Pieter Cortenbach (European Studies, University of Amsterdam) started as a project manager at the University of Amsterdam, and then became controller at two academic centres of knowledge. In 1997 he was appointed director of the Faculty of Psychology. Together with Wil van der Kruijs, Pieter was senior manager and thereafter Director at Van der Kruijs RPD, which subsequently became part of Human Capital Group, a division of Deloitte. After obtaining an international executive MBA, Pieter started as an independent executive search consultant in 2004. As co-founder at Vanderkruijs, partner in executive search, he has combined his ambition for excellence and expertise.