Fractional Startup IT & Tech Recruiter

I specialize in helping innovative startups fill their most difficult IT roles and find their best Software Engineering talent in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. 


Meet Robert Grootjen: A wanderer forging IT careers worldwide.

With over six years of remote working experience, I’ve honed my skills in IT recruitment, connecting top IT talent across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America with their dream roles. My journey has been an exciting blend of navigating diverse cultures, technologies, and talent.

I consider myself a “t-shaped” person, with deep expertise in being a pro IT headhunter and a broad knowledge base spanning marketing, SEO, no-code development, basic cyber security, cloud(GCP & AWS certified), design, intermediate programming with JavaScript and Python, account management, and last but not least sales and business development! This unique skill set allows me to approach challenges from various angles and craft innovative solutions.


  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner(clf-c02)
  • Google Cloud Certified Cloud Digital Leader


Favorite books:

  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Building Great Software Engineering Teams by Josh Tyler

Free consultation

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What I Do ?


Only pay when I succeed. I charge the first months salary of the hired candidate with a 6-months guarantee.


Flexible, on-demand fractional IT headhunting support tailored to your needs. My hourly fee model at $50 gives you control, and gives you solid results with 10 hours per week per role.

Full-time engagement

If you need help with 4-5 IT open roles, engage my full-time service for periods of 1, 2, or 3 months, ensuring a focused and dedicated talent search at $6000 USD a month. 




Worked IT Roles


Hired IT Profiles


Satisfied Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers
How many candidates can I expect?
Typically, you’ll receive 3-6 prescreened candidates each week. However, this number can vary based on the specifics of the position and its requirements.
Is there a guarantee?
A robust 90-day guarantee is exclusively available with my contingency package
Is there room for negotiation on the recruitment models?
Of course! Let’s set up a call to discuss a model that aligns with both our interests.
Is a technical assessment conducted on candidates by you?
No, I do not conduct technical assessments on candidates. I understand that each of my clients has specific technical assessments or interview processes in place, and I wish to avoid having candidates undergo multiple technical evaluations or assignments. This approach ensures that candidates are not overburdened, and clients can assess candidates based on their unique criteria and standards.
What aspects are covered in your pre screening process?
During prescreening, we focus on several critical factors to ensure candidates are a good fit for your needs. These include proficient English communication skills, matching technology skill requirements, alignment with expected salary ranges, and availability based on notice periods.
Do you have expertise in IT/Tech roles beyond cybersecurity?
Absolutely! I’m well-versed in sourcing top talent for various IT/Tech positions, including DevOps specialists, software engineers, network architects, software product managers, machine learning engineers, data scientists and much more!.

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301 Howard St. #600
San Francisco, CA 94105