Meet our management

We would love to introduce you to all of our talented employees. However, that would be impossible to keep up with our growth rate. So, for now, we will stick to introducing our management. Meet the entire leadership team of The Works - the holding company behind successful brands including YoungCapital -, as well as the management of other labels.

Elbrich Batstra

Elbrich Batstra | CHRO The Works

Elbrich Batstra joined YoungCapital in November 2013 and is CHRO for The Works. She has a heart for building a thriving culture within an organisation. Besides, she enjoys helping employees grow by providing personal guidance, whether involving their current job or taking the next step in their career. “I have the privilege of working in an enormously innovative organisation, whose strength lies in future-oriented thinking and doing". Elbrich used to work for various profit & non-profit organisations within the online recruitment industry and HR consultancy.

John Muller | CTO The Works

John joined the YoungCapital crew back in 2005. He has since grown to be in charge of the entire IT & Tech department, the beating heart of the group. Day-to-day, he handles the technical strategy to facilitate the rapid growth of The Works and bring our smart tech to life. “As a manager, transparency is essential to me. We work in a large company with the dynamics of a small start-up. That gives me the energy to try out new things every day.”

John Muller
Mariska Visser

Mariska Visser | Operational Director YoungCapital NL

Mariska started as a recruiter in 2006. Twelve years and five internal job hops later, she controls the beating heart of the organisation as our Operational Director. “Only dead fish go with the flow! I love how at YoungCapital, we always look at how things can be done differently, better, smarter, and more fun. The way we distinguish ourselves in the market and can work according to our own strengths intrigues and excites me.”

Rob Groot

Rob Groot | Commercial Director YoungCapital NL

Rob joined YoungCapital in 2015 and became our Commercial Director just a few years later, in 2019. He's responsible for new business and maintaining an ongoing level of engagement with our biggest clients. According to Rob, YoungCapital’s success directly results from the close cooperation between our commercial- and operational teams. “With that, we prove that we're driven, but also reliable with realistic promises. That honesty, authenticity, and our enthusiasm prove to be highly valued and appreciated.”

Philipp Tobergte | Managing Director YoungCapital DE

Philipp started working at YoungCapital in 2015. A handful of years later, in 2020, he became the Managing Director of YoungCapital Germany. Within his role, Philipp is responsible for all business in Germany. He gets a kick from creating and building fast-growing enterprises: “My goal for the next five years is to realise a future-proof organisation and grow even faster than YoungCapital NL!”

Philipp Tobergte
Esther van Koot

Esther van Koot | New Business Director job boards & Managing Director YoungCapital NEXT

Esther joined the YoungCapital crew in January 2020. Currently, she has two different positions within the company as New Business Director for our job boards and Managing Director of YoungCapital NEXT. Within her work, Esther is responsible for the commercial strategies of our platforms, such as StudentJob, YoungCapital NEXT and Jobbird. “Motivating and supporting a team to improve their sales performance gives me a rush, and that is exactly in line with the goal of our job boards and NEXT.”