ISG Hamburg
Neuer Wall 63
D-20354 Hamburg


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.


Rainer Meeh

Managing Partner

ISG Personalmanagement GmbH
Frankenstraße 167
D-97078 Würzburg


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)


Walter Raml

Managing Partner


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)


Rainer Tischendorf

Managing Partner


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


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.”


Agnes Rohatynski

Managing Partner


Agnes Rohatynski vermittelt passenden Pflegekräfte, Assistenzärzte, Ober- und Fachärzte, sowie Chefärzte, Psychologen und Psychiater in die Schweiz.

Aufgrund der länderübergreifenden Vermittlung ist unser Firmensitz in Ulm und Appenzell Innerrhoden.

Wollen Sie sich in ein medizinisch spannendes Umfeld mit individuellen Gestaltungsspielräumen einbringen? Dann sind Sie hier richtig.

Bringen Sie sich durch Ihre beruflichen Erfahrungen, die nötigen Skills und mit moderner Technik erfolgreich mit ein.

Unsere Werte: Loyalität, Zuverlässigkeit, Transparenz.

Vision: „Zusammen in die gleiche Richtung.“

Leitbild: Partner auf Augenhöhe.

Unsere Devise: “Diskrete Vermittlung


Frank Vergin

Managing Partner

Hans – Seehase – Ring 50a
D-18059 Rostock


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)


Adrjen Weber

Managing Partner


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)


Martin Kraml

Managing Partner


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


Andrea Bachmann

Managing Partner


Andrea Bachmann ist Managing-Partnerin der ISG Personalmanagement GmbH am Standort Gnarrenburg / Bremervörde (Niedersachsen).
Nach erfolgreicher Ausbildung zur Einzelhandelskauffrau und Abitur in Rostock studierte sie Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit Schwerpunkt im Personalmanagement in Berlin. Im Anschluss arbeitete sie über 20 Jahre im Personalwesen, davon über 15 Jahre als Personalleiterin in unterschiedlichen Regionen Deutschlands. Ihre beruflichen Stationen finden sich in Dienstleistung und Logistik, Rechtsanwalts-Großkanzlei sowie Industrie- und Handelsunternehmen. Während ihrer Beschäftigungszeit hat Frau Bachmann die gesamte Palette des betrieblichen Personalwesens kennen gelernt und bearbeitet. Sie verfügt über umfassende, praxiserprobte Kenntnisse im Arbeits-, Steuer- und Sozialversicherungsrecht, ist sowohl vertraut mit strategischer Konzept- wie operativer Detailarbeit und erfahren in Verhandlungen mit Betriebsräten und Gewerkschaft.  Daneben hat sie erfolgreich eine firmeneigene Weiterbildungs-Akademie ins Leben gerufen.

Frau Bachmann hat zusätzlich die AdA-Ausbildung als Voraussetzung zur Ausbildung durchlaufen und war als Prüferin bei der IHK Ostwestfalen / Lippe tätig.

In ihrer beruflichen Laufbahn hat Frau Bachmann mehrfach betriebliche Veränderungsprozesse personalseitig begleitet und kann hierin tiefgreifendes Know how vorweisen.


  • Personalmanagementberatung aus einer Hand – kompetenter Ansprechpartner für operatives und strategisches Personalmanagement
  • Einführung und Optimierung von betrieblichen Personalmanagement-Prozessen und Instrumenten
  • Begleitung von Veränderungsprozessen
  • Interim Management
  • Coaching von Fach- und Führungskräften
  • Suche & Auswahl von Fach- und Führungskräften
  • Aus- und Weiterbildung, Personalentwicklung

Ihr Motto: „Es ist nicht der Verstand, auf den es ankommt, sondern auf das, was ihn leitet: Herz und Charakter“ (Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski)


Dirk Müller

Managing Partner


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.”


Oliver Menke

Managing Partner


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.


Dietmar Wurzel

Managing Partner


Dietmar Wurzel is managing 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
  • Newplacement

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


Carsten Möller

Team Leader Germany


Mr Möller is responsible for the ISG automative team in Germany. Together with his team he recruits specialists and executive staff for leading manufacturers, 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)


Kerstin Wunderlich

Managing Partner


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”


Ulrich Kiesl

Managing Partner


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


Sabine Sax

Managing Partner


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)


Gerhard Grimm

Managing Partner

ISG Personalmanagement GmbH
Am Pulverturm 22
D-83278 Traunstein


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)


Criss Grape

Managing Partner


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)


Jörg Hohlfeld

Trainer, Coach & Berater


Jörg Hohlfeld ist Partner der ISG Personalmanagement Deutschland GmbH und verantwortlich für Training & Development an dem Standort Augsburg.

Jörg Hohlfeld is a partner of ISG Personalmanagement Germany GmbH and responsible for Training & Development at the Augsburg site.

After successfully training to become a state-approved electrical engineer, Jörg Hohlfeld began as a service technician in the IT industry. His further professional development led him into the areas of sales and training with the world’s leading ICT service provider, Ingram Micro. As a sales manager there, he headed sales teams for several years in the areas of key accounts and pan-European accounts, before he became the Regional Sales Manager in Germany responsible for international customers. At the same time he served as a trainer for in-house workshops in the fields of CRM and ERP, as well as sales department trainings. In addition, Jörg Hohlfeld developed himself further as a consultant in the areas of body language, communication skills and personality development for private clients and SMEs. To polish it all off he completed the training to become a certified personnel and business coach, before he started his own consulting, coaching and training business.

Jörg Hohlfeld delivers over 25 years of practical experience from the industrial, service, and commercial sectors, and serves to develop the potential of technical and management personnel as well as in the professional support of employees in the areas of business coaching and training. His entrepreneurial know-how from the economy and his leadership positions, in addition to his cross-industry experience in service, form the practical and value-oriented basis for successful personal development and sustainable business success.

Training focus:

  • Developing the potential of professionals and executives (including coaching guidance during the first 100 days of the new management role)
  • Sales analysis, sales consulting and sales coaching (also on site)
  • Trainings for communication, discussion and negotiation, leadership development, successful selling, customer and key-account management, personal development and knowledge of human nature
  • Consulting and creation of programs to develop potential and leadership

Motto: “Progress does not consist of the improvement of what was, but in directing what will be.” (Khalil Gibran)


Karin Rathje

Training & Development


Karin Rathje is an innovation and change manager, specializing in coaching companies through complex change processes. With her many years of experience as a coach she has accompanied and supported senior management and employees through their occupational changes. Her main interest lies in the development of each individual’s unique potential.

Already during her natural sciences (biology and anthropology) studies, she demonstrated her high affinity to the technical industry and the healthcare sector. She changed to personnel consulting/Recruitment when she finished her study.

She then specialized in the area of self-development in profession and career.

By working and training at nextpractice under the direction of Prof. Peter Kruse she gained knowledge in change management and business administration and thus expertise in the transfer of self-organization concepts relating to business issues. Therefore today her focus is directed to organizational development.

Karin Rathje created systematic architectures and designs for change processes, Team training, Facilitation, mission statements, future orientation are part of her repertoire.

Karin Rathje works as a freelance trainer since 2004. Her coaching concept -„Karin Rathje – Coaching by Horse“, was one of the first to use such methods of coaching successfully.

In March 2015 Karin Rathje joined the ISG as cooperation partner, her areas of focus are:

Areas of expertise

  • Change management, architectures and designs for change management as well as related workshops such as future orientation, mission statements and open space workshops etc.)
  • Innovation and furious concept-workshops
  • Communication training, Customer Management
  • Recruiting, Outplacement, career coaching (also in the field of rehabilitation), HR strategy consulting
  • Assessment center und orientation center
  • Horse assisted training and coaching
  • Personal development and coaching

Motto: “Exact and cool analysis combined with heartiness, warmth and humor are the road to success.”


Dr. Torsten Woelpl

Training & Development


Nach mehrjähriger erfolgreicher Vertriebstätigkeit ist er seit über 15 Jahren als Trainer, Coach und Unternehmensberater in unterschiedlichsten Branchen tätig. Dabei leitete er mehrere Jahre den Bereich Human Capital Management in einer Unternehmensberatung. In dieser Zeit hat er umfangreiche eigene Erfahrung in der Mitarbeiterführung gewonnen.

Als hoch motivierte und mit viel Fingerspitzengefühl agierende Persönlichkeit ist es für ihn ein wichtiges Anliegen, Personen ebenso zu fördern, die noch am Beginn einer Tätigkeit oder Funktion stehen, wie sehr erfahrene Teilnehmer dazu zu bringen, eingetretene Pfade zu verlassen, um noch erfolgreicher zu werden. Dabei ist ihm seine fundierte Ausbildung im Bereich der Persönlichkeitsmodelle und Kompetenzanalyse außerordentlich hilfreich. Besonderen Wert legt er in seinen Veranstaltungen stets auf die nachhaltige Ausrichtung.

Seit mehr als zehn Jahren begleitet er zusätzlich verschiedenste Veränderungsprozesse ganz im Sinne eines erfolgreichen Change Management. „Betroffene zu Beteiligten machen“ ist für ihn mehr als ein bloßes Schlagwort. Von der Steuerung der Kommunikation über die Unterstützung der Führungskräfte bis zur optimalen Einbindung der unterschiedlichen Personengruppen gestaltet er den gesamten Veränderungsprozess beispielsweise bei Fusionen und Restrukturierungen.

Dr. Torsten Woelpl ist als Kooperationspartner der ISG seit 2015 an dem Standort Düsseldorf tätig und hat seine

Schwerpunkte u.a. in den Bereichen:

  • Konzeption, Durchführung und Evaluation von Trainingsmaßnahmen für Führungskräfte
  • Einzelcoaching von Führungskräften aller Ebenen bis zum Top-Management
  • Vertriebs- und Verkaufstraining von der Ausbildung für Vertriebsneulinge bis zum Top-Seller-Training
  • Beratung und Training im Bereich vertriebsorientiertes Backoffice
  • Entwicklung, Durchführung und Evaluation von Maßnahmen zur Personal-einschätzung und –auswahl im Bereich Vertrieb und Führung
  • Entwicklung von Konzepten zur Steigerung der Nachhaltigkeit von Personalentwicklungsmaßnahmen
  • Verantwortliche Leitung von Change-Management-Projekten
  • Erstellung und Umsetzung von Kommunikationskonzepten und –maßnahmen
  • Konzeption, Durchführung und Auswertung von Kulturanalysen im Rahmen von Veränderungsprozessen

Torsten Woelpl begeistert seine Teilnehmer immer wieder durch die Praxisnähe seiner Veranstaltungen, die eine sofortige Umsetzung in den beruflichen Alltag sicherstellen. Daneben ist es eine besondere Stärke von ihm, sich auf jeden Gesprächspartner vom Backoffice-Mitarbeiter über den Vertriebler bis zum Top-Manager sofort einzustellen und mit jedem auf Augenhöhe zu kommunizieren.

Motto: „Es ist nicht wichtig, woher du kommst, es ist wichtig, wohin du gehst!“


Nils Engelhard



Home in two worlds, due to his experience and training as bank agent and theater scientist, Nils Engelhard combines professional business know-how with people oriented sociological and cultural knowledge.
Besides his 13 years experience as trainer and coach his knowledge is based on diverse experience as sales rep and sales manager, geriatric worker, dockworker, actor and editor of culture magazines, as well as several extensive training as trainer and coach.
His people development is built on an orientation for his participants, the convincement and the knowledge about human resource and the methodological and didactic know how to raise those resources.

His motto:

„Often it just takes a change of perspective to see clearly!” (St. Exupéry)

describes his first working priority – a change of perspective means to recognize new possibilities and objectives. This is the starting point of every development.

The focus of his developmental work is sales and distribution therefore employees in the sales area. Here he positions himself as sales coach, which adds structure to the sales and distribution organization, diligence to the daily routine, methodical thinking into acting and success to sales.

Nils Engelhard is a ISG partner since 2015.


Katrin Frindert



Katrin Frindert is a Partner at ISG Personalmanagement GmbH at the Munich / Augsburg office.

She chose her very personal career path, starting as a trained educator, moving on to managing day care centres in Augsburg for many years, to becoming an expert for inclusion and systemic consulting (DGSF) as well as systemic supervisor, coach and organisational developer.

Since 2014 she has been employed by the Department for Children, Youth and Families of the City of Augsburg in the field of childcare for independent daycare centres. Her responsibilities include specialist advice and subject-specific supervision.

Thematic priorities of her work include implementation of processes and a structured approach to quality development.

During the last four years, Ms. Frindert has been working as a consultant, coach and trainer. She complemented her extensive hands-on experience with specific coaching training and supports companies with organisational development efforts, change management and restructurings.

Her diverse experience ranges from conceptualising business processes to the concrete implementation of individual measures in workshops. She opens up new views through a change of perspective and outlines creative ways to re-interprete and overcome sensitive or even critical situations. In doing so, she relies on collaborative processes to enable knowledge transfer and the allow for the possibility to learn from each other.

She fundamentally believes that education, development and process design will be the most successful if the personal development paths of experts and managers are thoroughly understood and competently and authentically accompanied.

As a certified member of the DGSF Katrin Frindert committed to respect the DGSF’s ethical guidelines.

Key Activities:

  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Individual coaching for professional and personal matters
  • Team coaching and development, deploying various systemic approaches
  • Concept development
  • Team supervision
  • Case supervision
  • Health prevention
  • Team building and team seminars on specific subjects

Her motto: „We can always learn new things, as long as we believe that we can do it.“ Virginia Satir


Petra Kopp



Petra Kopp is partner of ISG Personalmanagement GmbH located in Munich.

After her successful studies of economics at TU Munich she worked more than 20 years as sales and marketing manager for innovative products. As senior director she developed and built up international sales and marketing organizations in Europe and Latin America e.g. at Microsoft and Siemens. The years before, she was co founder and board member of a mid level company. Today she works as consultant to support customers in developing business models, market strategies and innovative sales and marketing organizations. Additionally she is active as member of advisory board of a Tech Start Up and Vice President at Professional Women Network Munich.

Following her belief that success and innovation of companies depends on the continuous development of its people skills and mindset, she works as trainer and consultant for leadership and talent development at ISG Personalmanagement.

Areas of focus:

  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Developing and orchestrating organization, processes and employees,
    implementation of efficient learning and innovation processes.
  • LEADERSHIP & TEAM: Development of skills and leveraging the potential of professionals and executives; sustainable development of teams and implementation of self leading and performance-improving team processes, communication trainings.
  • SALES: Developing business models, sales strategies and value selling, acquisition- and sales trainings for B2B and B2C, negotiation skills, strategic customer management.

Credo:  “A company can only develop as fast as the people in the organization are able and willing to do.”


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




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:

Covered (Sub-)Industries:

  • 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

Covered Functions:

  • 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


Franca Höss



Franca Höss studierte Internationale Betriebswirtschaft an der Hochschule Furtwangen University. Hierbei spezialisierte sie sich auf das Personalwesen mit besonderem Augenmerk auf hispanische Länder. Im Rahmen ihres Studiums absolvierte sie ein Auslandssemester in Málaga sowie anschließend ein Praktikum bei der ISG in Madrid. Dabei konnte sie nicht nur ihre sprachlichen Kenntnisse in Englisch sowie Spanisch verfeinern, sondern ebenfalls ihre interkulturellen Kompetenzen weiter stärken.

Seit Praktikumsende März 2020 verstärkt Franca Höss auch künftig das ISG Team mit Ihrer aufgeschlossenen Art. Insbesondere im IT- und Technologiesektor konnte sie sich branchenspezifisches Know-how aneignen und berät empathisch und zielsicher länderübergreifend Kandidaten sowohl bei den nächsten Karriereschritten, als auch beim Relocatingprozess.


Uwe Schmitt

Managing Partner


Uwe Schmitt is Managing Partner in the metropolitan region Frankfurt / Rhine-Main. He has 33 years of professional and management experience in international IT companies, including Nixdorf Computer, Oracle, and IBM in the areas of sales and HR / personnel development.

He is a certified management coach, member of the world’s largest coaching association ICF (International Coach Federation), and former menber of the ICF Management Board. In addition, he is member of the German Federal Association of Personnel Managers (BPM) and has been executive coach & mentor at Absolventum’s alumni network of the University of Mannheim since 2019.

Uwe is married and has 3 daughters.

He is focused on:

  1. 1. labor market of the 50 plus generation in Germany
  2. 2. Working worlds 4.0 – Support of the digital transformation from a personnel point of view
  3. 3. Support in the implementation of strategic personnel planning
  4. 4. Career coaching for outstanding top talents
  5. 5. Supporting executives selection process


  1. 1. Automotive
  2. 2. ICT
  3. 3. Management consultancy

Heike Martin

Managing Partner


Heike Martin ist Managing Partner der ISG Personalmanagement GmbH Standort Bayern / Baden Württemberg.

Nach Ihrer Ausbildung arbeitete die gebürtige Hohenloherin im Vertrieb und Export verschiedener Modefirmen in München. Danach wechselte sie in eine Mode Vertriebs-Agentur mit Schwerpunkt Mittlerer Osten.

Seit dem Jahr 2001 hat sie sich als selbständige Agentin in dem Bereich Mode Retail erfolgreich einen Namen in der Branche gemacht. Sie verlagerte im Jahr 2008 ihr Büro nach Doha/Qatar und hat dort ein Netzwerk an Retailflächen für diverse Modefirmen aus Europa aufgebaut. Ferner hat sie für einen lokalen Partner in Qatar die Firmenstruktur modernisiert, Personalentwicklung und Unternehmen neu ausgerichtet und fit für die verschärften Marktbedingungen gemacht.

2018 zog es sie zurück nach Deutschland. Frau Martin berät Modeunternehmen aus dem In und Ausland. Ihr Erfahrungs- und Kompetenzprofil erstreckt sich über Vertriebsstrukturen, Internationales Business Development, Unternehmensführung, Personalmanagement und Personalentwicklung u.a.

Personalberatung ist Frau Martins Leidenschaft. Frau Martin hat im Laufe Ihres Berufslebens erfahren, dass eine homogene Personalstruktur die Mutter allen Erfolgs ist. Sie ist engagiert und dynamisch in der Betreuung des Kunden. Erfolg ist für Sie, ein zufriedener Kunde, der gerne bei der nächsten Vakanz wieder zur ISG kommt.

Zu Ihrem Tätigkeits- und Beratungsfokus zählen

  • Suche & Auswahl von Fachspezialisten und Führungskräften national und international
  • Professional und Executive Search
  • Begleitung und Umsetzung von Executive Search Projekten
  • Weiterentwicklung von internationalen Strukturen
  • Interim Management
  • Outplacement

Dr. Frank Schreiner

Managing Partner


Dr. Frank Schreiner is a partner of ISG Personalmanagement Germany GmbH in Bielefeld. 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 completing his studies in business administration at the University of Bielefeld with a focus on marketing and sales, he became the project and seminar leader at the USW University workshop on economics at Schloss Gracht, Erftstadt. There, Dr. Carpenter was responsible for marketing and sales seminars for different business sectors, especially the automotive, chemical, and capital goods industries, as well as for banks and telecommunications companies. Parallel to these teaching activities, he received his doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Lutz von Rosenstiel, Munich, in the area of ​​customer psychology.

Next Dr. Schreiner took on a partnership in the HR consulting firm Neuhaus+Partner in the area of search & selection of specialists and executives with a focus on medium-sized industry and trade in the clothing and furniture sectors. Parallel to this, he served as director of the RÜTLI executive leadership seminars in Bielefeld, was responsible for management and personnel, and worked also in cooperation with foreign companies and institutes. The focus was on the development of leadership programs for major German companies. As managing partner of the INTRAC GmbH in Bielefeld, he then served as a consultant and trainer in the areas of personnel, strategic marketing, acquisition and professional negotiation.

His training and great years of experience provide the ideal basis for search and selection of specialists and executives, also across sectors, and with great success. Personnel consulting and management development are the foundations of his professional work.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & Selection of specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Advising senior executives
  • Management development programs
  • Training and coaching in marketing, strategy, acquisition, and negotiation

Motto: “Having the capacity to lead a team is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.”  (Vince Lombardi)


Dipl.-Psych. Tillmann Gehlhoff

Managing Partner


Tillmann Gehlhoff is a partner of ISG Germany GmbH at the company location Bielefeld.

As a qualified occupational and organizational psychologist with a focus on human resources and personnel development, he worked for several years in a medium-sized textile-industry company as the head of the personnel department.

Tillmann Gehlhoff has been working since 1994 as a human resources and organizational consultant, personnel developer and management coach among other roles for Kienbaum Management Consultants, the Neuhaus+Partner Advisory Group.  Since 1999 he has been a founder and managing partner of INTRAC GmbH, an institute for HR consulting and management training. His clients include both nationally and internationally successful companies and corporations.

As a specialist and coach on the topic of change management his consultant focus is on the search for and development of personnel in the context of rapidly changing entrepreneurial environments. His search for and integration of new professionals and executives is based on a comparison of the client’s requirements and the candidate’s professional and personal qualifications. At your request he can also perform a detailed analysis of the candidate’s actual capabilities and the desired situation for both the company and the team.

In interviews with specialists and executives, his training in client-centered talk therapy provides his customers with greater insight into candidate personality when selecting employees.

For over 20 years Tillmann Gehlhoff has been advising companies on issues of personnel development, especially in matters of leadership development. The spectrum of his activities ranges from the building up of management development programs to the implementation of specific programs, workshops, and individual coaching.

Areas of expertise:

  • Search & Selection for specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Advising senior executives
  • Management development programs

Motto: “Those who can’t change their minds, can’t  change anything.” (George Bernard Shaw)


Martin Kleibaumhüter

Managing Partner

Am Eustenbach 132
D-33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück


Martin Kleibaumhüter is ISG Managing Partner in our East Westphalia office.

Following his professional training as an industrial clerk, Mr. Kleibaumhüter graduated in Economics from the University of Paderborn.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Kleibaumhüter has been working as a business and personnel consultant. He is also a listed consultant and trainer for the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).

His consulting philosophy is based on honesty, trust and dialogue with his partners, and on the aim to fulfill the customer’s requirements in the best way possible.

In his work with ISG, Mr. Kleibaumhüter has specialized in consulting medium-sized companies in the industry sector. As a personnel consultant, Mr. Kleibaumhüter focuses primarily on personnel recruitment and integrated personnel management consulting.

Consulting emphasis on:

  • Search & selection of specialists and management personnel, executive search
  • Personnel marketing / employer branding
  • Interim management for HR tasks, including project management
  • Support of transitions, with focus on HR

Motto: „Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.“ (Henry Ford)


Massimo Schrijvers

Recruiting Consultant


Massimo Schrijvers graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Political Science from the University of Bielefeld; already then, he was particularly interested in HR-issues, such as behavior in organizations and different HR functions.

Since his induction at ISG headquarters in Vienna in 2017, he has been working very successfully as a consultant for ISG at our Bielefeld office. Massimo Schrijvers has a wide range of experience in personnel search and selection, active sourcing and executive search, especially in online media – but also offline. His open, straightforward and positive approach makes him a valued and competent partner for our clients and candidates.

Belonging to the interesting target group of “Generation Y” himself, he is particularly successful in this recruiting field and especially drawn to positions that are difficult to fill (see “Motto” below).

In Mr. Schrijvers you will find a competent partner for your staffing needs: From East Westphalia, for East Westphalia – worldwide!

Main areas of activity:

  • Search & selection of specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Operational support for the entire recruiting process
  • Advice on suitable platforms and selection of ideal recruiting channels
  • Active Sourcing / Headhunting
  • Research analyst

Motto: “Can’t be done’ is not an option…”


Achim Töpfer

Managing Partner


Achim Töpfer is your ISG consultant and contact in all matters pertaining to information technology (IT).

After studying Business Information Technology in Aachen and Wedel, Mr. Töpfer started his career at a logistics subsidiary of Unilever. There, he he optimized processes of goods distribution and implemented the automation of data communication.

After having also served as a head of application development, Mr. Töpfer launched his own IT consulting firm in Hamburg with a near-shore subsidiary in Odessa (Ukraine), specializing in consulting banks and financial service providers.

Mr. Töpfer has gained a lot of experience in accompanying personnel selection, especially in phases of implementation of new technologies, leading to him developing specialized services in personnel consulting and recruiting for specialists and managers. When joining ISG as a Managing Partner, he professionally expanded ISGs services in personnel consulting correspondingly.

Key competences in consulting:

  • Custom-fit Search & Selection of IT specialists and managers for companies; special expertise in banking and financial services
  • Interim project- and line management in IT
  • Analysis of personnel requirements and HR planning in IT; Training & Development in IT

Florian Herbst

Managing Partner



Florian Herbst is your ISG contact and consultant in the areas of IT & software development, marketing & sales, supply chain management and human resources. He has access to a wide network, primarily in the industries e-commerce, logistics & freight, IT services and consulting.

In the course of his 15+ years of professional activity, he has gained experience as founder of his own companies, as senior manager in corporate groups and in executive positions as management consultant at key steps in the recruitment process. He has optimized and reinvented recruiting processes and human resources marketing for his clients. He is an expert in (digital) transformation & restructuring of organizations, the development of optimized project & program management teams and the establishment of successful marketing & sales structures.

His recipe for success is based on showing his own face and representing the client’s project mandate as if it were his very own undertaking. Loyalty, discretion and success orientation are sacred to him. Talent Management requires talent! And in addition to a highly efficient process, it also requires the skills and network that he brings with him.

Mr. Herbst has applied his hobby of lifelong learning to earn degrees in business administration as Master in Business Administration and Master in European Business. He has also pursued a second path of education as Master in Organizational Psychology and certified, systemic organizational developer and management coach.


  • Recruiting & Executive Search of specialists and executives at all levels up to and including C-level
  • Specialized industries are e-commerce, logistics & aviation, IT services, healthcare, consulting and the automotive industry
  • Particularly for specialist and management functions in the fields of IT & software development, marketing & sales, (digital) transformation & restructuring, supply chain management, project & program management, human resources, corporate development and production & process management
  • Human resources consulting (sustainable personnel development for restructuring and new start-ups)
  • Employer Branding (from new design to the optimization of existing approaches)
  • Human resources and leadership development through training or coaching
  • Staffing of interim positions with performance-oriented talents
  • Outplacement measures and processes

Motto: „Do heart work to be remarkable.


David Gökcedag

Managing Partner

ISG Personalmanagement GmbH


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)


Marco Niehoff

Managing Partner


Marco Niehoff has been working as an expert professional in personnel and employer marketing for more than 11 years.

He is a trained industrial clerk, graduate social scientist and certified trainer in the field of personnel development. Marco Niehoff has extensive experience in the industrial sector, especially in the manufacturing and processing industries as well as in the automotive sector.

His main customers are medium-sized companies, which he professionally advises on long-term out / new placement and employer branding matters. In this context, Marco Niehoff also analyzes the skills of employees and the potential of candidates for recruiting.


Eckard Bathe

Managing Partner


As part of the recruitment process, Eckard Bathe looks very closely at the personality traits of the applicants and brings them into line with the corporate culture. It is important to find a candidate who, in addition to the professional qualifications, also personally suits the new colleagues. In order to achieve good cooperation and mutual appreciation, he sees his task, in addition to recruiting, in onboarding the candidates.

For consulting projects, Eckard Bathe focuses on the strategic and organizational (new) development of a company using change processes. Methodologies from mediation are also used here.

Eckard Bathe holds a degree in mechanical engineering (FH), business coach (certified DCV & Steinbeis University Berlin IfBE), personal coach (certified DCV), had many years of management positions and management in medium-sized companies and is a lecturer at DHBW Lörrach.

Subject areas

  • Recruitment of specialists and managers
  • Change management
  • Personal development
  • Coaching managers in challenging situations

Stefan Blattmann

Managing Partner


After studying business administration, Stefan Blattmann worked as a recruiter, primarily in the area of employee selection and development in the automotive supplier industry. Afterwards he studied psychology with focus on work processes and organizations as well as pedagogy of further education and qualification and took on teaching positions for business administration at various educational institutions.

For 20 years he has been involved intensively in supporting people and organizations in change processes. He conducted nationwide scientific studies on the subject of “outplacement” and the effects of job loss. He has remained in this field to this day in various contexts as an outplacement consultant, coach, seminar, project and regional manager as well as authorized signatory of over 40 transfer companies, among others as Lee Hecht Harrison. He intensified his basis of consulting expertise through trainings in client-centered conversation and consulting as well as in neurosystemic coaching, team and organizational development at the Milton-Erickson Institute in Heidelberg (with Dr. Gunther Schmidt).

Areas of focus:

Customized filling of HR AND MANAGEMENT POSITIONS – Expertise through years of HR and Consulting work

OUTPLACEMENT, CAREER ADVICE, PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT – Develop performance potential and use it in a targeted manner (individual and group programs)

DESIGN OF CHANGE PROCESSES – holistic and goal-oriented optimization of performance-supporting conditions for sustainable corporate success (sustainable strengthening and promotion of individuals and teams)

DEALING WITH CRISES – constructive solutions when dealing with difficulties or challenging situations – effective, efficient and sustainable


Viktoria Sawall



„I am a connector. Along comes a responsibilty, which I am aware of.“

Viktoria Sawall is a Consultant for ISG and passionate about the individuality of every single person.

She absolved dual studies in chemical engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Engneering. Working as a Design Release Engineer in the automotive industry she was the intersection between many departments like production, purchase, management, supplier, etc.

When she first heard of he recruiting business, she knew instinctively this will be her next destination. 

„I understand strategies and intentions quickly. To me, it comes very natural to network and understand demands of people and businesses.“

Focus areas:

  • Human Resource Positions
  • Executive Levels


“Pick up people‘s heart and they will follow you anywhere.” – Viktoria Sawall


Roman Trateschki

Managing Partner


Erfahrungen seit 2001 als Inhaber des Übersetzungsdienstes TT&I – beglaubigt übersetzte Zeugnisse und Urkunden für Bewerber und Unternehmenskunden

  • Vermittlung von Handelsvertretern (Deutschland – Slowenien)
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Michael Zirbes

Managing Partner


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


Professional experience:

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)



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