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Who we are

About us

Why we do what we do

We believe that smart technology will be the core of tomorrow’s recruitment: Whether it’s HR professionals wanting to attract more and better suited candidates to their career pages, staffing agencies wishing to place all of their candidates on a tight labor market or software vendors searching for more effective processes for their products. Textkernel empowers its customers to connect people and jobs in an easier, more efficient and automated way. 

It is our vision to make talent and labor market data meaningful, actionable and accessible for our customers and partners – creating more opportunities for both candidates and employers.

Our product vision

The AI platform that understands, connects and analyzes data about people & jobs


Understand all documents, behavior & history and nuances in any language.


Match people & jobs, provide recommendations and empower personalization.


Analyze supply & demand on the market based on public & private data.

The Management Team

Gerard Mulder

Gerard Mulder


Gerard joined Textkernel 16 years ago as a (late) founder and owner. Gerard initially defined the Go To Market Strategy and as part of the Executive Team extended responsibilities to a broad range of KPI’s critical for the success and growth of the company.

Guus Meijer

Guus Meijer

Managing Director

Guus joined Textkernel 4 years ago. As Managing Director, he makes sure that delivery and development of our solutions is easy, reliable and scalable. He has worked with Textkernel as a partner in his previous role for more then 12 years, integrating Textkernel’s solutions in multiple ATS’s.

Ruud Liebregts

Ruud Liebregts

Chief Product Officer

Ruud has been building and enhancing Textkernel’s capabilities to better connect people and jobs for over 13 years. As Chief Product Officer, he drives product innovation and makes technology work for our customers.

Nik Korstanje

Nik Korstanje

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Nik joined Textkernel in 2019. As Chief Financial Officer, he leads the finance team and is responsible for the daily finance operation and internal control framework. Nik focusses on innovation of the finance function and reporting to various stakeholders.

Your Regional Contacts

Chris Conrad

Chris Conrad

Vice President of Sales - NA

Chris drives the company’s revenue growth goals for Textkernel solutions in the Americas. Prior to joining the company in 2020, Chris has spent 15 years supplying SaaS solutions to the HR and Recruitment industries.

Stephan Menge

Stephan Menge

Vice President Sales - Europe

Stephan has been focusing on HR topics for more than 20 years. Specialized in employee development and Recruitment Process Outsourcing, he worked as a consultant before joining Textkernel in 2020. As VP Sales Europe, he is responsible for all European markets.

Grant Telfer

Grant Telfer

Regional Sales Executive UK & Ireland

Grant joined Textkernel UK in 2020 with the key aim of helping companies match the right talent to the right jobs. Previous sales and leadership roles include pre-IPO start-ups through to large multinational companies including IBM, Salesforce and SAP Concur.

Marius van den Hombergh

Marius van den Hombergh

Senior Account Manager

Working with Textkernel for more than 5 years, Marius focuses on customers across all industries and specializes in international customers. Having grown up abroad, he speaks many languages and have built great connections with customers and prospects from different countries and cultures.

Careers at Textkernel

Join our team!

We are Textkernel – a fast growing company developing cutting edge technologies in a straightforward, informal and professional working environment.

We pride ourselves on providing recruitment and HR professionals around the world with solutions that radically improve connections between employers and candidates.

If you are like us, passionate about intelligent machines, advanced computing and R&D, we’d love to hear from you!

Talk to one of our team today

Textkernel’s technology, expertise and experience can drive the success of your organization, in a host of different ways. Find out how and take the next step with your product.