HeadFirst Group, market leader in professionally organizing external hiring, has appointed Han Kolff - also chairman of the board - as CEO. He takes over this role from Gert-Jan Schellingerhout.

The organization's growth strategy, both nationally and internationally, will continue under the leadership of Han Kolff. The focus here is on perpetuating and expanding its role as a full service HR service provider, innovating with smart online solutions and adding value with rich data. Han Kolff: "We believe that scale, strengthened by our online platform, and combined with a personal approach is the key to success. I look forward to realizing our ambitions together."

In 25 years, market leader in external hiring
Schellingerhout has spent twenty years in various roles with the organization, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Schellingerhout: "Together, we have grown the organization from 3 employees to over 150 now. We serve hundreds of wonderful clients by connecting them to our network of thousands of suppliers and independent professionals. I am enormously proud to have been able to spend two decades with a passionate team building the organization as it stands today: the market leader in organizing external hiring."

About Han Kolff
Kolff has a long track record at major international organizations, including ten years in HR services. He held executive positions at Randstad, Danone and Heineken, among others. He has also been involved in digital business transformations, HR tech startups and scale-ups. Since March of this year, Kolff has already held the position of chairman of the board at HeadFirst Group.

About HeadFirst Group
HeadFirst Group is the market leader in the Benelux in the professional organization of external hiring. The organization offers a diversity of flex solutions, including contracting, matchmaking, msp services and business consultancy. Every day more than 10,000 professionals work for over 350 clients in Europe, with which HeadFirst Group realizes an annual turnover of over 1 billion euros. The main brands of HeadFirst Group are intermediaries HeadFirst and Myler and msp service provider Staffing Management Services.

For further information
Do you have any questions or comments in response to this press release? Please feel free to contact Bart van der Geest, manager of marketing & communications at HeadFirst Group, reachable at 023 - 568 56 30 or bart.vandergeest@headfirst.nl.

HeadFirst Group and ONL voor Ondernemers are joining forces as of March 1. Last week Gert-Jan Schellingerhout, CEO HeadFirst Group, and Mike Korenvaar, CFO HeadFirst Group, signed the cooperation agreement together with ONL chairman Hans Biesheuvel. Both parties will act together for a fair flexible labor market in which hirers and providers of knowledge - and organizations that connect them - have room to do business. Monitoring and positively influencing labor market legislation, with the replacement of the Wet DBA in the lead, is a spearhead.

Getting lost in political Hague

ONL, located in the heart of The Hague and a stone's throw from the Binnenhof, as an independent foundation is the link between HeadFirst Group and politicians in The Hague. "Over the years, ONL has built a large network of politicians, civil servants and policy officers. The office in The Hague offers the opportunity to be 'close to the fire' and engage with policymakers. In addition, ONL provides political monitoring, so that we as an organization remain informed of relevant developments. A good next step in our public affairs and lobbying strategy," said Schellingerhout. "We also think we can add value to ONL with our knowledge, data and relationships with tens of thousands of clients, suppliers and the self-employed. Together we will work for the higher goal: to give entrepreneurs space."

About ONL for Entrepreneurs

ONL voor Ondernemers aims to make the Netherlands more entrepreneurial together. The entrepreneurs' organization makes the voice of the entrepreneur heard by lobbying, raising problems and proposing solutions for issues that affect entrepreneurs. ONL takes a critical stance against ramshackle legislation, such as the DBA Act and the Employment and Security Act, but not without presenting a well thought-out alternative that will benefit entrepreneurs.