As an interim professional I am always looking to connect to organisations who could use my help. Whether that means coming up with strategy and implementation regarding themes such as onboarding, employer marketing and ATS systems, helping a team become more effective or just simply bringing in a volume of great new employees. Here is an excerpt from my CV:


  • 10 years of recruitment, agency and corporate, perm and interim
  • Manager (10+ fte)
  • Full P&L experience for agency in digital marketing niche
  • NLP Master Coach
  • Native English and Dutch speaker

Personal profile

A recruitment specialist and manager with 9 years of experience. In recent years I was responsible for a recruitment agency focused on marketing and digital roles. Currently finishing an assignment at KPN. Good at sourcing, storytelling and stakeholder management, internal and external. With my background in NLP and coaching I manage to build strong relationships at any level and I have the tools to engage and influence my environment. My satisfaction comes from helping individuals, managers, teams and organizations become the best version of themselves. Experience in management and working with companies in many sectors has given me a good understanding of the pains and goals of managers within different disciplines.


  • Short term and long term recruitment strategy
  • Storytelling & candidate journeys
  • Authentic interviews & making a lasting impression on candidates and managers
  • Team and culture building
  • Coaching
  • Forging relationships & adding value as a recruitment subject matter expert and critical partner to stakeholders
  • Sourcing & recruitment specialism: marketing, digital, finance, management & C-level, commercial and HR roles

Career: quick overview (more details on CV)

2022 – 2023  interim Talent Acquisition Lead – BMW Group NL
2021 – 2022   interim Recruitment Manager – KPN
2021 – 2021    interim Recruiter –
2019 – 2021    interim Talent Acquisition Advisor – KPN
2015 – 2019    Recruitment Manager – Traffic Builders People –Agency 
2013 – 2014    Recruitment Consultant – Michael Bailey Associates – Agency 
2013 – 2013    Corporate Recruiter – Inwork 

2012   Bachelor BBA Human Resource Management      Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Courses & Training
2020 Impactful speaking – Great Communicators Amsterdam
2018 Advanced situational leadership – ICM Utrecht
2016 Master Coach NLPUNLP Amsterdam
2015 Master Practitioner NLP – UNLP Amsterdam
2014 Practitioner NLP – UNLP Amsterdam

Management style
Situational leadership | results, people, process | teach how to fish | leader, critical friend, coach | conscious of needs and drives | I ask as many questions as I give answers

Preferred team culture
Positive confrontations | playful & creative | first time right, quality of work | trust & vulnerability | shared responsibility | individual accountability | commitment to a shared passion or goal | using Lencioni’s pyramid model

Other skills
Personal attributes       Pragmatic, observative, critical, relations & quality
Applications                   MS Office, Chrome sourcing plugins
Graphics tools       and Snappa – for banners & social posts
ATS                                   Greenhouse, CatsONE, Hireserve, Beeline, Emply, custom builds
Languages                      Dutch and English native speaker                      
Hobbies                           Football, weight training, travel, games, gin-tonic 😊

Company info
Mike over Matter
BTW-id: 003208050B61