Venturn strengthens firm with acquisition Plimsoll

Rotterdam, 15 October 2018 – Starting today, Venturn will take over the executive search activities of Plimsoll. Olivier Binkhorst, Consultant Global Logistics & Maritime Industry and board member of Experts for Experts International, will join Venturn’s team of consultants. Dick Binkhorst, director-owner of Plimsoll, will become member of Venturn’s advisory board.

“We are delighted with the takeover of Plimsoll’s search activities,” says Venturn’s managing partner Niels Romme. “This will create an even more robust consultancy, completely specialised in the maritime and logistics sector.”

Olivier Binkhorst: “I look forward to actively contributing to the further growth and development of Venturn’s executive search activities, drawing from over 15 years of experience in international executive search for the maritime and logistics sector in Europe and Asia.”

Added value

The acquisition of Plimsoll’s search activities and bundling Venturn and Plimsoll’s strengths is a logical next step for Venturn. By securing executive search with an experienced team, Venturn creates room to expand our interim services and business consultancy. “We’ve established an ambitious growth path in our strategy 2020,” states founding partner Patrick van de Ven. “With this takeover, we take an important step in realising this growth ambition.”


Plimsoll, founded in 1984, has a long history as consultancy in the international maritime and logistics sector. “The takeover of our search activities by Venturn fits in Plimsoll’s 34-year tradition of quality and continuity,” says Dick Binkhorst. “We know Venturn as an integer company that has achieved a strong growth over the past decennia. We have faith that we will be able to offer our clients and candidates even better and broader services by combining our qualities.”

About Venturn

Venturn is a medium-sized consultancy firm. As a niche player, we aim specifically for the international maritime and logistics industries. From Rotterdam, the ‘smartest port of the world’, we offer business consultancy, worldwide training and development programmes, executive search, interim services and a Young Professionals programme. Venturn currently employs twenty staff members, in addition to our considerable external network of maritime and logistics experts.

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