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 joined Boyden as a Managing Partner, having established a solid track record in recruitment for senior management positions, both in Germany and abroad. He is well-versed in a variety of industries, and focuses on the consumer goods, insurance and technical building equipment sectors, as well as automotive supply and other types of industrial and manufacturing companies.
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.
Richard Fudickar’s career of over 25 years in executive search is distinguished by an extensive roster of successful placements in senior management. His industry expertise is broad and international, and he is highly regarded for his leadership on assignments across all functional roles. Richard also works with companies at various stages of development, from start-ups to multinationals.
Managing Partner Thomas Hainke-Hentschel is a highly experienced international executive search professional. He is an expert in the B2B services sector, with a broad background spanning the real estate, industrial and technology sectors. Thomas is also an outstanding resource for clients in professional services and B2C, including hospitality, travel, food & beverage and consumer products.
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 nearly 25 years’ experience in the executive search industry. He joined Boyden as a Managing Partner in 2004. Having a broad range of expertise, Werner serves clients in various industries, with an emphasis on industrial, automotive and technology. He focuses on general managers, 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.
Andreas Bischoff has been an executive search consultant for more than 20 years. He is a generalist, with competencies across a range of sectors including industrial, manufacturing, consumer goods and healthcare. Andreas works with world-leading groups and mid-sized companies, and has successfully completed many senior-level searches and specialist appointments in Germany and abroad.
Regina Harms is an accomplished search professional with over 20 years’ experience in executive search, a track record of successful placements, and an extensive network. She focuses primarily on leadership roles in the industrial, automation & drives, technology, IT and energy sectors, and is a valuable resource for management and executive-level candidates with highly specialised expertise.
Jutta Menzenbach has nearly two decades of executive search experience. She works with clients in the technology and industrial sectors, with a strong focus on automotive electronics, IT and digitalization. A prolific researcher and thought leader, Jutta has written extensively on innovation and leadership behaviour in disruptive times, adding unique insight to her work in executive recruitment.
Hubert Stampler has led a long and successful career in executive search, both in Germany and abroad. Specialising in the automotive industry, he has worked with some of the most well-known domestic and international companies. Hubert is particularly well-versed at leading and facilitating cross-border searches, giving his clients access to highly qualified candidates at the global level.
Adrian von Dewall specialises in executive and senior management as well as highly specialised professional appointments in healthcare & life sciences and all areas of the industrial sector, including automotive, electronics, technology and consumer goods. He places top candidates in major organisations, public companies and privately owned companies, as well as private equity-backed businesses.
Kathleen Dunton has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, and primarily serves clients in the professional services, industrial and chemical sectors. She has lived and worked in the US, UK and Germany. This gives her a broad perspective, which has proven valuable to international firms, both European and American, seeking to recruit highly qualified executives across borders.
Coming from a substantial background in HR management and corporate recruiting, Ralf Kurschildgen has deep knowledge of people management. He specialises in recruitment for the consumer goods industry, with a focus on clients in FMCG, as well as clients in the insurance sector. Ralf’s own significant management experience in these industries positively supports the entire recruiting process.