Finding Qualified Employees
Finding new employees is one of the greatest challenges for any employer because the success of a company or project depends on its staff. It's like assembling a climbing team where each person must bring certain skills and talents and understand their role in reaching the summit. We also want to be your qualified recruitment partner. To achieve this goal, we need to understand your needs. This understanding forms the basis of a long-term and successful partnership based on positive experiences and mutual trust. Through personal candidate interviews, we are able to identify the ideal candidates for you.
We are your qualified recruitment partner for personnel search. Find the right personnel for your company easily and quickly.
Finding new employees is one of the biggest challenges for every employer, because the success of a company or a project stands and falls with the employees. It is similar to putting together a rope team. Each person must have certain skills and talents and know exactly what their task is on the mountain. Only then is it possible to reach the common goal and climb to the top.
We also want to be your qualified recruitment partner. To achieve this goal, we need to understand what your needs are. This understanding forms the basis of a long-term and successful partnership, which is based on positive experiences and mutual trust. Through personal candidate interviews we are able to identify the ideal candidates for you.
- Success based recruitment
- Executive search and headhunting for various functions and industries
- Consulting regarding market salary and compensation models
- Consulting Services
Many years of experience in finance and IT
recruiting enable us to offer you tailor-made
solutions for your recruiting challenges.
Finance & Accounting
Positions at all levels. For finance professionals we have interesting roles in Audit, Risk Management, Compliance, GAAP or Tax & Treasury. If you have a traditional training with a Big4 or a broad professional experience, we would be happy to hear from you and discuss your next steps in an initial interview.
From highly specialized developers to CIOs, our IT team is familiar with a wide range of job profiles and their requirements. We have extensive industry knowledge and the experience gained from countless interviews and discussions with IT specialists and IT managers. We focus not only on technical skills, but also on soft skills such as communication skills and management experience, especially in the case of complex profiles.
As a recruitment boutique, we focus on complex job profiles and high-level positions and offer vacancies from numerous industries.
- Banking & Financial Services
- Business Services
- Consumer Goods
- Life Sciences
- Transportation & Logistics
We have many years of experience in finding and attracting the best talent for specific
industries and functions.
The focus of our executive search offering is to identify and recruit outstanding executives or specialists.
We have extensive experience in finding and attracting the best talent for a variety of roles. Here are some reasons why our clients regularly request our exclusive service.
- Search for leaders in the technical or business fields
- Absolute confidentiality is guaranteed throughout the entire process
- High urgency in the recruitment process
Our functional expertise
- Audit & Compliance
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Finance & Accounting
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain
- Research & Development
- Sales & Marketing
- Tax & Treasury
- Banking & Financial Services
- Consumer Goods
- Insurance / Reinsurance
- Life Sciences
- Property & Construction
- Tourism & Hospitality
- Transportation & Logistics
As senior level Executive search requires a more comprehensive process and deeper methodology, we operate these projects through our sister company TRANSEARCH International Switzerland www.transearch.com which is one of the leading executive search organisations in the world.
Headquartered in Europe, TRANSEARCH has representation in The Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The global presence allows TRANSEARCH to service companies around the world - covering all the major industry sectors.
Our Founding Partners at Nordwand are fully equipped with the TRANSEARCH tools and methodologies including the proprietary Orxestra® method to measure six different dimensions of fit which guards against costly mishires. Our proprietary tools provide a unique perspective regarding attraction, culture, performance, leadership, and team “fit.” And our integration methodology ensures that new leaders are integrated quickly and successfully without breaking stride.
TRANSEARCH International is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants www.aesc.org. The AESC’s and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting — for the benefit of clients, candidates, and the profession. Through collaboration and innovative thinking, we deliver the future of global leadership today.
We are here for you
We are an international team of highly experienced recruitment specialists with more than 50 years of experience in recruiting on the Swiss market.
Manager – IT Recruitment
Kimon in his role as Manager acts as the link between our customers and the technical candidates he identifies.
He brings together different areas of interest and was previously, with an international recruiter, in two different positions in the IT environment. As a Research Consultant, he was responsible for the recruitment and candidate care (Interviewing, assessments). As a development of that role he took over, as Senior Recruitment Consultant, additionally the responsibility for customer management, where he is today and can call himself a Manager.
In his spare time, Kimon Abderhalden is always looking for good restaurants and unwinds with a healthy mix of sports and a glass of red wine.
Senior Consultant – IT Recruitment
Wes has over 13 years of recruiting expertise across the Information Technology and Financial Services sectors, 10 of which have been serving the Swiss market.
For many years his focus has been on Client Development and Account Management of some of the most reputable larger companies in Switzerland as well as supporting SME’s, including start-ups, to grow their businesses.
Clients will always want to identify and attract top performers for their businesses and Wes is able to think beyond a standard search & selection approach and solve his customers problems. He continues to take advantage of his extensive network of both Business and IT professionals and stays regularly informed about industry developments and trends.
At weekends Wes likes to head to the mountains where he enjoys all types of sports and adventures. If you know him, its ‘go big or go home’!
Bettina is a Resource Consultant and works hand in hand with Martin Honegger to find the "best matches" in the IT industry.
She is the first point of contact for many direct applications and is constantly eagle-eyed on LinkedIN and Xing to catch her latest headhunt. She accompanies candidates from application to interview and is always on hand to help and advise.
She rejoined the team in 2021 after a 3-year North Face baby break. The balance of being a chaotic mum and the professional but always humorous office time gives her the perfect work-life balance and, above all, the flexibility to be a good contact person for the candidates outside of off-peak hours. If you don't find her at her laptop or in the playground, she is most likely in or on her way to Ireland.
Consultant – IT Recruitment
Gilles joined the Nordwand Group to strengthen our IT recruitment team, where he has several years of experience.
Being able to search out the best candidates with the right skills, Gilles is able to react and fulfil even the most complex problems for his clients. Gilles always puts the well-being of his candidates and clients first.
With his further training as "Recruiting Specialist" and "Personal Assistant HRSE", Gilles has also ensured that he is familiar with the current standards in Recruitment/Human Resources. Gilles supports clients and candidates in Swiss German, German and English.
In his free time, Gilles can be found playing handball, in the gym or going out with his friends.
Senior Manager – Finance & Accounting Recruitment
Pascal is responsible for the further development of our Finance & Accounting practice.
He began his career with a renowned Private Bank in Zurich before moving to an international Fund Management company where he spent 12 years building and developing the Swiss market.
Pascal has been in the specialised Recruitment industry since 2007 and focusses on filling vacancies for specialists and managers in the Finance & Accounting discipline.
In his spare time he is an avid record collector with an affinity for jazz.
Danny is a founding partner of the Nordwand Group AG and leads our Finance & Accounting practice. He also personally handles our Executive Search mandates across a broad range of functions and is responsible for the general management of the business.
Danny has over 20 years professional experience. He started his career in London where he held various Sales & Marketing Management roles before moving to Switzerland in 2001. Since then he has led and contributed to the profitable growth of several stock-exchange listed international recruitment and professional services firms.
Danny is a British and Swiss national and a graduate in European Business Studies from the Nottingham Trent University and has a post graduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He loves the mountains, both in summer and winter, and is a long-suffering West Ham United fan.
Martin is a founding partner of the Nordwand Group and leads our IT team. He personally serves a number of our key clients also for a range of Executive search mandates in both IT and Sales & Marketing functions. He is also responsible for the general management of the company.
He has worked in specialised recruitment since 2001 and has successfully built teams in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Alongside his team management responsibilities in success based recruitment, Martin was also actively involved in the development of a range of client specific recruitment solutions. Martin is a federally certified Sales Manager and has a professional certificate in Social Media Management, a theme which is ever more important in the recruitment industry.
In his free time Martin is a passionate football fan and loves sharing his statistical knowledge with anybody brave enough to listen.
Victoria is the first point of contact at the head-office in Zurich. As a Research Associate at Nordwand Group AG in Zurich, she is responsible for resourcing candidates, quality control of the CRM platform as well as various administrative tasks around the office.
In the future, she intends to study something related to business psychology. When not in the office, Victoria enjoys going swimming in summer and snowboarding in winter. She loves cooking food from different cultures and travel the world. While doing so, she likes listening to jazz or rock music.
On weekends, she can often be found in the cinema, enjoying the latest action movie or murder mystery.
Senior Manager – IT Recruitment
Martin is a Senior Manager looking after IT permanent placement at both professional and executive level. Through his many years of experience, he successfully supports and advises corporate groups and SMEs in all recruitment matters.
Martin previously worked in Human Resources at Credit Suisse leading the IT Talent Acquisition unit. Prior to that, he worked for several years as Team Leader Permanent Placement at one of the largest IT recruitment companies in Europe. His broad knowledge and in-depth expertise enable him to coach candidates throughout the entire application process and actively support clients in recruiting qualified specialists and managers and leaders.
Martin has undertaken trekking tours in Tibet and Nepal but is currently more likely to be found with his family on ski slopes, hut hikes or on a via ferrata in Switzerland.
Magdalena is a Resource Consultant supporting the search process for the "best matches" for finance and technology roles. She keeps our current candidates updated of new opportunities and runs deep research projects to find and attract new professionals and introduce them to our clients.
After living in New Zealand with her family for three years, Magdalena found her way to Nordwand Group, where she is a valued member of the team. On weekends, she is often on excursions in the Black Forest.
North Face routes are among the most difficult, challenging, and yet coveted routes to the summit. Thus, the first ascents of some of the most famous mountains in the Alps through the North Face inspired adventurous stories and myths about courage, bravery and glory. Both launching an ambitious and challenging career and successfully implementing the company's recruitment strategy can be well compared to climbing a high mountain. The path is demanding and not always easy and requires willpower and assertiveness.
Nordwand Group AG can support you in this process thanks to its more than 50 years of experience in job placement. We provide you with information about the general weather situation, the necessary technical equipment, a well-trained team, a detailed map and all the necessary support to master even the most difficult challenges.