Partners and Senior Advisors
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T +49 40 41 62 49 — 12
M Kathrin Arbeiter
Kathrin Arbeiter has extensive experience in Executive Search, Management Appraisal and Executive Coaching. She advises companies in the Financial Services and Professional Services sectors on filling their executive and supervisory board positions. She counsels firms on their first to third management level executives; cross-sectoral placement of commercial, financial and legal management positions is another area of her expertise. Kathrin also advocates for the appointment of female executives and is highly specialized in the field of digitalisation.
She is a Partner of INNER CIRCLE CONSULTANTS and has worked within the executive search profession for over 25 years. She started her consultancy career in 1996 at Civitas International as a member of the Financial Services Practice. Kathrin subsequently worked at Board Consultants International from 2004. She joined ICC as a Partner in 2009.
Kathrin completed her Commercial Training and Business Studies at a Software Development Firm in the publishing industry.
Dr. Susanne Bixner-Mendel
T +43 1 99 71 66 — 40
M Susanne Bixner-Mendel
Dr. Susanne Bixner-Mendel holds extensive expertise in Executive Search, Management Appraisal and Executive Coaching. Her focus lies in Finance and Private Equity and cross-industry appointments of management positions in key areas such as Finance, IR or Marketing in Austria, Central and South Eastern Europe.
Susanne is a Managing Partner at INNER CIRCLE CONSULTANTS and has been working in Executive Search for 12 years. Her professional career started in Investment Banking, where she worked for Creditanstalt, Deutsche Bank and Raiffeisenbank International for a combined total of 20 years.
Susanne holds an LLM and a Doctorate in Law from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, USA. She is a certified ICF coach, Mediator and Supervisory Board Expert.
T +49 40 41 62 49 — 11
M Nicola Sievers
Nicola Sievers advises and counsels companies in the financial services industry, specifically focused on Management and Supervisory issues as well as Senior-Management appointments. She maintains a strong cross-industry network with senior executives and established leaders within their industries.
Nicola is a Founder and Managing Partner of INNER CIRCLE CONSULTANTS and has worked within the executive search profession for over 25 years. Prior to ICC, she served as Founding Partner and Managing Director at Board Consultants International, and as Senior Partner and Head of the Financial Services Practice at Civitas International.
Nicola has over 10 years’ experience in Investment Banking, working for Société Generale as well as Deutsche Bank AG in Paris and Frankfurt.
Born and educated in the U.K., Nicola holds a Master of Arts in Law from the University of Oxford. She is also active in FinTech sector investments.
T +49 40 41 62 49 — 14
M Thomas Wylenzek
Thomas Wylenzek focuses on Executive Search and Management Appraisal at board and supervisory board level, especially for medium-sized companies and family businesses.
He maintains a strong cross-industry network with established leading management executives. He is a particular authority on the development and implementation of Management Appraisal procedures and Organisational Development processes.
Thomas is a Founding and Managing Partner of INNER CIRCLE CONSULTANTS. He was formerly Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to that, Thomas worked as Director for Personnel and Organisation of the Otto Group and Managing Director of Metro Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH.
He holds two degrees from Westphalian Wilhelm University in Münster.
Stephan Stamm is a Senior Advisor at INNER CIRCLE CONSULTANTS. He has numerous years of experience as a Senior Executive in International Banking and Management Consulting. As a member of the Management of MUFG Bank in Germany, he was responsible for Risk Management, Operations, Compliance, Legal, HR, Anti-money Laundering and Financial Governance.
Previously, Stephan was Director at Mercer Oliver Wyman for 19 years as well as Managing Director and Head of the St. Gallen Consulting Group in Germany. Prior to this, Stephan worked in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Westdeutsche Landesbank.
Stephan holds a Masters in Business Administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt.
Hans-Joachim Strueder is a Senior Advisor at INNER CIRCLE CONSULTANTS. He holds extensive experience in the areas of Capital Markets, Asset Management and Treasury as well as in Stock Exchanges and Insurance.
Hans-Joachim held Senior Management positions at Deutsche Bank AG, Commerzbank and Hamburg Commercial Bank. He was also a Board Member at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg for eight years. During this time, he was also a Member of numerous Supervisory Boards.
Among the various committees Hans-Joachim is involved in, he also volunteers as a Debt Counsellor for church institutions and coaches start-up companies in the MedTech sector.
Hans-Joachim holds a Masters in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Bonn.