TOP JOB Launch - Middle Management Recruitment Services

Brussels, January 29, 2013 – Hightech Partners – ITP, and Michel Van Looveren, Owner of Qfish, a Belgian leading ICT recruitment firm join forces in creating TOP JOB that will be active in the recruitment of middle management in the Technology industry. 

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Hightech Partners – ITP is since 27 years a leading European executive search and management consulting company in the Technology industry. Qfish has been active since 2004 in the recruitment of ICT professionals, especially engineers, Sales & Marketing and other specialists. TOP JOB will address the hiring needs in between those two target groups. TOP JOB has been established as a legal entity a few weeks ago and is now operational with Michel Van Looveren, MD of Qfish and Bert Vermeiren, MD of Hightech Partners - ITP as Managing Directors of TOP JOB.

Bert Vermeiren: “Our clients have often asked us if we could help them in identifying candidates for positions that are not the usual target for our executive search activities. Michel and I have known each other for 5 years and we have cooperated on a project basis from time to time. Now is the time to formalize this cooperation and to address the opportunities in this market. TOP JOB is indeed filling a gap in the market for senior professionals and middle managers in the Benelux and the rest of Europe. Companies active in sectors such as IT, telecom, cloud computing, cleantech, biotech, electronics, mechatronics that are looking to hire senior professionals and middle managers have no dedicated recruitment firm to turn to. TOP JOB addresses exactly that market.”

Michel Van Looveren: “The combined experience of Hightech Partners and our own extensive experience within the Technology industry guarantee our clients a dedicated an professional service for their middle management hiring needs. Over the years Qfish developed a good understanding of the industry and close long term working relationships with a lot of clients for technical & functional recruitment. This partnership is the perfect opportunity to upgrade this service to the middle management level. Creating TOP JOB and joining High Tech Partners gives us a solid client base to develop this new business striving towards quality with a dedicated team."

Building on its industry and recruitment experience TOP JOB will also offer recruitment outsourcing services to clients in the technology industry. Michel van Looveren: “Outsourcing of HR activities is an industry trend and particularly in recruitment. We have experience in this domain and we see that the market is opening up for this type of services. We position ourselves as the preferred recruitment outsourcing partner for Technology companies.”

More information can be found on Professionals and Managers who want to move on in their careers in the technology industry can apply with TOP JOB via the website.

Michel Van Looveren has 12 years of experience in the Technology industry. He started his career as Recruitment Project Manager in the company Search & Selection. In 2000 he joined the IT services company Ordina as Recruitment Manager and later became their HR Manager. In 2004 Michel decided to found his own ICT specialist recruitment firm Qfish, recruiting professionals in technical and Sales & Marketing positions for Technology companies. More recently he has also been active as entrepreneur leading a software application development company offering products and cloud services to the government and companies in the manufacturing, ICT, life sciences and healthcare industries. He has been active internationally in the Benelux and Rumania. Michel holds a Master degree in Industrial Psychology and Personnel from the University of Ghent. He lives in Antwerp with his wife and two daughters and is fluent in Dutch, English and French. 

Bert Vermeiren has thirty years of experience in Human Resources of which most in the Technology industry. He worked in HR executive positions in Philips Lighting, IBM Belgium/Luxembourg, L&H Speech Products and Real Software (now Real Dolmen). He joined Hightech Partners in 2005 and became Managing Director in 2010. Mr. Vermeiren has a Master’s Degree in Economics (University of Antwerp) and in Communication (University of Louvain).


About Hightech Partners


With 27 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 – ITP has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland, with Partners located in each main geography of Europe.

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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