Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately-owned executive search firms, welcomes new partner Adrian & Roth Personalberatung. With the new partner office in Munich, Kennedy Executive gains an even stronger presence in Germany and the German-speaking markets.
Adrian & Roth (A&R) was founded in 2002. The company can look back at more then 20 years of experience in executive search in a variety of hi-tec industries like semiconductor, electronics, software, telecommunication and more.
The firm bares the name of its two founders; Florian Roth and Jürgen Adrian. Before starting A&R, they were both partners with a well known human resources consulting firm in Munich. Florian is an engineer by trade with a degree in RF electronics. He held various roles for companies in microelectronics before he set foot in the recruiting industry. In one of his roles, he was responsible for recruitment in the semiconductor industry, a specialty of A&R to this day. Jürgen started his professional career in sales before he found his calling, recruitment, in 1995 when he joined a personnel consulting firm. He never looked back. Since the start, A&R has grown to a company with a staff of 13, each with specific industry expertise. Clients range from large established names to small and medium-sized companies. Further to recruitment and executive search, the company offers coaching, training, teambuilding, outplacement consultancy, benchmark analysis and more.
Florian: “At A&R we take pride in being a partner for both our clients and candidates. We support both with advice and guidance and regard ourselves as career coaches as well as professional recruiters and executive searchers. Our loyalty and long term relationships with our clients and candidates alike resulted in a placement rate of more than 95 %. This is also due to our extensive knowledge and skills in the industries and sectors we cater to. We look forward to sharing some of that expertise with our new partners in the Kennedy network”.
Jürgen: “Joining a network like Kennedy will offer us a chance to explore different territories and branch out into other industries. Many of our clients operate beyond Germany, and through Kennedy, we can help them on a global level, with the same boutique approach they are used to from us. Vice versa, we feel we can be of help to the other partners for their clients looking to recruit in Germany or other German-speaking territories. It’s a win-win for everybody. The added bonus is that the people in the network are all small business owners like us, who believe in the power of synergy to better ourselves and those we help”.
Jorg Stegemann, founder and chairman of Kennedy: “Germany is one of the world’s leading economies and the largest in Europe. All our partners, no matter where from, have clients who are German, have offices in Germany or do business with or in German-speaking markets. Among the partners, German is also the most spoken language in the network. Further to the satellite offices in Munich and Frankfurt of our Austrian partner Unterberger & Partner, we needed a dedicated German partner. Many of the prospect partners we spoke to didn’t make the cut for various reasons, but A&R fit the bill perfectly. One of, if not the most important of all criteria is the click. Without this, nobody will benefit, including the client. Both Florian and Jürgen have the right attitude to make this a successful match. Their professionalism, specific expertise and established name complete the mix. We are thrilled to have them and their team on board."