Maren Marcelis

Maren Marcelis

Maren is one of our newest Partners for Key Search in the US, based in the heart of technology and innovation in sunny California. She has worked in recruitment since the early 2010s, building and leading talent acquisition teams for technology companies. She is an avid traveler and has lived in various countries, and she […]

Leonie Fehr


Leonie joined Key Search after many years working for a leading American executive search firm. She specializes in executive search mandates for start-ups, family businesses and medium-sized companies. Leonie has a global network in the areas of finance, IT, sales & marketing and HR and a deep insight into organizational structures and the individual needs […]

Ardy Mougouee


Ardavan joined Key Search after building up the Information Technology discipline for a major international recruitment firm in Amsterdam. He’s the go-to person for setting up Data Science and Digital focus areas, with a specialism in working within the IT sector. Whether it’s operational, leadership, or C-level talents, Ardavan has a proven track record of […]

Rani Miller


Rani is a true powerhouse in the field of executive recruitment and strategic people topics, having brought her high growth experience to Key Search as a Director. But that’s not all – she’s also a go-getter, having launched Verschoor People Solutions to advise (hyper)growing organizations on a project basis. Her impressive track record includes playing […]

David Bizer


David is a Director at Key Search. He began his career in recruitment way back during the “dawn of the internet” running College/Graduate recruiting for Netscape in Silicon Valley. David has always worked in technology and has over 10 years’ experience focused exclusively on executive search. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, David has been based in Paris, France for over 20 years.

Konrad Nowicki


Konrad is a Research Consultant at Key Search. He began his career in Human Resources after having joined one of the US investment banks as support in the TA team. It was there that he gained his first experience working with candidates in the finance and R&D sector.

Manu Carrizales


Manu started his career as a Talent Acquisition Consultant in London, where he provided recruitment services within IT, Privacy & Data Protection, to international clients operating across Europe and North America.

Pawel Rogalski


Pawel is an Executive Search Consultant with more than 13 years of experience within recruitment services for international and local companies covering multiple business sectors. He is specialized in conducting search activities and recruitment advisory of management and top executive roles.

Isabella Castaldi

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Isabella is a Talent Acquisition professional having worked for Multinational companies across Europe, North America and across industries. She was based out of London and Barcelona before starting with Key Search in Basel as a Consultant.

Rita Tahchi


Rita started her Search related work in 2021 where she is handling fast-growing startups companies, passionate about creating a lasting positive impact in her community through recruiting.

Weronika Oesterreicher


Working for global IT companies for many years, Weronika gained a deep insight into their people infrastructure and underlying HR processes. As a result, she is a natural advocate of the unquestionable need to have the best talent on board for an organisation to become, and remain, successful.

Cezara Vlasov

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Cezara is the Senior Research Consultant at Key Search. She started her career in executive search in 2010, having helped attract talent for major multinational companies across various industries, with a focus on Technology. Over the last years, Cezara supported the recruitment of top and middle management positions for various clients in the DACH region.

Mara Vouleli


Mara has been working in the Executive Search industry since 2010. During this time, she has worked on a large number of Director and CXO level positions across the EMEA region, Africa, Middle East and the US. She has worked with clients locally and internationally across various sectors including Technology, Industrial and Consumer Goods, helping them strengthen their HR, IT, Sales and Manufacturing departments.

Delano Brand


Delano joined Key Search after successfully setting up the International Digital team for a boutique agency in Amsterdam. He specialized his whole career in helping fast growth start- and scale-ups in the internet economy hiring excellent leadership talent from Director to C-Level.

Ioanna Kostopoulou


Ioanna began her career in Greece as a human resources professional and she has worked for multinational companies with teams across Europe, America and Asia.  She has worked in France as a recruitment consultant and talent acquisition specialist for companies in the travel industry, IT and engineering sectors.

Darek Mlodnicki

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Darek started his Executive Search related work in 2017. Since then he has been utilizing his technology- and online entrepreneurship experience to enable and support Consultants working within the Digital Economy. As the Head of Innovation at Key Search he focuses on keeping the company stay at the forefront of latest technologies and identifying new approaches to Executive Search, as well as other IT related work.

Franziska Palumbo-Seidel


Franziska is the CEO and Founder of Key Search. After 12 years of building up Digital Practices for international boutique agencies and working with some of the world’s most successful and ambitious technology companies, scale-ups, and venture capital firms she decided to bring Executive Search to the next level by building her own brand.

Eugenia Alvarez


Eugenia joined a global venture fund in 2018 and worked alongside the COO to develop internal operational processes to grow and scale the organization to invest in +100 startups. Eugenia’s efforts, alongside her team members and cofounders, made TheVentureCity a high-impact venture fund, attracting early-stage startups in Europe, USA, and Latin America. Her expertise in […]