Anthony Goossens, the Director of Storm4 Europe
Tell us a little about yourself and your background!
Hi, I’m Anthony and I’m the Director of Storm4 Europe. Well, I’m Belgian born with British roots. Over the past eight years I recruited and lived pretty much all over The US and Europe. I studied Agriculture myself – which, as you can imagine comes together nicely at Storm4 and GreenTech.
What are you most proud of professionally?
I have successfully placed +100 candidates over the years. For me, this translates into impacting people’s lives positively. I have also had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading tech companies, from start-ups to big techs, accumulating a pretty good understanding of recruitment strategies, processes, and best practices.
Are there any areas of GreenTech that excite you the most?
Agtech and vertical farming hold a sweet spot on my list. Plus, there is so much going on out there through start-ups and thought leaders who are mission driven and actually want to do something good for this planet.
Are there any Green Technologies or Apps you use yourself or can recommend?
PictureThis: you can do a seven-day free trial run and Ecosia: a reforestation app!
Are companies actively hiring?
Yes! The war on talent is relentless and back on track, post-pandemic. The most in-demand markets are and always will be Tech/Engineering, Product, Data and Sales.
What do you see as the growth areas or trends for 2022 in GreenTech?
There are so many markets on the rise; EV, Battery Tech, Circular Economy and ESG applications are huge! The Greentech market will become one of the main industries over the coming years. Unfortunately, people ‘need-to-feel-in-order-to-act’, so hold tight!
What’s your advice for GreenTech on Attracting and Retaining top talent?
Prioritize hiring and keep your employees happy. You don’t have time to interview as you are too busy? Think about fully remote set ups. Our fastest growing clients have fully remote policies. The added value here is enormous: accessing remote talent and a higher work-life balance.
Finally, what makes Storm4 different from other GreenTech recruiters?
We have identified our niche markets which we stick to. We know where we can help and where we prefer to let an opportunity slide. Our quality network and database are unparalleled but most importantly, we are passionate about Greentech!
Storm4 are leaders in global GreenTech recruitment, connecting organisations with senior talent to drive their mission of a sustainable future. With institutional backing from Puffin Point Investments, the company have over $3m in Series A funding to disrupt the GreenTech recruitment market. Their highly specialised teams cover key GreenTech skillsets across C-Suite in Product Management, Engineering, Sales, Marketing and Data & Analytics. They are a leading provider of GreenTech-focused information to clients for market compensation and best practice in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, hiring and retention. If you have any hiring needs, or are looking for your next GreenTech role, contact our team today.