Leadership Hires

The Key Search Team has been cultivating a finely-tuned network of thousands of professionals who have the potential to be the next key leader in your company. Thanks to our extensive global reach across a broad variety of business sectors, we have a unique ability to provide talent few other firms can deliver.

Cindy Rubbens
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jens Lappoehn
Marketing Lead D/A/CH
Merlin Heurter
Chief Financial Officer
Sebastian Niehaus
Vice President Sales & Client Engagement EUROPE
Alessandro Urbani
CEO Italy
Olivia Oberle Ruiz
Marketing Director
Laura Eelmaa
Global Head of HR
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Tobias Keller
Chief Product Officer
Angeley Mullins
CMO
Michael Haupt
Engineering VP
Lea Mishra
Next Gen Representative “Customer & Product Committee”
Tom Elkins
CMO
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The personalized experience provided by Key Search was key for considering the position, highlighting the value of the human touch in executive search, is a game-changer.
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CMO
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Lea Mishra
Next Gen Representative “Customer & Product Committee”
Working with Key Search, I experienced a stark difference between their boutique approach and what I've seen at larger firms. They are 100% committed to building great relationships, which successfully match the ideal leader with the appropriate position.
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Angeley Mullins
CMO
Overall, the selection process with Key Search was seamless right from the beginning. At times, I felt as if the role was tailor-made for me. It's remarkable how perfectly they matched me to it. Without Key Search's guidance, I would have never considered applying for this position.
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Tobias Keller
Chief Product Officer
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Much appreciate the speedy process with Key Search for the new role transition. I’m not afraid of new and unknown situations, I’m always jumping into different situations without any fear. Fear for me its translated into excitement.
Laura Eelmaa
Laura Eelmaa
Global Head of HR
The profiles coming from Key Search were very detailed, an awesome amount of information about the company’s structure and history, all the data was there. This set appart the experience I had with Key Search than with any other type of recruiting firm.
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Michael Haupt
Engineering VP
When we had the first conversations, it was very clear that Key Serach was trying to find the right fit, understanding my goals and needs as well. I was very impressed with the follow-up, they were invested in the long term success for both parties, that was very refreshing.
Olivia Oberle Ruiz
Olivia Oberle Ruiz
Marketing Director
The recruitment experience of Key Search is exceptional. They provided a smooth, supportive, and helpful assistance. They're thoughtful, making me feel prioritized, especially with my international move. They truly walk the talk.
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Alessandro Urbani
CEO Italy
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100% recommend Key Search to my network when it comes to your Executive Search needs.
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Sebastian Niehaus
Vice President Sales & Client Engagement EUROPE
I’m super grateful for the personal approach of the team. For guiding me and taking the feeling that I could take sufficient time to think about this career step, making sure that my best interest was upfront, and being always available for questions.
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Merlin Heurter
Chief Financial Officer
My experience with Key Search has been very positive, different from my previous work with Executive Search. The first contact with a personalized digital profile was excellent. The preparation and discussions for the interviews were characterized by a deep understanding and knowledge of the company. Overall, it was a professional and personal cooperation over the entire time.
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Jens Lappoehn
Marketing Lead D/A/CH
Key Search managed to gauge my interest thanks to their personalised messaging and the interesting role they managed to get hold of. During the recruitment process I felt listened to and looked after. They managed to not over-message me, nor under-message me. It simply was "just right".
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Cindy Rubbens
Chief Human Resources Officer

Welcome to the Leaders Lounge

A casual space to dive into the hearts and minds of remarkable leaders

In each episode, we aim to unlock the secrets behind successful careers and life stories, with a special focus on the crucial first 90 days of a new leadership role, answering the age-old question: What does it take to be a true leader?

Case Studies

Our executive search for airfocus

Franziska Palumbo-Seidel and Olivia Oberle Ruiz talk about the executive recruitment process for Airfocus and tell their experiences.

Everything we do is designed to enable our clients to consistently hire the very best leaders and help them successfully scale and transform their businesses.

Great leaders are key to bring businesses to the next level.

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Key Search has worked with some of the fastest-growing start-ups in the world and helped companies succeed in a number of sectors including eCommerce, Consumer, Digital Health, Fintech, and Hospitality Tech.

Our team maintains a network comprising thousands of skilled, experienced executive professionals. Our global reach and expertise in varied sectors uniquely positions us to find the talent organizations need