Our Industries

Banking & FS

Already in the midst of massive technological, regulatory and cultural changes, the financial services sector is additionally dealing with political events such as Brexit. Rapid upscaling in IT and ambitious digitalization are accompanied by drastic reductions in bricks-and-mortar operations. We bring deep experience in retail banking, private banking, or wholesale banking, at a national or regional level, including in roles relating to operations and banking IT, including both run- and change-programs, as well as risk, finance, legal and HR. We also possess a deep network among management consultants specialized in working with the FS industry. 

Industrial

Whether large corporates or regional mid-caps, industrial players form part of the bedrock of the societies and economies of the German-speaking countries and are a key part of the UK economy. We bring experience working with Austrian and German industrial groups from across a range of sub-industries, especially packaging and paper, automotive and chemicals, as well as specialized niches such as carbon black.

Media

The media industry has been in the midst of a paradigm shift for a number of years. Subscriber numbers are stagnating, and business models that have long provided stable revenues are fading. Digital strategies are being developed and tested, but ultimately still depend on acceptance and adoption by the market. Multi-dimensional brand worlds that focus on developing user communities are being built to replace one-dimensional media brands. We know the media industry and the world of journalism from the inside and have an extensive network in the German-speaking countries and the UK. 

Healthcare & Life Sciences

A burgeoning sector in the Western world, the healthcare ecosystem is a space in which our team brings deep experience, gathered over many years. Whether a hospital director in Europe or the Middle East, a quality assurance manager in an aged-care group, or classical pharmaceuticals roles, whether market-facing or in production or R&D, we execute searches in these area with speed and precision. 

Consulting & Professional Services

We bring extensive experience collaborating with consulting firms looking to attract a high-potential consultant or partner from a competitor, or a leading figure from industry, and with industry-players looking to recruit management consultants for mission-critical in-house roles. In the latter case, we are very familiar with the specific challenges associated with transitioning a consultant into her or his first industry role. 

Real Estate & Construction

Within the vast ecosystem of real estate and construction we bring experience recruiting asset managers in Austria and CEE, construction and project directors, as well as key central functions such as finance, HR, sales and legal. We also bring experience recruiting for developers as well as in niche topics such as real estate-backed distressed assets and the NPL business.

Not-for-Profit

We are passionate about working with local and international not-for-profit organisations, which are key players in the creation of a flourishing and equitable civil society. Among other things, we bring experience recruiting senior managers for international postings within development charities, or central roles in e.g. finance, HR or legal at headquarters in Western Europe. We appreciate that such searches require an especially high sensibility to cultural fit, motivation, and value alignment.

Technology & Communications

Our team possesses years of experience recruiting for tech businesses, including for telcos in the DACH region and for consulting firms with a technology focus and. In the tech and IT markets, the war for talent is keenly felt. And while the boom years in the telco business in CEE have now given way to highly competitive, liberalised markets in which innovation takes place against a backdrop of dwindling margins, and in which incumbents and global players compete for market share with low-budget virtual operators, finding the best talent is a critical strategic success factor.

Wine Business & Forestry

We are the go-to address for executive search mandates in the Austrian wine business. We also bring experience hiring for and from South Tirol, and we have a broad network in the German wine industry. Whether a general manager, a marketing director, or a winemaker specialized in bio-dynamic production methods, our insights and network guarantee an optimal vintage for searches in this space. We also bring experience in the forestry sector, including but not limited to the paper and cardboard businesses.