Kennedy Executive Strengthens Presence In Financial Services Market In German Speaking Europe With Unterberger & Partner Joining

PARIS, FRANCE, April 16, 2019 – Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately owned executive search boutiques, welcomes new partner Unterberger & Partner. The new partner firm has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, providing the network further access to the German speaking markets in Europe. With Unterberger & Partner joining, the network now has offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA.

Unterberger & Partner is an internationally operating Executive Search firm with offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburg and Zurich. It was founded in 2007, and is still headed by industry veteran Markus Unterberger. The firm places executives and leadership positions for a variety of international clients, specifically German speaking markets as well as Central and Eastern Europe. They are specialized, but not limited to the financial services industry ranging from banks, insurance companies as well as positions in digitilisation, anti-financial crime, compliance, regulatory affairs, legal and security for companies within and outside of financial services. Their global scope, combined with a strong local footprint, is what makes them the perfect fit for the Kennedy Network.

Markus Unterberger: “We are always looking for ways to expand and broaden our horizon. For the past ten years, many, if not most of the assignments we worked on were international and for clients that operate globally. Joining Kennedy, we can accelerate our international footprint even further. Furthermore, it opens up doors to new markets and new industries and offers new opportunities. But it will also allow us to meet and exchange with like-minded peers that share the same passion for Executive Search and have the same global mindset. We look forward to learn from their knowledge and expertise and to share best practices with them. This in turn will benefit the level of service we can all provide our clients, both international and local. We are very excited to be part of the Kennedy Network.”

“With potential new partners for our network, we try to meet as many criteria we set as possible”; says founder and chairman of Kennedy, Jorg Stegemann “We look for a minimum of 10 years experience in executive search for instance. Markus can look back on 20 years in executive search so ticks that box more than well. But when it comes to that other important criterion, an international footprint, we strive to look for more than ‘just’ experience with international clients. A true global mindset often stems from a person’s character rather than the company’s experience. Markus is a true global citizen. This is reflected in both his professional career and in his education as he studied in Italy. Furthermore, with his open minded and enthusiastic character combined with his professionalism, he also meets one of the other important criteria; he fits in the team. We are thrilled to have him and his team on board”.

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