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Markus Unterberger appointed as Practice Leader Markus Unterberger appointed as Practice LeaderFinancial Services for Kennedy Executive Search

Munich, 4 July, 2019 – Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of Munich, 4 July, 2019 – Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately owned executive search boutiques, announces the appointment of Markus Unterberger as Practice Leader Financial Services. In this role, Markus will structure and guide Kennedy‘s services in recruitment forleadership roles the Financial Services industry across North- and South America and Europe.

Like most, if not all industries, the Financial Services industry faces enormous challenges. Digitization, cybercrime, regulatory compliance and the boom of Fintech are but a few. Add to that the shift to a more customer-focused way of working, and it’s clear that the industry needs to redefine the way it recruits. Historically however, the Financial Services industry is one that tends to stick to ingrained methods and mindsets. This in turn gives the industry an old-fashioned, inert and dormant image, making it harder to attract young talent. Unjust, as the industry offers an abundance of promising career opportunities.

Markus Unterberger: “Classic skill-sets required for the Financial Services industry are not enough anymore. The new generation of talent also needs competences like sensibility, customer centricity, team management and practical knowledge of tech,digitization and working in an agile environment. We often meet candidates who have all requirements needed, but who are reluctant to consider a career in the industry. Its unjust reputation does not appeal to them. On the other hand, companies in Financial Services looking for new talent are hesitant to hire people from outside of the industry, or who don’t fit the exemplary but outdated image they so adamantly hold on to. It’s abit of a catch 22 really. As a network of Executive Search professionals, we feel it is our job to educate both. Clients need to think and look outside of the box and candidates need to be made aware of the endless and exciting opportunities the industry has to offer.’

Markus is a veteran in the Financial Services industry. He successfully completed his MBA and continued his education with a Master in Coaching. He started working inexecutive search in 1999, with a primary focus on assignments mu 1920x1280infinance. In 2007, he founded Unterberger & Partner, an internationally operating Executive Search firm with offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburgand Zurich. The firm places executives and leadership positions for a variety of international clients, specifically German speaking markets as well as Central and Eastern Europe. They are specialized in, but not limited to, the Financial Services industry, ranging from C-level assignments for banks, insurance companies as well as leading positions in digitalization, anti-financial crime, compliance, regulatory affairs, legal and security for companies within and outside of financial services. Their global scope, combined with a strong local footprint and boutique approach, is what makes Markus the ideal candidate for the role of Practice Leader Financial Services.

Jorg Stegemann, chairman of Kennedy Executive Search: ‘It will be Markus’ job to structure Kennedy’s collective experience and knowledge of Financial Services and, combined with the experience of innovations in other industries present in the network, bring it to the next level. His specific know-how of, and extensive experience in the industry, it’s culture and it’s challenges will benefit us, our clients and candidates, existing and potential, looking to recruit or work in this challenging industry. Together we are stronger. We are thrilled he agreed to take on this role.’

About Kennedy Executive SearchAbout Kennedy Executive Search
Kennedy Executive Search is an international partner network of retained search boutiques in Europe and The United States with offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA. Kennedy is active in 10 countries and offers local relevance combined with a global reach. As a network Kennedy will run 250 strategic recruitments all over the world this year. Kennedy Executive Search helps organizations to achieve their goals and people to enhance their careers every day.

Contact:
Jorg Stegemann / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Ph +33-1-53531500
Markus Unterberger / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Ph +43 664 816 98 99

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Many of our clients in the Financial Services industry are faced with issues like impending retirement or underperformance of some of their current Executives, and not all of the candidates in the internal pipeline are immediately qualified to take over. To help them identify how to tackle this issue, and where to source new talent, we introduced C-level mapping. With the help of a C-Level Mapping we are able to gain valuable insights for our clients such as what type of talent is available in the market and how the organisation and the industry of our client as a whole are perceived. We identified and approached high-potential players as well as people in their respective networks and had one on one calls or meetings with them. We asked the m about their thoughts, insights, motivations and any other information we felt could help us. The results of C-Level Mapping is a list of ready now potential candidates for the future roles the client wants to fill and a perfect base to continue with Executive Search.

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With Unterberger Kennedy strengthens presence in Financial Services market in German speaking Europe

Paris, April – Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately owned executive search boutiques, welcomes new partner Unterberger & Partner. The new partner firm has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, providing the network further access to the German speaking markets in Europe. With Unterberger & Partner joining, the network now has offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA.

digitalisierung 1920x1280Unterberger & Partner is an internationally operating Executive Search firm with offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburg and Zurich. It was founded in 2007, and is still headed by industry veteran Markus Unterberger. The firm places executives and leadership positions for a variety of international clients, specifically German speaking markets as well as Central and Eastern Europe. They are specialized, but not limited to the financial services industry ranging from banks, insurance companies as well as positions in digitalization, anti-financial crime, compliance, regulatory affairs, legal and security for companies within and outside of financial services. Their global scope, combined with a strong local footprint, is what makes them the perfect fit for the Kennedy Network.

Markus Unterberger
Markus Unterberger

Markus Unterberger: “We are always looking for ways to expand and broaden our horizon. For the past ten years, many, if not most of the assignments we worked on were international and for clients that operate globally. Joining Kennedy, we can accelerate our international footprint even further. Furthermore, it opens up doors to new markets and new industries and offers new opportunities. But it will also allow us to meet and exchange with likeminded peers that share the same passion for Executive Search and have the same global mindset. We look forward to learn from their knowledge and expertise and to share best practices with them. This in turn will benefit the level of service we can all provide our clients, both international and local. We are very excited to be part of the Kennedy Network.”

“With potential new partners for our network, we try to meet as many criteria we set as possible”; says founder and chairman of Kennedy, Jorg Stegemann “We look for a minimum of 10 years experience in executive search for instance. Markus can look back on 20 years in executive search so ticks that box more than well. But when it comes to that other important criterion, an international footprint, we strive to look for more than ‘just’ experience with international clients. A true global mindset often stems from a person’s character rather than the company’s experience. Markus is a true global citizen. This is reflected in both his professional career and in his education as he studied in Italy. Furthermore, with his open minded and enthusiastic character combined with his professionalism, he also meets one of the other important criteria; he fits in the team. We are thrilled to have him and his team on board”.

About Kennedy Executive

Kennedy Executive Search is an international partner network of retained search boutiques in Europe and The United States with offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA. Kennedy is active in 10 countries and offers local relevance combined with a global reach. As a network Kennedy will run 250 strategic recruitments all over the world this year. Kennedy Executive Search helps organizations to achieve their goals and people to enhance their careers every day.
www.kennedyexecutive.com 

Contact:
Jorg Stegemann / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Phone +33-1-53531500
Magdalena Martin / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  Phone +43-664-181133 4

 

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