On Monday 15 October I announced the sale of Plimsoll’s Executive Search activities to Venturn.
Olivier Binkhorst, Plimsoll’s Search Director and Board Member of Experts for Experts International, will join Venturn’s team of consultants. I will withdraw as Plimsoll’s shareholder / managing director and will join Venturn’s Advisory Board.
The current Plimsoll Strategy and M&A practice will continue independently as Binkhorst Management. Further details will be announced soon.
Together with the existing activities of Venturn, we create the biggest specialised consultancy firm in this field, offering you worldwide executive search, business consultancy, training and development programmes, interim & secondment services and a Young Professionals programme.
The official press release is available on the Venturn and Plimsoll website. If you have any inquiries regarding this announcement, do not hesitate to contact me or reach out to your personal contact persons.
The purchase of our search activities by Venturn fits in Plimsoll’s 34-year tradition of quality and continuity. We know Venturn as a reliable competitor and colleague, achieving strong growth over the past decennia. We have faith that we will be able to offer our clients and candidates even better and broader services by combining our qualities.
I do want to thank all our employees over the years from the bottom of my heart; our partners, clients, candidates and other stakeholders for their cooperation and for the trust placed in our company for more than 34 years. It is with confidence that I place the company in the hands of the Venturn Partners.
This not a “good bye”, but a “see you soon”.
I look forward to continue and work with you in the Strategy and M&A practice in future.