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Sjoerd Kooistra is a Partner in the Amsterdam Office of Berwick Partners
The business services sector is increasingly driven by innovation, through the use of technology and the development of customer focused strategies. The sector is characterised by tighter margins and increased competition, with the ever present threat of disruptive business models.
The race for talent is fierce, requiring companies to search more creatively within their immediate sector and beyond. The challenge is hiring agile, thoughtful and experienced candidates, all of whom are in high demand.
Berwick Partners specialises in tough assignments, identifying those who can bring genuine competitive advantage to our clients. We are experienced at hiring across the broad business services and all related sub-sectors. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:
In addition to working with large global companies, we have a track record of helping SMEs find the right people as they grow. SMEs often have a deep and proud history, or have changed hands through new ownership (MBO, MBI, private equity) and are entering new product markets and geographies. We spend time with our clients to understand what makes them tick, to appreciate their unique relationships and culture. This enables us to take their message to the market, and communicate the opportunities ahead.
We are experts at recruiting talent across the following functional areas: