Divisions

JAMES CAAN CBE

Chairman

JAMES CAAN CBE

Chairman

As Chairman, James takes an active role in the investment process, working closely with the Recruitment Entrepreneur team to support you and your company. His hands-on approach enables entrepreneurs to learn from his considerable experience in founding and scaling recruitment businesses.

Tony Davies

Regional Managing Director

Tony Davies

Regional Managing Director

Tony brings 30 years of international experience across Europe, the United States and Asia, establishing successful partnerships and cross-border recruiting operations.

Tony began his career as an electrical engineer and then transitioned into contracting in 2001 when he founded and expanded his own business. He subsequently joined Cordant Recruitment Group in London and created a global recruitment function for an Italian engineering company operating in China, the US and Europe. He then worked with Belcan, a large US engineering and contracting services company, leading their international contracting team to a successful restructuring.

Tony's strengths lie in executing sales and financial strategies, negotiating business deals, advising business founders and partners on leadership, and participating in multiple sales and acquisitions throughout his career.

Milad Zandi

Local Partner & Co-Founder of timetohire

Milad Zandi

Local Partner & Co-Founder of timetohire

Milad Zandi is the Founder and Managing Partner of Timetohire| The Recruitment Success Company based in The Hague, Netherlands. With a childhood dream of entrepreneurship, he honed his sales talent at an early age, leading him to study Law at Leiden University.

After gaining recruitment experience, Milad founded his own company in 2016. Today, he challenges businesses to transform their recruitment strategies as part of "The Recruitment Success Company" team. 

Additionally, he co-founded RecruitersForGood and serves as a Partner at RE The Netherlands. With over 8 years of recruitment expertise, Milad is known for his collaborative approach and passion for entrepreneurship.

Edwin de Jonge

Local Partner & Co-Founder of timetohire

Edwin de Jonge

Local Partner & Co-Founder of timetohire

Edwin de Jonge is the Founder and Managing Partner of Timetohire, the largest independent Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider in the Netherlands. With over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry, Edwin is passionate about innovation, strategy, and tech opportunities that make work life easier. He believes trust is the foundation of successful working relationships and is a follower of Ricardo Semler's theory of Semco Style.

Edwin is also a Co-founder of RecruitersForGood, an Ambassador at Guruz, a member of the Supervisory Board at Van Spaendonck, an Archangel at Arches Capital, and a shareholder and advisor at Salesguide. He is also an Entrepreneurial Investor and Advisor at Trusted Ventures and a Start-up Investor and Managing Partner at Hermes Investments.

Marco Van Rooij

Country Manager

Marco Van Rooij

Country Manager

Marco van Rooij is a sales and recruitment specialist with a background in financial management. He has worked for companies such as ASML, Bosch, and DHL, and has developed strong communication and persuasion skills over the years.

Currently, Marco is a Management Coach at MAAN Management, Coaching & Advice, and a Trainer at Nutshell Academy. He is also a member of the Werkveld Advies Raad at Avans University of Applied Sciences.

Prior to this, Marco worked for RSG, Career Control, YER, and Robert Half, where he gained extensive experience in managing teams and building strong networks of clients and professionals.

Marco is a results-driven professional with a strong entrepreneurial drive and ambition.

Ruben Thenu

Head of Projects - timetohire

Ruben Thenu

Head of Projects - timetohire

As the Head of Projects at Timetohire, he spearheads numerous initiatives in partnership with other organizations, focusing on technology, innovation, and recruitment. Ruben's passion for new initiatives and his commitment to excellence make him a driving force in the recruitment landscape.

Richard Pucci

Operations Director

Richard Pucci

Operations Director

Richard, with two decades in recruitment, turned loss-making accounts profitable and saved the BBC £50 million at Reed. As Operations Director, he introduced vital systems, ensured compliance, and at Manners Maclean, his strategies and system overhauls doubled revenue.

Sebastian Cove

Head of Marketing - timetohire

Sebastian Cove

Head of Marketing - timetohire

Sebastiaan Cové, Head of Marketing at Timetohire, excels in brand building and strategic marketing, driving growth and recognition. With over five years of expertise, he's a dynamic leader shaping the recruitment landscape.

Kathy Walker

Head of Marketing

Kathy Walker

Head of Marketing

With over two decades in recruitment, Kathy excels in recruitment marketing, boasting strategic initiatives that bolster growth and branding. Her career spans REC, ITHR Group, and roles like Global Marketing Director at i-Pharm Consulting, culminating in her current position with Recruitment Entrepreneur since October 2023. Kathy also holds a Business and Marketing degree and a CPD-accredited Mini MBA.

Robert Boogaard

Chief Financial Officer - timetohire

Robert Boogaard

Chief Financial Officer - timetohire

Robert Boogaard, CFO at Timetohire, boasts 25 years of finance experience. His expertise lies in finance transformation, business control, and ERP implementation. He's adept at motivating teams to achieve organizational goals.

Jamie Lusk

Investment Director

Jamie Lusk

Investment Director

Jamie architects the framework for entrepreneur support systems, preparing to replicate these across new markets. With deep organisational insight and a focus on optimisation, Jamie's international experience and cultural acumen, honed by positions at EY and projects in the US, fuel his expertise in scaling operations globally.

Fleur Aalbrecht

Chief People Officer - timetohire

Fleur Aalbrecht

Chief People Officer - timetohire

Fleur Aalbrecht, Chief People Officer at Timetohire Group, is driven by building tailored teams with autonomy and trust. With over 5 years of experience, she champions a talent-driven approach for happier teams and results.

Sophie Morris

Learning & Development Manager

Sophie Morris

Learning & Development Manager

Sophie advanced from Recruitment Consultant to a pivotal L&D role, crafting eLearning solutions. At Reed Talent Solutions, she aligned learning with business goals, enhancing retention. As Head of L&D at Hamlyn Williams for EMEA & APAC, she established the L&D function and implemented a global strategy, significantly improving recruitment metrics.

Supported by timetohire

timetohire, based in Rijswijk, a strategic partner of Recruitment Entrepreneur Netherlands, redefines recruitment excellence through innovative solutions and advanced technology. Together, we offer comprehensive support and resources to empower recruitment professionals, enabling them to start, scale, and succeed in Spain's dynamic market. With timetohire's cutting-edge tools and our industry expertise, we're shaping the future of talent acquisition and driving unparalleled success for our partners.

Find out more about Timetohire

What our partners say...

Sathya John, CEO, Pronto Recruitment, Spain

Our expansion and success to date has been strengthened and supported through our collaborative partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur, complimenting our credibility and capability,

Sathya John, CEO, Pronto Recruitment, Spain

What our partners say...

What our partners say...

As a CEO, I feel I have the ability to make the decision and shape a business in my own vision whilst benefiting from the advice and guidance of the highly experienced financial and strategic advisory teams.

Elaine Tyler - CEO of Venatrix

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