Boyden’s business model is not based on a complex shareholder structure or hierarchical organization; instead it is based on a partnership of like-minded entrepreneurs with the single intention of focusing entirely on meeting client needs by offering the most experienced and knowledgeable search professionals. The "global community" we have built, allows all our offices to share global perspectives which are factored into local knowledge.
In Germany, this has been attained through offices distributed throughout the country and the resulting local knowledge that enables us to serve our clients in the best possible way. As the largest office in the Boyden network, Germany fills a critical role in our worldwide network. Our experienced associates cover a wide range of industries and services -- from automotive and engineering to telecommunications and IT, from interim management to board search -- Boyden Germany is both a business leader in its community, and a resource for all Boyden offices.
Lorne Kerr Campbell is an accomplished executive with a long career in financial services. He has an exceptional grasp of the leadership requirements of the industry, and has built organizations from the ground up. As a consultant and certified coach, he is committed to facilitating, building and developing strong teams and contributing to the stability and profitability of client organizations.
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.
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.
Dennis Grabherr is an accomplished executive with decades of leadership experience in general management, as well as in legal and compliance roles for large multinational IT and telecom firms. He is an international leader based in Germany, who has lived, studied, and worked in Colombia, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, United Kingdom and Brazil, giving him a unique perspective that is valuable to clients seeking top executives.
Managing Partner Thomas Hainke-Hentschel is a highly experienced international executive search professional. He is an expert in the B2B services sector and industrial production, with a broad background spanning the real estate and technology sectors. Thomas is also an outstanding resource for clients in life sciences and B2C, including hospitality, food & beverage and consumer products.
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.
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.
Helga has specialized in the manufacturing industry for more than two decades and served as co-leader of our Industrial Manufacturing subsector for four years prior to becoming the global leader of our Industrial practice. Clients in the manufacturing industry, especially metalworking and HVAC-industry, mechanical engineering, automation & robotics, recycling/circular economy and construction supply have benefitted from her in-depth expertise. Helga works closely with mid-sized and large family-owned businesses, as well as diversified multinational industrial conglomerates, contributing significantly to their local and international success.
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.
Jutta Menzenbach is an experienced executive search consultant and trusted advisor. She works with clients in the technology sector with a strong focus on autonomous and connected drive, robotic, smart mobility and services, and AI. A prolific researcher and thought leader, Jutta has written extensively on cutting-edge innovation and leadership in disruptive times, adding unique insight to her work in executive recruitment. She has published numerous articles on this issue and a book on 'Visionary Leadership‘.
Joachim Sauter is a seasoned international executive search and management consultant with over two decades of experience filling leadership roles at well-known companies, mainly in consumer, industrial and automotive. In addition to recruiting talent, he works with boards of directors, management, supervisory and advisory boards to develop and transform organizations and management structures.
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.
Sylke Sergel has long experience in filling top manager positions. As an internationally acting recruiting expert and successful HR leader of various companies in different sectors, she has a strong business focus, comprehensive knowledge of HR topics, cross-industry experience in corporate transformation, developing high performance teams and in shaping a modern and future oriented corporate culture.
Peter Sothmann is a highly experienced international executive search expert. He leads and participates in C-level searches in a range of functions and industries, focusing on consumer, wholesale, retail, healthcare and industrial. He also specialises in entrepreneur succession, where his high level of empathy and entrepreneurial experience help him find top-tier leaders and support their success.
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.
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, eCom and consumer goods. He places top candidates in major organisations, public companies and privately owned companies, as well as private equity-backed businesses.
Robert Winterhalter has been with Boyden Germany since 2014. He has broad and in-depth international experience in various fields, particularly consumer products/FMCG and retail as well as technology, industrial and professional services. He provides advisory services in strategic areas such as ESG and digital transformation in addition to recruiting top talent for key leadership positions.