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Inspiring beyond the recruitment world

Harpoon is a breakthrough in the market, driven by purpose.

We are invested in reinventing executive search.


At Harpoon, our ultimate ambition is inspiring beyond the recruitment world.

We aim for leaders. We believe being a leader is not a question of age or market share. It’s a matter of talent.

We want talented leaders to reach their highest professional aspirations. We see their uniqueness and help craft their professional stories.

We want leading Companies to stay ahead of the curve. We are present at every milestone to create and nurture the best teams.

We keep our eyes open for both players: the candidates and the companies. Those who make themselves known and whose names are never forgotten.

We are not scared of change — we aim for it. That's how we are reinventing executive search today, for the leaders of tomorrow.

We'll continue leading the way, ahead of the game.

Management team

Matthieu Douziech

Founder & CEO

Passionate about people, Matthieu created Harpoon after 12 years of international HR experience in order to fix the “broken” recruiting system. He faced the daunting task of hiring great talent through the existing sourcing tools and dreamt of a solution that would turn the recruitment process into what everyone’s been hoping for. This solution is

Elísio Sousa


HR consultant with international experience in Brussels and in Johannesburg, Elísio is experienced in executive search and digital sourcing operations. As a fast-paced learner with a huge drive for results, Elísio ensures successful operations while keeping his eyes open for both players in the process: the candidates and the companies.


Rui Domingos


Investment banker with M&A and corporate finance experience in Lisbon and in London, private equitier and executive board member at an industrial services Portuguese SME, Rui is also advising innovative companies as well as investing in SME with challenging development strategies. He has a strong background in finance and operational management.

Domingos Folque Guimarães


Serial entrepreneur in the tech ad. and entertainment industry, he's now focused on growing his new code school social impact project: Code For All & ubbu. Domingos is mentor of the year at Start-up Lisboa and jury at Portugal Ventures. He speaks 5 languages, has lived 10 years in London, 2 in Madrid, and traveled extensively around the world.