Top 5 Headhunters in Switzerland
Although Switzerland is a small market it is home of large international corporations and has an interesting mix of industries and companies. The best headhunters according to our latest poll are the following:
#5 Oliver Berger from Witena
Aged 43, Oliver is a relatively young headhunter. However, with long-term experience in the industry, ranging from international boutique search firms to Korn Ferry he is not a greenhorn. He pushed unknown Witena to new hights and convinces with his attitude, new leadership thinking and experience. Although his focus is on financial services, he is also very active on the non-executive level. Certainly someone you should have on your list for the future.
#4 Guido Schilling from schilling partners
Although Guido handed over the majority of his firm to his successors Malte Mueller and Gilgian Eisenreich, he is still very active and especially well-connected in the public sector.
#3 Armin Meier from Boyden
Armin runs international search boutique boyden in Switzerland. He is active across various industries and family owned businesses. Recently former AMAG CEO Morten Hanesbo bought an equity stake in the company but Armin is still the leader and the boutique belongs to the top addresses in Switzerland.
#2 Matthias Oberholzer from Russell Reynolds
Under Matthias' aegis Russell Reynolds flourishes. Even though Matthias didn't get the top job as CEO of Russell Reynolds, he and his team is still very active in Switzerland especially in Financial Services. Among the large SHREK firms, Russell is the more active and down to earth address in comparison with local hero Egon Zehnder that fell out of our ranking this year.
#1 Bjoern Johansson from Dr. Bjoern Johansson Associates
Although Bjoern turned 75 last year, he is still called the doyen of Swiss executive search. Many of the largest firms in Switzerland trust his expertise and he had another great year with placements on the Group Executive Committee and also forming the non executive board of new joiners of the stock exchange.