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Gerhard R. Swierzy

Managing Director

For the last 30 years, Gerhard has successfully managed more than 600 Executive Search assignments for a broad range of both German and international clients, ranging from family-owned companies to Fortune 500 companies and has also conducted management audits. Industries served include Life Sciences and Healthcare, Industrial, Automotive, Technology and Professional Services. Gerhard is a leader of the Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice. He has developed and executed assignments in Europe, America and Asia.

He has been founder and Managing Partner of Cetra / Transearch International Germany since 1987. Prior to that, he achieved extensive experience as a Consultant with Spencer Stuart and Mülder & Partner. Gerhard’s professional career began with a Swiss metal manufacturing company with emphasis on IT services and HR Management. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Politics from Konstanz University and is fluent in English and French.

Gerhard is married and has 3 children. He is an enthusiastic mountain biker, runner and golfer in his leisure time and loves classical music and jazz.

Practice Groups

Industry Specialization:

Executive Search in Frankfurt, Germany


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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.