Simone Groeneveld has been appointed Managing Director MSP services by HeadFirst Group, a market leader in HR services and platform for professionals. Simone joined Staffing Management Services, HeadFirst Group's primary Managed Service Provider, at the beginning of April. Under her leadership, Staffing MS will take the next step in its growth in the Benelux and beyond.

Simone Groeneveld has over twenty-five years of experience in HR services, both in MSP, RPO and staffing. For the last fifteen years she has held various management and executive positions, mainly with large international service providers, some of them from abroad. Simone on her new role: "There is a wonderful challenge to further develop MSP services - in combination with the total HeadFirst Group ecosystem of solutions. With respect and undiminished attention to the successfully built base of Staffing MS and current clients, we will continue to innovate towards Talent Solution Provider. I believe that setting up good processes, which we as MSP are already very good at, and careful talent management is a golden combination."

Next step in growth
HeadFirst Group already made changes at the top of the organization earlier this year with the arrival of Marion van Happen as CEO, giving Han Kolff room to focus even more on his role as chairman of the board. The growth strategy in Europe is his main pillar in this regard. In that light, the appointment of Simone Groeneveld is a logical step.

Marion van Happen: "With Simone we are bringing in a very experienced professional who is used to leading international and dynamic organizations. She knows what it is to roll up her sleeves - befitting the Rotterdam mentality of Staffing MS - and combines that with decisive leadership. At the hand of Simone - and with the inspired commitment of all colleagues - Staffing MS will take the next step of growth in the Benelux and the rest of Europe."

About HeadFirst Group
HeadFirst Group is a leading, international HR service provider and the largest platform for professionals in the Netherlands. The organization offers a diversity of HR solutions: Managed Service Providing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, intermediary services (matchmaking, contracting) and HR consultancy. An average of sixteen thousand professionals work daily for over four hundred clients in Europe, with which HeadFirst Group realizes an annual turnover of over 1.6 billion euros. The main brands of HeadFirst Group are the intermediaries HeadFirst and Between, MSP service provider Staffing Management Services and RPO and recruitment specialist Sterksen.