Frank Smeekes, Managing Director Europe, DHR International Inc
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Managing Director Europe

Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: f***@***.com
DHR International Inc
10 South Riverside Suite 2220
Chicago , Illinois 60606
United States

Company Description: DHR International, Inc. was founded in January 1989 with the leadership of David H. Hoffmann, a world-renowned executive recruiter. The company was established with...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Orchard Village
  • Affiliate
    The World Business of Chicago
  • Member
    The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member of International Practice
    HRMAC

Education

  • MBA , General Management
    Newport University
  • Bachelor of Arts , Economics
    HEAO
  • Post Academisch Onderwijs , Organizatie Technieken
    Technische Universiteit Delft

Biography

  • SUMMARY
    An international recruiter (Dutch) with more then  15+ years and over 200 national and international assignments. - Since 1997 active in the USA -
    All his clients are multinationals with a focus on companies in Change. Including Private Equit...
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Web References
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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. < Read less
Board of Directors
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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.
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Practice Areas
DHR International Executive Search | Practices | Board & CEO
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