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Ernst Jan Berger

CEO Search X

Ernst Jan Berger founded Search X in 2013 together with his buddy Joost van der Laan. As founder, owner and CEO, he is the captain of the organization. He focuses on the strategy of the company and keeps everyone’s noses to the grindstone.

With over 12 years of experience in recruitment, Ernst Jan knows better than anyone how the market works. His life motto is: “If you risk nothing, you gain nothing”.  This is the only way to stay ahead of the competition. This strategy seems to work quite well. Within a few years, Search X has grown into one of the best recruitment agencies in the Netherlands in the field of IT, Marketing and Sales.

Joost van der Laan


Joost van der Laan, founder and co-owner of Search X, has only one goal: to provide clients with quality recruitment services with a dedicated team, better than they ever dreamed possible. Where others stop, he encourages the team to go the extra mile.

With over 10 years of recruitment experience, Joost is a true recruitment specialist. After working for a short period at various agencies, he thought: “I can do better”. Joost is a real coach, a people person. His surprisingly effective management style brings out the best in employees. His life motto is: “Veni, Vidi, Vici”. A true sportsman, giving up is not an option!

Michel Bruins Slot

COO Marketing and Sales

Michel joined Search X Recruitment in 2019. He is co-founder and is responsible for the Sales division within the company. With his extensive experience as a Business Developer and Sales Manager, he fits seamlessly into the company.

Michel is a real entrepreneur. His strengths lie in setting up businesses and creating new business opportunities. He never loses sight of the personal contact with his colleagues, business relations and clients. He connects with people through his enthusiasm and will always go the extra mile. His motto is: Everything is possible if you do your best!

Jan Jellema

Trainer and Content Writer

With his in-depth knowledge of content, Jan is our walking encyclopedia. With almost 5 years of experience in the recruitment world, he knows what makes the difference: quality. Together with the team, he is committed to delivering the best quality each and every day.

With his keen eye and knowledge of the market, he always manages to get the real question out and translate it like no other into the right solution. It is not only his unlimited drive and technical know-how that makes him successful but also his people-oriented approach. The technique is leading, without losing sight of the person.

Jeroen Breedijk

Executive Search Consultant

When Jeroen enters the room, with him comes movement and energy. Not surprising when you consider that he has energy for 10. Through years of experience in recruitment, he has a keen instinct for commercial opportunities.

“Success has always been a child of courage”, that is his motto in life and that is also what the customer and candidate appreciate in him. He is sincere and open, wears his heart on his sleeve, humour is the cement. In addition to the recruitment life, Jeroen is a youth coach at a football association. All in all, this makes him a real team player and a true coach!

Maarten Wolters

Executive Search Consultant

Maarten has had quite some years of recruitment experience. The sum of his spontaneous personality, positive attitude and enormous drive make him the ideal recruiter! One thing is certain, Maarten was born to do this.

Maarten doesn’t like the idea of losing. As a recruiter, he will not stop until he has found the right match. A driving force and a nice colleague on who you can depend on. His life motto: “Do not stop until you are the best.” With this motto, he not only keeps himself sharp and focussed but also friends and enemies!

Bram Wiggers

Executive Search Consultant

At the start of 2020, Bram took a new turn in his career and started as a recruiter at Search X. His roots lie in Twente which makes him a rational, but positive thinker. Bram excels in his open and honest attitude and can always get along with everyone.

Bram’s motto is: “Make your life it the most beautiful life you can lead”. He also tries to achieve this for client and candidate. A new job, a better life. A new employee, a better company. He raises the bar and sets high goals. Always challenges himself to strive for the most optimal outcome.

Ruben van Dam

Customer Success Manager

Success, that’s what Ruben is all about. As an athlete, as an entrepreneur, as Customer Success Manager at Search X. He thinks in opportunities, sees possibilities, and speaks in solutions. His unbridled enthusiasm and curiosity mean he’ll never miss a detail and doesn’t stop until all questions have been answered.

With his experience in Marketing, Recruitment, and Business Development, Ruben knows better than anyone how to turn a challenge into a victory. Building teams is his specialty. As an avid rower, he knows exactly what makes a team successful: Trust. That’s what he stands for.

Laurien Teunissen

Executive Search Consultant

Talented and communicative Executive Search Consultant with a keen eye for detail and a healthy dose of creativity. Her background as a Cabin Attendant has given her valuable insights into other cultures and enables her to quickly make a connection.

This genuine interest in what drives people is what makes her successful at Search X Recruitment. At Search X, Laurien can use her background in Sales and Marketing to quickly get to the heart of the matter and make the perfect match.

Lukas Schlatmann


Nicolas Pels

Resourcer and Marketing

Jakub Pabis


Jakub is the creative and technical brain behind the website of Search X Recruitment. As an experienced Full Stack Developer, he not only ensures that the website looks stunning, but also that we are up and running 24/7 and that people can apply in a safe and secured environment.

With his company Sative Ltd., Jakub has been our trusted partner for building and maintaining the website for years. Skills in which he excels are: HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Gulp, Javascript, jQuery, AngularJS, PHP, MySQL, Laravel, WordPress, OctoberCMS


Search X Master

Harley, Senior Recruitment Dog, part of the team since 2017. He is curious, smart and a bit stubborn. The smartest Dachshund in the world.