Mattijs has a solid background in HR and business management. Mattijs started out at Philips – which became |Philips telecommunications, which transformed into an AT&T organisation – then entrepreneurship in a joint venture with AT&T, and an engineering consultancy. He had his own business in that same discipline and was then CHRO at BSP/Origin, now Atos, and before embarking on his executive search career he was CHRO at Getronics prior to its acquisition by KPN. Until his switch to executive search, in 2003 Mattijs worked for this listed globally operating IT service provider, which had a 30,000 strong workforce at its peak. As Executive Vice President Human Resources, he managed the continuous organisational changes in this organisation, thereby acquiring extensive experience in a range of sectors. Mattijs feels at home in various sectors, including the construction industry, Industry & Automotive, Technology & Telecommunication, E-commerce & E-business, as well as Retail.