February 24, 2011 – Global executive search and strategic consulting firm Options Group has opened a Frankfurt office to meet the growing demand for services in the EMEA region. Executive director, Ina Bauermeister, will lead the effort and focus on the region's technology practice. Diana Herpel also joins Options Group Frankfurt as vice president. Ms. Bauermeister joins Options Group with nearly a decade of experience in financial services executive search most recently serving as manager banking & finance recruitment at Huxley Associates. Her expertise is capital markets technology throughout Europe. Ms. Herpel also joins Options Group from Huxley Associates, where she was a senior recruitment consultant. Her focus is banking IT, including trading systems, risk systems and market data. “We are pleased to expand our global presence with the addition of the Frankfurt office. Combined with our established London and Zurich offices, our presence in Frankfurt will further enhance the breadth and quality of our services to our clients,” said Options Group co-founder Michael Karp. Options Group is headquartered in New York with offices strategically located in London, Zurich, Hong Kong, Newport Beach, Boston, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, and Tokyo.