With over 30 years of experience in this special profession, Daan knows a wide variety of clients and candidates. He advises and assists organizations in filling strategic staff, senior management and executive positions. In addition, and based on his extensive knowledge and experience, he is regularly asked to contribute to the composition of a Supervisory Board and/or Advisory Board.
Over the years, he has built up a high-quality network within ‘the “BV Nederland”. Both within international corporates as well as in mid-market companies. Daan feels comfortable with ambitious organizations with a strong entrepreneurial culture. Important themes within his portfolio are: leadership, culture and the optimum of the organizational structure.
He has a refreshing view of people and organizations. He dares to challenge and gets to the core, just by asking. He realizes that not one situation is the same and that one, Daan included, never stops learning. To clients and candidates, he is a valued and trusted advisor.
His approach is consultative, he starts the dialogue. Is well aware that, in addition to the functional qualifications, 'cultural fit' is an essential factor for both the client and the candidate. Together they lead to reciprocal success and a fruitful relationship between all directly involved. This means deepening, interest and being open to new insights.
Daan has a successful track record as an Executive Search professional. Before he opted for entrepreneurship and becoming Managing Partner at Capita Selecta in 2004, Daan worked at some of the large international executive search firms for sixteen years.
As a Partner at Capita Selecta, it is and remains his goal and ambition to be a full-service partner in the field of leadership and executive search solutions, for both clients and candidates.
Daan is an alumnus of NHTV, the Breda University of Applied Sciences. He studied Economics with a specialization in Marketing & Management. In 2015, he successfully completed the ESAA Supervisory Board program at Erasmus University. He is a practising member of the VCTE. (Association of Commissioners and Supervisors Erasmus). He is also actively involved in various Leadership Programs, including the Avicenna Leadership Practicum.
Daan is married and has two adult sons. Together with his wife he likes to make special journeys. He rows a couple of times a week. He regularly visits concerts and festivals.
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