CORNFELD Executive Search was founded 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, recruit and develop the most suitable leaders for their leadership positions. Drawing on his years of experience in executive search, succession management and leadership consulting, 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.
In addition to CORNFELD, he also serves on the boards of industrial, technology and private equity companies.