25 August | Agilium Worldwide

Member meets member: USA, Germany, The Netherlands, finally face-to-face!

The Agilium Worldwide international network benefits heavily from thriving personal and business relationships between representatives of the member firms. For Bernard van der Lande, Tula Executive Search in Atlanta, USA (https://www.tulainternational.com/) an extended summer trip to Europe was also a perfect opportunity to fit in some face-to-face meetings and forge even stronger partnerships with members across the Atlantic. During this time Bernard was able to realize visits to Matthias Rode, Liebich & Partner in Baden-Baden, Germany (http://www.liebich-partner.de/) and Frans Haarmans, SDH Executive Search in Nijmegen, The Netherlands (https://www.sdh.nl/).

The main focus was to develop personal and business ties, with tours of each firm’s facilities and introductions to fellow partners and support staff. Topics for discussion included personal experience with the network, variations in search practices among the network’s members, and the set-up and development of individual search firms. As an add-on, such undertakings present multiple opportunities to deepen inter-cultural understanding. Executive search is a people’s business. International executive search, as practised by Agilium Worldwide, involves many people living in different and contrasting cultures and circumstances. Best practices and methodologies also vary from country to country. And what better way is there than to encounter these live?


Founded in 1984, Agilium Worldwide LLC is an international executive search group of independent, owner-managed retained executive search firms, with members who are active in virtually every market. Agilium Worldwide ranks among the world’s top 40 executive search organizations.

Agilium Worldwide’s member firms offer personalized, specialized, client-oriented services. By eliminating the formally structured, pre-programmed approach they can remain proactive and secure prompt, skilled and expert service to their clients, to help them find the “Perfect Fit” – the right person for the right position, at the right time, at the right location.
Agilium Worldwide member firms are trusted advisors to companies from the Fortune 500, as well as to upcoming and start-up companies around the globe. Clients get the best of both worlds: an entrepreneurial approach with global reach and local perspective.

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