Who We Are

We are a global network of independent executive search boutiques. Our network has partner offices in Europe, North America and South America. We look for quality on both professional as well as personal levels in our partners. All the owners of the Kennedy partner firms have at least 10 years experience in retained search in his or her respective market, and often abroad too. And we all adhere to the highest business ethics and professional standards. Clients can be assured that the Kennedy affiliation guarantees a superior approach, execution and experience to our clients and candidates as well as out stakeholders. With Kennedy Executive, you can expect the best in the business.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: To be our clients’ favorite partner in executive search assignments. Furthermore, we are dedicated to being a great place for our people to work; to being a strong, positive presence in local communities; and to delivering the quality, service, and value our clients have come to expect from the network – We want to be a symbol to be trusted in the markets we serve.

Vision: We are a progressive partner network delivering a contemporary experience to both client, and candidate as well as our stakeholders and partners. To realize this, we commit ourselves to delivering fully transparent, high-quality executive search and consulting services that exceed expectations. We want clients, candidates and others to feel welcome, respected and valued.

Values:  People, Passion, Excellence. We enjoy working with people. That’s why we work in this industry. We are passionate about helping organizations to find and attract the best talent for them and enable people to advance in their careers. We love what we do and we want to do it perfectly. Good is not good enough for us.

Meet The Team

Caroline Frisenberg

President (2020)

Caroline is strong in Tech, Industrial, Life Sciences & consumer. A Swede, she runs assignments all over Europe, including Sweden.

Caroline Frisenberg

President (2020)

Frisenberg J. Associates, Monaco

Markus Unterberger

Vice President (2020)

Markus Unterberger has been working in executive search since 1999 and runs assignments in financial services all over Europe.

Markus Unterberger

Vice President (2020)

Unterberger in Munich, Salzburg, Frankfurt and Zurich

Jorg Stegemann

Founder

Jorg, German by birth and European at heart, has been working in executive search since 2001, since 2007 in Paris.

Jorg Stegemann

Founder

Kennedy global/ Apollo Paris

Carl Lens

MD EMEA & Practice Leader Life Sciences

Carl Lens, in search for the past 25 years, is Managing Partner at Lens Executive Search, MD EMEA and Practice Leader Life Sciences at Kennedy.

Carl Lens

Managing Director EMEA & Practice Leader Life Sciences

Lens, Amsterdam

Eric Pringle

MD North America

Eric Pringle has lived and studied all over the states and in Europe. He is Managing Director North America at Kennedy Executive Search.

Eric Pringle

Managing Director North America

IPS, Denver

Federico Sucari

MD Latin America

Federico, an industry veteran and based in Sao Paulo, is MD Latin America for Kennedy

Federico Sucari

MD Latin America

TCS, Sao Paulo

Jesper Madsen

Practice Leader Consumer

Jesper Madsen (coming from Coca Cola, Beiersdorf and Nestle) is Partner at DNA in Copenhagen and Practice Leader Consumer here at Kennedy.

Jesper Madsen

Practice Leader Consumer

DNA Headhunting, Copenhagen

Wayne Redovian

Practice Leader Technology

Wayne Redovian has worked for many yeary in the IT and telecom industry before joining search. Thus, he is our Technology Practice Leader.

Wayne Redovian

Practice Leader Technology

IPS, Denver

Inaki

Partner

Inaki has been working in executive search in Europe and Latin America and represents Kennedy in Spain

Inaki

Partner

Saltor, Barcelona

George Kobelrausch

Partner

George Kobelrausch and his team represents Kennedy in Hungary. Having worked at Unilever and others, he is an industry expert in consumer goods.

George Kobelrausch

Partner

Ikelosz, Budapest

Frank Knudsen

Partner

Frank Knudsen has over 20 years’ of experience in search, retail and consumer goods. Frank is fluent in Danish, English and German.

Frank Knudsen

Partner

DNA Headhunting, Copenhagen

Pablo Perella-Berdun

Partner

Pablo is running our Miami and Mexico City operations

Pablo Perella-Berdun

Partner

TCS, Miami and Mexico City

Daniela Colombo

Partner

Daniela Colombo, Managing Partner at VIR HR, has significant experience in luxury, industrial and other sectors and is our woman in Italy.

Daniela Colombo

Partner

VIR HR, Milan

Laura Galli

Partner

Laura is Daniela’s second hand. Together they serve (inter)national clients in industrial, luxury, life sciences, consumer and other sectors.

Laura Galli

Partner

VIR HR, Milan

Florian Roth

Partner

Florian holds an engineering degree in electronics and has worked in various roles for microelectronics companies which has become his focus in retained search.

Florian Roth

Partner

Adrian & Roth, Munich

Jurgen Adrian

Partner

Jurgen has a background in sales and marketing in sports, consumer electronics and high-end office furniture industries and joined search in 1995.

Jurgen Adrian

Partner

Adrian & Roth, Munich

Mirka Barcova

Partner

Mirka Barcova was our first Partner. A former HR Manager, she has more than 20 years’ of experience in tech, finance and industrial.

Mirka Barcova

Partner

Delta, Prague

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