Our Expertise

Mid-Sized Companies

A clearly-defined long-term strategy is of the essence. This applies to both private and listed companies, as well as organisations with a partnership structure. YESS has access to an extensive network of professionals in these types of companies. These professionals possess the right skills to establish and execute a successful long-term strategy. Our consultants understand like no other the changing dynamics and specific culture that characterise mid-sized organisations. YESS helps you to identify the best-in-class candidates and evaluate and optimise your management team and the level below.

YESS often works for:

  • Family businesses
  • Mid-caps
  • Partnership organisations
  • Private equity-owned
  • Director/major shareholders

Private Equity-Owned

YESS helps you to select entrepreneurial directors and to fill key positions when investing in a new company or when your organisation is acquired by Private Equity. We offer support in the development of a strategic team, thereby allowing your organisation to make sound decisions about the restructuring process which will benefit its growth potential. Our consultants understand that the cooperation between the portfolio company and the private equity firm is crucial for a successful buy & build strategy.

The characteristics of a portfolio company:

  • The desire for rapid change and/or growth
  • A professional and hands-on shareholder
  • Often a newly-formed management team
  • Instantly visible results

Multinationals

Multinational organisations are an important breeding ground for talent. They attract the best professionals and invest in personal and professional development. A relatively large amount of (regional) headquarters of multinationals are based in The Netherlands. YESS regularly works for these organisations, focusing primarily on management rolls within staff departments, such as Finance, Risk & Control, Tax & Treasury, Investor Relations, HR, Legal, Compensations & Benefits, Corporate Development, Digital and Consumer Insights.

Working for a multinational offers the following opportunities:

  • Valuable development prospects
  • Ability to enhance level of specialisation
  • High level of professionalism
  • International environment

Scale-up

Your start-up has built and developed a successful business model. This involves a number of essential follow-ups: the assembly and professionalisation of the management team, the optimisation of the business processes and the acceleration of profitable growth. YESS is tasked with the scale-up through a combination of executive search and leadership development. This allows you to, on the one hand, attract entrepreneurial candidates for key positions and, on the other hand, develop the talents of your current team. Together they will make the difference.

From start-up to scale-up:

  • Rapid growth
  • Internationalisation
  • Professionalisation
  • New shareholders

Functional Practices

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following General Strategy positions:

Managing Director in the hospitality business, CEO for a company in field marketing, Director Global Business Development for an international premium brand, Country Manager Netherlands for a cosmetics company, Director Benelux for a leading investment bank, Business Development Manager for a technology company, Cluster Manager Northern & Eastern Europe for a company in innovative logistic solutions and a Senior Management Consultant for an international consultancy.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Financial Management positions:

Head of M&A for a medium-sized industrial supplier, Senior Associate for a Private Equity fund, CFO for an international firm, Director Accounting, Reporting & Control for a bank, Investor Relations Officer for a telecom provider, Director Finance for an international consultancy, Associate M&A for an international bank, Finance Director for one of the business units of a shipbuilding company, and CFO for an education provider.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Human Resource positions:

HR Director for a logistic service provider, HR Consultant for a consultancy, Group HR Director for a property investor, HR Manager in the dock industry, Director HR for a law firm, HR Director EMEA for an aircraft constructor, Head HR & Organization for a cultural institution and HR Director Benelux for a multinational in the food industry.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Digital & Technology positions:

Director Digital Impact Fund for a bank, Director Business Information & Technology for a sustainable energy provider, Digital Lead in the hospitality business, Manager Sales & New Online Business for a cosmetics manufacturer, CTO for an online platform, Consultant Healthcare & Technology for a medical supplier, Project Director Design & Licensing for a high tech building project and Director Online Country Management for a media company.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Operations & Supply Chain positions:

COO for an online booking platform, Supply Chain Manager Netherlands for a supplier of animal feed, COO for an energy consultancy, Finance & Supply Chain Director for an international premium brand in the liquor trade, Supply Chain Operations Manager for an international supplier of consumer durables, Head Logistics in the dock industry, Senior Manager Supply Chain for a consultancy and Global Logistics Manager for a multinational in consumer durables.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Sales, Marketing & Communications positions:

Director Sales & Marketing for a cloud solutions provider, Marketing Analyst for a leading investment bank, Director Marketing for a food company, Manager Fundraising for a cultural organization, Head of Communication, PR & Marketing for a museum, Manager Marketing & Communication for a local theatre, Commercial B2B Manager for an auctioneer in the agricultural sector and Commercial Director Western Europe for an international premium brand.

Industry Practices

For Consumer & Retail YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

International Sales Manager for a premium brand, Director Global Business Development for a multinational, Marketing Director for a fast food chain, Digital Lead in the hospitality business, Global Logistics Manager for an international supplier of consumer durables, Chief Operation Officer for a supplier of gift vouchers, Commercial Director Netherlands for an international premium brand in the liquor industry and Finance & IT Director EMEA for a food manufacturer.

For Corporate Finance & Investments YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Executive Director Benelux for a leading investment bank, HR Director for a property investor, prospective partner for a corporate finance boutique, Investor Relations Manager for an international private equity firm, Director Structured Finance for an international bank, VP in the Benelux team of an international investment bank, Director Business Control for a bank and GP Manager for an international private equity investor.

For Tech YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Senior Vice President EMEA in the game industry, Business Development Manager for a glass fibre supplier, Chief Operating Officer for an online booking platform, Director Sales & Marketing for a cloud solutions provider, Investor Relations Officer for a telecom provider, Director Online Country Management for a media company, HR Director APAC for an online booking platform, Managing Director for a C2C E-commerce company and Director Technology for an innovative energy concept.

For Industrial & Logistics YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Strategic Planning & Business Development Manager for a logistic services provider, CFO for a sustainable energy supplier, Global Purchasing Manager for a company in innovative logistic solutions, Program Director Disruptive Strategies for an auctioneer in the agrarian sector, Finance Director for a ship building concern, Sustainability Advisor for a conglomerate for oil and maritime technology, European Key Accounts Manager for an industrial multinational and Director International Business Control for an industrial supplier.

For Business Services YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Marketing & Sales Manager for an organization in job placement services, Director Financial Services for a specialist in strategy execution, Corporate Controller for a professional services firm, Manager Marketing & Business Development for a law firm, Region Director for an international HR services organization, HR Consultant for a consultancy, CFO for an education provider, Manager Healthcare for an international consultancy, Finance Director for an international catering organization and Director HR for a law firm.

For Not For Profit YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Manager Fundraising for a symphony orchestra, Head Communication, PR & Marketing for a museum, Manager Marketing & Communication for a local theatre, Head HR & Organization for a national cultural institute, Board Member Marketing for a national sports federation, Managing Director for a cultural foundation, Sector Manager Public Affairs for a renowned art museum, Head Communication & Marketing for a national park and Marketing Manager for a digital company.