Meet our pioneers

+25 years of experience


Luc Talpaert


Luc Talpaert has 25 years of experience in the FMCG, Food & Retail sector. After studying Economics (MBA) and special license Marketing (Vlerick) at the University of Ghent, he worked for Henkel for more than 7 years.

After a short stop as marketing manager at AID Communications, Luc focused on entrepreneurship. He starts The Lighthouse in ’93 and Brandlab in ’02 working with clients such as Omega Pharma, Mayerline and Toyota. After an intermediate stop in Real Estate (Century 21) Luc turns his sights to Direct Search as a Partner of Talent Gallery (’16) where he places highly placed profiles for companies such as Sligro, Alken Maes and Savencia.

With a backpack full of experience Luc founds in 2022 a new contemporary Direct Search agency called Talent Consulting Team where he, together with Noel Christiaens places candidates mostly from their own network and connections.


+32 475 72 08 26


Noël Christiaens

Business Manager

Noël Christiaens is an experienced business manager, with 37 years of experience in the broad world of food. You can call him a passionate self-made man who, through a very varied career, has built up a thorough knowledge and an extensive network within the world of FMCG, food companies and retail.

After his first experience in sales, he gained a broad range of experiences at Unilever (12 years) and Terbeke (7 years).

In 2010, Noël turned to entrepreneurship, in which he guides SME companies in Belgium and abroad to a higher level as an operational coach/expert. This varied career path has given Noël an extensive network, and a solid baggage of knowledge and experience. From this base, Noël joins the Talent Consulting Team of Luc Talpaert.


+32 475 85 18 38