Executive Search solutions for DACH companies across four continents

Fill positions in corporate headquarters and international subsidiaries.

Departer is a leading German Executive Search consultancy specializing in filling international leadership positions in DACH middle-market companies and private equity portfolio firms in the DACH, MEAI, ASIA and ANZ regions.

Connecting global leadership talent with your business vision

Our vision is to connect individual career paths with entrepreneurial challenges and foster sustainable partnerships. We support your long-term corporate goals by operating across borders and employing agile recruiting methods to quickly access suitable candidates.

Executive Search Solutions

Every mandate is a mission: Guiding long-term success in the DACH, MEAI, ASIA and ANZ markets.

Executive Search

Executive Search for C-level positions, executive boards and management teams, nationally and internationally.

Departer offers top-tier Executive Search. We approach candidates directly and prioritize transparent recruitment processes. We ensure an efficient handling of search mandates with state-of-the-art technology and customized selection methods. Our feedback culture and regular communication foster long-term client partnerships and provide dedicated candidate care. Confidentiality and discretion are always at the core of our actions.

Executive assessment:
Potential analysis and profile matching

Making the right choice with the TMS profile

In the process of identifying and selecting top-tier executives, we extend our approach beyond personal interviews and references with an optional executive assessment using the TMS profile. Developed by distinguished British organizational psychologists Charles Margerison and Dick McCann in the 1980s, the internationally recognized TMS profile provides valuable insight into role compatibility, team development and cultural alignment - essential factors for the long-term placement success. We use the TMS profile as a scientifically substantiated decision-making tool in our Executive Search and leadership advisory services. It enables us to make informed choices when appointing the ideal individuals to fill challenging management positions.

Interim to permanent recruiting

Smooth transition

Departer provides interim candidates to ensure uninterrupted business operations during transitional phases. This minimizes disruptions and potential revenue loss. Our expertise in interim to permanent recruiting provides not only temporary solutions but also facilitates the seamless transition towards the ideal permanent placement. Our experienced consultants adeptly guide you through this process.


Onboarding excellence for a smooth start

At Departer, our commitment does not end with signing the contract. A well-structured onboarding process is crucial for the sustained success of the placement. This is why we accompany the integration of the executive we have placed. We develop an onboarding roadmap in close collaboration with you to ensure the new executive is thoroughly prepared. Regular check-ins guarantee swift acclimatization and the fulfillment of expectations. Experience top-tier onboarding management with Departer:

Enthusiastic clients:
Your fulfilment is our pride

Long-term partnerships are built on trust and success. As an established recruitment consultancy, we maintain global connections with key institutions at our locations worldwide. This close co-operation opens up attractive opportunities for our clients in international recruitment.

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How we work

Departer proactively identifies and engages with candidates on your behalf and represents your employer brand globally. We streamline the process by offering a centralized point of contact for all your search mandates and utilize state-of-the-art data analytics tools.

Ambassador Network

Our Departer ambassador community provides access to top candidates at a global level with trusted and collaborative partnerships.

International Executive
Search, German quality

We identify and attract candidates who suit your organization personally, professionally, and culturally at a national and international level. A dedicated point of contact manages all your search mandates and connects you with our team of German-speaking experts in the specified regions.

Kontakt mit Departer
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Connect with Departer's market experts for your desired region.
Needs Analysis
Conduct a personalized assessment of your unique leadership requirements and gain a comprehensive understanding of our Executive Search process.
Market Expert Consultation
Gain invaluable insight into the executive landscape of your chosen region.
Job Profile Development
Create bespoke job profiles tailored to facilitate a precise and effective direct search for high-caliber leaders.
Candidate Search
Use Departer's expansive networks for agile Executive Search strategies backed by a wealth of resources to pinpoint leadership candidates that perfectly suit your company‘s needs.
Candidate Outreach
Directly engage with both active and passive candidates, evaluate their suitability for the role thoroughly, and draw up a comprehensive long list.
Candidate Evaluation
Conduct a detailed analysis of candidates in relation to your ideal profile. Initiate preliminary interviews with phone, video or in-person interactions. We can also carry out an optional comprehensive candidate assessment.
Candidate Selection
Present a carefully complied shortlist of top-tier candidates chosen for their exceptional qualifications.
Kunden Interview
Client Interviews
We facilitate and coordinate effective interviews with your chosen candidates.
Reference checks
We can also conduct thorough reference checks to validate the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
Contract negotiations
Experienced support during contract negotiations ensures a mutually beneficial agreement is reached.
We oversee a smooth onboarding process, gather customer feedback and consistently refine our methods to deliver the highest quality service.

Departer Engagement Hub:
a real-time dashboard for your global
Executive Search projects

Welcome to the Departer Engagement Hub, an innovative digital platform designed to streamline the management of your global Executive Search projects. This integrated solution promotes smooth collaboration among candidates, clients and Departer at a centralized location.

Strategic Executive Search for global markets -
find your growth region across four continents

Unlock global leadership excellence. Our expert team strategically operates in the dynamic regions of DACH, MEAI, ASIA and ANZ. Our firm local footing allows us to grasp the unique challenges in each area. We attract leaders to successfully bring our clients' international visions to life by integrating the business strategies of DACH enterprises with global demands. In-depth market expertise and expansive networks make Departer the first choice choice for HR decision-makers.



China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia

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China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia

Case Studies

Discover our case studies spotlighting successful placements of top-tier executives across diverse global markets. Whether you're seeking a dynamic CEO in Malaysia, a strategic Managing Director in Saudi Arabia, a visionary CFO in Australia or any other high-profile executive, allow our case studies, testimonials and success stories to underscore our excellence in Executive Search.

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