About Search&Change

Are you ready to raise the bar even higher? Search&Change identifies and supports talent, finding the best working environment to create an impact. We happily recruit achievers who develop into ‘contributors’ during their career, people whose impact other people will feel for years to come. By finding the best fit between you and your working environment, we help you to become even more effective in your current job, or find a role in which you can contribute even more. The result? Greater job satisfaction and a sharp increase in your personal effectiveness.

The Search&Change team

Geert-Jan Joosten

Search&Change was founded by Geert-Jan Joosten. Joosten (1972) is an outspoken challenger and achiever who is keen to make a contribution. Geert-Jan trained as a civil engineer, business economist and registered controller. He has the ability to make people aware of their qualities and talents, so that they develop into people who make a difference. He is sharp, with a no-nonsense attitude, and values relationships. In his career as a headhunter and managing partner with Career Openers, and as a financial expert and interim manager, Geert-Jan has gained unparalleled experience in developing and identifying talent and creating impact for organisations. He has worked for Takenaka in Japan, at BAM (formerly HBG), worked closely with Ahold, Bol.com, Unilever, Shell, Friesland Campina, G-Star, Red Bull and Jumbo as a headhunter, and delivers training courses. Geert-Jan is married with Everieke, together they have 5 children, of whom two twins.

Eva Everts

Eva Everts (1979) is Senior Consultant at Search&Change. Having studied econometrics, she gained experience as a consultant with KPMG and as a Business Controller at Heineken. Eva then began her career in recruitment and selection. Given her background and because she is a good judge of character, she is able to provide high potentials with sound career advice. This also enables her to make the right match. During her career as a consultant at different recruitment companies, Eva gained extensive experience in recruitment and selection. As a consultant, she worked closely with Fab, Rituals, G-Star, Media Markt, Mammoet, eVision, CRH and Intertoys, among others.

Femke Kemps

Femke Kemps (1972) is Senior Consultant at Search & Change. After studying Business Administration at Nyenrode and International Relations at the UvA, she started at Ebbinge and learned about the impact of human capital within a company. After having worked as a consultant for several years at various agencies, Femke decided she wanted more hands-on experience in operational managerial roles. In 2016 she went back to her old profession and since then she is specialised in Consultancy exits and operational management positions. Femke is genuinely interested in the broad picture, thinks along, is creative and keeps asking. Everything to be able to make the right match. Femke has worked for Jumbo, GrandVision, Landal Greenparks, Hudson’s Bay, Beequip and A.T. Kearney, among others. Femke is married to Jonathan and together they have two children Jasper and Elin.

Caroline Bramer - Verlinden

Caroline Bramer – Verlinden (1964) is Senior Research Consultant at Search & Change. After her study at the Pedagogische Academie she started working in the executive search as a Research Consultant at various agencies, such as Vanderkruijs and Career Openers. Caroline is enthusiastic, creative, curious and result-oriented. With years of experience in the profession, she knows how to find the right candidates in various disciplines. Caroline lives in Hilversum, is married and mother of Daan and Sophie.

Thomas de Jonge

Thomas de Jonge (1977) studied history in Leiden before working for different executive search agencies. Thomas lived in Rome for a few months and worked as a tour guide for History Tour in Amsterdam. Thomas is employed as a Research Consultant at Search&Change. He supports the consultants with their search assignments.

Everieke Joosten-van Gasteren

Everieke Joosten-van Gasteren (1972) studied veterinary medicine in Gent (B) and Utrecht. She started her career as a vet. She then gained a teaching degree and became a teacher. The last years she has focused more on personal development and the balance between intuition and cognition. Ever since the start of Search&Change, Everieke has assisted in different areas, such as finance and administration. Everieke is the mother of Alexander (2002) and the twins Marchje and Pepijn (2005) and Matthias and Willemijn (2009). In her free time, which she likes to spend with her family, she plays the piano and loves horse back riding.

Paula Menses

Paula Menses (1995) is a Master’s student in Policy, Communication and Organization and New Media & Digital Culture in Amsterdam. She works as a Research Consultant for Search & Change. She supports the consultants in the entire recruitment process. She enjoys cooking in her free time. She is also a fanatical traveler. She recently made a trip through Central and South America to learn Spanish.