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Mr. Frank Smeekes

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Board Member and Managing Partner...

Phone: +31 *********  
Local Address:  Netherlands
DHR International Inc
10 South Riverside Suite 2220
Chicago , Illinois 60606
United States

Company Description: About DHR International: For more than 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50...   more
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Education

  • B.A. , economics
    HEAO
  • M.B.A.
    Newport University
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Frank Smeekes: Executive Search Consultant, Europe | DHR International
www.dhrinternational.com.au, 16 Aug 2015 [cached]
Frank Smeekes: Executive Search Consultant, Europe
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Frank Smeekes serves as managing director Europe and is a member of DHR International's Board of Directors. After 13 years conducting executive search in the United States, Frank has returned to Europe and is based in Amsterdam. Read more >
Frank Smeekes serves as managing director Europe and is a member of DHR International's Board of Directors. After 13 years conducting executive search in the United States, Frank has returned to Europe and is based in Amsterdam. His clients are national and international companies in transition, non-governmental, public, and private organizations, as well as private equity or venture capital-backed companies. He specializes in senior-executive positions (CEO, COO, President) and board assignments.
Mr. Smeekes brings with him more than 15 years of international search experience and over 200 successful placements in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining DHR, Mr. Smeekes was Managing Director at executive search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates. Earlier in his career he worked in Management Consulting, Industry and Financial Services with various companies, such as: AT Kearney, Fokker Aircraft, ANWB, Unigarant and the KNMG before leaving for the United States.
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Mr. Smeekes holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Business Administration.
Mr. Smeekes serves on the Board of Directors of Orchard Village (www.orchardvillage.org/). He is actively involved in World Business Chicago, a not-for-profit economic development corporation that is responsible for helping international companies enter and grow in Chicago. He is frequently quoted in National and International Publications on topics related to leadership and governance. Frank recently (2009) co-authored an article for strategy+business (http://www.strategy-business.com/li/leadingideas/li00103?pg=all), which discusses the leadership competencies needed in the executive suite to overcome adversarial relationships, a topic relevant in a downturn market.
Mr. Smeekes is fluent in Dutch, German and English. He also has a good understanding of French and Spanish. Frank Smeekes: Related Material
Frank Smeekes: Executive Search Consultant, Europe | DHR International
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Frank Smeekes serves as DHR International's Managing Partner, Europe, head of the region which, since 2015, is the firm's largest after the USA. He is also a member of DHR International's Board of Directors. Read more >
Frank Smeekes serves as DHR International's Managing Partner, Europe, heading the region which, since 2015, is the firm's largest after the USA. He is also a member of DHR International's Board of Directors.
Mr. Smeekes clients are predominantly US Headquartered companies with investments in Europe, or alternatively European Companies with investments in the USA. He specializes in senior-executive positions (CEO, COO, President) and board assignments internationally. His focus is predominantly in the Industrial space, with a specific expertise in Global Automotive and Diversified Manufacturing.
Mr. Smeekes brings with him more than 20 years of international search experience and over 400 successful placements Globally (USA/Europe and Asia). Prior to joining DHR, Mr. Smeekes was Managing Director at executive search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates. Earlier in his career he worked predominantly in Management Consulting focused on Industrial and Consumer markets globally.
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Mr. Smeekes is native Dutch and fluent in English and German with a good understanding of French. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Business Administration.
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Frank Smeekes Russell Reynolds Associates - Consultants - Frank Smeekes
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Frank Smeekes 200 South Wacker Drive Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60606-5802 USA Main +1-312-993-9696 Fax +1-312-876-1919
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Frank Smeekes Frank Smeekes leads the Automotive practice in the Americas. His clients are national and international companies in transition, both public and private, as well as private equity/venture capital-backed companies, in the consumer and industrial markets. He specializes in senior-executive positions (CEO, COO, President) and board assignments. He is based in Chicago.
Previous Experience Frank has more than 15 years of international executive search experience and has conducted more than 200 searches throughout Europe and the United States. Prior to his career in search, he was a management consultant at two premier management consulting firms. His clients included Black & Decker, DSM, General Motors, Volkswagen and Shell. He began his career with Fokker Aircraft in The Netherlands.
Additional Professional Activities Frank serves on the Board of Directors of Orchard Village (www.orchardvillage.org/). He is actively involved in World Business Chicago, a not-for-profit economic development corporation that is responsible for helping international companies enter and grow in Chicago. Frank also co-authored an article for strategy+ business (http://www.strategy-business.com/li/leadingideas/li00103?pg=all), which discusses the recently published survey, Navigating a Path to Change-Russell Reynolds Associates and Booz & Company present a Leadership Strategy for Changing the Manufacturer-Supplier Relationship.
Education Frank received his B.A. in economics from HEAO, Breda, the Netherlands and his M.B.A. from Newport University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He completed postgraduate study on organization techniques at the University of Delft, the Netherlands.
Frank Smeekes, Managing ...
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Frank Smeekes, Managing Partner, Europe at DHR International, explains that although the board may decide that they would like a different candidate to lead the company in the long term, a Deputy CEO can ensure that the business is properly led whilst a search is undertaken.
Frank Smeekes explains "Shareholders do not want businesses to go through any period of uncertain management or strategic drift.
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Frank Smeekes adds: "Deputy CEOs can be a powerful tool when it comes to succession planning - provided they are used properly.
Find Executive Search & Succession Planning Consultants | DHR International
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