Ferdinand Kamenicky
Head of Financial Services

Financial Services

The ISG-sector group – Financial Services has been formed to merge the experience and knowledge that all our ISG-consultants have gained over the past years. This expertise is used to the immediate advantage of our partners, both companies and candidates in this highly challenging sector.

References:

  • Banks – (Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Retail Banking, etc.)
  • Insurance Companies
  • Other Financial Companies & Institutions – (Leasing, Factoring, Asset Management, Trade Finance, Underwriting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Brokerage and Foreign Exchange Services, etc.)
  • Card Business & Payment Services
  • and others

The Financial Services Area is in an ongoing and very challenging restructuring process, which has an enormous impact for the whole finance industry.

ISG – International Service Group – is committed to excellence for its clients and candidates with core services such as: Search & Selection, Training & Development and Outplacement -/Newplacement-/JobCoaching, with a proven record of experience and references.

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Staff

Meet the team behind Financial Services

Ferdinand Kamenicky

Managing Partner

Expertise

Ferdinand Kamenicky started his professional career on a trainee program at Citibank, where he was soon entrusted with management responsibilities as Financial Controller, Senior Branch Operations Officer and Relationship Manager for multi-national corporate customers. Following that he was the Managing Director and Chairman of Citibank in Retail Banking.

In the following challenging years as Project Manager and Senior Director for Sales Strategy at Creditanstalt, he obtained experience in the merging of departments and banks.

As a member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Volksbank Krems-Zwettl AG, he became familiar with the special nature and strengths of regional banks in multi-layered bank structures.

Since 2005 Ferdinand Kamenicky is an independent company consultant, a qualified coach and registered mediator (specialisations: corporate culture, the costs of conflict, generation conflicts etc.) and since the middle of 2011 has been supporting his customers, as an ISG partner, in the following areas:

  • Personnel consulting – Recruiting specialists and executives both nationally and internationally
  • Executive search for sector experts
  • Outplacement/new placement coaching and job application consulting
  • Resolving inner company conflicts/mediation and corporate and conflict culture

Motto: “Clarity before harmony.”

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Eser Celik Ün

Partner

Expertise

After having graduated from the Sankt Georg Austrian High School, Eser studied Economics in the Istanbul University. She obtained her MSc degree in International Banking from Marmara University with a special focus on the establishment of performance management systems in banks.

Eser started her professional career in the first and largest investment and development bank in Turkey. Between 1990 and 1996 she worked as a system development specialist in the Bank’s Renovation Project that aimed the restructuring of the procedures and processes of the Bank, thus enabling the creation of a more efficient Management Information System. In 1996 she was appointed to the Human Resource Management Department. She took part in the transformation of the former “Personnel Department” to a new HR management function with higher responsibilities and a broader vision. Her job involved some reformist actions such as the creation of a new salary and benefits system and the development and implementation of the performance evaluation methodology in the Bank. Eser was appointed as the Managing Director and the Board Member of the Banks Employees’ Assistance and Pension Funds in 2002. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she assumed full responsibility of the operations and activities performed by both Funds.

Eser joined ISG-team in August 2013. Owing to her 22 years of professional experience, she has extensive knowledge in issues concerning Appraisal Techniques, Organizational Transformation, Work Law, Social Security and Health System and Foundations in Turkey.  Her experience contributes to the capacity building in ISG in the following areas:

  • Executive Search
  • Search and Selection
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Restructuring
  • Labor Law
  • Outplacement
  • Talent Management

Motto: “It’s about empathy and joy.”

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Judit Gelencsér

Senior Consultant

Expertise

Judit Gelencsér graduated at ELTE Teachers Training College, Budapest, at the Faculty of English-Russian. In order to gain some business knowledge, she completed her economics studies at the College of Foreign Trade, Budapest.

After spending some time in foreign trade field, she joined an Austrian based consulting company, where she spent 11 years as a Consultant and Senior Consultant.

In October 2010 Judit Gelencsér changed and joined ISG Personalmanagement GmbH as a Senior Consultant, and now she works for a variety of national and international companies in different industries: automotive industry, production firms, energetic market, FMCG, food industry, technical commercial companies, agriculture firms, banks, financial companies, building industry, retail / hipermarket chains.

The main focus of her activities:

Completing search and selection, Executive Search and head-hunting projects Working out Assessment Centres, evaluating, moderating

  • Completing Outplacement projects
  • Career Consultancy

Language knowledge

  • English: advanced level
  • German: communication level
  • Russian: advanced level (passive)
  • Spanish: advanced level (passive)

Motto: “If you can dream it, you can even realize it.”

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Mag. (FH) Birgit Roschitz, MSc

Managing Partner

Expertise

Birgit Roschitz started her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Vienna, auditing international, listed group of companies, additionally with focus on insurance companies. She attended the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt and completed her degree in accounting and auditing, real estate management as well as in organisational development and human resources consultancy with excellence.

Due to her insights gained in different sectors (industry, trade and commerce, services etc.) she enhanced her analytical structure-centered view of things. Furthermore she found her preference in solving the employees’ „troubles of communication“. Following Paul Watzlawick’s motto „you cannot avoid to communicate“ she graduated the study of mediation and conflict-management, is therefore listed at the Austrian ministry of justice and presently publishing her international master-thesis concerning chances of mediation within companies. At the same time she started her own business www.schlicht-roschitz.at

During her maternity break she decided to work part-time for ISG in 2004, primarily to get knowledge of telemarketing and acquisition in addition to her longtime experience in the fields of bank, insurance, tax consultancy, auditing and accounting, controlling, project-management, start-up-consultancy and human resources consultancy. On the basis of her definitive interest in human resources management, her pleasure in contact with clients as well as her above-average personal effort she has been operating as managing partner of ISG with her own team and office in Guntramsdorf (Lower Austria) since 2006.

SHE IS SPECIALISED IN:

  • acquisition and customer care
  • personnel search and selection
  • headhunting
  • outplacement consulting
  • mediation and conflict-management within companies
  • It’s always the person who should be focused!

Motto: Coming together is a beginningKeeping together is progress. Working together is success Henry Ford

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Mag. Sabrina Kriechbaum

Executive Search

Expertise

Sabrina Kriechbaum graduated in Socio-economics at the Vienna University of Economics. The study is a combination of Economics and Sociology with a specialization in Finance, international organization and personnel management. In order to deepen her theoretical knowledge, Sabrina Kriechbaum was employed at Bank Austria, as well as L’Oreal in Human Resources Management. In July 2006, Sabrina Kriechbaum started at ISG Personalmanagement GmbH as a consultant and she now works for a variety of national and international companies in different industries such as financial services, commerce, production etc.

THE MAIN FOCUS OF HER ACTIVITIES IS:

  • Search and selection of specialists
  • Search and selection of executives with a focus on headhunting
  • Design and implementation of recruiting and promotion assessment centers
  • Coaching

Since early 2009, Sabrina Kriechbaum has been an integral part of the executive search team in the direct approach of managers and professionals within the financial services industry and she now holds the position of senior consultant.

Sabrina Kriechbaum supports her customers in the recruitment process for all related positions.
Her motivation is a professional service for both clients and candidates. Her work style is characterized by trust, discretion, flexibility and quality.

Motto: Carpe Diem”

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Mag. Erwin Ortner, MBA

Managing Partner

Expertise

Completed his undergraduate degree in business administration at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz with a focus on marketing and accounting, and his postgraduate education at the LIMAK Linz with an MBA in General Management. He has a total of 26 years of professional experience in technical and management positions in Austrian and international companies in the sectors of financial auditing services, food industry, logistics, and the petroleum industry. Since 2004 he has been a freelance company and personnel consultant, and since 2008 an independent partner and consultant for ISG Personnel Management GmbH.

Erwin Ortner can inform you about the following focuses of his personnel consulting work:

I. SECTORS:

  • Machine and factory construction
  • Electro-technology / electronics, automation, robotics
  • Pharmaceuticals / chemicals / plastics
  • Food industry
  • Building materials industry and trade
  • Logistics
  • Banking and insurance
  • Legal and tax consulting, auditing
  • Research / education / science

II. OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS WITH PROFESSIONALS AND MANAGERS.:

  • TECHNOLOGY (mechanical, electro-technology, automation, mechatronics, process engineering, environmental engineering, quality management, chemistry, renewable energy, production-oriented managers with other educational and training focuses)
  • FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING, CONTROLLING
  • DISTRIBUTION (mainly in the business-to-business technical environment)
  • HR roles with different key tasks and responsibilities
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Peter Pliesovsky

Managing Director

Expertise

Mr. Peter Pliesovsky is a Managing Director and Principal Consultant of ISG spol. s r.o., Slovakia.
He is also a Managing Partner of ISG´s Automotive Sector Group. He has proven success in the search & selection assignments of executive staff and high-profile specialists for leading manufacturers, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automotive sector – with a focus on Central & Eastern Europe.

Mr. Pliesovsky is a senior HR-professional, with more than 20 years of experience in a corporate human resources area (in HR areas including search and selection of employees, their training and development, compensations & benefits policies) and in HR-consulting (executive search, board services, specialists recruitment & various HR-development projects).

His strong business background and profound knowledge of the marketplace in Western Europe, Slovakia and CEE countries make him an experienced professional in cross-regional projects in Europe, conducting numerous successful executive search projects for renowned international companies across sectors in Slovakia an in the CEE region.

Education

  • University of Economics, Bratislava
  • Major: International Business

Languages:

Slovak, English, German, Hungarian, Russian

Motto: „The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strenght, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will“

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Nuray Zipak Vetr

Managing Partner

Expertise

Nuray Zipak Vetr, started to work in her chosen field of the banking sector after her graduation at the administration department of Anatolian University in 1988.

After 3 years, she decided to improve her English and went to England for 2 years. When she was back from England she worked at Evyap A.S. – Ihracat Departmani and then moved to Yasar menkul Kiymetler, grew to higher position in Disbank Menkul Degerler and Expres Menkul Degerler; her last 12 years she worked at Anadolu Yatirim as Coordinater of branches where she got a deep understanding of management and leadership with different people and cultures.

She spend 22 years in her career gaining a lot of professional experience by starting in the Stock Exchange (BIST) environment in several positions starting from dealing and rising up to management; leading, marketing and coordinating branches. During that period she attended seminars and courses to gain certified knowledge on personal development, motivation, organizational behaving, marketing & sales.

She has the certificates from SPK (Capital Markets Board)

  • Capital Market Activities Basic Level Licence
  • Capital Market Activities Advanced Level Licence
  • Derivative Instruments Licence

2013 she is became a valuable member of ISG Personalmanagement and works on national and international projects out of our Istanbul office.

Through her years of service she became a very experienced manager in the finance and banking sector, she has a serving and disciplined attitude towards her work and does everything in a very professional manner to bring the perfect results to our clients.

Nuray holds a degree in economics and lived for several years in England. She speaks Turkish and English and works for the following ISG Business Areas in Turkey:

  • Executive Search
  • Search & Selection
  • Career Counseling

Motto: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
(Colin Powell)

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