About WeAreKeen

We are the definition of Embedded Recruitment. Yes, we are just putting it out there. We’ve been in the recruitment industry for many years and know exactly how to find the sweet spots. We knew that our name would define us when we founded our company. Get our hot take on it and see for yourself. Let’s get the ball rolling.


"We want to be the best and most fun embedded recruitment company
in Europe"


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This is what we stand for


Why the best? Our mission is to foster growth for our team and the companies we partner with. From startups to IPOs, we've shaped transformative tech companies in Europe. We embrace a youthful and disruptive spirit combined with an agile and data-driven approach that ensures top-tier partners benefit from both speed and quality in their hires. 

Why the most fun? We create opportunities for our Talent Partners to thrive by prioritising work-life balance and offering tailor-made trainings and team activities. We want to build a sense of togetherness where knowledge-sharing is encouraged. All in all, our story is about growth, continuous learning, and lasting connections. 


The Definition
of Recruitment

"Keen is empowering, fun, dynamic, international, striving to deliver the best talent out there". Exact words from our very own Keenies in this slick-looking video on the right. Keen is like a melting pot and we're proud to be a part of it. We embody the future of recruitment, and we're thrilled to continue growing within this inspiring community.

Our Story


Registered WeAreKeen B.V. in the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam


Hired our first Keenies, signed launching clients Takeaway.com & Rabobank, kicked off the KeenAcademy


Hosted our first #KeenTalks in the AdamTower, and took the team to Berlin for company visits as part of the KeenAcademy


Launched the #KeenWebinars to support our community with knowledge from industry experts during lockdown


The first workation in Spain, registered WeAreKeen Germany GmbH, and moved into new offices in Berlin and Amsterdam


Went live with our awesome employer brand video campaign, doubled our growth, and launched KeenX our exec search brand


Celebrated our 5th anniversary, up-scaled our KeenEvents with 3 large meetups with 100+ attendees, and hosted the 17th edition of #TruAmsterdam

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Behind the Scenes

This is us - a team of driven, experienced, and forward-thinking professionals with a passion for recruitment. We're dedicated to fostering an environment where our team members can grow, collaborate, and thrive while having a blast!

Meet the Management Team

Doeke Geertsma
CEO and Co-founder
Annemarie Sterk
COO and Co-founder
Johan Rensing
CFO and Co-founder
Elsemieke Wijgerse
Head of Operations

Our Offices

WeAreKeen BV (HQ)
Brouwersgracht 224 
1013 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

WeAreKeen Germany GmbH

Wattstrasse 11
13355 Berlin


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Become a partner

Whether you're looking to scale your teams, hire top tech talent, expand into new markets, optimize your hiring process, make a crucial hire, or fill a position quickly, our suite of recruitment services has you covered.

Learn more about these services or book a meeting with us to discuss your recruitment needs directly.

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Join the team

Alternatively, do you have a career in recruitment and are you ready to have an impactful role by working for two companies? We are constantly searching for talented recruiters who are eager to grow and up for a challenge.

Explore our job openings and become part of a growing team of embedded Talent Partners.

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