Executive Search Firm in Vienna, Austria

Our Consultants

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Gert Herold

Managing Partner

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Alexander Kail

Managing Partner

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Michael Schaumann

Regional Practice Leader Europe, Middle East, Africa – Board Services
Managing Partner

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Gabriele Gradnitzer


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Konstantin Schellerer


Discover Why We’re the Top Executive Recruiters in Vienna


Kärntner Ring 5-7
1010 Vienna

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Phone: +43 1 516 26 - 0
Email: vienna@stantonchase.com

About the office

Based in the centre of Europe, the Stanton Chase Vienna office connects the markets of Western Europe with the emerging Central Eastern and South Eastern region. It serves clients in all major industry sectors, multinational companies as well as strong local players. The local partners’ expertise covers not only the Austrian market but also offers extensive regional and international experience.

The Vienna team of five partners have over 50 collective years of experience in executive search collected in leading search firms and have managed over 700 top and middle management level appointments since 2000. Client and service dedication and our commitment to personal execution of our mandates on partner level have generated a solid and sound reputation of quality results and speedy delivery. Our research consultants and associates are well trained and supported by state of the art technology. All partners have a clear practice group focus and industry specialisation and understand their client’s needs.


  • Executive Search
  • Board Services
  • Executive Assessment Services
  • Management Appraisals

The regions of Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and South Eastern Europe (SEE) have been amongst the most interesting growth markets worldwide over the last two decades. This development was reflected in the professional development of the executive market and in the continuous demand for talented managers. In the beginning, companies demanded expatriates. However, in the meantime, a new, highly educated and performance-oriented executive generation has established itself in the Eastern Europe region.

Stanton Chase International is a pioneer in executive search in the CEE and SEE regions and has accompanied this development since its beginning in the ’90s. Stanton Chase currently has 11 offices in the CEE and SEE regions. Some of these offices are located in traditional “regional hubs,” such as Vienna and Athens while others are situated in large regional trade centers, including Moscow and Istanbul. Still others cover main capitals, such as Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Sofia and Warsaw. The CEE and SEE regions are a key part of the Stanton Chase network, one of the world’s largest executive search firms with more than 70 offices around the globe, unified by common standards, commitment to excellence and client approach.

Our consultants working in the CEE and SEE regions are among the industry’s most experienced and boast many years of successful consulting practice to international and local clients in all aspects of executive search. Offices in the region cooperate closely and follow a concept of cross-border industry specialization while still maintaining local market insight. This puts Stanton Chase is in a position to deliver quick results while preserving the highest quality standards.

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Im Zentrum Europas gelegen fungiert das Wiener Büro von Stanton Chase International als Brücke zwischen den Märkten Westeuropas und den “Emerging Markets” Zentral-, Ost- und Südosteuropas. Wir betreuen internationale Klienten genauso erfolgreich wie starke lokale und regionale “Player”. Unsere Expertise umfasst nicht nur Executive Search in Österreich, sondern beinhaltet auch langjährige Erfahrung mit Führungskräftesuchen in der gesamten Region.

Unsere Partnerschaft verfügt über mehr als 50 Jahre an kumulierter Erfahrung im Executive Search, seit dem Jahr 2000 konnten wir erfolgreich über 700 Suchprojekte in Österreich und Zentral-, Ost- und Südosteuropas durchführen. Durch Service- und Kundenorientierung und unser Bekenntnis zur persönlichen Abwicklung der übernommenen Mandate auf Partnerlevel – unterstützt von bestausgebildeten Associates und Research Consultants sowie modernster Technologie – konnten wir einen soliden Ruf für Qualität und rasche Projektabwicklung erwerben. Alle Partner unserer Sozietät verfügen über eine klare “Practice Group” Spezialisierung, haben lokales und internationales Know How und verstehen daher die Bedürfnisse Ihrer Klienten:


  • Executive Search
  • Board Services
  • Executive Assessment Services
  • Management Appraisals

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