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Gordon Lokenberg
Recruiter | Trainer | Speaker on Mobile and Internet Recruitment

Personal details

Address Amsterdam (NL)
Nationality Dutch
Age 45
Recruiter | Sourcing Specialist

Online almost 24hrs a day
Linkedin overview
Twitter stream
Slideshare Slideshows


1995/1999 Hogeschool Holland, Facility Management, Amsterdam
1994/1995 Academie Mens Arbeid, Tilburg
1991/1994 MBO, Human Resource management, Tilburg
1985/1991 VWO, Breda

Extra Training

2012 Certified People Sourcing Professional – Level 2
2008 Sourcing at Jobmachine/Arbita
2007 Big Five selection
2007 Masterclass Labourmarket communication
2005 STAR Original/ Selection on competences
2004 Training “Optimise the use of your own potential”
1999/2004 Diverse trainings in commercial conversation and related sales techniques.
2002 VCA certification, needed when entering dangerous construction areas.

Cool things I’ve done so far

02-2017/Today Wescon Sourcing,
Sourcing and recruitment across all branches for a variety of national and international clients, both remote and on-site.

10-2012/02-2017 People Sourcing Crew,
Guiding a crew of extreme sourcers, helping out recruiters from both agency and corporate side to find their list of perfect candidates. Organizing Inhouse Sourcing Teams and managing RPO’s. Working with large international companies and the cool small start ups.

03-2007/03-2017 Lokenberg Recruitment Services,
Active at global level. I recommended in the past companies like TomTom, Sonos, ASML, Achmea and others, on how to use internet in recruitment. I was also Chairman of the Exam committee of the first Dutch registered Recruitment education, trainer at the AMC-academy and Rise Training.
Writing recruitment courses on Online Recruitment topics like Analytics, Personal Branding, Sourcing, Social Media for Recruiters, Employer Branding, SEO for Jobs, Twitter for recruiters etc. Trained companies in various UK and mainland Europe based companies, like KPMG, PwC, KPN, Mars, CapGemini, Atos.

03-2009/01-2012 Lokloq BV, Mobile recruitment solutions
Founded the company and created one of the first mobile recruitment applications worldwide and had Deloitte as our launching customer.

Recruiting facts
2016 – managed recruiting task force at Vimplecom (VEON)
2014 – 2015 Building Recruitment Funnel for “project Escalada”.
2014 – Set up the recruitment process at, the online auction site for collector’s items.
2014 – Returned back to Backbase to help out in recruiting some global key positions in Sales, Devops and R&D,
2014 – Swets Information Services,
Establishing a multilingual tele account executive team.
2013 – 2014 recruiting at Eneco, the sustainable energy supplier,
Recruiting local, in the Netherlands, for various IT and Leadership positions in the Eneco Services and Business departments.
2013 – TomTom,,
Recruiting global for C++ and Algorithm Engineers as well as Software testers for the offices throughout Europe i.e. UK, Poland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands
2013 – eBuddy,,
Recruiting global in the area of Mobile Developers, Iphone, Android and Windows Phone to work in Amsterdam
2012 – Layar,,
Recruiting the one of kind Android developer
2012 – Distimo,,
Recruiting Mobile developers using keywords like WP7, Android, IOS, Java and PHP.
2012 – Sonos,,
Set up Mobile Recruiting, revamping the Recruitment Site, introducing Video Selection, as well as recruiting Sales & Marketing profiles for the German retail channel.
2011 – Backbase,,
Recruiting Front End Developers
2011 – Dolby Laboratories,
Recruited technical profiles in the DSP niche and hired via web search only
2010 – Layar, Mobile Augmented Reality
I doubled the size of the company in Q4 of 2010 , all profiles in the mobile, back-end and front end development area– no money spent on advertising
2008 – Traffic Builders, SEM company
Set up the hiring buzz around SEO professionals in diverse social media channels and left the company, job done.
2007 – Achmea, insurance
Optimized their online strategy, implemented social media use and incorporated web analytics in there jobsite.
2007 – TomTom,
Copy paste of my earlier experience at Nedstat (ComScore), only now recruiting for 11 countries throughout Europe hired 44 new employees in less than 6 months in the Sales/Marketing area.

02-2005/ 03-2007 Nedstat B.V., Amsterdam
Senior International Recruiter

Traveling throughout Europe, recruiting new employees for the diverse offices in Europe.
Searching for account managers, C++ developers, perl developers, marketing managers, Unix system-network administrators, test engineers etc., via internet, analyze my campaigns with Sitestat.
Interviewing the candidates and make the first selection, the technical part of the interviews was always done by the hiring managers.
Being the only recruiter at Nedstat in the beginning, I had to start up all the recruitment activities for Nedstat. During my last 4 months I hired a Junior Recruiter to assist.
Recruiting staff in all 5 continents, wherever my candidates could be.
Managed to recruit 160 people in 2 years, with only 30% hires via agencies.
Developed a broad network of suppliers in EMEA.
Implemented a workable workflow for recruitment with structured management reports.
Biggest success, getting the job done!

06-2004/12-2004 Teleprofs, part of the Vedior Holding
Sales Executive

Working for divers Teleprofs Offices to develop new business, via telemarketing and salesmeetings, selling callcentre personnel and receptionists.

11-2003/ 05-2004 PCM Uitgevers, one of the largest publishers in the Dutch region,
HR officer

During the reorganization of the Graphical Department, I assisted HR with the documentation and communication.

06-2003/10-2003 Château Le Haget, Restaurant, Montesquiou, France
Restaurant manager

Managing the daily routine in the restaurant. Taking care of salary payments and purchase goods for the restaurant. The restaurant was liaised to a campsite.

04-2003/06-2003 Rebuilding my apartment

06-2001/04-2003 TecLine, Technical Staffing Services, Amsterdam
Country manager

Developed the Dutch office of TecLine GmbH. TecLine supplies European technical staff for the IT, construction, electro technical and metal sectors. My job was to get the business started in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Finding clients and finding staff were part of my tasks. Dealing amongst others with Siemens, Priority Telecom and Unisys.

01-1999/05-2001 Manpower Inc., Amsterdam
Account representative

Started in recruiting IT staff as consultant. Mediating IT jobseekers from all over the world to their next job in Holland.
Within one year I got the account manager job for UPC. In-house at UPC, responsible for recruitment, working closely with the recruiters from UPC and the hiring managers.
Realizing a growth of the UPC account by 300%.
Managed to recruit 600 tempworkers in 2000.

11-1997/12-1998 Schaeffer Wunsch Has, advertisement agency, Amsterdam
Office Manager, part time

1994 Working in restaurants in Bourgogne and Dordogne, France
1989/1998 Diverse jobs in administration/ telemarketing and restaurants.


Dutch Native
English Good (working experience)
German Good (working experience)
French Good (working experience)


Some highlights of the type of conferences I was invited to speak

2009/Today Tru Events, the recruiting Unconferences by @billboorman
Regular track leader in various countries on Mobile and Sourcing
2013 and 2014 Sourcing Summit Europe, Amsterdam
2012 – Mobile Recruitment Conference, London
2012 – CFO day, Rotterdam
2012 – Emerce Ehrm, The Hague
2011 – Mobile Recruiting Camp, San Francisco
2011 – KPMG International HR summit, Vienna
2010 – SourceCon, San Diego, speaking at Arbitalab
2009 – Recruitment in Healthcare, Versbloed09, Leiden
2008 – ERE Amsterdam, Global Recruitment Forum, Keynote on Sourcing
2008 – Chairman of Recruiting Excellence, Brussels
2007 – Recruiters United Congress, Amsterdam

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