About Us

We are Nederlia

We are an international team of executive headhunters specialising in high-growth startups and tech companies. Our mission is to help European startups thrive by building high-performing leadership teams to propel them to success.

We are not your average executive search firm. We know startups like the back of our hands and empathise with all the challenges involved in building a fast-scaling business. Especially when it comes to hiring leaders who can make or break your company’s future.

Our approach to executive recruitment was born from 20 years of working with companies at different growth stages. We’ve helped early-stage startups hire their very first C-level executive. We’ve also helped series E-funded scale-ups fill highly specific leadership roles with hard-to-find senior-level talent. 

Whatever the size of your company, we always put you first and treat you like you are our only client. Think of us as an extension of your team, invested in your long-term success.

Your strategic partner in leadership recruitment

Finding a top-tier leader for your startup or tech company is a mission, not a task. You’re not just looking to hire an employee; you’re looking to remove a barrier to your business’s growth. 

We appreciate how stressful this process can be and know how much pressure you’re facing. That’s why we’re here to help. 

We can offer you insights you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you need guidance on how to set competitive salaries or how to engage with senior-level talent, we’ve got the data and experience to guide you every step of the way. 

Our team

Nederlia is led by Claude Loeffen and Alex Masse. We excel in executive search, leveraging our vast international network of startup leaders and over 20 years of industry experience. 

Claude brings an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges in tech and startup leadership, while Alex specialises in building lasting relationships in C-level, director, and board-level recruitment. 

Our transition to executive recruitment stems from our desire to connect startups with visionary leaders who not only fit but elevate your company culture. 

We offer tailored, data-driven executive search services, tapping into our strong international networks to ensure your company secures the exceptional leadership it needs to thrive.

Take your business to places you never thought possible

At Nederlia, we are all about possibility. As trusted partners of industry giants like Booking.com, Skyscanner and Spotify, we like to dream big.

Just imagine where you could take your business with the right leadership team in place! We can help make that a reality for you. 

Ready to unlock your business’s growth potential?

"Your business is a success story waiting to happen. But you need the right growth-minded leaders to help you make the leap. Our executive search method is designed to identify and attract those leaders for you. Whatever hiring challenge you're struggling with, I'd love to hear about it. Reach out anytime."


Claude Loeffen - CEO
claude@nederlia.com