DeVelde team

Joan van Breukelen


Joan has a unique 360⁰ perspective on talent management; her experience is across the spectrum, including agency, corporate recruitment and HR. She has worked for a diverse group of international companies including PepsiCo, Rabobank and Dell. Her experience in high level executive search was with the leading Dutch boutique agency, De Vroedt & Thierry.

Her passion is securing the perfect match between candidate and client, ensuring a successful and lasting partnership. Her track record in this speaks for itself. She beliefs that the future workplace will demand different competencies and capabilities from senior professionals – flexibility, integrity, insights and collaboration will be the basics on which to build success. Her personal style is driven, collaborative, authentic, tenacious and professional.

In her roles as Director responsible for search excellence, Joan’s focus is local and across all disciplines. Her hands-on knowledge of the business, combined with her commercial aptitude, makes her the perfect partner for businesses looking to find the best of today’s senior talent to deliver on their business goals.