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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 & CSO

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

Maria Falcão


Entrepreneur with 13 years of experience managing brands, products, projects, and people. I find that leadership through empathy drives higher motivation levels and leads to better results. My mission is to add value to the teams and organizations where I pass by, challenging the status-quo and thus enabling people’s and business growth.

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.

Nuno Feijoca

Head of Recruitment

People orientation, mobilising and transforming teams towards demanding goals and new ways of working. With 11 years in FMCG, combined and differentiating experience in Marketing & Sales, E-Commerce and Strategy. At the end of 2018, embraced a significant challenge in Human Resources to bring a business perspective to the HR practice.

Mauro Silva

Team Leader

While working in top & middle management projects in which my focus is on the candidate’s experience, I ensure our clients get the best talents available. I’m results-oriented, with an exceptional work ethic and a passion for meeting and working with different realities with our clients.

Marta Mestre


My passion for employee satisfaction and people development has given me experience in recruitment and onboarding, making my job as a consultant more effective. I see recruitment as the gateway to personal and personal fulfillment. As such, I help and manage candidates in every step of the process, ensuring that companies get the right people and the best value for their business.

Afonso Escoval


Graduated in management and passionate about improving people’s lives, I work as an enabler of new challenges for our talented candidates. I love disruptive projects that make a team come together. Transparency and camaraderie are at the core of being a team player.

Sara Madeira


Ensuring that every candidate has a seamless recruitment process and companies get top talents is my focus. My background in management and international experience makes it so that I always bring a lot of motivation for all projects and quickly adapt to new circumstances, essential skills in an industry that is ever-changing as human resources.

Talent partners

Tânia Costa

Head of Development




Céline Abecassis- Moedas


Céline holds a PhD in Business Strategy (École Polytechnique, Paris), a Masters in Management (Université Paris Dauphine) and a BA in Economics and Management (École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and La Sorbonne). She is Director of Executive Education, founder and Academic Director of the Center for Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor in the areas of Strategy and Innovation at CATÓLICA-LISBON. Affiliated Professor at ESCP Europe, where he holds the Chair "Fashion and Technology". Non-executive director of CTT and José de Mello Saúde. She was a professor at Queen Mary University of London and worked as a strategy consultant at AT Kearney in London and as a Product Manager at Lectra in New York

Gilda Raposo


The people that know Gilda will tell you that she is a People person and her drive is helping others . Her multicultural profile and more than 25 years of HRD experience has reinforced her belief that there is not a "coffee for all": each person is unique and it is not what you do but the way that you do things that will make the difference in your and people's life. Because we share the same vision, ethics and passion for people, that Gilda is since the early stage always genuinely available to contribute with new ideas and advice to help us to successfully make the difference and serve our clients and candidates to reach their ambitions.

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.