Executive Search

Progressive Executive Search focuses on top positions within the sectors of Architecture, Engineering & Construction, High Tech, IT, Life Sciences (Pharma, Food & Beverages), Power & Renewables, Maritime & Offshore and Petro(chemicals) in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.

We combine years of experience and in-depth industry knowledge with a proven executive search and assessment process. We help you find leaders who best fit your organisation's unique needs and will make a lasting impact.

We recruit and select executive candidates who are genuinely and specifically motivated for your organisation. A qualified leader must have the ability to fit into the culture and influence to rally the company around its vision.

Our service is characterised by quality, efficiency, integrity, discretion, an individual approach and tailor-made solutions.

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Executive functies

Progressive Executive Search focuses only on the highest-level positions within the sectors of Architecture, Engineering & Construction, High Tech, IT, Life Sciences (Pharma, Food & Beverages), Power & Renewables, Maritime & Offshore and (Petro)chemical.

Examples of positions we fill are:

  • Board-level positions
  • C-level positions (CEO, CIO, COO, CISO, CPO, CSO, CSPO, CTO, etc.)
  • Management
  • Operational & General Management
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Vice Presidents (CVP, DP, EVP, FEVP, SEVP, SVP, VP)

When you choose Progressive Executive Search, you choose an individual approach and customisation, in which quality, efficiency, discretion and integrity are key.

  Individual approach

We recognise that every organisation is different, with its own corporate culture and structure. For your business success, top management must fit the culture and structure. We, therefore, identify individual wishes, needs and requirements, taking into account not only the prevailing culture and structure, but also the business objectives.

  Quality is key

The Executive Search Team consists of senior recruitment consultants only. As a result, you are dealing with one permanent contact person who has years of experience in the recruitment industry. We guarantee high-end service with a focus on quality.

  International network

Progressive operates globally. As a result, the Executive Search Team has access to an international network of professionals around the world.

Screening and assessment

The Executive Search Team proactively carries out competency-based screenings so that we have a clear picture of the knowledge level and skills of the professionals in our network. We can also carry out assessments for you, mapping out which professional will take your organisation's top management to the next level.

Why Progressive?


Our working method

Needs analysis

During the intake meeting, we conduct a 'cultural assessment', which enables us to identify your individual needs and wishes and ensure you of a tailor-made solution.

Search strategy

We start with a careful analysis of the competition, the market and the target group. Thanks to this competition and target group analysis, and the "market mapping" process, we work in a targeted and efficient manner.


During the initial selection, we look at the experience and knowledge level of the candidate and, of course, we take the company culture into account.

Screening and assessment

We proactively carry out competency-based screenings and if you want to have assessments done, this process can be outsourced to us.


Progressive provides comprehensive support to both executive candidates and companies throughout the interview process.


We also help with onboarding and all other aspects involved in successfully hiring a new leader.

Aftercare service

Our service does not stop at the moment the executive candidate has started. Shortly after the candidate starts, we schedule an evaluation moment and continue to provide regular evaluation moments as part of our aftercare service.

Laurianne Sala 

With over 10 years of recruitment consulting experience in mediating managers & directors, Laurianne Sala is an experienced manager who can quickly - and more importantly - properly match the right leader to a company. In her career at Progressive, she has already achieved more than 100 mediations in the senior segment. 

Laurianne holds an MSc in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Notarial Law from the University of Utrecht. When not at work, she enjoys kite surfing and spending time with friends and her family.

Berry Kramer 

For more than 5 years, Berry Kramer has distinguished himself by his personal and goal-oriented approach and the mediation of IT leaders within several industries. He is skilled in assessing whether your ambitions as a leader fit the objectives and culture of these organisations.

Berry provides optimal support for IT Managers & Directors during the application procedure but especially ensures that the match is the right one for both parties.

Berry holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. His love of football signifies his sports mentality as a professional within Progressive and keeps him busy outside work.

Jerrel Sloote 

Jerrel Sloote has a positive attitude to life, is naturally committed and is a solid liaison at any level. Making contact and establishing connections is second nature to him. His genuine passion for work, together with his business background and work experience, makes him a natural match for Progressive's Executive Search team. Michael Jordan's slogan “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” is Jerrel's continuous motivation to match the right “talent” with the client's team.

Jerrel studied MSc. Business Information Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Highlights during his student career were his exchange to South Korea and a full-time board year at the Economic Business Faculty Association.

Besides work, Jerrel prefers to travel, enjoying nature, different cultures, and extensive dining.

Son Pham 

For over 15 years, Son Pham has been a recruitment partner for many companies and institutions in management & executive positions.

Son is energetic and results-oriented and he does everything to achieve his goals.

Over the years, Son Pham is fully committed to his clients and candidates and ensures that he leaves nothing to chance. By communicating clearly and transparently, he creates a win-win situation between all parties involved.

After obtaining his BSc in Commercial Economics at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, he started working as a Staffing Consultant.

He enjoys spending his time outside work with his family and friends.

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