Jacob Hoekstra

Jacob Hoekstra

Global CEO | BFK Digital

In 2003, he took over the Italian executive search firm Kilpatrick and immediately affiliated the company to a global network and built up the business regionally to become a leading player in the international searches for both Italian clients abroad and Multinationals trying to define key players in Italy.
Since 2010 Kilpatrick has really become a boutique Swiss / Italian multinational with 17 offices spread out between Asia and the Americas and Jacob and his team continue their aggressive and successful development of the business.

Jacob has built a reputation with both clients and candidates that are based on superior communication and project results that exceed expectations. Working at the highest levels, he has successfully built teams for early-stage clients as well as reinvigorated established organizations with new talent. Jacob’s specialty is to manage the cultural differences aiming at the best possible return on investment for both company and executive.

His commitment to excellence, combined with extensive in depth industry knowledge, has been the driving force behind Kilpatrick’s development.

In  2014 Kilpatrick purchases the assets of one of the top 10 leading German Search firms Gemini Executive Search. Clients and candidates are now served trough our company adding the global experience to the already existing German credibility!

In 2015 starts the Joint Venture with ADK Executive search, the new business unit is focussed on delivering top talent in the aviation industry.

In 2018 Kilpatrick buys BFK – a 35 year storical HR firm in Switzerland and turns it into BFK Digital – People for Tommorow : solutions to support companies with their digital challenges with a unique focus on people and hr tech.