Lena Oliver leaves De Persgroep to lead Recruitz.io

13 Mar 2017

After a year of heading the e-recruitment division of Belgium’s De Persgroep, Lena Oliver accepted the position of chief operating officer (COO) at Recruitz.io, the fast-growing start-up for programmatic job ads in Amsterdam.

At Recruitz.io, Oliver will be responsible for company growth in the Netherlands and internationally.

The start-up launched last year, currently has 22 employees, and will employ another 23 before year-end, according to the site.

Lena Oliver, COO of Recruitz.io since the start of March (photo from her LinkedIn page with thanks)

Oliver (LinkedIn profile here) spent nearly five years in various roles at Monster. Before Monster, she worked for about six years as country head of LinkedIn’s talent solutions. 

From Monster she went to De Persgroep as commercial director of De Persgroep Employment Solutions, operator of a number of leading job sites in the Netherlands, including NationaleVacaturebank.nl and Intermediair.nl (our report here).

Launched in 2016, Recruitz.io has developed a technology to advertise vacancies in social media, apps and Google.

It claims to reach candidates at the right time, and at the place relevant to them.

Recruitz.io won a Recruitment Tech Award last year, to become one of the Netherlands’ start-ups of the year 2016.


Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia has joined AIM Group in 2014 as a writer/analyst covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe. A Russian living in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. She is educated at Moscow State Lomonosov University (MA in psychology) and Central European University (PhD in public policy). After obtaining her doctoral degree, she taught international political economy at George Washington University in Washington DC where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and commodity markets, particularly shale gas development in North America.