Empower HR and recruitment
Textkernel, Shaping the Future of HR Technology
At Textkernel, we go beyond innovation; we’re trailblazers in AI-powered solutions for staffing, recruitment, and HR processes. Our journey reflects our dedication to developing AI-powered technology that transforms data into meaningful insights, seamlessly connecting individuals with job opportunities, and supporting the modernization of the HR landscape.
Our Mission: Connecting People and Jobs by Giving Meaning to Data
Founded in 2001, our mission has been clear from the start: to apply cutting-edge AI research to real-world challenges. In our early years, we set the stage for innovation with groundbreaking solutions like Resume & Jobs Parsers and Labor Market Insights. With the advancement in AI, we led the way in releasing AI-powered recruitment technology, featuring deep learning and LLM (Large Language Model) parsing, semantic search, and unparalleled match capabilities. Today, our capabilities extend to skill intelligence, candidate engagement, and a mid-office platform tailored for staffing agencies.
Where minds and machines converge
The human edge of AI: Textkernel’s blend of expertise and innovation
Textkernel is more than just a company. We’re a proud team of remarkable minds, always learning and growing, excited to see what the future holds. We leverage team expertise to create AI recruitment software that achieves remarkable results.
A collective force for excellence
Textkernel’s global crew
Our diverse team spans over 20 nationalities, bringing a wealth of perspectives and experiences to the table. From our offices in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States to our remote workers across the globe, our collective strengths fuel our success.
Chief Executive Officer
Gerard Mulder helms the ship as CEO, leading its growth and innovation. He has over 20 years of IT executive experience and a forward-thinking approach to AI. His strategic vision and ability to harness the power of AI have propelled Textkernel to the forefront of the recruitment software industry.
Chief People Officer
Marieke Meij, Chief People Officer at Textkernel, brings invaluable leadership to the company’s human resources strategy. Her role encompasses a keen understanding of fostering a positive and dynamic work environment. Marieke’s influence is evident in Textkernel’s commitment to nurturing its talent, driving innovation, and creating a workplace culture that aligns with the company’s overarching goals.
Guus Meijer, serving as the Managing Director at Textkernel, brings a wealth of expertise to the intersection of AI and HR technology. His leadership is marked by a strategic vision that combines cutting-edge AI advancements with a deep understanding of the human-centric aspects of HR. Guus fosters a culture of innovation within Textkernel, encouraging a dynamic and collaborative environment.
Chief Product Officer
With a wealth of experience in the tech industry, Ruud plays a pivotal role in shaping Textkernel’s cutting-edge solutions. His strategic vision and hands-on approach contribute to the continuous evolution of Textkernel’s product portfolio, ensuring it meets the dynamic needs of the HR and recruitment landscape.
Chief Financial Officer
Job van Tilburg
In his role as CFO, Job is poised to play a crucial part in shaping Textkernel’s financial strategy, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and contributing to the company’s overall growth. His analytical acumen and collaborative approach make him a valuable asset as Textkernel continues to pioneer solutions in the field of artificial intelligence and language technology.
VICE PRESIDENT SALES, NORTH AMERICA
As Textkernel’s Vice President of North American Sales, Chris drives the company’s revenue growth goals for Textkernel’s solutions in the Americas. Prior to joining the company in 2020, Chris spent over 16 years supplying SaaS solutions to the HR and Recruitment industries.
Vice President Sales – Europe
With a wealth of experience in sales leadership, Stephan brings strategic vision and a customer-centric approach to his role. He plays a crucial part in expanding Textkernel’s footprint and fostering relationships with clients. Stephan’s commitment to delivering value and innovative solutions aligns with Textkernel’s mission to revolutionize the HR tech industry.
Vice President – Global Strategic Accounts
Tijs van Tilburg
Tijs van Tilburg serves as the Vice President for Global Strategic Accounts at Textkernel. With a strategic focus on key accounts, Tijs brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role. His responsibilities include nurturing and expanding relationships with global clients, ensuring their success with Textkernel’s cutting-edge HR technology solutions. Tijs is dedicated to driving value for clients by aligning Textkernel’s offerings with their specific needs, contributing to the company’s mission of transforming the HR tech landscape.
Global Marketing Director
With a passion for technology and a creative flair, Samantha orchestrates impactful campaigns that resonate with audiences worldwide. Her strategic mindset and hands-on approach contribute to Textkernel’s global presence and market positioning. Samantha’s dedication to conveying the power of Textkernel’s AI-driven solutions through compelling narratives has been instrumental in shaping the company’s brand identity.
As the Partnerships Director at Textkernel, Martin Schievink brings a wealth of expertise to foster collaborative relationships and strategic alliances. With a keen understanding of the HR technology ecosystem, Martin plays a vital role in expanding Textkernel’s network and ensuring seamless integrations with key industry players. His dedication to cultivating strong partnerships aligns with Textkernel’s commitment to delivering innovative and integrated solutions that empower HR professionals worldwide.
Head of R&D
Mihai Rotaru, Textkernel’s Head of R&D, is a leading expert in the AI space. With a profound understanding of artificial intelligence, Mihai is dedicated to driving innovation within Textkernel’s Research and Development team. His expertise lies in shaping and implementing AI solutions that advance the company’s technological frontiers. Mihai’s leadership is marked by a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s achievable in AI, making him a key contributor to Textkernel’s pioneering initiatives in the field.
Operations Manager Professional Services
Paulo Palhares Malafaia Junior
With a proven record of orchestrating seamless professional services, Paulo brings a wealth of expertise in ensuring client success through strategic service delivery. His leadership is marked by a focus on efficiency, client satisfaction, and fostering strong, collaborative partnerships. Paulo’s commitment to driving operational success makes him a key asset in elevating Textkernel’s professional services offerings.
Head of Engineering
Andre Lino, Textkernel’s Head of Engineering, is a dynamic leader at the forefront of driving technological innovation. With a hands-on approach to engineering leadership, Andre is dedicated to shaping cutting-edge solutions that elevate Textkernel’s technological capabilities. His strategic mindset and commitment to continuous improvement make him an invaluable force in steering Textkernel’s engineering initiatives.
Head of IT Operations
A strategic thinker and problem solver, Willem brings a wealth of hands-on expertise in overseeing and optimizing IT operations. His approach is characterized by a commitment to fostering innovation, ensuring seamless infrastructure, and driving efficiency within the IT landscape. Willem’s leadership extends beyond technical proficiency, emphasizing collaboration and adaptability in navigating the ever-evolving IT landscape.
History of Textkernel
2001 – 2009
Founded in 2001, Textkernel grew out of a commitment to apply AI research to real-world challenges. Our journey began with the development of Parser and Labor Market Insights, laying the foundation for a transformative first 9 years marked by innovation and pioneering solutions.
2010 – 2019
Unveiling advanced AI-powered recruitment technology, we ushered in a decade of innovation featuring deep learning parsing, semantic search, and match capabilities. This marked the beginning of a transformative era, unlocking unprecedented value from candidate databases and shaping the next 10 years of Textkernel’s impactful journey.
Embracing independence from Career Builder, Textkernel embarked on a new journey, marked by its acquisition by Main Capital and an impressive 3rd place win in the Main Software 50 awards. Achieving ISO27001 certification, we also hit a milestone of 1 billion postings in Jobfeed and expanded our AI into neural networks.
Expanding our influence, we established partnerships with over 100 ATS and HR software integrations, collaborating with industry giants such as Salesforce, Bullhorn, and SAP SuccessFactors. Acknowledged for our excellence, we clinched the 1st position in the Main Software 50 awards. December saw the acquisition of Sovren, further cementing our status as the global leader in resume and job parsing.
WE’RE YOUR PARTNER TO FIND THE PERFECT FIT BETWEEN TALENT AND OPPORTUNITY
As a global leader in AI-powered recruitment and talent management solutions for over 20 years, Textkernel has been at the forefront of driving efficiencies in the HR and Staffing & Recruitment industry. Our innovative technologies empower more than 2,500 Staffing & Recruitment agencies, leading employers, job boards, and HR Software Vendors worldwide. This enables them to work smarter, fostering a culture of innovation and faster advancement.
Innovation and expertise
We are at the forefront of AI, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in les technologies RH with easy-to-integrate solutions.
Global reach and proven track record
With a global presence, we provide solutions tailored to diverse markets and languages, serving 2,500 customers and partners worldwide. Our history and industry-leading customers showcase our effectiveness and commitment.
Data security and privacy are paramount
We prioritize data security and privacy, implementing stringent procedures to assure our customers that we handle their data assets with the utmost care. We comply with global AI legislation, including ISO 27001, SOC II, GDPR certification, and the European AI ACT.
People-centric & Responsible AI
Our technology simplifies processes, allowing you to focus on what matters most: connecting the right people with the right jobs. We address bias in talent decisions and promote a more transparent labor market by developing our models with strict principles on applying AI responsibly.
Collaboration with Industry Leaders
Textkernel collaborates seamlessly with leading ATS and HR Tech providers, integrating with more than 100 technology vendors to power or enhance their solutions. Our strategic acquisitions, including Sovren, Akyla, WiseGuys, and Joboti, have not only enriched our offerings but also positioned us as industry leaders. The recent relaunch of our united brand symbolizes the successful consolidation and integration of solutions and teams from these acquisitions.
Data security and Privacy Assurance
We prioritize data security and privacy, implementing stringent procedures to handle our customers’ data with the utmost care. Proudly compliant with ISO 27001, SOC II, GDPR certification, the New York City AI Bias Law, and the upcoming European AI ACT, we ensure the highest standards of protection for your data assets.
Join Us on the Journey
As a beacon of AI-driven excellence, Textkernel is continuously innovating to shape the future of talent acquisition & management, and HR technology. Join us on this transformative journey, where technology meets purpose, and together, we achieve more.
Discover the power of Textkernel—where innovation, diversity, and excellence converge to redefine the possibilities in HR technology.