Boyden’s business model is not based on a complex shareholder structure or hierarchical organization; instead it is based on a partnership of like-minded entrepreneurs with the single intention of focusing entirely on meeting client needs by offering the most experienced and knowledgeable search professionals. The "global community" we have built, allows all our offices to share global perspectives which are factored into local knowledge.
In Germany, this has been attained through offices distributed throughout the country and the resulting local knowledge that enables us to serve our clients in the best possible way. As the largest office in the Boyden network, Germany fills a critical role in our worldwide network. Our experienced associates cover a wide range of industries and services -- from automotive and engineering to telecommunications and IT, from interim management to board search -- Boyden Germany is both a business leader in its community, and a resource for all Boyden offices.
With a career of over 25 years in executive search, Thomas Breitzmann is a well-established authority in Germany and abroad. He has successfully recruited numerous senior managers in industries spanning agriculture, food, IT, e-commerce, manufacturing and consulting. Thomas has particular expertise in cross-border search, and frequently works with family- and private-equity owned companies.
Stephan Franken has been working as an executive search consultant for over 20 years. His experience spans a broad spectrum of industries and functions. He has successfully filled several hundred positions in Germany and abroad. He has experience in executive search as well as in filling interim managers.
Dirk Friederich is a highly regarded search professional. As a Managing Partner in our Frankfurt office, he regularly leads and participates in searches for C-level candidates with vision and authority in a range of organisational functions and industries. He is also involved in recruiting for key management roles within the industrial, financial services, consumer/retail and healthcare sectors.
Managing Partner Thomas Hainke-Hentschel is a highly experienced international executive search professional. He is an expert in the B2B services sector and industrial production, with a broad background spanning the real estate and technology sectors. Thomas is also an outstanding resource for clients in life sciences and B2C, including hospitality, food & beverage and consumer products.
Harald Harbs is a seasoned consultant who worked for leading consulting and manufacturing firms in Germany, Canada, the UK and France prior to launching his career in executive search. He focuses on family-owned industrial companies and global players in manufacturing, technology and automotive, recruiting C-level managers in Germany and around the world.
Jörg Kasten, a Managing Partner in Boyden’s Frankfurt office, has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, with a focus on cross-border searches in the technology, professional services and consumer products sectors. His global expertise has helped multinational clients secure successful placements for a range of leadership positions, particularly at the partner and top executive level.
A leader in the executive search industry, Michael Kerber is a member of the Industrial Practice. Drawing on extensive experience as an industrial sector executive, he recruits primarily C-level, senior management and group management in engineering, technology and other dynamic global industries. Michael’s expertise is especially valued in searches for private equity-owned companies.
Joachim Leuck is a leader in the executive search industry, having built his search career on a solid foundation in management and strategy consulting. He is adept at recruiting talent for a range of senior management roles, including C-level and functional leadership. Joachim lends his expertise to the Industrial and Technology Practice Groups, adding specialised knowledge of supply chain/ logistics and in consumer goods and retail.
A global authority in recruitment and human resources, Managing Partner Gerhard Raisig has directed HR divisions at major corporations, and worked with some of the most prestigious multinational organisations based in Germany. With expertise across a range of industries, Gerhard leverages his vast network to realise his clients’ board and executive search goals in Germany and worldwide.
Managing Partner Ulrich Schumann specialises in executive recruiting for the technology sector. A former leader of the Technology Practice, he focuses on new areas within international IT, telecommunications, new media, Internet, software, IoT, analytics and big data. In addition to technology, Ulrich works on board appointments as well as searches in cleantech, consumer, industrial and retail.
Werner Schwab is a seasoned professional with over 25 years’ experience in executive search. He joined Boyden as a Managing Partner in 2004, stepping down in 2020 to serve as a Senior Advisor. In this capacity he provides in-depth expertise drawn from a history of successful placements in a range of industries and roles, including GMs, board directors and executives in specialised functions.
Dr. Rolf Stokburger has a long term track record in executive search, with countless successful appointments and a vast professional network to his credit. Through his extensive international work, he has acquired expertise in a wide range of industries, with particular depth of knowledge in financial services, insurance and professional services, making him a valuable resource.
Robert Winterhalter brings a unique range of international experience across industries, having served both in executive roles with a variety of global organisations as well as Managing Director for medium sized companies. He has in-depth expertise in recruiting leadership talent for executive and board appointments in a range of industries, with particular emphasis on consumer products and retail, as well as technology, industrial and professional services.