Germany

ISG Weiden
Stadtmühlweg 8
D-92660 Neustadt/WN
ISG Ulm / Neu-Ulm
Bethunestrasse 34
D-88471 Laupheim
ISG Rostock / Stralsund
Heinrich-Mann-Straße 11
D-18435 Stralsund
ISG Fulda / Kassel
Eubestraße 3
D-36100 Petersberg
ISG Düsseldorf / Dortmund
Wolfstr. 8a
D-42855 Remscheid,
ISG Bremen
Nordhornsberg 86
D-28832 Achim bei Bremen
ISG Munich
Radlkoferstraße 2
D - 81373 Munich

Welcome

Our consultants support you throughout Germany. Our staff has well-founded, extensive, and diverse know-how in virtually all industries and occupations, as well as many years of experience. As a full-service provider in all personnel matters, we offer services in the areas of executive search, personnel consulting, personnel development, potential analysis, outplacement and temporary work.

Team

Rainer Meeh

Managing Partner

Expertise

Rainer Meeh is your primary contact person and consultant in the region of Würzburg (Northern Bavaria).

After completing his studies in business management at the university in Würzburg with the degree of “Business Economist (FH), Rainer Meeh started his career at a specialist wholesaler for clocks, watches and technical accessories. At first his area of work comprised the organisation of fairs, sales force management, employee training and marketing combined with the responsibility for personnel.

After a short time he joined the management board and founded another trading company in the area of private label products where he held the post of managing director. Apart from selling to traditional specialist sole traders, the new company mainly supplied industrial companies with “suitable”, custom-made products.

Over the years Rainer Meeh’s entrepreneurial actions transitioned more and more into the consulting area. Since 2018 he has been managing partner and senior consultant for ISG.

Focus areas:

  • Search & selection of specialists and leaders
  • Professional & executive search
  • Recruiting projects in the automotive industry
  • Strategic consulting for special SME clients

Motto: “Those who do not want, find reasons. Those who want, find ways.” (Unknown)

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Walter Raml

Managing Partner

Expertise

Walter Raml is a partner of ISG GmbH in Weiden (Northern Bavaria / Oberpfalz).
After training to become an industrial sales representative at the company Hofbauer Lead Crystal (manufacturing industry), he worked another 10 years for this enterprise in the personnel department performing over time all roles up to deputy staff director.

In 1992, Walter Raml switched to become the auditing department head of the automotive company “Auto Parts Unger.” Because of his long and profound experience in human resources, management soon drew him back to the personnel area again. Here he supervised the very intense expansion with up to 50 new stores per year, as well as numerous restructurings, improvements and changes.

From 1998 he worked as head of personnel and was responsible for the management of the central administration and personnel management of the European companies in Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In the Austrian company Walter Raml was also managing director.

As an additional qualification he acquired from 2000 to 2002 training in human resource management.

His experience, knowledge and potential extend across all of personnel management: from payroll and salary calculation, to the application of payroll and time management software, to the design of efficient HR processes, to the concrete implementation of individual measures with workshops and individual coaching.
His approach is a holistic strategy, which is always practical and oriented to the specific needs of the customer.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Personnel management consulting from one source – a competent partner for operational and strategic human resource management
  • Implementation and optimization of operational personnel management processes and tools
  • Guidance of change processes
  • Interim Management
  • Coaching of experts and executives
  • Recruitment & selection of specialists and executives
  • Cross-border monitoring of HR processes.

Motto: “I do my job because it provides me pleasure, and I have no reason to take this pleasure away from myself.” Dr. Hans Riegel (Haribo)

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Rainer Tischendorf

Managing Partner

Expertise

Rainer Tischendorf is a partner at ISG Personalmanagemetn GmbH at the Ulm/Neu-Ulm office, covering the regions of Baden-Württemberg and Allgäu / Lake Constance.

He studied Economics and Business Informatics in Stuttgart. Over the course of 20 years of professional experience at national and international companies in industry and the the lifestyle and consumer goods retail sector, he was responsible for marketing organisations ranging from branch management to country manager level in various divisions and at company of different sizes. Mr Tischendorf has also been involved in lots of international expansion and e-commerce projects, both strategically and operatively. He dealt intensively with the issues of sales optimisation and increasing the efficiency of internal processes.

His experience and know-how covers all the topics of strategic personnel management from personnel marketing, the efficient design of processes to the design of an integrated personnel development system with practical workshops and individual coaching sessions. He was actively involved in countless optimisations, adaptations and measures to improve flexibility and change during change management processes. As a qualified trainer and coach, he inspires teams to positive change and supports them in the long term to achieve high operative excellence.

With his expertise, Mr Tischendorf gives clients,  managers and applicants not only the feeling of “being understood” but also identifies with the companies and the people behind them with full conviction. For him, personnel management means a strategic and integrated way of thinking, although it always focusses on real practice which is relevant to the client and its employees, supporting them ideally in their search for specialist and management personnel.

Main areas of consulting:

  • Executive search, search and selection of specialists and managers – both nationally and internationally
  • Involvement in expansion projects
  • Personnel development with a strategy
  • Supporting change and adjustment processes
  • Training and coaching
  • Interim Management

Motto:

Have you ever thought about giving your employees a little something to read:

SHACKLETON’S WAY  “Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer” – (Morrell, Capparell)

“When it comes to promoting team spirit, mastering crises with limited resources, preserving order amid chaos and leading by personal example with optimism, fairness, intelligence and empathy, Shackleton offers a perfect example of adventurous but responsible management.”

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Frank Vergin

Managing Partner

Expertise

Frank Vergin is a Managing Consultant of ISG Germany, Ltd. and contact for all ISG Services in Rostock.

After training to become a certified machine-assembly technician, he successfully completed an Engineering Degree in Shipbuilding (FH) from the University of Rostock, as well as a distance-learning course to become a state-qualified business manager.

During his career, Frank Vergin gained extensive experience in various functions as well as technical and management positions. For many years he was responsible in the areas of production, technology and development in the chemical industry and mechanical engineering as well as in personnel management, staff development and training in the field of personnel consulting and recruiting. Building on this experience, he founded his own successful company with several branches in wholesale and retail as well as business consulting. Thus, he gained further experience in the areas of sales, controlling, marketing, production, marketing of the company’s own brands at home and abroad as well as in supply-chain management, and successfully demonstrated his entrepreneurial skills in the conduct of his business.

For him, personnel consulting means focusing on people, finding what is shared and strengthening it because this is the basis for long-term success. Only when one understands things as they are, can they be changed together more easily.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & selection of specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Diagnosis / analysis of potential

Motto: “If you do not try to do something that is beyond what you have already mastered, then you will not grow.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Adrjen Weber

Managing Partner

Expertise

Adrjen Weber is a Manging Partner of ISG Personalmanagement GmbH in Stuttgart – Bodensee with an office in Aldingen. After successfully completing his training as an industrial clerk and continuing his education as a Business Economist, Mr. Weber worked for a leading industrial company in sales, most recently as a Sales Manager.

With nearly 20 years of professional experience in management and specialist positions, with a focus on the distribution of the supplier industry and the automotive sector, Mr. Weber has a correspondingly high level of consulting expertise. He expanded his knowledge through continuous education and with extra-occupational study (Fern-Universität).

Mr. Weber has been a Managing Partner at ISG since 2017 and was able to gain well-known customers after a short time and support them competently and successfully with regard to personnel requirements. Even in hard-to-fill areas, e.g. In the area of ​​service technician (m / w), Mr. Weber was able to build up a high level of special expertise and to win the sought-after personnel for his customers.

Mr. Weber is a member of the so-called ” Automotive  Sector Group ” due to his focus on the supplier industry and automotive sector. He can thus access a team specializing in the automotive industry, both in Germany and internationally, in order to provide his customers with optimal advice and support.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & selection of specialists and executives
  • Professional & Executive Search
  • Recruiting projects Automotive / Industry
  • Training & Developement Consulting – about ISG specialists

Motto: “One has a head start in life, who tackles where the others first talk.” (John F. Kennedy)

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Otto Schaser

Managing Partner

Expertise

Otto G. Schaser is a partner of ISG Personalmanagement Ltd. in Heilbronn / Stuttgart.

He has 35 years of solid career experience in responsible positions in various national and international companies.

After training to become an economic mediator and business coach the next step was to gain independence.
Recruiting for him means finding individual and harmonious solutions at the interface between man and business that are suitable, viable and profitable for everyone.

His consulting approach is resource and solution oriented. His actions are characterized by an effort to take into account the interests of all stakeholders and to act sustainably.
The focus of his thoughts and actions are on the human being!

Languages spoken: German, English, Romanian

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search and selection of experts and managers / Executive Search
  • Systemic coaching of experts and managers
  • Conflict Management
  • Business Mediation
  • Outplacement

Motto: “Real dialogue means: Stepping out of I and knocking on the door of You.” Albert Camus

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Martin Kraml

Managing Partner

Expertise

Martin Kraml is a Managing Consultant of ISG Personnel Management Germany Ltd. and contact person at the Hamburg office.

Born in Vienna, Mr. Kraml brings to his consulting work his many years of international management experience in the areas of sales and management consulting.

After completing his degree in Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics with a focus on “International Management & Marketing”, he collected his first sales experience in a world-leading American hotel corporation.

He then managed one of the largest personnel advertising agencies in Central Europe and in this time he built up and expanded a broad HR network, especially in the DACH and CEE region. Recently, Mr. Kraml held a management function at the leading German private radio marketing company.

His many years of personal experience, especially in acquisition and in key account management in the areas of B2B & B2C, his distinctive, cross-industry management experience, as well as his extensive experience in the HR environment make Martin Kraml an outstanding partner for our company.

He dedicates his free time to his family – he’s an excellent skier, tennis player and a talented amateur chef, who cooks with passion.

Consulting Focus:

  • Direct contact & Database Search
  • Search & Selection of specialists and executives
  • Career counseling
  • Outplacement

Motto: “Do or do not. There is no try.”
Yoda to Luke Skywalker while training

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Petra Danowski

Managing Partner

Expertise

Petra Danowski ist seit 14 Jahren Personalberaterin und hatte ihren Schwerpunkt von Beginn an in der Medizintechnik. Ihre langjährige Erfahrung und ihre umfangreichen Produktkenntnisse zeichnen sie aus und garantieren unseren Kunden Erfolg bei der Personalsuche und ist für uns eine Bereicherung.
Petra Danowski hat ein sehr gutes Netzwerk und sehr fundierte Kenntnisse im Life Science Sector. Als Beraterin ist sie geschätzt von Kunden und ihre hartnäckige Suche nach den passenden Kandidaten unterstützt ihre Reputation und ihren Erfolg. Sie wird zukünftig auch in anderen Branchen tätig sein, ihren Schwerpunkt aber behalten und ausbauen. Sie ist ausserdem tätig als Dozentin an der Freseniushochschule und an der Fachhochschule in Heide.
In ihrer Freizeit ist Petra Danowski sportlich sehr aktiv und tanzt Tango Argentino mit der gleichen Leidenschaft wie sie ihre Beratungstätigkeit ausübt.

Beratungsschwerpunkte:

  • Direktansprache & Datenbanksearch
  • Personalberatung
  • Suche & Auswahl von Fach- und Führungskräften
  • Karriereberatung
  • Outplacement

Motto: “Energie folgt der Aufmerksamkeit” (Huna Prinzip)

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Dirk Müller

Managing Partner

Expertise

Dirk Müller is your ISG contact and primary consultant in the region of Fulda / Kassel. He is one of our managing partners at the ISG automotive team. He is responsible for the recruiting of specialists and executive staff for leading manufactureres, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automative sector in Germany or worldwide.

After studying business administration in Fulda, Mr. Müller began his professional career in the food industry, at first as assistant to management in leading projects on topics such as marketing to higher education, employee retention and staff development. After training to become a certified Personnel Consultant, Mr. Müller became the personnel manager of the industrial group’s many locations. Several operational transitions and associated social plans with budget responsibility were also managed by Mr. Müller. He also shaped some collective agreements, and successfully developed and implemented concepts in time management, personnel controlling and company retirement provisions. His experience and knowledge spectrum as an HR-generalist extends across strategic and operational human resource management. As a recruiter Mr. Müller supports his clients, primarily small and medium enterprises, especially in the fields of procurement / recruiting, retention and integrated personnel management consulting.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & Selection of specialists and managers / Executive Search
  • Personnel management consulting – for SMEs with option “50% EU-funding”
  • Human resources development and training
  • Interim Management, including project management for HR tasks

Motto: “All that we take on, will not be completed in the first few days, and perhaps not even in our lifetime, but let us begin.”

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Dietmar Wurzel

Managing Partner

Expertise

Dietmar Wurzel is partner of ISG Personnel Management GmbH in the region of Dusseldorf / Dortmund. With his Master of Business Administration / B.A., he first worked after his studies in the Frankfurt headquarters of a department store comapny in the department of “Personnel management and personnel controlling.”

Coming with a large-company view, he was supposed to reform the human resources management of his next employer, a leading IT service provider in healthcare. This resulted in a multi-layered process of continuous improvement, which brought a paradigm shift in management philosophy and thus sustainable business success.

For a manufacturer of plastic transport packaging Dietmar Wurzel was responsible for personnel management and recruiting, and as deputy manager for logistical and quality related processes.

In his last position as the leading employee within an automotive group, he led factory controlling and had influence on rationalization and investment decisions.

Since 2004 Dietmar Wurzel has been an independent entrepreneur. In addition to human resources management consulting as a partner of ISG Personnel Management Ltd, he advises customers as the owner of of IDL idea management services: how companies can consistently use the potential of their employees through a multiplication of the qualitative and quantitative idea quota. Five of the six largest companies in Germany have taken part in his seminars for optimizing idea-management systems.

Individual coaching is another passion of his in which he guides people to their personal and professional breakthrough.

His consulting focus:

  • Search & Selection of specialists and managers / Executive Search
  • Optimization of idea-management systems that lead to a personnel-cost compensation effect (high savings totals per employee per year)
  • Change Management
  • Coaching of specialists and executives for further development and crisis management
  • Outplacement

Motto: “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them” – Albert Einstein

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Anastasia Alekhina

Managing Partner

Expertise

Anastasia Alekhina is Managing Partner of ISG at the Bremen office and mainly works in the German-speaking area.

Anastasia Alekhina was born and raised in Moscow and moved to Germany at the age of twelve together with her family. After completing her education as business woman with focus on the automotive sector, she also initially worked in this field.

In August of 2014 she changed to the HR consulting sector. At first she worked in the disposition department at a temporary employment agency focusing on employees in industry and manufacturing enterprises.

Her personal development continued by changing to an established personnel consultancy with focus on the placement of specialists and leaders and interim management. She joined in the function of a sales assistant but, after a short time, she was responsible for placements und was soon given international projects as Manager Sales & Projects.

After completing further education as coach in the area of personal development Anastasia Alekhina joined ISG as Managing Partner at the beginning of 2019. She specializes in consulting and placement of specialists and leaders in the automotive and industrial sectors.

Focus areas:

  • Search & selection of specialists and leaders
  • Executive search
  • Direct approach
  • Interim Management
  • Training and personnel development

Motto: „Never hire for skills. Hire for Passion. Skills are cheap. Passion is hard to come by.”

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Kerstin Wunderlich

Managing Partner

Expertise

Kerstin Wunderlich works with ISG Personnel Management Ltd. in Rosenheim / Munich.

After completing her studies of foreign languages in Erlangen (English, Italian) she had a short training to become a retail business woman, she was then immediately made a trainee, and subsequently became department head in a large German department store group. In 1998 Ms. Wunderlich relocated to London and took over the position of International Field Sales Executive for an English production and trading company for three years.

From 2002 to 2006 she took on in the same company the position of export sales manager and was able to achieve very good results in this task. Because of her outstanding achievements, she received the “Queen’s Award for Export Achievement” from Queen Elizabeth.

Due to her family situation Ms. Wunderlich moved to the United States in 2006. She work there as a ski instructor, and German language teacher at a school in Seattle, Washington and organized various events for the resident German community.

After returning to Germany in 2010, she worked as an assistant in a company for education and training in the field of quality control.

Since 2015 Kerstin Wunderlich has been a Managing Partner at ISG Personnel Management Ltd. and specializes in HR consulting for commercial enterprises

During her career Ms. Wunderlich collected intercultural competence and extensive international experience in various roles in both technical and managerial positions.

Motto: “What you can dream, you can achieve”

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Jörg Rümmelin

Managing Partner

Expertise

Jörg Rümmelin is a partner at ISG Personalmanagement GmbH in Munich. He is one of our managing partners at the ISG automotive team. He is responsible for the recruiting of specialists and executive staff for leading manufactureres, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automative sector in Germany or worldwide.

Born in Stuttgart, he studied Business Administration at the Bundeswehr University Munich, specialising in personnel and organisation during his officer training. He can now look back on over 30 years of experience in various management positions and as an independent entrepreneur in the real estate and services industry. In 1997 he received an innovation award for the real estate industry. Since 1999 he has been an occupational psychology trainer and supervisor for managers, young executives and salespeople. After several years working as a manager at a leading Munich real estate company, he gained an extra qualification as an HR Manager specialising in Change Management. Since 2011 he has successfully worked as a recruiting specialist for innovative and sales-orientated companies. Mr Rümmelin stands out thanks to his commercial perspective and pragmatic approach.

Areas of expertise

  • Search and selection of specialists and managers / Executive search
  • Analysis of potential, coaching
  • Personal development and training
  • Supporting change processes
  • Interim management

Motto: “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try” (John F. Kennedy)

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Carsten Möller

Managing Partner

Expertise

Mr Möller is responsible for the ISG automative team in Germany. Together with his team he recrutes specialists and executive staff for leading manufactureres, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automative sector in Germany or worldwide.

As Managing Partner at ISG, Carsten Möller is your contact and consultant for Munich / Rosenheim, and is also responsible for Bavaria.

Mr. Moller is a native of Hannover and has lived in Rosenheim for 13 years. In connection with his business activities, he is involved among other things with regional business associations and in an honorary capacity with a sports club.
Following his school and bank training, he studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabruck (Dipl.-Kfm. FH) with focus on human resource management, marketing, and finance. Afterwards, Mr. Möller completed a management trainee program and a trainee program with a focus on HR and business management within the Sparkasse savings bank group.

In the course of his professional career, Mr. Möller has held management and specialist positions in various industries (finance, IT, industry, services, and consulting). The focus of his career has been on personnel management. Mr. Moller was active in this environment as Head of HR, Director of HR and Organizational Development, and as a Recruitment Specialist. As a result, he gained valuable experience regarding change processes and generational change, also in owner-managed businesses.
For several years, Mr. Möller has worked as a corporate and personnel consultant, currently as a Managing Partner at ISG. His practical philosophy is based on an honest, trustful dialogue with his conversation partners, aimed at meeting the needs of the customer as closely as possible.

Consulting Focus:

  • Personnel consulting for recruitment & selection of specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Personnel Management Consulting – for SMEs with the option of “50% EU funding”
  • Personnel development and training, and personnel marketing (concepts)
  • Interim management for HR agendas, including project management
  • Facilitation of change processes with a focus on HR

Motto: “Nothing good happens unless one does it.” (Erich Kästner)

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Ulrich Kiesl

Managing Partner

Expertise

Ulrich Kiesl is your direct contact person and consultant for the region of Munich and its surrounding area. Originally from Munich, he has lived in the Rosenheim area for 25 years and is committed to providing excellent service to medium-sized companies, specifically in the industries of Sport and (Rotary?). With focus on personnel / organization, sales and financing, while studying business administration at the University of Passau (Dipl.-Kfm. Univ.) he started his career as a trainee in one of the leading insurance companies. With an approximate 30 years of professional experience in management and specialist roles, mainly in sales positions within the finance and insurance industry, Mr. Kiesl brings a very high level of consulting expertise. Mr. Kiesl works as an accredited consultant in the promotion program corporate value: MENSCH and as a listed BAFA consultant and trainer. His focus is on strategic (HR) consulting, the strengthening of the success factor of people and the networking of small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, as product manager and project manager, he successfully implemented nationwide innovation projects. Since 2017, Mr. Kiesl has been active as a personnel consultant for ISG and advises clients on innovative HR management with a focus on staff retention and recruiting. He specializes in the technology sectors (automotive, mechanical engineering, semiconductor industry) and the insurance industry.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & Selection of Specialists and Executives
  • Professional & Executive Search
  • Personnel Marketing / Employer Branding
  • Personnel Development and Training
  • Outplacement
  • Personnel Policy Advice with the Support Program company value: People
  • Strategic Management Consulting / Change for SMEs (also with BAFA funding )

Motto: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

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Sabine Sax

Managing Partner

Expertise

Sabine Sax studied Business Administration in a dual system at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach. Several years later she completed a professional MBA course in Growth Management with SIBE GmbH at the Steinbeis University Berlin. The company sponsoring the project was SAPHIR Deutschland GmbH, which focuses on recruiting, coaching and matching.

Sabine Sax gained her first professional experience during her university education at various work placements, some of which were even abroad (in Greece, Spain and China). After working as a Branch Manager (at Tchibo GmbH) and Sales Manager (at Lidl Vertriebs GmbH und Co. KG) Ms Sax moved to the renowned Steinbeis University Berlin in 2008. There she worked in a variety of positions, including Project Manager, Project Lecturer and Careers Coach. Steinbeis Senior Professional Academy is a new business unit established within Steinbeis University; Ms Sax was involved in various areas of the foundation of this new organisation (the design, marketing, sales etc.). Within the scope of her work here, Sabine Sax was also a (co-)author of numerous publications about the demographic development and requirement criteria for managers. Since March 2015 she has also been a partner of ISG Personalmanagement GmbH, where she currently focuses on research, candidate recruitment and application interviews.

Areas of expertise

  • Recruiting, (Executive) Research, Matching
  • Consulting and Coaching (application, project management and skills development)
  • Search and selection of specialists as part of personnel consulting
  • Consulting on employee management and personal development
    o Demographic developments and their effects (war for talent, lack of specialists, employability, life-long learning, etc.)
  • Marketing & Sales (promoting sales, print & online marketing, general sales)

Motto: “The most important talent in the future will be: the talent of uncovering talent.” (Karl Pilsl)

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Gerhard Grimm

Managing Partner

Expertise

Gerhard Grimm is your contact person and solution provider based in Munich / Chiemgau regarding the search and recruitment of new employees (m/f/d). His areas of specialization are the technological sectors of drive and automation technology, automotive, machine and plant construction, mechatronics, medical technology, optoelectronics and robotics.

For over 16 years he has been recruiting specialists and leaders on all levels for medium-sized as well as owner-operated companies of all sizes.

His clients appreciate his competences and his pragmatic and benefit-oriented consultation which is based on 23 years of practical experience in leading positions in technology-oriented companies as well as 16 years as solution provider as personnel and business consultant.

After graduating from school, completing his officer’s training and finishing a degree in electrical technology, he started working as trainer and learning guide in electronics education. Several years as department leader at a technical school followed. For the next 16 years Gerhard Grimm was leader of the training and development / personnel department of an international market and technology leader for tooling machines, automation and steering technology. These years proved to be formative for both his career and private life. In a highly technological environment Gerhard Grimm acquired extensive skills in leadership, recruiting, employee selection, leadership development and HR-Marketing. Trainings in systemic consulting, coaching, moderation, value-oriented leadership and business studies complete his know-how which he uses for the benefit of his clients with great enthusiasm. Gerhard Grimm also enjoys working on topics such as health-conscious leadership and sustainable company development as coach and personal consultant.

Gerhard Grimm is voluntary deputy chairman and district chair of the “Berufsausbilder-Verband Bayern e.V.” (Association of vocational trainers of Bavaria) and is a mentor and judge at the “Bayrische EliteAkademie” (Bavarian Elite Academy).

Focus areas:

  • Search & selection of specialists and leaders / Expert & Executive Search
  • Personnel development and training
  • Personnel management and consulting
  • Support of change processes
  • Career consulting / support and coaching
  • Health-conscious leadership and sustainable company development
  • HR-Marketing / Employer Branding HR

Motto: “The secret to success is to understand the viewpoint of others.” (Henry Ford I., car manufacturer)

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David Gökcedag

Partner

Expertise

David Gökcedag joined ISG Personalmanagement GmbH as Recruitment and Talent Search Partner to support our valuable clients in the Software Sector by evaluating Specialists and Managers especially in Software Development, Software Design and Architecture, and Product & Project Management positions throughout the EU leveraging our over 650 ISG employees.

He is a member of our IT Sector Group focusing on Telecommunications, Information Technology and Software Development.  David is an Industrial & Management Engineer having completed his technical education with honors from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Fluent in English, Turkish, German and Spanish David was a Business Developer and Project Manager for the last 20 years, providing a wide range of consultancy services to companies developing their international business in Turkey and other emerging markets.  He has experience both with global corporations (General Electric) and start-up companies having established a successful software company in Istanbul which he is still currently advising as board member.  He gained valuable market know how for very well-known SME’s as well as international corporations from the USA, UK, Spain, Turkey, China and Germany.

You will find in David an experienced professional with a vast range of expertise for:

  • Recruitment & Selection of IT Specialists and Leaders
  • Design and Implementation of Digitalization & Change Processes
  • Training & Development

Motto:  “Be the Change you want to see in the World” (Mahatma Gandhi)

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Criss Grape

Managing Partner

Expertise

Criss is Managing Partner of ISG Personal Management Germany based in Munich / Garmisch.

Following a successful training as Industrial Business Manager she started her early career in various positions in the personnel department of a Munich DAX corporation. Subsequently, she joined a renowned asset management company in South Africa for several years. She was responsible for HR Management and established effective communication structures in order to encourage mutually beneficial trade and business relations between various companies in Southern Africa.

Back in Germany Criss set up her own export company. Based on her wide international experience she held various senior sales and management positions in consumer goods and lifestyle enterprises.  Since 2014, she once again became an independent entrepreneur and joined ISG.

In addition to all services related to HR management, she advises national and international clients on the appropriate search strategy national and international and builds the ISG cooperation with the international recruitment network NPA.

Today, within the ISG Group, she is a member of the Sector Team “Pharma / Biotech / Chemicals”, “Building & Construction” and “Machinery & Plant Engineering” and advises and supports various companies of all key HR-Management related issues primarily concentrating on recruiting of executive and managing positions . .  In addition, she is specialized in EXPAT placements and secondment to APAC and MEA.

Her experience and competence profile covers the entire spectrum of corporate management, personnel management, sales management and international business development.

Her expert knowledge and competence profile covers the full range of HR Management, Corporate Management, national and international Sales Management as well as International Business Development, etc.

For her, recruiting means to bring the diversity of people and companies in line and to find not only  the “best” but the perfectly “right” candidate for her clients.

It goes without saying that exceptional personal dedication is an essential factor for joint success

Personal specialisms are:

  • Search & selection of specialists and executives – nationally and internationally
  • Professional & Executive Search
  • Support and implementation of executive search projects
  • Further development of international structures and activities in collaboration with the Recruiters Network NPA
  • Conceptual design and implementation of Development Center
  • Interim Management
  • Outplacement

Motto: “Paths are made by walking.” (Franz Kafka)

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Dr. Gordon Koell

Executive Managing Partner

Expertise

Dr. Gordon Koell has more than 27 years of experience as a leader in the healthcare-sector, in the medical devices-as well as in the biotech-industry. He furthermore specialises in health IT and applied medical research. In his spare time Dr. Koell serves as a lecturer at universities. His HR management experience comprises C-Level and senior management expertise in diverse national and international management functions as well as in a biotech start-up. His wealth of experiences includes profound knowledge of business development, innovation and human resource policies in multinational corporations with intercultural structures. Dr. Koell holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Liverpool, a Master’s degree in management & leadership and a further degree in electrical engineering. As a Global Managing Partner he contributes his wide expertise to ISG Healthworld.

Educational Background and Professional Experience

  • Business Administration (Dr.), United Kingdom
  • Managament and Leadership (MSc), Austria
  • Electrical Engineering (Ing.), Austria
  • C-Level and senior management experience in diverse national and international management functions (>28 Years) in the medical devices-, healthcare-, health IT -industries as well as in the applied research sector
  • Bilingual (German, English)

Focus

  • Medical Devices/Diagnostics, Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma
  • Health Care IT, Bio- & Medical Informatics, Digital Health Transformation
  • Healthcare Provider
  • Healthcare Private Equity and Venture Capital backed companies
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital funds
  • Privately and public held firms
  • Start-up, Spin Off’s, small-, mid- and large-size enterprises
  • Turn-around operations
  • Health Care Finance
  • Innovation & Research

Countries

  • Europe / EMEA
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland – GAS
  • Asia
  • Middle East & U.A.E.
  • North America

Business Focus

  • C-Suite & Board Level Search
  • Board-Level and CEO appointments
  • Senior Vice President and VP roles
  • General Management appointments
  • Middle Management Appointments
  • Senior Directors | Directors
  • Specialists
  • Engineers
  • Scientists

Industries

  • Medical Devices,Surgical & Implantology
  • Pharma & Generics
  • Hospitals & Senior Residences
  • Healthcare IT & Bio-Informatics
  • Medical Diagnostics & Laboratory
  • Biotechnology & Life Scienes
  • Health Care Consulting Industry
  • Health Insurance & Health Care Finance
  • Universities & Research Institutions
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Healthcare
  • Clinical Nutrition, Food & Cosmetics

Functions

  • Commercial Marketing & Sales | Business Development
  • Health Economics & Market Access | Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Health Care IT Management | Medical- & Bio-Informatics
  • Hospital Administration & Management
  • Regulatory Affairs | Quality Management & Safety
  • Research, Development & Education
  • Manufacturing | Production, Prototyping & OEM

Representative Search Projects

http://www.isg-healthworld.com/en/references-and-media/reference-projects-and-testimonials/

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Achim Töpfer

Managing Partner

Expertise

Achim Töpfer ist Ihr ISG Ansprechpartner und Berater vorrangig im Umfeld Informations-Technologie (IT).
Dem Studium der Wirtschafts-Informatik in Aachen und Wedel folgte ein Engagement bei einer Logistik-Tochter des Unilever-Konzerns. Besondere Aufgaben und Erfolge: Prozesse zur Bündelung von Waren-Distribution wurden optimiert, die Datenkommunikation automatisiert.

Über den Zwischenschritt als Leiter der Anwendungsentwicklung folgte die Selbstständigkeit mit eigener IT-Unternehmensberatung in Hamburg und Near-Shore-Tochter in Odessa (Ukraine). Branchenschwerpunkt der Software-Beratung: Banken und Finanzdienstleister.

Bei der Einführung neuer Technologien im IT-Umfeld der Kunden war Achim Töpfer häufig auch in die Personalauswahl der HR-Abteilungen der Kunden mit eingebunden. Aus diesem Weg bildete sich ein eigenständiger Beratungszweig heraus: Personalberatung und Recruiting im Fach- und Führungsbereich.

Durch den Einstieg als Managing Partner der ISG wurde das Beratungsfeld der Personalberatung professionell erweitert.

Beratungsschwerpunkte:

  • Passgenaue Suche & Auswahl von IT-Fach- und Führungskräften für Unternehmen, besondere Kompetenz im Umfeld Banken/ Finanzdienstleister
  • Übernahme von Projekt- und Linien-Management im IT-Bereich in Unternehmen (interimsweise)
  • Analyse von Personalanforderungen und Planung der Personalentwicklung im IT-Bereich, Planung und Durchführung von Personal-Trainings
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Services

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