The High Touch way

At High Touch, all senior partners have worked on senior-level positions in the agrifood business. And we all share a passion for food, wine or cooking. Some of us even have been a chef, a parttime sommelier and a junior baker. All these passionate people only have one mission: to find that one talent in the world of food and business that will make you and your company better. Happier.

About High Touch

Food is scarce, and the pressure on agricultural productivity will only increase. It requires the best professionals in the industry to feed the world. But these talents are mostly scarce, as well. Then why do so many companies in the agrifood business go to generic search companies to find those high-level executives? 
Wouldn’t it be so much more effective to talk to people who know what drives you and the people in your company? People who are born and raised with the same DNA as you have?

OUR FOUNDER

WILKO GRIEVINK

THE NETHERLANDS – FOUNDER/CEO

Wilko Grievink Wilko was born in Aalten, The Netherlands, in a family of bakers, farmers, suppliers of bakery equipment and catering entrepreneurs. It is not surprising that Wilko ended up at an agriculture and food company at the age of 23. After 13 years, he started an investment company for SMEs in Agriculture, Food and FMCG with two other entrepreneurs. After 7 years, Wilko leaves and joins a headhunting agency because he has this persistent curiosity in talent.

1,5 years later, Wilko is amazed by the lack of true interest in people and their needs in the world of executive search, and he starts to feel unchallenged in his job. He decides he must start his own executive search agency which will be totally dedicated to the agricultural business and that will strive for true, personal attention and care for the people he will work with.

OUR STAFF

JOSÉ RUSINK

OFFICEMANAGER

LISA RICHARDSON

BACKOFFICE EMPLOYEE

OUR PARTNERS

Ellen Pütz became High Touch’s first senior partner in 2016, followed by senior partners in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, England and China. Five years later, growth plans are focused on Asia and North America. High Touch has become a worldwide network of partners who personally provide talented food professionals with jobs that suit their dreams and expectations most.

THE NETHERLANDS

WILKO GRIEVINK

THE NETHERLANDS – SENIOR PARTNER

ELLEN PÜTZ

THE NETHERLANDS – SENIOR PARTNER

MICHAEL BOEREN

THE NETHERLANDS – SENIOR PARTNER

TON GIELEN

THE NETHERLANDS – SENIOR PARTNER

BELGIUM

ERIC DERIE

BELGIUM – SENIOR PARTNER

JOHAN VAN DE SLYCKE

BELGIUM – SENIOR PARTNER

FRANCE

OLIVER LUMMERICH

FRANCE – SENIOR PARTNER

SWITZERLAND

ANNELORE BERGMAN

SWITZERLAND – SENIOR PARTNER

CHINA

MARION TJIN-THAM-SJIN

CHINA – SENIOR PARTNER

LATIN AMERICA

NICOLÁS CASTAGNETO

LATIN AMERICA – SENIOR PARTNER

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

For High Touch, supporting the UN Zero Hunger objective seems like a logical step towards extending the brand mission to corporate social responsibility purposes. High Touch supports The Hunger Project that let people take action themselves, empower women and works smartly with local authorities. We also contribute to KIVA who lends money to small scale food producers around the world.