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Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firm in Vienna, Austria

Since its early days, the Stanton Chase Vienna office has connected the markets of Western Europe with the emerging Central Eastern and South Eastern regions. It provides executive search services to clients in all major industry sectors, multinational companies as well as key local players. The local partners’ expertise covers not only the Austrian market but also offers extensive regional and international experience.

The team in Vienna, Austria is overseen by five partners, three of them founding partners of Stanton Chase Vienna, who have more than 120 collective years of experience in executive search collected in leading search firms. They have managed over 2,500 top management level appointments since 2000. We are more than just headhunters. Dedication to our clients and our commitment to personally execute 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.


•    Executive Search

•    Executive Assessment

•    Board Services

The Stanton Chase Vienna office serves client organizations through:

•    Integrity: We behave in a fair, trustworthy and objective manner and take appropriate steps to ensure our conduct is entirely professional and free of any potential conflict of interest.

•    Customer Orientation and Counselling: We strive to always fully understand our Clients’ strategic intentions and advise them on how to achieve business goals by finding the best talents.

•    Planning, Organizing and Communicating: We excel in delivering – we have processes in place, we execute efficiently and communicate appropriately.

•    Judgement, Decision Making, and Leadership: We dare to stand up for what is right and use our best judgment to assist our Clients in pursuing their leadership and talent management initiatives as well as objectives.

•    Flexibility and Learning Agility: We consider very seriously how our Clients perceive our actions and act upon their feedback.

•    Change Management and Innovation: We keep following the latest business trends and adapt our processes, so they correspond adequately to the needs of the fast-changing market.

•    Teamwork and Personal Development: We work as a team of competent experts constantly developing our capabilities through networking and market/industry trends research.

•    Advising clients to make the right decisions.

Social Responsibility

“Springboard” (www.springboard.wien) was founded in June 2015 by Michael Schaumann (Managing Partner Stanton Chase) and Robert Gulla (CEO LUKOIL International Holding GmbH ).

Our goal is to support and encourage young people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds on their way into and in professional life.

Springboard provides counseling and coaching for youth in their career choices, mentoring programs, career workshops, and speaking engagements. Every year we arrange more than 50 internships, apprenticeships and jobs. Furthermore, we offer numerous scholarships every year and organize donations in kind for specific projects.

The ultimate goal is always to provide unbureaucratic and quick help and support to our mentees.

Springboard is also home to two other projects: With the “KULTurgut” initiative, we arrange a variety of cultural experiences each year for our young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend theater performances, concerts, sporting events, museum tours, etc.

With the “Go Digital!” project, we organize laptops for families and young people, thus combating the phenomenon of the “digital divide.” Since 2020, the project has collected over 400 laptops and handed them over to young people – an important contribution to educational success, especially in times of Corona-induced homeschooling.

Our association Springboard has received the award for the best Austrian project with the project “Go Digital” for the special effort in combating the “Digital Divide” among school-age children. The Intercultural Achievement Award presented by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs is a great confirmation of our work and a great motivation to continue.

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Phone: +43 1 516 26 - 0
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Our Consultants

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Silvia Hemetsberger

Senior Consultant
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Veronika Kelsey

Associate Partner
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Maria Kopecky

Associate Partner
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Alexander Kail

Managing Partner
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Klaus Malle

Senior Partner
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Camilla Messner

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Christina Nia

Senior Consultant
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Michael Schaumann

Managing Partner
Global Leader Board Services
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Sonja Schleser

Senior Consultant
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Sophie Soucek

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Tim van Berkel

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