September 28, 2021 – TRANSEARCH International has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany. The team in Hamburg has a specialization in management diagnostics, leadership development and coaching and is led by Lutz Rachner as executive global partner. He is supported by Arne Seeburger and Fabian Arimond.
Mr. Rachner has more than 20 years of experience as an executive search consultant with a focus on industry, technology, science, and healthcare for national and international companies and organizations. In addition, he is a top management diagnostician in Germany and offers executive coaching. Previously, Mr. Rachner was partner, executive director and head of industrial and automotive practice group at Kienbaum Consultants International. Prior to that, he managed human resources and organizational development projects and conducted employee surveys in the banking environment. Mr. Lutz studied economics and social sciences with a focus on social psychology at the University of Göttingen.
Mr. Seeburger is a client partner and has numerous years of consulting experience in the field of management diagnostics, the further development of leaders as well as young talent in business and science. Before joining TRANSEARCH, he worked as a consultant in management diagnostics. He is certified in job-related aptitude diagnostics (DIN33430) and is currently completing further training as a systemic coach.
Mr. Arimond is also a client partner with many years of consulting experience in the areas of management diagnostics, personality development, and coaching of executives in business and high-performance sports. Before joining TRANSEARCH, he was involved in setting up a technology company for psychological applications. Mr. Arimond is a licensed cognitive behavioral therapist and has qualifications as a business coach, sports psychologist and mindfulness trainer, among others. He is a lecturer at various universities and business schools.
TRANSEARCH is a global search firm with representation in all of the major economic capitals, with about 60 offices in over 35 countries. It was founded in 1982 and today completes more than 1,500 senior executive search assignments a year. Its global client base is in the financial services, technology, consumer and retail, life sciences, and industrial and resources sectors.
Detroit-based Tier One Executive Search recently became part of TRANSEARCH. “We had been approached by several firms over the years and none of them felt right at the time” said Mark Thibodeau, senior partner of Tier One. “In a couple of early cases, we weren’t ready to give up 100 percent equity. In other cases, the strengths of those firms were largely in the U.S. market – they were firms founded here. Considering that TRANSEARCH is a European-based firm, they are extremely strong in markets where we are weaker. It’s really an ideal match.”
Tier One Executive Search is now part of the Detroit office for TRANSEARCH and will also maintain its office in Windsor, Ontario. Tier One’s Shanghai office will dismantle, as TRANSEARCH already has several offices in China including Shanghai. The Detroit-based office will continue to specialize in executive recruitment within manufacturing and Mr. Thibodeau will continue as managing partner and vice president of automotive and industrial, Americas.
TRANSEARCH also recently opened new offices in Singapore in an effort to strengthen its presence in the East. The Singapore office is led by Seck Wee Tan, who has experience in various industry segments primarily in the lifestyle category. During his career he has gained knowledge in FMCG, retail, advertising and media, consumer electronics, fashion and cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, telecommunications, and E-commerce. Mr. Tan will be responsible for growing the team in Singapore and bring valuable experience to the Asia-Pacific region.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media