Simone Groeneveld has been appointed Managing Director MSP services by HeadFirst Group, market leader in HR services and platform for professionals. Simone started at the beginning of April at Staffing Management Services, the primary Managed Service Provider of HeadFirst Group. 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 temporary staffing. The last fifteen years she has had several management and board positions, mainly at large international service providers, partly from abroad. Simone about her new role: “There is a wonderful opportunityto further develop the MSP service – in combination with the total HeadFirst Group ecosystem of solutions. With respect and undiminished attention for the successfully built basis of Staffing MS and the current clients, we innovate to Talent Solution Provider. I believe that setting up good processes, which we as MSP are already very good at, and talent management is a golden combination.”

Next step in growth
Earlier this year, HeadFirst Group already made changes in the top of the organisation with the arrival of Marion van Happen as CEO, giving Han Kolff the opportunity to focus even more on his role as chairman of the board. The growth strategy in Europe is his main pillar. The appointment of Simone Groeneveld is therefore a logical next step.

Marion van Happen: “With Simone we are welcoming a very experienced professional, who is used to leading international and dynamic organisations. She knows what it is like to be hands-on – which suits the Rotterdam mentality of Staffing MS – and combines this with a powerful leadership. Under Simone’s guidance – and with the passionate commitment of all colleagues – Staffing MS will take the next step for 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 organisation offers a diversity of HR solutions: Managed Service Providing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, intermediary services (matchmaking, contracting) and HR consultancy. On a daily basis an average of 16,000 professionals work for over 400 clients in Europe, with which HeadFirst Group realises 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.