About us

Roots in communications, a proactive, perceptive and discreet modus operandi and a passion for what drives people.

Herman Rutgers Executive Search was founded in 2008 on the back of many years of successful cooperation between Petra Herman and Francine Rutgers. Nelieke Wismans joined the management team in early 2015 in order to provide even better services to the market for interim assignments and professionals. In 2020, Paula Verheul and Marieke van Riemsdijk strengthened the company.

Our roots lie in the field of communications and recruitment in both the private and public sectors. We speak the language of the board, communications and marketing specialists and HR managers. We know how to analyse situations and people swiftly, in a structured way. This enables us to make a sound assessment of whether someone is ready both personally and professionally for a specific role, whether this be a permanent or interim position.

We are MBTI certified. By defining personality type, the MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) tool builds a robust foundation for life-long personal development. It provides a constructive, flexible and liberating framework for understanding individual differences and strengths. This instrument provides us with useful insights about motivation and ambition of both professionals and organizations.

We can be brief about our philosophy. It is rooted in our core values: integrity, discretion, trust and a genuine interest in people.

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