Who We Are

We are a global network of in(ter)dependent executive search boutiques and have partner offices in Europe and North America. The owner of every Kennedy partner firm has been working in retained search for 10 years minimum in his or her respective market. There are many black sheep in this industry and it is hard to get into the network: we reject more potential partners than we accept. Only those who adhere to the highest business ethics and professional standards make it. The Kennedy affiliation guarantees these standards, a superior approach, execution and experience to our clients, candidates, stake- and shareholders. Watch out for the Kennedy quality seal and you know what you will get.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: Our mission is to be our clients’ favorite partner and way to conduct executive search assignments. 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 – a symbol to be trusted in the markets we serve.

Vision: We want to be a progressive partner network delivering a contemporary client, candidate, stake- and shareholder experience. To realize this, we are committed to delivering fully transparent, high-quality executive search and consulting services to our clients and candidates by providing an experience that meets their expectations and makes them feel welcome, satisfied, respected and valued.

Values:People, Passion, Excellence“. We enjoy working with people which is why we have chosen to work in this industry. We are passionate about helping organizations in finding and attracting the best talent for them and knowledge workers to bringing their careers forward. We love what we do and we want to do it right. Good is not good enough for us.

Meet The Team

Jorg Stegemann

Founder and chairman

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

Jorg Stegemann

Founder and chairman

Kennedy global/ Apollo Paris

Louise Royer

Marketing Director

Louise Royer, grown up in the UK and South Africa, has been working in Marketing and then in executive search for the past 10 years. She knows both worlds and heads up Marketing for us.

Louise Royer

Marketing Director

Kennedy Global

Pieter Valk

PR Consultant

Pieter runs PR for us and reminds us all the time that visibility and meaningfulness matter.

Pieter Valk

PR Consultant

Kennedy global/ PVPR Amsterdam

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, has been running executive search assignments all over Latin America and is our MD for the region

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

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 has been working for several large organizations such as Kimberly-Clark and 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

Caroline Frisenberg

Partner

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

Caroline Frisenberg

Partner

Frisenberg J. Associates, Monaco

Markus Unterberger

Partner

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

Markus Unterberger

Partner

Unterberger in Munich, Salzburg, Frankfurt and Zurich

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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