Executive Search Switzerland


The executive search market in Switzerland is dominated by the well-known international brands who have their branches mainly in Zurich and Geneva:


Egon Zehnder International


Heidrick & Struggles

Leathwaite International

Spencer Stuart

Russell Reynolds



Besides that there are a couple of local firms with strong contacts to senior executives within Swiss companies:


Guido Schilling AG

Dr. Björn Johannson Associates

Thomas A. Biland

Novakovic & Partner AG

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Some local firms are focused on contingency searches but also offer exclusive assignments to companies:


Jörg Lienert

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Wilhelm Kaderselektion

Humanis AG

Level Consulting AG

Revival Group



Most researches use Linkedin or the phone to get in touch with candidates. The network Xing.com is also well known in Switzerland and it's worth to have a profile there as well.