January 9, 2019 – Mercuri Urval, a global Swedish executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory organization founded in 1967, has appointed 18 partners. The newly appointed equity partners represent eight nationalities from Mercuri Urval’s global organization.
In 2016, the founder and owner donated the search firm to a foundation, Stiftelsen Mercuri Urval, in order to ensure a longstanding, secure development of the firm. A major step in Mercuri Urval’s evolution occurred last year as the company’s first employees were invited to the partnership program.
“Becoming a partner is an opportunity to help shape Mercuri Urval’s future as well as benefit from dividends,” said Roger Hagafors, chairman of the group board. “Being a partner is a serious undertaking but also a huge opportunity for current and future employees.”
Mercuri Urval’s partners become co-owners of a global organization. Partnership is equally available to employees from Europe, Asia or the Americas based on openly communicated criteria.
- Daniel Müller, in Zürich, specializes in the consumer and industrial sectors (automotive, manufacturing and logistics). His focus is on executive search, succession planning and executive consulting. In addition, he is part of the management team of Mercuri Urval Schweiz AG and deputy global head mobility and transportation.
- Dominic Pfau, in Hamburg, concentrates on recruiting and selection processes as well as on management audits, development audits and talent management. In addition, he is a member of the MU healthcare sector group and focuses primarily on medium-sized international companies in the high-tech and healthcare industries.
- Doris Hofmeister, in Vienna, focuses on recruiting and selection processes, but also on management audits, development audits and talent management. In addition, he is a member of the MU healthcare sector group and as a result focuses primarily on medium-sized international companies in the high-tech and healthcare industries.
- Gregor Ghirmay, in Wiesbaden, focuses primarily on recruiting specialists and executives, analyzing potential, aptitude diagnostics, talent management and employer branding.
- Hansjörg Mierke, in Düsseldorf, concentrates on the industry, production and manufacturing, automotive and transport & logistics sectors.
- Jeannine Hertel, in Düsseldorf, has served as country manager for Mercuri Urval in Singapore, heading the Southeast Asia region. Her focus was on growing the local Mercuri Urval team and business in Southeast Asia by providing executive search and talent advisory solutions to predominantly European companies.
- Johanna Massa, in Oulu, has strong experience in direct management direct recruitment, recruitment and assessment of key personnel and development of organizations. He has worked closely with organizations of all sizes and industries in Northern and Eastern Finland, focusing on the energy, industry and technology sectors.
- Jörg Seitz, in Vienna, leads the business division “Industry,” which includes manufacturing companies, transport and logistics. His other main business areas include advising companies in the automotive and automotive supply industries as well as IT companies.
- Manuela Schuster, in München, supports international clients such as the Airbus Group, Allianz, the European Patent Office, T-Systems, among others. She focuses on talent advisory services, management diagnostics, assessment and development solutions, business coaching and executive search.
- Ralf Biele, in Dresden, specializes in management audit, executive assessments and coaching as well as executive development and change management, both for individuals and teams. He works very closely with his customers in Eastern Germany and advises and supports them on strategic issues.
- Robin Karlestedt, in Stockholm, heads the company’s function for transformational projects and business development, the project board and the center of competence for assessment methods and psychometrics.
- Simon Bach Nielsen, in Copenhagen, focuses primarily on executive search and on capability building/ modeling. Within executive search and professional recruitment, he has experience from a wide range of roles and industries.
- Simone Bigatti, in Milan, is the global sector leader of Mercuri Urval financial services sector. Typical clients are banks, insurance companies, consultancy firms, asset managers and others.
- Steen Gravers Nielsen, in Copenhagen, is manager for a consulting team within the private sector area in Eastern Denmark. He works with a variety of clients and is also responsible for the business area life sciences.
- Stephane Schuseil, in Nyon, has been active at Mercuri Urval since 1993. Since the early years, he has focused on selection and research at the executive level, mainly for small-to-medium enterprises in Switzerland, from the very confidential family office to largest industrial exporting companies, and for multinationals in various sectors of activity.
- Stephen Finley, in London, leads Mercuri Urval’s board and executive practice with experience across a range of sectors but with a particular focus on technology, financial services and fintech firms. Typical clients are high growth firms or clients needing to transform how they create value. His work focuses on the search, selection and integration of senior executives and the leadership of transformation programs with revenue generation organizations.
- Vincenzo di Pietro, in Luzern, has extensive industry knowledge in financial and professional services, public sector, technology, media and telecommunications. He specializes in executive search, professional recruiting, coaching and assessment solutions.
- Volker Schulz, in Hamburg, advises national and international clients in the energy, healthcare, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. He specializes in board & executive search, executive appraisals & auditing, executive coaching, executive career development/ outplacement and leadership development.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media