Stefaan is a trusted executive search partner, appreciated for his perseverance in finding the right solution for his clients. His passion thrives on connecting candidates’ competences and ambitions with the strategy and goals of his client companies; in keeping with each one’s culture and values.
He has about 20 years of executive search experience; successfully having conducted assignments in a variety of functional areas, including general management, digital transformation, sales & marketing, legal & corporate affairs and human resources.
Before starting his career in executive search, Stefaan had gained 10 years of international commercial banking experience with leading European banks; followed by direct recruitment experience in a multinational corporate FMCG environment.
Stefaan holds a Master degree in Law from the KU Leuven University, Belgium, and an MBA from the Vlerick Business School. He also is a Certified Professional Coach.
He is fluent in Dutch, English and French.
Denis is a seasoned international manager well aware of “how people can make the difference”.
Denis’ pragmatic approach, fueled by a thorough understanding of the client’s expectations and organizational environment is enabling long term satisfaction of clients.
Beyond obviously needed skillset, Denis gives great attention to mindset, to secure committed leadership, efficient and sustainable performance, with satisfied and successful people.
Searches and assignments can range from Board members over General Management roles, or Operational key-roles (Sales, Marketing, R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply chain, HR, Finance).
Prior to joining Hoffman and Associates, Denis lived abroad for many years, across Europe and Asia, working for companies in branded or private label products, supplying to the B2C or B2B markets. At Sara Lee / Douwe Egberts, for 15 years, Denis performed in various Sales/Marketing and General Management roles, or later at Ansell, for almost 10 years, where he became a member of the global executive leadership team, specifically in charge of the Asia Pacific activities.
Denis came back in Belgium in 2015 and started a new career in executive search of senior level positions for a variety of listed companies as well as for medium sized companies.
Denis holds a Master of applied Economics from the university of Ghent, Belgium and is trained in Vlerick/Guberna’s board efficiency.
Denis is fluent in French, Dutch and English.