Headhunter Top of Minds expands into Germany and Spain

04 November 2022 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

Top of Minds, a Netherlands-based headhunter focused on the consulting scene, has expanded its wings into two new markets.

Founded in 2008, Top of Minds specialises in mid-level executive search services, with a focus on consulting roles. “We help leading consulting firms with finding talent, and help consultants with their transition to industry roles across a client base ranging from scale-ups to global corporates,” said managing partner Auke Bijnsdorp.

In its home market of the Netherlands, Top of Minds has since its inception grown into a team of over 50 staff – not only recruiters, but also specialists in employer branding, marketing and technology.

Headhunter Top of Minds expands into Germany and Spain

“Our collaboration with our clients takes a 360-degree approach to talent, combining a highly personal sourcing approach with storytelling, content marketing, and digital platforms to build a differentiated offering and maintain strong personal relationships,” said Bijnsdorp (an ex-Roland Berger consultant).

“We’re more of a hybrid between an executive search firm and a marketing agency. We develop stunning candidate packages and utilise online marketing and automation to target the right candidates.”

This approach has seen Top of Minds build an international portfolio of assignments. Bijnsdorp: “Many of our clients operate internationally and are asking us to support their talent capabilities there as well, so it was a natural step for us to open offices in other countries.”

In the first quarter of the year, this saw Top of Minds make its first international foray with the launch of an office in Frankfurt. The German office is managed by the duo Susanne Tonnar and Oliver Tonnar, who between them have over three decades of experience in human resources and recruitment.

Auke Bijnsdorp, Susanne Tonnar, Oliver Tonnar, Ana Moya Morales

In September the headhunter added to its ambitions with a new venture into Spain, where Ana Moya Morales has been appointed leader of the new Madrid office. She brings a 7-year track record in executive search to the firm.

Both offices aim to build a position in both segments Top of Minds operates in: the consulting industry and the consulting-exit space.

Meanwhile, back in the Amsterdam headquarters, Bijnsdorp is already exploring the firm’s next moves. “We’re aiming to build a pan-European practice. The United Kingdom and the Nordics are markets we’re actively looking at.”