about us

Sterling & Holmes are experienced headhunters
Our strength is an executive and direct search with a different approach:
surprising, innovative, sympathetic, unique and with a clear vision on headhunting, recruitment and selection: Home of Impact Players.

Our unique process, work method and personal approach is an absolute condition for quality. No candidate is sent to the client without us first personally seeing and interviewing him/her.

We are appreciated for our knowledge of our clients and their business, our coverage and relevant network.

Sterling & Holmes are driven consultants who have fulfilled or managed the functions. We work in a no-nonsense, fast and transparent way in which quality and personal attention are paramount.


Huub Terpstra

Headhunter ~ Partner

Huub understands the commercial positions at brand manufacturers better than anyone.
30 years of marketing experience with large A brands, such as Unilever, Kodak, McDonalds, Pepsi, Shell, Uniekaas, Milka, Mora, Stegeman, Jumbo and Haribo.
Huub was regularly asked back and his energetic and no-nonsense approach is contagious and delivers immediate results.

Huub in the press:

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Stefan van der Valk

Headhunter ~ Partner

15 years of Recruiting experience, 25 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Management and General Management for companies such as Sony, Kodak, Diners Club and IBM (FileNet) on a national and international level. Specialties: Marketing, Sales, Management, General Management & Supply Chain

Sandra has over 30 years of sales, marketing and communication experience at Selecta Coffee, COTY, Procter & Gamble, ICS-VISA and C&A.
She is a true connector and has been commercially active as a trainer/coach for years.
Sandra is passionately customer- and result-oriented and has a strong B2B network.

Sandra joined the Sterling & Holmes executive search team as a Recruiter in early 2022.

Sandra has made her mark as a consultant in CRM-related advisory projects.
Communicatively strong, analytical and with her down-to-earth approach always able to take or enforce the right steps to bring a project to a successful conclusion. Endowed with a strong sense of organisational relationships. She combines this with a true ‘Rotterdam’ mentality and sense of humour.

Sandra is all about quality and joined Sterling & Holmes as a Researcher in early 2022. Since November 2023 she is also active as Recruiter in our team.

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