GITLAB // EUROPE
Mark is a Dutch Navy&Airforce veteran with over 20 years of experience in engineering where most of his time was spent in IT. As a former individual contributor, project engineer, tech lead and manager, Mark has a unique and holistic view of both engineering and recruitment.
As a recruiter, he uses these insights to build strategic partnerships with hiring teams, advise recruiters on their outreach to ‘techies’ and connect to candidates on a different level. Currently, Mark is a Sr. Tech Recruiter at GitLab, a full-remote company, where he finds and hires hard to find tech talent across the globe from the comfort of his home in the Netherlands (or wherever the day brings him).
Next to his work at GitLab, Mark is an evangelist for remote work, a strong voice for ‘recruiter experience’ and he loves to mentor (tech) recruiters on how to become strategic with their teams and how to optimize outreach. He runs his own podcast ‘Doobles Talks…’ which focuses on practical and actionable recruitment topics.