Founded by Evert Fermin in January 2014
Evert Fermin (1965) studied Social and Work & Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. He finished a study of Social Intelligence at the Hoogovens (Tata Steel) in IJmuiden. After this he started his career from a internship at the Centre for Management Assessment of the Rijkspsychologische Dienst in The Hague, with the development of Assessment Centers. He continued his career as an assessment psychologist at Van der Groep & Olsthoorn in Zeist, after which he worked for the Algemeen Psychologisch Laboratorium (APL) in Amsterdam. Executive Search became in the following years increasingly important for him. The last years he was manager of APL (Executive Search) until the end of 2013. In January 2014 he founded Fresco Select in Amsterdam.
Benedikte Schatteman (1970) graduated in Communication Management at Egon College in Ghent (B). She started her career as Account Manager in B2B communication. The next 15 years Benedikte worked as Buying Manager, Product & Category Manager at different distinguished Belgian and Dutch retailers and importers such as Esprit Home, DMG Furniture, Leen Bakker and the Bredemeijer Group.
Benedikte specialises in rationalising product collections as well as in reorganizing and optimising different business units. Consequently, she is skilled in staffing and coaching.
Since 2015 she is owner of Be-Schat Consultancy, where of the collaboration with Fresco Select has been initiated. Benedikte is working from Kasterlee, Belgium and brings added value to recruitment in the southern and eastern part of The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Marjan van Cortenberghe
Marjan van Cortenberghe has extensive experience in Retail; she worked for many years in different business models of Retail. Starting her career at De Bijenkorf, Marjan acquired many years of Sales and Management experience in a premium department store environment. Subesequently she broadend her international experience as Country Manager at Polo Ralph Lauren. She was among others responsible for all Benelux outlets.
Since 2016, her passion for Retailing and connecting people, joined in a new challenge as recruiter. Focus was on (regional) management and sales functions in fashion, shoes and accessories in the luxury and middle segment. Besides different sales functions, she also successfully fulfilled various buying and HR vacancies. Marjan is also active as a coach and trainer in the Retail. She joined Fresco Select in March 2018.
Picking the fruit: from people & organisation to a fruitful match
Everything which grows, will come to complete fruition, only if two conditions are met: there is inner strength, and there is a nurturing environment. And so it is for human beings in their professional life. The right match between people and organisations is essential to let blossom all the qualities of the people, so that they and the organisations that employ them, then can pick the fruits.
The scientific psychological approach typically examines a specific slice of the human being: that is a good way to focus and to investigate every detail. But in the everyday life of executive search we engage with the complete individual, who is more than the sum of his or her parts. For instance, a formal qualification or a specific track record on the cv certainly is meaningful, but it is essential to be acquainted with the person as a whole, in order to judge the quality of the match between the individual, the vacant position and the organisation. When these three reinforce each other, then the saps start flowing, energy is generated and ambitions are realized easily.
Fresco Select is personally acquainted with very many people, organisations and roles (in a market segment or network), which is the first condition and step towards realising a fast and fruitful match. A good assessment of people, organisation and role is the second step, while establishing the match itself is the third step and desired outcome. I am eager and willing to contribute to that outcome.
Short video for a first impression
Next to a convincing cv, a good first impression is an important start for the process towards a successful match. If candidates agree, I suggest to make a short video recording after the interview, in which the candidate presents himself/herself. After the candidate has authorised the video, I then include the video in the CV presentation to the client, so the first impression gives a complete picture, as a starting point for the best match.
An example of such a video is given below. Videos may be even shorter.