Profile Rudy Kints
Rudy Kints entered the executive search profession after having gained international business experience with American companies in the medical and service industries. He founded Management Consulting Partners, following Benelux appointments with increasing responsibility at MSL International, the London headquartered executive search subsidiary of the American human resources consultancy Hay Associates at the time, and subsequent association with the leading British headhunters Goddard Kay Rogers.
Over the years he gained executive recruitment experience in a wide range of industries and management disciplines. He is used to working in cross cultural environments, with clients
from all over the world and candidates from across Europe.
Of Dutch nationality, Rudy Kints lives in Brussels with his British born wife and two daughters.
In addition to his native Dutch he speaks fluent English, French and German.
"I recently had the good fortune to engage the services of MCP International relative to seeking a Sales & Marketing Director for our European operations. From beginning to end I found the experience to be unique and significantly so. Being an Australian headquartered organisation looking for a senior person to represent us in Europe I had envisaged significant challenges to come our way but the reverse was the case. Notwithstanding the European summer the entire process was seamless and with a degree of professionalism never before experienced. I would not hesitate to recommend MCP or use them again". Don Webb, CEO, FibreCycle.
“Rudy was the executive recruiter who brought me to Flexsys, the Solutia / Akzo-Nobel rubber chemicals join-venture. Compared to the services of many other recruiters Rudy's service was exceptional. I especially appreciated the consistent and honest feedback in all stages of the search. The follow up after I was hired at Flexsys was also superb. All in all a pleasant experience. Later we engaged with Rudy several times for high calibre searches in the European market. The candidates he presented had the right profile even if they had gained
their experience in other industries. Rudy provided us with good value, high integrity and
constant great results. A true endorsement.” Dick Borsboom, President, Avnet Technology Systems.
“Dear Rudy, You did an excellent job. I appreciated the integrity of the process, the choice of candidates, the selection of the short list, the interviews and the negotiation of the remuneration package. Very professional and pleasant. I thank you for that. Based on my experience with MCP International, I would be more than happy to provide a reference, if in future you would
need one. Best regards, Jacques Schraven, Chairman, EuropeanIssuers”
“Rudy is a great person to work with in recruiting. He is detailed, punctual and never misses a beat. He does solid research and presents candidates that fit the briefing well. He stays in contact with you as hiring manager and the candidate over the years. He will call every half a year to see if both parties are still happy.” Rob Ten Hoedt, President Europe & Central Asia, Medtronic.
"Rudy performed the executive search for our Managing Director of European operations for EcoWater Systems. We are a US based company and finding a recruiter who understood the European employment landscape was critical to filling this important role. Rudy presented four excellent, well-qualified candidates within 45 days of the commencement of the search. The process was smooth and easy from beginning to end. I would recommend his executive recruitment services without hesitation.” Brenda Rivera, Vice President Human Resources, Ecowater Systems (a member of Berkshire Hathaway's Marmon Group).
"I have known Rudy for more than 20 years. He introduced me to my first position as Secretary General of a European association and as Senior Vice President Public Affairs at TimeWarner Europe, he assisted me in finding a Vice President for my team. Rudy handled the search with excellent understanding of the public affairs world and presented a short list of high calibre candidates within the time frame he had indicated. I have recommended Rudy to other association Presidents and I know that his work in those cases has also been truly exemplary, resulting in excellent hires. His professionalism, ethical standards and integrity are beyond reproach. I hold him in high esteem".
Ivan Hodac, Secretary General, European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
"Rudy was retained by Bemis to search the HR Director for our European operations, consisting of 8 manufacturing facilities and sales offices in 12 countries. He rapidly developed thorough knowledge of our company and its recruitment requirement. Within approximately 7 weeks he presented a short list of outstanding candidates of different nationalities. He always made sure that we were fully briefed on search progress and received prompt candidate feedback following interviews with Bemis executives. We very much appreciated Rudy's dedication to the search assignment and follow up, also after the appointed candidate had started. Rudy has sense of urgency, strong project management and communication skills. We shall be pleased to work again with him and recommend Rudy without hesitation"
Jan Belsack, Senior Vice President, Bemis Europe.
"PolyVision Corporation has engaged the executive search services of Rudy Kints on several occasions to fill senior level executive roles in our European facilities. On each of these
searches Rudy has been laser focused on identifying top notch candidates with the skills and experience the company requested. He is thorough, professional and straight forward in presenting candidates for consideration. He delivers top quality candidates in record time, providing a comprehensive assessment of each candidate’s background. He provides
exceptional customer service and follow-up. What really stands out with Rudy is that one can truly believe that it is as important to him as it is to the company that we get the right individual into the job. He’s a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his services without reservation." Regina Bryant, Vice President HR, PolyVision Corporation (a Steelcase Company).
“Rudy has found for me a number of strategically very important high potentials in an
International environment. His professionalism, process oriented approach, understanding of
the customer requirement and discretion, has resulted in filling in extremely important
vacancies at top level for my company, on time, cost effective and right first time. In our group
of International companies, he is very highly appreciated as a high level service provider and
nice to work with.” Jaak Lenaerts, Managing Director Europe, PolyVision
(a Steelcase Company).
"We have used Rudy for several executive searches in the past. The most recent one
concerned a General Manager position for our plant in Belgium. I was again very pleased with
the swift and smooth way the recruitment process was handled. Rudy is really actively present throughout the whole process from presentation of the first profiles till the signature of the contract. From the candidates I hear that the same is true on their side, and that he is actively coaching them and creating confidence in a very open way".
Marc Mertens, Managing Director, Accessories & Components Business Group, Nexans.
“Rudy performed the executive search for a new Business Development Director to cover the Benelux markets for us. He rapidly assimilated our needs and produced a short list of excellent candidates from whom we were able to make a successful selection – four years on that individual continues to be a high performer in our European team. So impressed were we with
the rigor of Rudy’s search and selection processes in Brussels that, a year later when we had
a vacancy in Paris, we had no hesitation in using Rudy to find the right person for us. Again
this has resulted in a highly productive appointment”.
Richard Butler, Head of Inward Investment, Advantage West Midland
“I have worked with Rudy in a search where I was the candidate. Rudy, through his professionalism, organization and in-depth knowledge of the recruitment process, has enabled both the hiring company & candidate to go through the whole process with full transparency & confidence. I would recommend Rudy for any Top Executive recruitment I would have.”
Renaud Lecompte, Worldwide Marketing Director, AREVA.
“Rudy has been able to advise me about my present professional move. His international experience, his personal attention and his dedication to the project made me build the trust required for such a decision. Rudy is a real professional whom I will keep working with in the future.” Bertrand Lauret, Managing Director Europe, Ecowater Systems (a member of Berkshire Hathaway's Marmon Group).
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