About Us


Sapiens has years of experience in helping our clients to source and hire today’s leaders and tomorrow’s stars around the EMEA in areas such as Human Resources, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, R&D, Sales, Operations and Strategic Planning. We are also one of the few firms in Brussels with a track record in EU public affairs and government relations for corporates, associations and consultancies.

We are up there with the best when it comes to multi-country or regional projects. Some clients call our abilities “frightening” – when you see it, you’ll probably understand why.

Our vision is to be a world-class provider of search services to intelligent companies. We work in partnership with our clients and candidates ensuring we improve lives rather than just change them. We work with a select group of companies, usually the number 1 or 2 in their sector, and never work with companies who are competing in the same business space – can your current suppliers say the same?

We consistently demonstrate our flexibility, discretion and integrity. We will even tell you when we think a search assignment is the wrong approach.

The Team

Paul McHale

Paul McHale is the founder of Sapiens and has worked in European direct search since 1996 and has been based in Brussels since 1997. He has huge experience sourcing corporate leaders and highly specific, unusual profiles both in and outside Europe. Paul speaks fluent Dutch, French and Spanish. He believes in straight talk and no BS.

We are a small, close-knit team with over 50 years of combined experience. We have unrivalled language skills and have conducted search assignments for pretty much every function, with whatever combination of industry experience and location you may need. You won’t find the team’s details on the website – they get headhunted enough already. But you can always ask!