Marjolein Gries Netherlands based Partner Appointment

Hightech Partners – ITP announces appointment of Marjolein Gries-Smits as new Partner.


Brussels, October 12, 2016 – Hightech Partners – ITP, a leading European search and management consulting company in the Technology industry in Europe, has appointed Marjolein Gries as a new Partner based in The Netherlands. 

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Hightech Partners – ITP is delighted to announce that Marjolein Gries-Smits is joining its international team of Partners.

Marjolein Gries-Smits has over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resource sector. She gained experience in managerial roles, consulting and training and is specialized in recruitment and career coaching. She worked for many established names in the ICT, Automotive, Government, Sports, Education and Theatre sectors. Marjolein was HR Manager for Hyperion Solutions (1996-2000), and since worked as a Talent Manager, Trainer, Management Consultant and Career Coach in international companies.

Marjolein has conducted senior pan-European searches as well as local Dutch assignments in the Technology industry. As a Management Consultant she is specialized in Executive Search and (registered) Career Coaching.

Commenting on her appointment, Raffaele Jacovelli and Bert Vermeiren, Managing Directors, said: “We are very proud to announce the appointment of Marjolein Gries-Smits to the Hightech Partners team. Marjolein has developed an excellent image as a top recruiter and coach in the technology sector in the Netherlands and internationally and she has an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic approach that fits well with ours. Her expert knowledge of the market in the Netherlands and North-West Europe is an important asset to us as many international technology companies are headquartered there and we will now intensify our efforts to develop our unique recruitment and consulting services for clients in that region.


Marjolein Gries comments: “I got in touch with Hightech Partners a few months ago and immediately felt the match with their focused approach to the technology market. Associating myself with Hightech Partners looked like a natural next step in my professional career evolving from coaching into senior management consulting and executive search. The systematic and structured approach of Hightech Partners to identify and select the right candidate, their extended network in the European ICT-industry and the supporting state of the art research team and tools convinced me to join this experienced and senior team of executive recruiters. The professionalism of the Hightech Partners team is unrivaled and for me this was the best professional and qualitative career choice.

Marjolein obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, People Development and Psychology and has a post-bachelor education in the coaching field; she is a registered career coach at NOLOC (Dutch organization for career coaches). Marjolein lives with her husband and children in Doetinchem (North-East in the Netherlands) and speaks Dutch, English and German.

Marjolein is reachable at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marjolein Gries

About Hightech Partners


With over 30 years of experience Hightech Partners ITP is one of the leading boutique search firms in the Technology industry in Europe helping clients in IT Services, IT Consulting, Telecom, Internet & Media, Software, Hardware, Distribution and Cleantech. The company offers Search Services, Board Search, Management Assessment and M&A Services. Hightech Partners has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland with local Partners situated in major European geographies.

Hightech Partners – ITP is part of ITP Worldwide, an alliance of specialized search and consulting firms in the Technology industry in the US and Asia.



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