Blue Danube is a boutique executive search and organisational development firm with consultants in Vienna and London

We fill the gap between ultra-premium global search firms and sales-driven recruitment groups

Blue Danube offers cutting-edge executive search adapted to our clients’ individual needs and state-of-the-art advice in leadership and organisational development.

We fill the gap between ultra-premium global search firms and sales-driven recruitment groups. 

Our network of consultants apply the rigour of Tier One firms to a relationship-centered and results-based approach.

We deliver outstanding results and exceptional value.

We focus on long-term relationships with a limited number of clients.

In addition to our executive search work, we also collaborate with clients looking to build market intelligence by conducting detailed competitor analyses or market studies  from the point of view of management teams and organisational structures.

Our leadership and organisational development practice includes some of Austria’s leading advisors on organisational development, transformation projects, strategic HR consulting, management assessments, leadership advisory, and coaching.

In our leadership communications work we partner with current and future leaders looking to move their careers and organisations forward by growing their personal communications competencies – in German or in English.

 

MANAGING PARTNER
Executive Search
Vienna

Simon Galbraith has worked at the top end of the executive search business since 2011. In this time has successfully completed several hundred national and ...

PARTNER
Leadership Communications Consulting
Vienna / London

A journalist and leadership communications consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at leading media organisations, Annabel Cole lives and works between ...

SENIOR ADVISOR
Leadership & Organisational Development, Leadership Communications Consulting
Vienna

Sebastian Cody’s leadership advisory work focuses on the interface between management competencies and future strategic development. Sebastian has an ...

Our team

MANAGING PARTNER
Executive Search
Vienna

Stefan Reichelt brings nearly ten years’ experience in strategic executive search. He previously worked at Neumann & Partner and later as a Director for Chicago-...

PARTNER
Executive Search
London

George launched his career in asset management and private banking in London and Luxembourg, first at Robert Fleming / J.P. Morgan, then at Merrill Lynch. He ...

PARTNER
Leadership Development
Vienna

Hélène Cuenod is an executive coach. She specialises in supporting and guiding aspiring and experienced managers in their leadership skills and career ...

Our Latest Thinking

We’re all familiar with the balanced scorecard as a performance management tool used to keep track of strategic or operational activities and their consequences. Warren Buffet looks for three things in managers: integrity, intelligence, and energy—and remarks that the second and third of these will kill you if you don’t have the first.