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Stanton Chase Is Back In The Swiss Market

Stanton Chase Is Back In The Swiss Market

January 2022


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Stanton Chase and Walter Blum & Partner are proud to announce they are joining forces as Stanton Chase Switzerland. 

Walter Blum & Partner GmbH, an established management consulting firm steeped in tradition, is taking over the trademark rights for Switzerland and will now operate under the name Stanton Chase Switzerland. Alexander Lenzlinger, internationally experienced CFO and board member, will become a Partner at Stanton Chase Switzerland.


As a shareholder, Walter Blum & Partner also becomes the proprietor of the Stanton Chase brand on the Swiss market and benefits from the international network, market development, and extensive know-how of Stanton Chase. Thanks to this partnership, Stanton Chase is poised to take a leading role on the key Swiss market, which is one of the world’s most important markets for executive search.

“We are proud that Walter Blum & Partner will now operate under the name Stanton Chase Switzerland,” said David Harap, Vice Chair Regions at Stanton Chase. “We look forward to working with their excellent Swiss consultants and strengthening our commitment on this key market.”

Jan-Bart Smits, International Chair at Stanton Chase, emphasizes that the partnership enables an insider perspective on the Swiss market for executive search and leadership assessment.

“Through our new office in Switzerland, we will support many companies and executives around the world who have a connection to Switzerland,” Jan-Bart Smits said.

“It is an honor to be part of one of the top 10 executive search firms,” ​​said Walter Blum. “My colleagues and I are looking forward to working with Stanton Chase to provide even better service to our Swiss customers,” he confirmed. “Our vision, strategy, and core competencies fit together perfectly with those of Stanton Chase.”

The executive search firm Stanton Chase was founded in 1990 and utilizes practice groups focused on specific industries led by global practice leaders. Stanton Chase has gained a global reputation for its trademark personal partnerships with customers, transparency, global presence, cultural fit, senior involvement, and specialization. Stanton Chase is one of the top 10 executive search firms worldwide.

New Partner Structure At Stanton Chase Switzerland

Alexander Lenzlinger is a Partner at Stanton Chase Switzerland. He has many years of international experience at the management and board level and as an external consultant.

Alexander Lenzlinger has a master’s degree from the University of Zurich and has advanced training at renowned business schools such as Kellogg, Harvard and St. Gallen. Most recently, he was CFO of Industrielle Werke Basel. Between 2010 and 2016, the business economist worked at Goodyear-Dunlop as CFO DACH and Nordics as Strategy Director EMEA. He has also spent many years in the United States, Scandinavia, Germany, and the Benelux countries.

Media contacts:

Walter Blum, Managing Partner, [email protected]

Alexander Lenzlinger, Partner, [email protected]

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