Departer DACH -
global Executive Search with German roots

As a leading German Executive Search consultancy, our roots run deep in the DACH region. Our expertise guarantees medium-sized and traditional family businesses access to leaders who suite your organization personally, professionally and culturally.

Our core competence in DACH:

Our experienced consulting team and extensive network makes us the ideal partner when it comes to successfully filling key positions in the DACH region.

Market Expertise: Deep understanding of the structures, mentalities and challenges of the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Management positions for PE portfolio companies

Expertise in restructuring and succession planning

Building high-performance leadership teams nationally and internationally

Executives and leaders for family businesses

Arriver concept - international returnees: We enable German-speaking executives worldwide to realise a professional return to Germany.

Your partner for tailored placements at medium-sized companies:

Our extensive market knowledge of classic mid-sized sector and family businesses ensures that the candidates we propose not only have the necessary expertise but also fit your company culture.

Private equity recruitment (PE) with Departer – precision and success:

We understand the specific requirements and challenges for both PE companies and their portfolios. Our PE candidates bring experience in M&A integration projects, high social competence and a practical hands-on mentality. Whether addressing the needs of a PE investor or filling key positions in your portfolio companies, Departer, provides access to a broad network of top executives and unparalleled industry expertise.

How we find your leadership talents:

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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 DACH
to international

Our concept for sustainable placement success - from DACH to shared global markets.

Global reach with local expertise: Our unique concept combines the strength of local expertise in the DACH region with extensive international presence.

Your personal expert: A senior consultant, who understands your corporate culture and requirements precisely, will assist in filling leadership positions in the DACH region.

Departer's international strategy: Your consultant in the DACH region is not just a trusted partner, they also forge connections to global executives. They also:

  • Coordinate with our internationally based, German-speaking consultants

  • Recruit in international markets such as MEAI, ASIA and ANZ

  • Employ efficient processes with a dedicated contact in global recruiting

  • Provide access to a multinational talent pool


DACH - local expertise with a global network as a unique HR solution

Our DACH recruiting circle offers a comprehensive solution for talent acquisition in the DACH region. Our expertise ranges from consulting in the DACH region to international recruitment and the identification of German-speaking and multinational candidates from the global talent pool. Your personal contact guides you through this unique cycle to ensure that your requirements and expectations are precisely met.


Consulting team with in-depth expertise for the DACH region

Our expertise is based on years of experience and a deep understanding of the structures and challenges of the markets in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Our highly specialized consulting team and a globally oriented network makes us the ideal partner for the successful placement of key positions in the DACH region.

Your guarantee for outstanding Executive Search in the DACH region

Departer has established itself as a reliable partner in Executive Search in the DACH region by successfully filling leadership and C-suite positions including CEO, CFO and other management positions. Our extensive experience and a firm understanding of leadership and C-level recruitment has earned the trust of reputable companies and institutions.

We have realized an impressive number of placements in key positions in the DACH region. Our references reflect our ability to create the perfect connection between qualified executives and the right companies.

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Schedule a non-binding consultation with our market expert for HR projects in DACH.

Sabine Higgen

Managing Partner DACH

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Deutschland GmbH

Hohe Bleichen
820354 Hamburg

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