“Management is doing the things right, leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter Drucker
"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people."
Mahatma Gandhi
"Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better."
Bill Bradley
"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned."
Harold S. Geneen

Van Lanschot & Partners

Real leaders make connections

Success depends largely on the interaction of organisations with their employees and environment. It is also vital to have leaders that are able to make connections that make organisations stronger, smarter and more productive; leaders as a ‘driving force’ for ambition. Van Lanschot & Partners connects organisations in the financial and business sectors to this type of key officers. Whether on management, executive, board or supervisory level; we make sure the right man or woman is in the right place.

Synergy and connection
We look at organisations and people through the lens of our values; integrity, social responsibility and optimal quality. We constantly ask ourselves: What fascinates them? What inspires them? What energizes them? We pursue synergy, connection and authenticity.

An eye for good leaders
Van Lanschot & Partners has an eye for good leaders; people that are able to inspire and motivate others, enhance commitment and productivity within organisations, and bring about connections that foster durability. In other words; we scout people that possess the qualities and competences needed to realise ambitions and make visions and change succeed.

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
Steve Jobs
"A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
Bill Gates
"The real leader has no need to lead. He is content to point the way."
Henry Miller

About us

An independent agency with an eye for people and organisations

Van Lanschot & Partners is an independent agency that provides search and recruitment services in the financial and business sectors. In addition, we provide interim management solutions and coaching. What sets us apart is our way of looking at people and organisations, the interactions between the two, and, on a broader note, the relation between humans and society. We are aware of our social responsibility and, indeed, of the impact a placement can have.

Reciprocal connections
We make a point of being in continuous dialoque with the market, operating discretely, knowing all the high potentials, and learning what makes them tick. We continue asking questions until ambitions and expectations are crystal clear. Thanks to our experience and with the help of our network, we are able to establish reciprocal connections. We will find the right solution for you. We stand for individually customized work; professional, sincere and committed.


We offer tailor-made solutions in the field of executive search, recruitment, coaching, and interim management

A good understanding of your organisation, team, and expectations are central to our cooperation. In addition to market and trade specific knowledge, we possess a relevant network, which we employ exclusively for you in order to come to the best solutions.

What we do:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment
  • Coaching
  • Interim Management

Executive Search

Our core activity is executive search of officers on the higher management, executive, board, and supervisory levels. First, we analyse the organisation and the vacant position: What are the expectations and ambitions, now and in the future? Subsequently, we draw up a function profile in cooperation with the client. This profile describes both the context and result areas, as well as the required competences.

Transparent approach
Within our network, we identify and approach the people that match the aforementioned profile in terms of competences, qualities and ambitions. With every candidate, we hold several interviews. In addition to individual knowledge and expertise, we also focus on other aspects that influence whether the match will be successful. For every candidate, we summarize these results in a concise report.

Discrete, committed and personal
Based on our selection, we put you into contact with one or several of the candidates. Because we believe women are often underrepresented in top positions, we run an active gender policy. Even after the point of hiring, we advise and support all those involved, for example in matters of labour conditions or compensation structure. After six months, we evaluate the procedure with all parties concerned. We take care of the entire procedure in a discrete, committed and personal manner.


We have our eye on the leaders and managers of tomorrow. We are always on the lookout for ambitious and talented professionals with three to eight years of experience in the field of finance, risk management, taxes, legal, compliance, treasury, asset and wealth management, audit, HR, and real estate. As a consequence, we have a wide and valuable network of Young High Potentials; people that may determine the direction and success of organisations in the near future.

Network of Young High Potentials
We regularly catch up with the Young High Potentials in our network. We work on knowledge transfer, give career advice and provide introductions with organisations. In addition, we organise exclusive YHP events for these leaders of tomorrow, where we introduce them to the leaders of today. All this we do because we not only support you in the challenges you are facing now, but we also think ahead.


Successful leaders know themselves and are able to make the most of their strong suits and talents. In this regard, we place particular emphasis on the attitude and behaviour of the leader, for example when it comes to the extent to which he or she helps his or her employees take initiative and assume responsibility. Coaching is a powerful instrument to extend the effectiveness of leaders, as it brings about increased self-knowledge and self-awareness. This way, leaders learn to bring out the best in themselves and, as a result, add extra value to the team and the organisation.

Bring out the best in yourself
Our rapidly changing world places high demands on the flexibility of every individual, team and leader. Many people do not utilise their talents to the fullest. The reason for this often is the fact that their awareness of their own opportunities and talents falls short or that they are hindered by impeding convictions; ideas that hamper development and growth of the individual. Successful coaching is focused mainly on increasing a person’s insight in themselves and in others. This way, awareness of attitude and behavioural patterns is created. In addition, people learn to let go of old truths that don’t work in their favour any longer.

Learning through insight in attitude and behavioural patterns
Our coaching is oriented towards experience and practice, as a result of which all things learned can be applied in daily life and work directly. This way, much more is accomplished than if the focus would have been exclusively on the development of knowledge and competences. Some of the themes that we work on are:

  • Executive coaching
  • Career coaching
  • Performance coaching
  • Team coaching

Interim Management

On a regular basis, we support organisations that wish to make use of an interim manager or director, for example for the purpose of a restructuring, reorganisation, repositioning or simply for a temporary replacement. We quickly put them into contact with the preferred interim manager or specialist in order to realise a temporary placement. Thanks to our extensive network, we quickly find the suitable experienced interim professionals on the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.

We work for

Organisations that distinguish themselves

Van Lanschot & Partners helps organisations find the right match for key positions on managerial, executive, board and supervisory levels. We strive to establish a long-term partnership with our clients. These clients include national and international organisations, both publically traded multinationals and niche enterprises; from family businesses to start-ups, (semi-)governments, supervisory bodies, cultural, educational and societal organisations.

Work fields:

  • Accounting firms
  • Asset managers
  • Tax consultancies
  • Family businesses
  • Financial service firms
  • Investment banks
  • Pension funds
  • Private banks
  • Private equity firms
  • Real estate firms
  • Trust funds and wealth management firms
  • Insurance companies


An experienced team of dedicated professionals

The seasoned professionals of Van Lanschot & Partners have proven themselves in the world of finance, asset management, real estate and retail. In the past years, we have accounted for numerous successful placements and coaching trajectories. We would like to place our expertise and network at your disposal.

Michiel van Lanschot

Analyse, initiate, organise, enthuse and communicate, with connecting as the final goal; those are the key motivations for Michiel M.M. van Lanschot. Creating connections with and between people is what inspires and energizes him. Based on his experience of more than 30 years in the business world, with Van Lanschot & Partners, he is building a people-centred organisation that stands for quality and sustainability.

Michiel studied Dutch Law at the University of Utrecht and the University of Leiden en followed courses at, among others, the Amsterdam School of Real Estate. He fulfilled financial, fiscal-legal, HR and commercial positions at Moret Gudde Brinkman (now EY), Jones Lang LaSalle and Phanos. As such, he gained ample experience as a consultant and manager with family-owned companies and large multinational consultancy firms. He is active in several board positions.

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René Hoppenbrouwers

'If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got'. René Hoppenbrouwers agrees entirely with this quote by Albert Einstin. René is experienced in the fields of leadership development and organisational change. His extensive knowledge of economics and management enables him to bring about surprising new insights within the dynamics of organisational transformation and change. His areas of interest are, among others, high performance organisations, career paths, entrepreneurship, family businesses, team building and leadership coaching.

René has worked on board level, both in the Netherlands and abroad, for more than 30 years at, among others, Vendex KBB and Vodafone. Since 2015, he has been advising and coaching management teams on leadership development and organisational change. Together with Jan Bommerez, he published the book ‘Door de bomen het bos zien: Ontdek de eenvoud onder complexiteit in relaties en organisaties’ (Seeing the wood for the trees: Discover the simplicity underneath relational and organisational complexity) in 2007.

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Paul Overtoom

'Audite et alteram partem' is Paul M.A. Overtoom's motto, or 'listen to what the other has to say'. His passion is getting to the bottom of what drives people and what their blind spots, hidden talents and doubts are. With this knowledge, he helps his sparring partner move forward. This may entail living out a personal dream, completing a project, finding directing in one's career or simply getting a grip on the day-to-day business.

Paul studied Economical Geography at the University of Utrecht and completed several additional studies at, among others, INSEAD and the Erasmus University. As a banker, he took on various responsibilities over the past 30 years, both in the Netherlands and abroad. He worked at ABN AMRO Bank and ING Bank. Currently, he works as a supervisor and coach.

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Eric de Clercq Zubli

Eric de Clercq Zubli

The motto that Eric de Clercq Zubli holds to is best described as 'Of what significance can I be for the other person? '. Eric supports the growth of others and does so with pleasure. One of his approaches herein is handing others the necessary building blocks. In doing so, he is convinced of the sustainable value of servant leadership, both for people and organisations.

Eric has extensive experience in managing, leading and developing a professional consultancy. As a member of the Advisory Board of Van Lanschot & Partners, he maintains a keen focus on keeping the organisation sincere, professional and people-centred.

Eric studied Construction Engineering at the HTS (university of applied sciences) in Zwolle, Business Administration at the Nyenrode University and Real Estate at the University of Amsterdam. In addition, he completed Executive Management Programmes at, among others, Nyenrode and INSEAD. He has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector. From 2006 to 2013, he served as CEO at Jones Lang LaSalle in the Netherlands.

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We are glad to do some thinking for you in order to come up with the right HR solution. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a more extensive acquaintance. We gladly come by your office for a personal talk.

Van Lanschot & Partners
Cereslaan 95
1402 LJ Bussum
The Netherlands

+31 35 692 07 71
+31 6 43 03 93 80

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