Meet the team behind Executive Search
Mag. Guido Leissinger
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
After completing his studies at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Guido Leissinger began his professional career in management consultancy. His successful activities included organisational consultancy in many different companies dealing in a variety of commercial fields. Due to his very distinct interest in people, he switched from management to personnel consultancy.
HIS MAIN FOCUS WAS ON
- Search & selection of specialist workforce and executives
- HR development
- Start-up and expansion of companies in Central and Eastern Europe
- Design and implementation of promotion and selection assessment centers
Guido Leissinger founded ISG in 1999 and has since built up the company from zero to more than 500 people in 23 countries.
HIS SUCCESSFUL TASKS INCLUDED
- Personnel consulting
- HR development
His leadership style is characterised by the notion that the human being should always be the central focus of all considerations. ISG’s long-term success can only be achieved through teamwork, mutual respect and understanding as well as constant on-the-job training.
Motto: „Success is not a coincidence“
Olympia Anna Blanck, MA
Senior Consultant/Executive Search & Prokurist
Ms. Blanck studied Economics and Business Psychology with a focus on Human Resource Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt.
She is originally from Bratislava where she gained extensive professional experience within an international working environment.
Her professional career commenced at the Delegation of the European Commission, furthermore she worked in an international marketing agency for cross-border projects and she carried out work for a law consultancy with a focus on Central & Eastern Europe.
Maintaining a consistently high standard of work, enthusiasm and intercultural competence gained through her experience puts Ms. Blanck in the position to be a competent contact partner for national and international clients.
Her areas of expertise:
- Executive Search / Headhunting
- International recruiting with a focus on Austria and Central & Eastern Europe
- Personnel consulting, search & selection of managers- and specialists positions
- Interim management
- Coordination of cross-border projects in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) as well as in CEE region.
- Career consultancy.
Her industry focus:
Industrial sector: automotive, aviation, chemical industry, food processing, packaging industry, energy and construction
Service sector: legal consultancy, tax and audit advisory, marketing and advertising, financial services, tourism and transport
Trade: import, export, retail, wholesale
Motto: „The journey is the destination” (Confucius)
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.”
Executive Search / Managing Partner
Harald Mörtenhummer started his career as a constructor for the Siemens AG. In 1985 he participated in a trade training program (BILLA AG), after which he took over the responsibility for the training of new employees and executives (from apprenticeship to executive management) and established and managed the HR – department.
Subsequently he completed numerous trainings and took on various challenges in marketing as marketing manager (LOWA GmbH), managing director sales (Bauhaus GmbH) and as restructuring manager of several trade organisations. In 2002 different international appointments followed, such as CEO (bauMax AG) or managing director CEE (Praktiker AG), which involved international procurement marketing, category management and logistics assignments. His experience as a supervisory board member in the food- & non-food sector round off his extensive expertise.
Currently he is managing partner at the ISG Executive Search Competence Centre and is looking after clients in the following sectors:
- Board services
- Management- and HR-consulting
- Executive search (head hunting) of industry experts
- Recruitment of management- and other pivotal positions on a national- and international level
- Monitoring of change processes
Executive consultant, interim- & project manager, supervisory board member, managing director of CEE-countries, management board and director of international companies
Praktiker International GmbH, Forstinger GmbH, bauMax AG, MediaMarkt GmbH, LÖWA GmbH, Digital Equipment Corp., BILLA AG, Siemens AG
Dr. Rupert Schmutzer
Executive Search/Managing Partner
Dr. Rupert Schmutzer has more than 10 years of experience as management consultant for business transformation and IT alignment.
While working for top consulting companies (KPMG, Accenture, IBM, act management consulting) serving top clients he achieved proficiency in professional services and gained deep insights into IT business.
With these challenges he was able to collect experiences and knowledge in various fields like strategy, project management, business development, key account management and sales.
Rupert has grown in his professional career into a position as trusted advisor for decision makers. He has always developed and established long-term relationships with clients.
Rupert is your professional contact for quick and reliable staffing of mission critical positions in IT business and professional services.
Motto: „Connect people who make a difference with challenges that matter.“
Executive Search & Managing Partner
During his studies of tourism management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Martin Tamussino started his professional career with Lauda Air in 1986.
After eight years of recruiting and training cabin crews, and having professional and disciplinary responsibility for over 300 flight attendants he changed to CATRO Personalconsulting. Due to his interest and know-how of the service sector he was successful in search and selection of candidates for various management positions.
In his function as Resident Manager and Managing Director for Trade Legality of a ****star hotel in Vienna, he was responsible for the management, the establishment of new business structures, the implementation of innovative business strategies and sales.
After one year abroad in Switzerland, he worked five years in the biggest Austrian Hotel Group as Director of Sales, responsible for the coordination of Sales & Marketing activities with 26 hotels in Austria.
Since 2002 he has been strengthening the ISG team with his dedication to work for people in the service sector. With his enthusiastic style he continuously works for the right solution for his clients in various industries. Due to his commitment he was given power of attorney in 2003.
THE MAIN FOCUS OF HIS ACTIVITIES IS:
- Search and selection of specialists and executives
- Design and implementation of recruiting and promotion assessment centers
- Research and Coaching
- Support of Outplacement projects
His work style is characterized by offering his clients personal commitment, high performance and customer-oriented services.
Motto: „To place trust in oneself and in others“
Senior Research Consultant & Teamlead
Head hunting research – a typical job for students – evolved into more than just a sideline when Claudia Gschiel moved from Vorarlberg to Vienna some 20 years ago.
Concurrent with her studies of English and History to become a teacher, she worked with a renowned Personnel consulting agency in telemarketing and research as early as 1993. Her work proved to be such a success that she was recruited by ISG Personalmanagement in 1999.
From 2000, Claudia Gschiel focused her work at ISG on headhunting research assignments of specialists and executives for various projects in all areas of trade. While closely co-operating with the respective senior advisor, she was able to expand her expert knowledge to a growing number of areas and markets.
Due to growing demand in all fields pertaining to executive search, Claudia Gschiel has headed an efficient and competent research team since 2005 with whom she enthusiastically shares her expert knowledge on a regular basis.
Motto: „Love it, change it or leave it”
Mag. (FH) Elmar Scheuba
Executive Managing Partner & Global Head of Sector Group "Healthworld"
Europe / EMEA, USA & CANADA, CENTRAL- AND SOUTHAMERICA (LATAM), Asia, Middle- & Far East / U.A.E.
Healthcare private equity and venture capital funds in the range of $50M to $500B AUM / Global Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices/Diagnostics, Innovation & Digital Health Transformation / Healthcare Private Equity and Venture Capital backed companies / Privately and public held firms (for-profit) in the range of $10M to $500B / Start-up, Spin Offs, small-, mid- and large-size enterprises, turn-around operations / Multinational Blue chip organizations.
C-Suite & Board Level Search / Board-Level and CEO appointments / Senior Vice President and VP roles / General Management appointments / Senior Directors & Directors / Middle Management Appointments / Engineers / Scientists / Specialists
HEALTH CARE / MEDICAL DEVICES / PHARMA & GENERICS / BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES / MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS / MEDICAL CAPITAL EQUIPMENT / CONSUMER HEALTHCARE / CLINICAL NUTRITION / HEALTH CARE-IT, MEDICAL- & BIO-INFORMATICS / HOSPITALS & SENIOR RESIDENCES / HEALTH INSURANCE / MEDICAL CONSULTING / CHEMICALS / COSMETICS / MEDICAL ADVERTISING INDUSTRY, MEDICAL TOURISM & SPA.
Commercial Marketing & Sales | Business Development / Health Economics & Market Access | Pricing & Reimbursement / Regulatory Affairs | Quality Management & Safety / Hospital Administration & Management / Medical Assignments / Scientific Research (Biotechnological & Pharmaceutical) / Preclinical & Clinical Development / Medical Manufacturing | Production, Prototyping & OEM / Bioprocessing | Pharmaceutical Engineering & Packaging / Health Care IT Management | Medical- & Bio-Informatics
Mr. Scheuba shows an excellent and unique knowledge of international medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotech and health care markets in general. From his university background perspective, Elmar Scheuba is an international health economist and graduate of “health care management” master studies at International Management Center Krems (IMC) / Austria with the focus on international pharmaceutical management, international hospital management and international health care consulting.
Mr. Scheuba possesses over 20 years of professional work experience during which he has had the opportunity to gain substantial financial health care experience as a global buy side equity analyst for an exclusive health care investment-boutique in Switzerland, where he was responsible for worldwide medical services research (hospitals, distributors, HMO’s, health care IT). During his several professional assignments he could also gain valuable experience in the endovascular medical devices industry at Medtronic Corporation and received an extensive insight in Novartis pharmaceutical Drug Regulatory Affairs (DRA) business. Apart from that, he was later performing as an international product manager for a leading European supplier of consumer medical products and could further contribute to Deloitte’s Life Science consulting business in Zurich where his profound industry expertise and personal dedication made him a valuable asset as a global subject matter expert for topics associated with medical devices, life science, pharma and health care providers.
Prior to setting up his own global recruiting and executive search company Mr. Scheuba was able to successfully build up his strong personal competence in health care recruiting and executive search by performing as a European senior business manager for medical devices and pharma on board of two globally renowned major executive search companies, located in Germany and the UK respectively.
Elmar Scheuba represents a high caliber manager and visionary leader in the following sub-industrial and functional executive search segments:
- Medical Devices, Surgical & Implantology
- Pharma and Generics
- Biotechnology, Cell Biology & Life Sciences
- Medical Capital Equipment & Imaging Technology
- Medical Diagnostics, Laboratory & Testing
- Health Care IT, Digital Health & Medical Informatics
- Dental Medicine & Orthodontology
- Medical Rehabilitation and Robotics
- Hospitals and Senior Residences
- Consumer Healthcare
- Animal Health and Veterinery Medicine
- Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Food & Dietary Products
- Health Insurance & Health Care Finance
- Chemicals, Fine Chemicals & Specialty Chemicals
- Cosmetics, Perfumes & FMCG
- Medical Automation, General Engineering & OEM
- Micro & Nanotechnology, Material Sciences
- Sports Medicine & Fitness
- Health Care Consulting Industry
- Health Insurance & Health Care Finance
- Medical Communications & Advertising Industry
- Health Tourism, Spa & Medical Travel
- Alternative Medicine, Beauty & Well-Being
- International Aid & Non-Profit Organizations
- Medical Professionals
- Commercial Marketing & Sales | Business Development
- Regulatory, Quality & Safety
- Market Research & Business Intelligence | Medical Education
- Scientific Advisory & Medical Education
- Health Economics & Market Access | Pricing & Reimbursement
- Scientific Research (Biotech & Pharma)
- Clinical Discovery & Development
- Medical Manufacturing, Production & Prototyping
- Bioprocessing | Pharmaceutical Engineering & Packaging
- Environmental Health and Safety | Occupational Medicine
- Hospital Administration & -Management
- Health Care IT Management & Informatics
- Medical Controlling & DRG Management
- Health Consulting & Health Advisory
- Medical Communications, PR & Advertising
- Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing
- Controlling & Finance
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Human Resources & Legal
- Medical Assignments
Representative Search Projects
Mag. Martina Petzl
Martina Petzl began her professional career after her studies of business management at the University of Graz. After a two-year stint with a marketing agency for tourism in Graz, she began working in the HRM department of the Bundesrechnungszentrum GmbH. Her scope of duties included personnel development, recruiting and personnel marketing as well as media and public relations on the job market.
Furthermore, she was entrusted with designing and implementing various projects for the management board (e.g. HR and FM benchmarks, potential and employee satisfaction analyses, affirmative action plans, re-employment strategies after (maternal) leave, development of workforce compensation plans, re-organisation of personnel administration to SAP).
Before venturing into freelance personnel consultancy, Martina Petzl worked at ORF, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, on a comprehensive redesign of ORF’s HR management focusing on the development of “ORF-Recruiting” as the main service entity within the media enterprise.
Due to her highly developed analytical abilities Martina Petzl can quickly master the most difficult problems and situations and conceive the suitable solutions. Her strengths also include a high sense of responsibility, cost and budget consciousness as well as relevant in-depth knowledge and dedication.
CORE CONSULTING ACTIVITIES:
- personnel development, personnel marketing as well as extensive support to businesses in all matters arising from personnel consulting.
- Analysis of principal tasks and professional and general requirements of a position
- Advertisement and data base research
- Structured interviews
- Research and direct approach
- Selection assessment centers
- Presentation of applicants and decision processes
- Implementation of employee appraisal interview techniques
- Development centers
- Design of applicant’s communication
- Design of advertisements
In the course of a seminar on advertising and sales at Vienna University of Economics, Martina Petzl was able to delve into issues dealing with personnel marketing, corporate culture, corporate identity and design as well as with media and public relations.
Martina Petzl has been a member of ISG since 2002. Due to her personal background in the city of Graz, her main geographical focus is southern Austria therefore offering services to the Styrian business community (computer and IT technologies, pharmaceutical enterprises as well as marketing firms and media).
Motto: „A problem is half solved if it is clearly stated.”
Marisa Otto, BA LLB.oec
Marisa Otto studied law, economics and sociology at the University of Salzburg. There she specialized in the areas of strategic management and personnel.
After graduating, she began as a trainee in the ISG Executive Search team, which she has supported as a consultant in the search and selection of qualified candidates since 2013.
- Consulting national and international clients about search strategies
- Text formulation and layout of job advertisements
- Research | Executive Search
- Personnel search and Selection
- Carrying out candidate interviews
Motto: “Paths are made by walking them.” Franz Kafka
Mag. Sabrina Kriechbaum
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
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”
Dr. Richard Rudolf
Executive Managing Partner & Head of Industry Sector Group
After receiving a MSc degree in Atmospheric Science and a PhD degree in Experimental Physics from the University of Vienna, Mr. Rudolf joined the Austrian based Stölzle Group, one of the major European manufacturers of primary glass packaging for the pharmaceutical industry.
During the first years at the Stölzle Group Mr. Rudolf managed the business unit Medical, a profit center and commerce business serving universities, hospitals and drug stores with laboratory equipment and specific small scale packaging solutions.
After intermediate career steps as Sales Director Austria & Switzerland and Director of Business Unit Pharma & Medical he finally took over full P&L responsibility as CSO of Business Unit Healthcare & Consumer, covering global sales of Pharma and Consumer packaging containers and solutions to international pharmaceutical accounts in EMEA, CIS, North-America, South-America and APAC.
Having been member of the Executive Director Steering Team of Stölzle Group and member of the board of Stölzle Russia during a substantial period, Mr. Rudolf joined in 2014 Nipro Europe, an essential part of Nipro Corporation based in Japan. In his function as Business Unit Director he steered and organized sales of pharmaceutical primary packaging containers and prefilled syringes made from tubular glass within EMEA.
Combining his passion for the healthcare industry with his long-lasting and thorough senior managerial experience, Mr. Rudolf decided in 2016 to join ISG Healthworld as Global Managing Partner.
MAIN FOCUS & PERSONAL SKILLS
- Executive Search & Selection
- New Client & Candidate Acquisition on Global Level
- Recruitment of Professionals, Senior- & C-Level Managers
- Robust Network within the Pharmaceutical Industry & Market
- Professional, efficient & effective Cooperation with Clients and Candidates
- Entrepreneurial Spirit | Passionate & Committed | Well-Organized
- Wide Angel Business View | Analytic Best-In-Class Approach
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.
- University of Economics, Bratislava
- Major: International Business
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“
Gabriele Wachter began her professional career at Austria’s leading bank where she successfully worked as a credit advisor for a number of years before being promoted to senior consultant for commercial clients.
During maternity leave, Gabriele Wachter graduated in economic sciences from the Open University in Hagen, Germany, focusing on HR, industrial and organisational psychology as well as financial management. In the course of her studies she specialised in personnel and organisational development, her main topic being questions arising from change management processes and the resulting resistance as well as the development of criteria for furthering their acceptance.
Since mid-2000 Gabriele Wachter supports ISG’s team as a management consultant for Eastern Austria based in St. Poelten, Lower Austria. A growing number of customers from all areas of business ranging from the industrial to the service sector as well as non-profit organisations and commercial clients value her dedication, competence, power in implementation and pronounced empathy towards people.is not an empty phrase but a personal and professional imperative to her in daily business.
GABRIELE WACHTER COMPETENTLY COVERS ALL AREAS OF PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY INCLUDING:
- Search and selection of specialists and executives
- Personnel development
- Design and implementation of executive search projects
- Design and performance of assessment centers
- Conception and implemenation of outplacements
- Consultancy and audit on family & career
Motto: „Customers are entitled to the highest lasting quality.“
Mag. (FH) Birgit Roschitz, MSc
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
- outplacement consulting
- mediation and conflict-management within companies
- It’s always the person who should be focused!
Motto: „Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success“ Henry Ford
Efsane joined ISG as an Executive Consultant to cover banking and financial services industries and related consultancy businesses. She also covers finance, sales and marketing related positions and C- level suites in real sector companies; mainly in IT, retail, and fmcg, pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare.
Being a highly experienced professional in banking industry, she has extensive experience in commercial, corporate, retail and consumer segments both in business and risk areas in various positions as well as experience in both local and global organizations.
Before joining ISG team, in her last role as an Assistant General Manager, she led Commercial Banking in Citibank Turkey between January 2010 – June 2014 .She had successfully reengineered initially the middle market and then the whole business; right sized the organizational structure and turnaround the profitability of business under very challenging internal and global environment. Heavily engaged in optimization of the business. Due to efforts taken, the business showed significant growth and profitability under her leadership.
Prior to this role, during acquisition of Yapı Kredi Bankası- the 4th largest private bank in the country by Kocbank (a partnership of Unicredit and Koc Group ); executed merger of the two banks’ Corporate Centers successfully and acted as the business manager of the bank’s largest and most profitable Corporate Center. During her role as Corporate and Commercial Vice President as well as at different managerial roles in her career, she implemented many startups, change management, right sizing and downsizing strategies related to operations, processes and engaged in various areas of people management issues like recruitment, performance management, assessment, talent-development, training, organizational structures and worked on developing common culture amongst the staff.
Efsane is a dynamic and goal oriented person, passionate sales, marketing and services manager with a record of proven achievements. She is a very experienced risk manager with a balanced approach to risk taking. She is strong in building successful and efficient teams, drives the sales and marketing of different products in the most competitive markets, manages complex deals, relationships and risk successfully. She is the resourceful leader with significant senior management experience in multi-cultural environments. She is a leadership and team coach who dedicated her insight and experience to help people and organizations to change in a better way and reach their potential.
- Executive Search and Head Hunting
- Organizational Development and Change Management
- Training and Development
- Talent Management
- Leadership, Sales, Teams and Specials
Motto: “Prepare now, when opportunity arises it is too late”
Eser Celik Ün
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
- Labor Law
- Talent Management
Motto: “It’s about empathy and joy.”
Nazan Kalelioğlu graduated from T.E.D. Ankara College and Hacettepe University with a B.Sc degree in Economics.
Within her work experience over 25 years she mainly focused on:
- Management of Foreign Trade
- Material Management
- Logistics Management
- Project Management
- Government Relation
- New Business Development
- EU Affairs
She has extensive experience in the automotive industry, logistics sector and foreign trade. She worked for an international major automotive corporation for over 10 years with various managerial responsibilities in the areas mentioned above reporting to the General Manager. Miss Nazan has been rewarded with the ‘’ General Manager Recogniton Award’’ for a Logistics study.
In addition to her functional responsibilities, she took part in local and international projects of the company which she enjoyed very much. Between the years 2002-2009 she worked as the Agean Region and Special Projects Manager of a well-known logistics company and later as the Operations Manager of an international natural-stone exporter.
In September 2013 she joined ISG-team. Believing that ‘’human’’ is the most valuable asset of a company, she contributes in:
- Executive Search
- Search and Selection
- Executive Coaching
- Project Management
Motto : ‘’Imagination is more important than knowledge’’
‘’For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.’’ Albert Einstein.
Nuray Zipak Vetr
Nuray has an economic degree and worked initially 2 years for a corporate company as export manager. After that, she moved for many years to private banks, to support their stock exchange department, where she became the country operation manager for all branches in Turkey.
Nuray is a lifelong learner and attends continuously 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 License, -Advanced Level License and Derivative Instruments License just to mention a few.
Since 2013, she is a valuable member of ISG Personalmanagement and conducts national and international executive search projects and is a member of our finance and consultancy practice group.
Nuray coordinates our Turkish subsidiary as a General Manager, speaks Turkish and English and focuses on:
- 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.
Selma Demir Tekinalp
Partner & Head of Training & Development
Selma Demir Tekinalp studied psychology at Boğaziçi University and then, completed business administration program in İstanbul University.
In 1989, she started her career at Çukurova Group, the third biggest group with its 89 companies in Turkey; she was responsible from the training activities and the corporate communication activities at group level until 1996.
Then, she worked for Akçansa Cement company, a joint venture of Heidelberger Cement and Sabancı Holding, as the Human Resources Manager for four years during its merger process.
Between 2000 ve 2007, she worked for Antalya Airport Operator, owned by Fraport AG, as HR and Organizational Development Director, responsible for the functions of human resources, total quality, corporate communications and medical services. By start of new operation period in 2007, she continued to work as HR and Organizational Development Director for the new operator of Antalya Airport – ICF Airports – which is a joint venture of Fraport AG and IC Group, until the end of 2012.
During her 25 years of substantial experience in multi-national companies in service, industry, trade sectors; she carried out change management projects such as mergers, reorganization, insourcing, outsoursing, close down & start-up. She, also, designed tailor-made HR systems, corporate culture programs, employee engagement & motivation programs, assesment centers and training & development programs.
She joined to rapidly growing ISG team in 2013 and provides services in her expertise areas :
- Change Management
- Corporate Culture
- Employee Engagement & Motivation
- Training & Development
- Search & Selection
Motto: “Lifetime learning and development…”
DI Liljana Kainz
Liljana Kainz is Country Manager of ISG North Macedonia.
She holds a master degree of science in technical chemistry engineering, polymer technology and over 20 years of experience with international companies as Sales Executive, Business Developer and Executive Management.
Liljana recruits across all management disciplines providing clients with tailored search profiles, advertised selection and recruitment support as well as assessment solutions across all sectors of the economy in Macedonia. Furthermore she can offer tailored outplacement support adjusted to the individual needs of employees.
ISG Macedonia operates in Macedonian, English, German, Croatian, Bulgarian, and Serbian.
EXPERTISE Oliver Menke
During his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, in the field of “Structural Engineering”, Oliver Menke already founded his first own company and gained experience throughout Europe in the fields of film/television, studio/stage construction, trade fairs, sports events and construction. Later he completed his Bachelor Professional in Event Management and Master Professional Business Administration with a focus on personnel management.
After successfully selling his business, Oliver Menke started his 2nd career as an assistant of Management, in a leading European FMCG, electronic and IT retail group. Due to his specific know-how and his strong sales orientation, he became department manager after a short time and built up and developed large-volume, highly profitable business areas. The focus was on the fields of activity:
- Financial services (loans and insurance)
- New media (online photo business and development of in-store TV stations)
- Innovation and knowledge management
- Cooperation with franchise partners at home and abroad
From 2011, Mr. Menke deepened his knowledge in a leading management consultancy, with responsibilities in organizational consulting, IT, sales, marketing and controlling, among others with well-known DAX corporations. Due to his distinct talent to quickly grasp and advance new business areas, he moved to the area of major customer business, the insurance division of a major European bank.
Due to his strong interest in technology and customer behaviour, Oliver Menke took over the responsibility for the management of a leading European e-commerce company in 2016, where he was mainly confronted with the following activities:
- Restructuring, Branding & Sales
- Human Resources Development
- Expansion and integration of the top 5 online platforms
- Increasing customer satisfaction and profitability
Due to his extensive experience and commitment to entrepreneurship, Oliver Menke founded a digital agency as a co-founder in 2019 and as CEO was responsible for building up the German division of a leading IT personnel service provider, with a focus on
- Business development and branding
- Finance and tax
- Recruiting, personnel placement (ANÜ) and consulting
- Assessment centre, personnel development and training
His management style is characterized by implementation and clear decision-making. He empowers people and provides them with the necessary tools to take responsibility in a team and to grow with their tasks.
He creates a corporate culture of mutual respect and measurable results. Lifelong learning beyond the apprenticeship is part of his conviction. That is why Oliver Menke is currently working on coding in his spare time and is a student in – The Power MBA – Program.
He lives in North-Rine-Westfalia. There he is a family man and enthusiastic sportsman.
Motto: “Leadership by example, give orientation and be appreciative.“
Michael Zirbes is Managing Partner at ISG Personalmanagement Deutschland GmbH in Osnabrück/Münster, Germany. He is your nationwide contact for search and recruitment of executives and top specialists for your key position with a strong focus on the needs and requirements of medium-sized companies.
For more than seven years, Michael Zirbes has been working successfully as a consultant in Executive Search and Recruiting. His market and industry competencies focus particularly on the industrial segments of mechanical engineering, metal processing, electrical engineering/electronics/building services, building and construction as well as retail and consumer goods.
His main focus is:
- Executive & professional search
- Search & selection of specialists and executives
- Main sectors of industry, building & construction, commerce & consumer
- Function focus on technology & digitalization, production, sales & marketing, human resources
Before his career in the Executive Search started, Michael Zirbes held leading positions in human resources management for more than 20 years, including functions as Head of HR, Division Manager of Human Resources and member of the executive board as well as Director of Corporate HR. His management and industry experience ranges from the steel industry and materials trading (ThyssenKrupp) to medium-sized manufacturing companies (engine construction) up to large retail companies (Ihr Platz drugstores, Fressnapf/MaxiZoo pet food).
Due to many years of management and consulting experience, he is focused on understanding the particular requirements of medium-sized family business as well as the complexity of globally operating group companies and implementing them professionally in the search and selection of right candidates with the best „cultural fit”.
Michael Zirbes is a trained teacher at secondary school and holds a degree as a business economist. In addition to his diverse professional activities, he is interested in history, literature and art. He finds a sporty balance through alpine hiking and fitness training.
Motto: “It is not that we do not have a lot of time, but rather that we have a lot of time that we do not use.” (Seneca)