We’re all about people: candidates; hiring managers; and our own consultants. Being part of the YouConnect team means buying into the philosophy that connecting people brings value to both ends of the table - and to us, as the connecting force.
Ilse is our managing partner. She was a lawyer and employment law consultant for over twelve years, becoming a true pioneer in legal recruitment. Ilse founded YouConnect in 2013 in order to make her mark on the industry.
Thomas is a partner at YouConnect since its launch in 2013. He is all about connecting and bringing people together. Thomas has worked as a corporate lawyer in a major business law firm and as a self-employed legal interim manager. Together with his passion for people, this is probably the best possible combination to really grasp the different needs of clients and candidates.
Kikki started her career as an Intellectual Property specialist, working as legal counsel for law firms, accountants and tax advisors. From day one, she’s always been involved in communication. She now combines her experience with this passion in her role as a recruitment consultant.
Mieke started out as a lawyer in Brussels, but later on opted for a corporate career as a Procurement Officer, Senior Legal Counsel and Business Development Manager, in several companies with both a European and international presence. Recruitment consulting is a role that suits both her passion and her expertise.
Marie holds a Master degree in Psychology. Following her internship at Hudson, she started her career in recruitment & selection and never looked back. She spread her wings and took on more senior roles as HR Consultant in several consultancy firms, and as Talent Acquisition Manager at Mondelez International. Marie joined the YouConnect team in April 2018 and is making her mark.
Stéphanie started her career as a lawyer in Brussels, was active in legal recruiting and gained experience as inhouse legal counsel in the retail and food industries. Armoured with this mix of experiences, she returns to her passion of legal recruitment. She enjoys the interaction with people and likes to support candidates in their various career steps. In line with our YouConnect values, Stéphanie is eager to build enduring relationships with clients and candidates.
Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in Event and Project Management and started her professional career at YouConnect as a Management Assistant in April 2016. She’s our IT-savvy and solution-oriented jack-of-all-trades. We don’t think we’ve ever seen her frown.
Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Event and Project Management and started her professional career at YouConnect as a Management Assistant in August 2017. As a calm and smiling person, she has the ability to juggle the needs and projects of many people at once.