Marjolein Slappendel new CFO HeadFirst Group

HeadFirst Group, the market-leading, international HR tech services provider, has appointed Marjolein Slappendel as its new CFO. Marjolein takes over from Jan-Pieter van Vreeswijk, who will focus on HeadFirst Group's internationalization and M&A strategy from his new role as finance & integration director. Marjolein takes over the direction of the group's financial activities.

Perfect match

With Marjolein Slappendel, HeadFirst Group brings in a very experienced and all-round CFO, with an impressive track record at Merrill Lynch, ING, Action and most recently as CFO of Temper. Marion van Happen, CEO at HeadFirst Group: "I am very pleased with Marjolein's arrival. With her experience in continuous improvement and her eye for opportunities to innovate and grow, she fits well in our energetic and high performing organization."

Marjolein: "HeadFirst Group is an ambitious and fast growing organization with very smart driven people. I am proud to be part of it. It is a wonderful challenge to be responsible for the further professionalization of the business units finance, operations, quality and legal in order to further strengthen the basis for our growth ambitions."

Sustainable growth

HeadFirst Group has grown significantly in recent years to become a market-leading HR-tech service provider in the Netherlands and abroad. With an increase of 600 million euros compared to 2021, of which more than 400 million was organic growth, the organization achieved a turnover of 2.2 billion euros for 2022.

In late 2022, IceLake Capital joined as a new investor in HeadFirst Group to further enable international growth. Marion said, "We aim to continue to grow in 2023 through the combination of successful services to our clients - both clients, suppliers and independent professionals - and targeted acquisitions that add value to our group. The organizational changes implemented are in line with this."

About HeadFirst Group

HeadFirst Group is a leading, international HR tech service provider and the largest platform for professionals in the Netherlands. The organization offers a diversity of HR solutions, such as Managed Service Providing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, intermediary services (matchmaking, contracting) and HR consulting. More than 25 thousand professionals work for over five hundred clients in Europe, with which HeadFirst Group realizes an annual turnover of over two billion euros. The main brands of HeadFirst Group are the MSP (including intermediary services) labels HeadFirst, Between and Staffing Management Services, RPO and recruitment specialist Sterksen, IT talent sourcer StarApple and the Belgian HR technology company ProUnity.