SpenglerFox Appoints Bastiaan Fontein as Client Partner and Head of Financial Officers Practice
SpenglerFox is delighted to announce the appointment of Bastiaan Fontein as Client Partner and Head of our Financial Officers Practice. Bastiaan is based in the Netherlands and will support the growth of our executive search and interim management services across the Benelux region.
“Given our expansion into the Netherlands as part of our broader Benelux regional growth strategy, we are excited to welcome Bastiaan to our family. His strong professional background and decades of experience across the region, will undoubtedly bring tremendous value to our business. In addition, Bastiaan’s expertise in CFO search, selection and succession planning is a welcome addition to drive our Financial Officers Practice across EMEA ”, said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox.
Bastiaan has 30 years’ experience in executive search servicing PE-backed and privately owned enterprises as well as public companies in a broad range of industries. Bastiaan’s early career was spent in corporate finance with NIBC Bank, and he began his search career in 1990 as a consultant with a leading UK based recruitment firm, placing qualified accountants and tax specialists from public practice into commerce and industry. In 1994, Bastiaan joined a NYSE listed staffing group and established their Dutch branch office. In 1999, he founded FinanStaff, which he has been running since, and joins our team from 2021.
“I’m thrilled to be joining SpenglerFox with its amazing team of professionals and even happier to be part of its next phase of growth, embracing the same terms of values – with a vision of serving our clients in the best possible way around the world.”, added Bastiaan Fontein.
Bastiaan holds an MBA from ICBA (later known as Henley Management College Netherlands)