Partner USA & Europe - Board & C-Level Hires

Franziska Palumbo-Seidel

Franziska is one of Key Search Partners focusing on C-Level, Board and Diversity hires in the US and Europe. She comes with 15 years experience building Digital Practices for international Executive Search firms and working with some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies. She is passionate about anything new in technology, leadership in teal organizations, diversity and board governance.

Franziska began her career in HR and Recruitment more than a decade ago in Germany, eventually specializing in Executive Search and the Digital Economy. Originally from Germany, she has previously lived and worked in Belgium, France, Germany, Monaco, and Switzerland.

Franziska holds a Master in Human Resources Management at SKEMA Business School as well as a Bachelor’s in International Business.


Expertise, Languages and Region

Board placements
Diversity hiring strategies
C-Level placements for VC’s and PE’s
CEO searches
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What our clients say about Franziska Palumbo-Seidel

Franziska is one of the best networked digital exec search specialists out there. I have been lucky enough to see her work from both sides of the pitch, candidate and client, and she is a thorough headhunter that truly takes her time to partner with the business and learn everything she can about it.
Antonio Areas Lopez​​
You can trust Franziska by 100%. Her attitude to the project, her time she takes to find out the details for a great match, the authentic way she presents herself, how close she accompanies you during the process ... that's why I would always work again with her and love to recommend her to you. Feel free to contact me for more background information.
Seven Senders
Franziska is one of the best executive recruiters that I've worked with.
Peter Minev
Franziska was a fantastic partner for us. I love her direct approach, her candor and willingness to share her perspective in addition to how she organizes herself. She asks great questions and really understood our business, our challenges and the type of leader for which we were looking. I would partner with her again in a heartbeat.
Amy Suchanek-Vacca
It was a pleasure to work with Franziska on VP Marketing search. Franziska was very focused on Preply needs thinking broadly about the right C-level setup. She was very honest and extremely result-oriented. During the search, I met with some of the best marketing leaders in Europe.
Kirill Bigai
Franziska is a top class search executive, fast, reliable and pleasant to work with. Clear in managing expectations and effective in achieving the agreed goal to find the right senior talent. Also a pleasure to work with personally.
Yara Paoli


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