Düsseldorf office consultants

Meet the team

Raimund G. Kohtz

Managing Partner
r.kohtz@stantonchase.com

Raimund, a Managing Partner with Stanton Chase Düsseldorf, began his executive search career as a Managing Director with IIC Partner (Ising International). He has completed assignments for clients within all business areas, with a particular focus on the industrial, energy and professional services sectors. Over the course of 10 years, Raimund has also conducted management audits and psychological assessments. He has served leading multinational and regional holding companies, as well as local companies.

Raimund gained 15 years of experience in Human Resources. Several of his previous positions include HR Manager, COO and HR Country Manager for major international companies within the industrial sector. Raimund studied Economics, Human Resources and Marketing at the University of Dortmund. He holds a degree in Business Administration and speaks fluent English and German.

His transition from the corporate life to the exiting executive search industry was supported by a keen interest in different people and cultures. His hobbies include observing people’s talents, family, sports (tennis and cycling), music, reading and travelling.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Natural Resources and Energy

Dr. Ronald Wimmer

Partner
r.wimmer@stantonchase.com

After finishing a bank education, Ronald graduated from business studies and promotion at the University of Dortmund. He is also a certificated Coach of the European Business School in Oestrich Winckel, Germany. His work as a consultant is marked by his passion to work with people.

Ronald worked as a consultant for strategic planning with Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt, and later as consultant of a regional economic development corporation, Ruhrgebiet. In 1988 he became partner and member of the executive at Fraser - Gesellschaft für Unternehmensberatung/SCG – St. Gallen-Consulting Group in Essen. In 1997 he became member of the executive at Baumgartner Unternehmens- und Personalberatung, Düsseldorf/Sindelfingen, which belonged to Commerzbank AG, before becoming a partner, in 2000, at Colonia Management and Personalberatung, Schlossforum Bensberg, Köln.

By 2004, he founded Dr. Wimmer u. Partner Management und Personalberatung Düsseldorf. In 2007 he became partner at Ising International Consulting Düsseldorf GmbH, where he was responsible for the area of Finance.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Financial Services

Willi Beushausen

Partner
w.beushausen@stantonchase.com

Willi has many years of technical expertise assessment in the quality assurance and control business. Prior to becoming a Partner with Stanton Chase Düsseldorf, Willi spent 20 years as managing partner and member of an international service company. In this role he focused on many areas including chemical and petrochemical, generating plant, pipeline, plant and engine construction, naval architecture and foundry technology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

As a Partner, he offers excellent knowledge in the service sector and enterprises throughout various industries. His personal strengths are his strong analytical capabilities and a proven track record in the development of successful business strategies.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Professional Services

Lutz Meyer-Reißenweber

Partner
l.meyer-reissenweber@stantonchase.com

Lutz brings 10 years of search experience, and more than 20 years of industry experience to client engagements. Prior to joining Stanton Chase Düsseldorf, Lutz was an Associate Partner at InterSearch Executive Consultants, where he led searches in consumer products, technical services and industrial manufacturing. As a Partner with Stanton Chase, Lutz heads activities in the German and European Industry for fast moving consumer goods. He previously established his own executive search firm, and earlier began his career in search with a leading national firm.

He began his professional career in 1978 at Alfa Laval Application Centre Brewery in nearby Hamburg. He worked as a Product Manager at Deutsche Granini (Bielefeld) before joining the Dr. Oetker Group (Bielefeld), where he was the Head of the Marketing Group for the frozen bakery company.

Lutz later moved from marketing to sales when he joined Pepsi Cola GmbH (Offenbach), where he was a successful Franchise Manager in Northern Germany. He also gained experience working for the Oetker Brewing Group (DAB) and Heineken Deutschland GmbH (Düsseldorf) as General Manager.

A native of Bremen, Lutz graduated from Technical University in Munich with a degree in Brewing engineering and beverage technology.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare

Falco A. Nicklas

Partner
f.nicklas@stantonchase.com

Prior to joining Stanton Chase Düsseldorf, Falco was a Senior Executive with one of the world’s largest recruitment firms. Over the years, he has managed to build up and lead several recruitment teams within various business functions, while gaining extensive experience recruiting in finance, sales and marketing, and IT Business. Falco has successfully conducted assignments for clients on the General Management, Business Unit Director, Commercial Management and middle management levels, with a special focus on commercially oriented profiles.

Falco has also worked extensively in the Professional Services sector. He is familiar with recruiting for both small and medium companies, as well as Global Stock listed companies with an international search approach.

From the time he began his career as a trainee with the German-British Chamber of Commerce in London, Falco’s main goal has been to foster long-term business relationships based on tailor-made solutions for his clients.

Falco holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Aachen and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the University of Muenster. He speaks fluent English and German, and has some working knowledge in French.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Professional Services
  • Natural Resources and Energy

Dr. Achim Schulte-Goebel

Partner
a.schulte-goebel@stantonchase.com

Achim focused on executive search within the German financial services industry for 17 years prior to joining Stanton Chase Düsseldorf in 2009. He began his professional career in 1992 as a research consultant with Siebenlist, Grey & Partner GmbH, a boutique executive search firm and member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. He has provided executive search consulting solutions for financial industry clients since 1998. From 2003 on he acted as a partner with Siebenlist, Grey & Partner, rebuilding the interior financial services section.

Over the years, Achim has successfully conducted a large number of search assignments in the fields of wealth management, private & business banking, corporate banking and asset management with leading financial services groups including major banks and big insurance companies. He has also completed searched with smaller, traditional private banks or regional participants in the German financial services sector.

In doing so, Achim is convinced that delivering added value to his clients requires not only specialized business expertise, but also thoroughness, tenacity and clear ethical standards within the search process.

Earlier in his career he studied history, politics and literature at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bonn. He holds a Master of Arts degree, as well as a PhD in economic history. Achim is married and has two children. He enjoys playing sports, motorcycling and reading.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services

Andreas Ehrhardt

Partner
a.ehrhardt@stantonchase.com

Andreas joined Stanton Chase Düsseldorf in 2009. Prior to entering the field of executive search, he pursued a career in several management positions in Sales, Marketing and as Managing Director. Andreas contributes to the Düsseldorf organisation 20 years of experience serving global and local clients in the consumer, retail, chemical, institutional and professional services industry and provides deep customer insights.

He combines extensive expertise in developing national and international businesses with the passion for disclosing people’s talents and potential. He is very familiar with the different personal requirements of multinational groups like Henkel, Cognis, Ecolab and Reemtsma, medium-sized enterprises and non-profit organisations.

Andreas holds a degree in Business Administration and speaks fluent German, English and French. He is married and has two children. His outside interests include working as a volunteer for a NPO, enjoying family and friends, sports, travelling, and good wine.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Industrial

Nina Bransch

Partner
n.bransch@stantonchase.com

Prior to joining Stanton Chase in 2010, Nina was working for a Germany and UK-based recruitment company and has successfully managed client assignments at the Executive and Senior Management levels in domestic and international companies. She is familiar with diverse industries and is experienced in working for clients varying from smaller family-owned businesses to larger multinational companies.

Nina gained in-depth knowledge in recruiting General Management, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Procurement and Supply Chain Management business. Over the years, she has developed sector expertise in the Industrial, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Professional Services industries.

Nina received her degree in Business Administration from the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Her University studies focused on the Professional Services Industry and her professional career began in the Construction Industry. She has held positions in marketing and sales, including a position as an International Business Development Manager. Nina speaks fluent English, German and has some knowledge in French.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

Heidrun Freitag

Partner
h.freitag@stantonchase.com

With more than 30 years of professional experience in the consulting business and especially with over 25 years in HR consulting / executive search, Heidrun has literally been exposed to almost all industries and has carried out search projects for all levels of hierarchy and of any possible scope.

After obtaining a degree in economics in Konstanz, Germany, Heidrun started her career in a business consulting company in Switzerland. During the following years she worked for three different well-known companies in the executive search industry, including Korn/Ferry, Boyden and Berger. Heidrun then spent 16 years operating her own executive search company in Cologne, F & P Personalberatung.

During this time, Heidrun’s focus sectors have been life and industrial insurance, international automotive companies and healthcare. Heidrun joined Stanton Chase in January 2011 as a partner being absolutely convinced from the international cooperation quality in the Stanton Chase world.

Heidrun, a mother of two grown-up children, lists jogging, fitness and skiing as her favorite sports. She is also interested in culture (opera and theatre) and in politics.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Financial Services
  • Industrial

Alexander von Hahn

Partner
a.vonhahn@stantonchase.com

Alexander joined Stanton Chase Düsseldorf in 2012. He started his executive search career at the German branch of a UK-based recruitment company as a consultant before moving on to senior and management positions. During this time he developed a strong expertise in executive search. His professional career previously encompassed roles within national and international companies such as the US bound Enterprise Holdings and Famous Network in Germany.

In recent years Alexander has successfully conducted multifunctional search assignments focused on the Consumer Products & Services, Industrial and Logistics & Transportation practice groups. He has demonstrated the ability to maintain excellent relations with clients and candidates during searches for European and US-based companies.

Alexander graduated from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Additionally, he completed the officers training in the German Armed Forces. He speaks fluent English and German and has an upper intermediate knowledge of Arabic. Alexander enjoys playing tennis and during winter months going alpine skiing. In his spare time he enjoys international travelling and city trips across Europe.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Industrial

Karl-Peter Abt

Principal
kp.abt@stantonchase.com

Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Karl-Peter was Managing Director at Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Bielefeld and before Acting Manager at Dortmund Chamber. As Managing Director his responsibilities covered many different sectors like industry, retail, service and traffic sector, construction planning, technology and environment consulting.

During the last nine years Karl-Peter has been working as a Consultant for various consulting firms. In this time Karl-Peter supported many companies in the selection process of executives, in the development and implementation of marketing concepts as well as in planning and the execution of outsourcing projects.

His recent major project was the completion of a Public Private Partnership (PPP)-Model between the federal state government of North Rhine Westphalia and Siemens AG. As a Consultant, Karl-Peter has gained a reputation among his clients as being successful in the identification, recruitment and placement of leaders that deliver results.

Karl-Peter is an expert of the Ruhr Region and East Westphalia. With his strong networks with politicians and industry representatives he supports Stanton Chase in the Practice Groups of Industry, and Government, Education & Non-Profit. In addition, he works as an expert ensuring Bologna Standards in university education for Bachelors and Masters in Economy.

Karl-Peter studied Economics at the Universities of Bochum and Kiel. He holds a degree in Economics and speaks fluent English and German.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Government, Education and Non Profit
  • Industrial

Jochen Rapp

Partner
j.rapp@stantonchase.com

Since 2012 Jochen has been working for Stanton Chase Düsseldorf.  Before he started as Executive Search Consultant, he had different jobs in leading positions – in IT as well as in Management Consulting. Jochen gained 15 years of experience in the area of ​​business software consulting and process consulting. He is experienced in working for clients varying from smaller family-owned businesses to larger multinational companies. Consequently, he is very familiar with the different personnel requirements of international organizations and small – medium -sized enterprises.

Jochen started his career in the operational and strategic controlling at a subsidiary of Mercedes Benz. Afterwards he moved to a subsidiary of SAP AG, where he worked as Consultant in accounting-controlling and later as a Project Manager, being responsible for international roll - out projects. From 2006, Jochen worked as Consulting Manager and Member of the extended management board. His field of responsibility was the successful implementation of SAP business software projects with focus on SAP ERP, SAP Business Warehouse and SAP CRM. He supported clients concerning strategic issues with regards to development and optimization of their IT - system landscape.

In his last position, as Business Unit Manager he was responsible for the establishment and further development of the business unit “SAP industry solutions” focusing on Consumer Goods Industry, Retail and Professional Services.

Jochen studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen with main focus on accounting - controlling and international management. His hobbies are playing tennis, fitness and city trips.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Technology
  • Professional Services

Roland Siegert

Partner
r.siegert@stantonchase.com

Roland has 15 years’ experience in the service sector with more than 10 years in a senior management role before he started his career as Executive Search Consultant. Prior to joining Stanton Chase Düsseldorf, he was Partner at INAC Executive Search, where he led searches in technical services and industrial manufacturing since 2004. He also was focused on the energy market especially in the field of renewable energies.

Roland has successfully conducted assignments for clients on all management levels and placed specialists.

As Partner with Stanton Chase, Roland heads activities in the German and European Industry. He is familiar with diverse industries and is experienced in working for clients varying from smaller family-owned businesses to larger multinational companies.

Roland is convinced that delivering added value to his clients requires not only specialized business expertise but also knowledge about current and future management skills, capability to fit candidates within the corporate culture and clear ethical standards within the search process.

Roland studied economics and organizational psychology at the Universities of Cologne, Hagen and Wuppertal. He graduated in economics and holds a Master of Organizational Psychology.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Natural Resources and Energy

Frank Hirsch

Partner
f.hirsch@stantonchase.com

Frank’s core consulting competence comprises all kind of manufacturing industries especially natural resources, energy, automotive, construction, engineering, chemicals, electronics, technology and food. He focuses on filling cross-functional key positions in family-owned small- and middle-sized companies as well as in large stock-listed corporations. Furthermore, Frank supports international operating companies in establishing business activities in Germany. Long-term project experience and intensive knowledge of the German and European industry sector make him an excellent partner to resolve challenging national and international search projects.

Before moving to Stanton Chase Düsseldorf Frank was partner at one of the leading, German-based executive search companies with main activities in the industry sector in Europe and the Emerging Markets. Frank started his career with an international operating recruiting company where he supported to establish and to develop the business in the German market. He managed teams with different business functions and later on became part of the Executive Management Team.

After the successful completion of the officer training in the German Armed Forces Frank subsequently graduated with a Master in Business Administration at the University of Passau, including studies abroad in Vancouver. He is fluent in German and English and has some working knowledge in French.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Technology
  • Natural Resources and Energy

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Düsseldorf Office
Stanton Chase Düsseldorf GmbH
Emanuel-Leutze-Strasse 17
D 40547 Düsseldorf
Germany

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