CORNFELD was founded in 1996 by Harry Houthuijse, who continues to run the company.
For many years Harry Houthuijse has been helping pre-eminent industrial, technological, commercial and service-providing organisations to seek, select and recruit the most suitable leaders for their leadership positions. Drawing on his years of experience, he has built up a vast fund of knowledge, an excellent network and an intuitive ability to recognise executive talent.
He speaks German, English, French and Dutch. Harry Houthuijse studied applied psychology in Zurich, specialising in occupational and organisational psychology. After a lengthy period working in the USA, he spent twelve years as Managing Director of the much acclaimed Peat Marwick Executive Search in Zurich, which was a KPMG spin-off. He then joined the Schindler Group, the leading manufacturer of escalators and elevators, as their Head of Corporate Human Resources Europe and Global Head Talent Management.
Harry Houthuijse sits in various boards of Swiss based technology firms.