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Change Forward Founder Joins Stanton Chase Vienna as Senior Partner

Change Forward Founder Joins Stanton Chase Vienna as Senior Partner

March 2023


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Klaus Malle, a corporate leadership specialist, joined Stanton Chase Vienna as a Senior Partner in March of 2023.

Klaus has achieved remarkable success throughout his career thanks to his strategic thinking and analytical skills. He served as a longstanding Partner and Country Managing Director at Accenture and previously worked as a Product Manager at Olivetti. He was also later appointed as an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board at Prominvestbank.

“At a time when leadership is more important than ever, I am excited to join Stanton Chase, a company that is dedicated to discovering and developing leaders,” Klaus Malle said.

Klaus has also lent his expertise to numerous other boards, including the Gertnergroup’s advisory board and the Vienna University of Technology Foundation board. However, Klaus’s influence extends beyond these corporate realms. He is also an Ambassador for the Austrian Red Cross and the Vice President and Treasurer of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (youth orchestra). Additionally, as the Founder and Managing Director of Change Forward, a business strategy consulting firm, Klaus brings a distinctive perspective that reflects the viewpoint of business owners. A viewpoint that forms part of Stanton Chase’s core values.

“It has been a great honor to serve and consult clients for more than three decades on leadership and strategy topics. Joining Stanton Chase provides me with the opportunity to leverage my experience within a very talented and experienced team in the world of executive search and leadership consulting,” Klaus continued.

Klaus’s decades of leadership experience have granted him a unique perspective on the art of leadership. He understands its subtleties, intricacies, and multifaceted nature. He offers invaluable insights that transcend the boundaries of any specific industry or organization, insights that are more relevant than ever in a world where leadership is in constant flux.

“I believe that in order to foster truly successful leadership, companies must invest in continuous upskilling and create an environment that encourages ongoing learning,” Klaus said.

Having spent half his life transforming businesses and advising boards, Klaus has emerged as a sought-after corporate leadership expert. His profound insights and practical wisdom have earned him the trust of his clients and the respect of his peers.

Beyond being a savvy entrepreneur and a master of leadership, Klaus embodies a deeper philosophy about life. One that underscores the importance of balance. He is passionate about music and philanthropy, and when he is not working, he pours himself into these pursuits.

“I have always been passionate about music which is how I got involved with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, but it is not my only passion. I want to leave the world a better place than I found it, and that is why I am committed to helping the Vienna University of Technology as a Foundation board member,” Klaus concluded.

As Stanton Chase Vienna continues to set itself apart as a leader in the world of executive search and leadership consulting, Klaus adds to the team’s collective knowledge and experience.

Click here to learn more about Klaus.

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