What we do
Atlantae is an executive search boutique and talent management consultancy office providing senior-level executive search, search for top engineers, as well as leadership assessment and development to SME organizations.
Our clients range from mid sized to large emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities.
How we do
Atlantae knows how to spot people with potential. In fact, everything we do is about empowering the success of individuals so that we can shape the success of the different places where they put their skills to work. And it all starts with our own people.
Our professionals ensure organizations have the right talent with the right capabilities to ignite their business strategy. We help our clients succeed in everything from transformation to innovation to growth.
Why we do
For nearly 20 years, customers have trusted us to recruit true leaders and sing up with top engineers and managers.
Today, we are their partner in applying proven talent strategies to accelerate and sustain organizational success via executive search, strategic consultancy, and high level coaching.
Atlantae's mission statement
Do you have the right leaders to transform your business?
Can you identify which high-potential leaders to invest in?
How will your most accomplished executives perform when elevated to the Managerial or C-suite level?
We help you answer these questions with certainty so you have the insight and understanding to make important leadership decisions when they matter most.
Our Executive Assessment and Development specialists create a comprehensive understanding of each individual’s potential for future success.
Everything we do is designed to ensure you have the right leaders in place to drive the greatest business impact.
In depth Search
With the objective well defined, our consultants personally and confidentially engage their relationships to identify candidates prepared to meet your needs and connect you to highly diverse talent pools.
A team of researchers run simultaneously your requirements through relevant segments of our database, which is continually refreshed to track top talent.
Through this rigorous process, we closely examine candidates who appear to be a potential match, analyzing critical incidents in their careers for insights into how they might navigate the challenges they would face in your targeted role.
Top notch Connections
Our consultant approaches the best qualified candidates personally, with great discretion. Our experience, and the care we show when contacting candidates conveys that we are peers, prepared to offer them valuable insights and honest advice.
As we move deeper into conversation with interested, well-qualified candidates, we conduct interviews and evaluate beyond the customary professional track record check and referencing.
We methodically surface the candidate’s full range of capabilities, personal tendencies, and behavioral characteristics, to discover their readiness to perform in the targeted role, and assess how smoothly they would integrate into your organization and culture.
Our consultants take time to gain intimate understanding of each candidate’s requirements and concerns. So as the search progresses into the hiring phase, we are thoroughly prepared to serve as facilitator.
We work as trusted advisors to both client and candidate, expertly facilitating a successful hiring negotiation.
Our fixed fee policy assures that we can play this vital yet sensitive role with no conflict of interest.
Integration through follow-up
Our services do not end with a successful hire. For newly appointed candidates, after the first 3 months, and again after 6 months, a talent coach contacts both the customer and the candidate to reflect on the past months.
Working in collaboration with the hiring manager and the HR manager, we help you build an accurate and insightful picture of the integration challenge. We carefully advise where things might go wrong in an open dialogue.
Through the first 3 months, our consultant and talent coach gather and distill candid feedback on the first impressions the executive is creating during the initial integration.
We meet one-on-one with the executive at regular intervals – creating “islands of time” to allow them briefly to set aside all-consuming operational priorities, reflect on progress, identify and prioritize early wins, and calibrate their approach as needed.
Our domains of Expertise
Chemical, Food, OEM, Energy, ...
Atlantae's Industrial market focuses on attracting, and retaining best-in-class talent.
We understand the changing demands in technology, and innovation, and the struggle for growth and relevance.
In the face of these changes, it’s essential to have the right executives to lead your company.
For improved Productivity
Our technology Practice solves senior executive leadership issues that will not only grow and evolve an organization, but also enable business transformation over a longer period of time.
Our recruiters have placed some of the most recognizable executives to lead powerful technology organizations touching millions of people every day.
Life Sciences & Biotech
From Lab to pharmaceutical plant
We have over 10 years of experience placing all types of professionals
in all kinds of laboratories and pharmaceutical industries: from entry level lab technicians
for hospitals to executive profiles that are capable of running complex
laboratories for pharmaceutical research and development.
Supply chain in a competitive world
Together, we find value across boundaries, develop insights to act on, and energize teams to sustain success.
Our ability to leverage our rich knowledge of business dynamics across international markets ensures we have a strong reputation as a trusted partner, providing strategic and operationally advice across all logistics sectors.
General Management, CxO, Board & Corporate Governance
If your qualifications and track record are relevant to our client, we try to look beyond your CV. We are interested in your personality, motivation, values and ambitions.
We want to engage with you in an open discussion within the context of the specific role you’ve applied for or the role we see to help our client.
From Human Capital to Boardroom Talent Acquisition
Talent acquisition, talent management, compensation and benefits, leadership development, succession planning, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, and innovation all make the HR function critical to organizational success.
We find your HR strategists to translate corporate goals into effective human resource programs.
Top Talent thinking Customer Centric
Atlantae specializes in the executive search recruitment of sales, sales management, sales support and technical sales professionals.
Working in Benelux, dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting and delivering the highest-caliber sales executive professionals—sales executives who can step into a position and begin contributing to your company immediately.
Electronics, Mechanical , Chemical, Robotics & Mechatronics
There is possibly no sector that drives, impacts and reflects the globalization of business more than the engineering industries.
Our sector-specific consultants are reputed for and well versed in cross-border, multi-regional and complex talent acquisition projects at all levels of these vital and dynamic markets.
Our Core Values
No matter what the assignment, we mindfully interact with candidates in peer-to-peer relationships that foster respect, transparency, and trust. Creativity; Collaboration; Performance; Inclusivity; Integrity; and Agility are a few of the things that make our culture so special.
Everything we do is also underpinned by our core values.
All of our consultants have many years of expertise. Being multi-lingual, and backed by outstanding research professionals.
We are passionate, combining cutting-edge, world-class research capability with the rich insights of our network to provide quality of information and superior value.
Our consultants generally stay with the firm for many years.
We operate as one company sharing compensation to build authentic long-term personal relationships with clients, candidates and each other, beyond the incentive of personal gain.
Therefor we bring more value than meets the eye.
Developing meaningful knowledge of your challenges, offering honest guidance, and providing true support at affordable pricing.
Nurturing long-term relationships with clients to better understand their needs, being proactive, and staying focused.
We do what we say, at all times.
Co-operation is key in our relationship with clients, listening to their needs, searching for the achievable, and right solutions.
Co-operation for our candidates means candid and sincere advice, as well as responsiveness – mapping out the career development path for individual.
Co-operation within our team means continuously striving to share knowledge.
Integrity & Diversity
We believe in equal partnership comprising individuals from both genders at all levels and including many cultures, languages, and beliefs.
We have a deeply personal appreciation for the value of diversity.
We are trustworthy, honest, and fair, putting client interests at the heart of our work.
Unlike the traditional 3 retainer pricing model, we charge a fixed fee for our assignments, meaning our only incentive is to deliver what’s best for you.
Our fixed-fee policy enables us to be diligent, thorough, and completely unbiased, to assess candidates on an equal basis and facilitate hiring negotiations without conflict of interest.
We welcome you to take a tour amongst our clients
A travel amongst our great customers
Over the years, we had the pleasure being able to service our great customers. We were proud to have offered our expertise in theur path to innovation, growth and success.
We wish to thank them ALL!
Atlantae Executive Search
is part of IMSA Search Global Partners
IMSA Search Global Partners, founded in 1991 in Zürich, specializes in retained executive search assignments to identify the best professional executives in 25 countries worldwide in Europe, North & South America, Africa and Asia/Pacific.
A key feature of all IMSA Offices worldwide is the professionalism and trust between all partners working together to identify the best professional executives, nationally and internationally, to enable your business to reach its strategic and operational targets.
Our membership enables us to provide support for our clients' international projects from the project planning phase through recommendation to a partner firm to coordination throughout the entire project scope.
Through a global network of 50+ offices worldwide, all meeting together at a bi-annual conference to discuss international recruiting projects, we provide our clients with the ability to customize search projects according to their local needs. As a closely-knit, cooperative network of leading executive search firms, IMSA Search Global Partners offers clients worldwide resources for identifying and recruiting premier, senior-level executives.
“Each solution is enriched with the force of cultural diversity. That is the backbone of our success.” says Monika Ciesielska, IMSA Search President, commenting on the debut in the Global 30 Ranking by Hunt Scanlon.
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chili, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Graduated in 1980 as Master of Science in Electronics, I held positions as R&D Manager, Sales & Marketing Director, while "studying & (on the job) learning" continued to take part of my life, resulting in additional diploma's as Certified Interim Manager (UAMS), Master of Business Administration (AMS), Certified Director (GUBERNA).
In 2001, Atlantae Executive Search was founded, an executive search boutique specializing in the search for engineering, managerial & CxO profiles and Board Members for your Board of Trustees, Advisory Boards and Board of Directors.
In 2016 Atlantae was elected sole Belgian Branch partner, becoming part of IMSA, a globally based Executive Search network, having partners all over the world, with their headquarters operating from Zürich.
Besides my mandates as CEO of Atlantae Executive Search, Rialto Recruitment and IMSA Belgium, I'm also dedicated in offering my professional services as Board Member at the Flanders Chamber of Commerce, Board Member at FEDERGON RSS committee, Member of the GUBERNA Alumni Council, and be a coach helping start-up companies with my professional advice.
Patrick Van Lijsebetten, Chief Executive Officer
Looking for a Certified Director for your Board ?
As Certified GUBERNA Director myself, I have built an extremely large network of Directors, very experienced CxO level profiles, making Atlantae your executive search partner to look for the very best candidate to strenghten your Advisory Board, Board of Trustees or Board of Directors.
We can rely on our network within GUBERNA, Women On Board WOB, Board Coaching to Excellence BCTE, and Topvrouwen Boardroom Empowerment to find the best suitable candidates for your board level positions.
Corporate Governance is "key" !
Requiring Certified Candidates
Whilst the fact that the term "corporate governance" is beginning to become commonplace, it is not easy to unambiguously define this concept. In essence, governance has to do with management, control, accountability, supervision and control. The aim is to organize the management structures and the decision-making processes of an enterprise more efficiently, to objectify and to make them more transparent. Good governance is thus not an end in itself but a means to realize the business strategy.
"Good governance has to do with hygiene not with health" (dixit Koen Geens, Federal Minister of Justice)
Sound governance is about "doing the right things and doing things right ... at the right time". What's 'right' for a company will depend heavily on the view of the company, the priority interests that are represented and the values that are respected. Naturally, the business environment and the nature of the company also play an important role. Despite this different interpretation, good governance is based on a number of essential building blocks such as 'accountability', independent 'checks and balances', adequate transparency .... These concepts apply to every type of organization, anywhere in the world.
Atlantae has a strong relationship with GUBERNA's network of certified directors, CxO level profiles with board level experience, or high potentials having followed Director & Leadership courses.
We encourage all managerial people to follow these courses and become certified to join our network of directors afterwards. We will be more than happy to match your profiles with the mandates we have from our clients.
GUBERNA, the Institute for Directors, aims to promote good governance in all its dimensions and for all types of companies. It does this both by sensitizing, informing and training. To achieve this goal, GUBERNA and its members (directors, CEOs and top managers) form a dynamic platform for exchanging experiences and transferring knowledge about governance.
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