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Cross International (CrossInt) and The Recruiters Academy (TRA) bundle forces.

Ghent-based CrossInt, an internationally operating and 'agile boutique firm' of over 20 people specializing in international executive & board search (permanent & interim), recruitment solutions and leadership advisory & consultancy, and TRA, a fast-growing startup based in Antwerp specializing in the latest insights, practical training and proven tools for the recruitment community, announce their strategic partnership.

More than the sum of all parts

CrossInt and TRA do not simply pool expertise and resources aimed at delivering innovative tools, knowledge, recruitment training and executive search solutions for companies and governments. The complementarity of both companies promises to offer a unique and especially strong synergy, both in the Belgian market and beyond.

Founder and Managing Partner CrossInt, Wim Van Kerckhove: "What unites us is a central focus on deep expertise in recruitment, 'customer intimacy', premium service & quality, the human touch and a stated ambition to thoroughly understand the needs of our local and international clients. This allows us to think holistically with them about the most impactful and forward-looking solutions for their human capital -from recruitment training & coaching over recruitment outsourcing to executive search, building sustainable long-term partnerships."

A focused look to the future

Both companies are not only excited about the benefits and opportunities this partnership will bring to their clients. Together, they share a strong focus on the future to not only support the HR world but also to join in the drive for change. And to work together to create a better world and take HR & employment to the next level.

Founder and Managing Partner TRA, Patricia Oeyen: "At TRA, we do what we do because we want to create change. In a world of preconceptions and misconceptions, we give HR professionals the tools and training to do their job even better. Thus, with the use of the right techniques and technologies, companies and organizations find more efficiently the right new colleagues with passion for their new job. For us, this cooperation means the next step to assist our clients in an even more targeted and integrated way and to give them the confidence to realize sustainable growth."

Both companies will continue to operate from their current locations in Ghent, Brussels, Leuven & Warsaw (CrossInt) and Antwerp (TRA) respectively.

For more information regarding this strategic partnership, please contact Bart Verreydt, Senior Partner CrossInt: or 0032 (0)479 54 50 24

About Cross International or abbreviated CrossInt:

CrossInt was founded in 2001 and counts more than 20 consultants working from their 4 offices in Belgium and Poland. CrossInt is specialized in international executive & board search (permanent & interim), recruitment solutions and leadership advisory & consultancy.

CrossInt operates on the Belgian market, but has a global reach with local presence & expertise through their international network Inquirint. This allows them to work internationally with start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs, family-owned companies as well as locally-established multinationals in most sectors and for positions ranging from board-level, over C-level, to middle management and higher individual contributors.

With their in-depth knowledge and insights into most markets and an extensive network of the very best professionals, they have earned their reputation as one of the leading and most flexible providers of executive search services and recruitment solutions in Belgium. They focus on partnerships and long-term relationships with both clients and candidates, and they do more than just executive & board search and recruiting; they also try to be a strategic sounding board for the business leader, hiring manager or investor when necessary and think along with them from the business perspective.

They complement all this with additional services such as leadership advisory, HR consultancy, interim management and recruitment outsourcing (RPO). In addition, they also stand for thought leadership in the field of organizational strategy & recruitment and like to play a connecting role between entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and service providers in order to strengthen each other's business and create the necessary synergies for each other, because where driven people cross, successful companies flourish!

For more information:

Our offices:        Krijgslaan 175, Ghent, Belgium

                          Grauwmeer 1, Leuven, Belgium

                          Kunstlaan 6-9, Brussels, Belgium

                          Plac Trzech Krzyży 10/14, Warsaw, Poland

Contact: Bart Verreydt – or +32 479 54 50 24

About The Recruiters Academy or abbreviated TRA:

Founded in 2021, The Recruiters Academy specializes in training & coaching for HR professionals. At The Recruiters Academy they strive to do business sustainably with respect and care for all parties involved. They believe that HR professionals play a crucial role in the success of an organization while contributing to a better society.

Through their online academy, classroom trainings and on-site coaching, they support HR professionals and offer them the tools and knowledge that HR professionals need to take their skills to the next level. TRA's mission is to not only support the HR world, but to help drive structural change.

They uphold the values of humor, purity, guts, safety and pushing boundaries. They strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where they push their boundaries and use their guts to improve and innovate the world of recruitment.

For more information: 

Our office: Filip Williotstraat 9 - 2600 Antwerpen

Contact: Patricia Oeyen – or +32 498 72 23 16