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Daniel C. Schäfer

Daniel C. Schäfer


An industry expert with more than 12 years of experience in Executive Search and Talent Acquisition Advisory, he specializes in Leadership Roles for all kind of manufacturing industries (e.g., automotive, construction, engineering, chemicals, technology, food, etc.). Within these Business Sectors, his focus is on family-owned, small- and medium-sized enterprises, large stock-listed corporations as well as private equity-owned legal entities.

In his last position as Head of Industry Practice and Head of Search for Korn Ferry Futurestep Germany, his ability to foster relationships with C-suite and senior executives lead to long-term solutions and success.

Daniel has an in-depth understanding of clients’ needs and requirements, and therefore he can provide strategic and customized search solutions to meet clients’ business objectives. He has a strong commitment to quality, client, and candidate handling thereby using his insightful experience to help companies fill their career opportunities with the most qualified candidates. His extensive national and international project experience coupled with intensive knowledge of the German and European industry sector makes him an excellent partner to find the best talents for his clients, and in turn, help professionals grow and advance in their careers.

Beyond his consultancy experience, he took responsibility as Head of Recruitment in a global stock-listed company, establishing the company’s in-house talent acquisition department.

He offers both clients and candidates thorough professional service and exercises discretion and the most ethical values in executive search.

Daniel studied Business Administration in Düsseldorf and speaks fluent German and English.


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