We consider ourselves partners who go beyond classic headhunting to redefine executive search with modern technology and an individualized approach.
Leaders who anticipate the challenges of tomorrow ensure the long-term success of a business. They embrace the coming changes and craft an environment that nurtures employees, encouraging them to take on responsibility. We find these “Leaders for Tomorrow” for you – those women and men who make a measurable, sustainable impact with their skills, experience, and attitude.
Talentor focuses on quality, excellent customer service and innovations when filling your positions. Our clients include small companies as well as international corporations. In order to have our high-quality standards officially confirmed, our processes and our management system were ISO 9001: 2015 certified in June 2021.
Industry: Building & construction, Heavy & Automotive Industry, Public & NPO Sector
Life Science & Medical: Pharma, Dental, Med Tec, Biotechnology, Health Care, University hospitals, Maximum care hospitals, Basic and standard care hospitals, Rehabilitation
IT & Telecom
Digital: Media, Online marketing, SEA / SEO
Barbara Ulman is covering national and international top-level positions and has a deep understanding of her client’s needs. She is conducting hearings and potential analysis for executive positions. She sets highest standards in terms of integrity and quality and is valuated as a trusted partner and advisor.
During her studies in Psychology she gained insight and experience in several industries (e.g. NPO, Banking and Engineering). After graduating she participated in a study visit in San Francisco Bay Area (Palo Alto, Berkeley, Stanford) and back in Austria she finished a training to become a systemic coach. The last 15 years she worked as a Senior Executive Consultant and led the department "Executive Search" with a leading Executive Search Company and 2015 eventually became Managing Director. 2019 she joined Talentor Austria.
Barbara is also available for Management consultancy, coaching and organizational development consultancy.
Thomas Zembacher handles executive search projects at Talentor Austria in the life science, healthcare, bio & med tech, publishing, and industrial sectors. Thomas can rely on several years of experience as a manager with a strong focus on product development, sales and change management.
Thomas was CEO of one of the largest publishing houses for specialised media in Austria. He founded "Medizin Medien Austria", a leading supplier for integrated communication concepts, was a partner in Austria’s most successful health portal, and managing director of a national B2B specialist publisher. He developed Austria’s leading e-learning platform together with the Austrian Chamber of Physicians and established a 360° targeting database in the healthcare sector. The conception and placement of digital products and services along with the acquisition and integration of new business units round up his professional expertise.
Thomas is marked by a hands-on mentality and a pragmatic approach combined with the highest standards of quality.
Matthias Dietrich brings in many years of experience in executive search on a national and international level. He managed a large number of search mandates for companies in the fields of Industry & Technology. He also accompanied numerous personnel development projects, management audits, hearings, development and assessment centers in which his certifications in potential analyzes were very useful to him.
Thanks to his business studies with a focus on human resources and his professional positions in HR management, he is able to put himself in the shoes of customers and understand and resolve their issues.
Martina Tik joined the Talentor consulting team in November 2019 and has 20 years of experience in consulting in the executive search, potential analysis, assessment center, outplacement, and coaching fields. She has taken on various leadership roles with a focus on organisational development, processes, and IT as well as the role of senior consultant in the recruitment and selection of experts and leaders; she has comprehensive expertise in the IT, telecommunications, industry, and FMCG sectors. Martina’s expertise, client orientation, sincerity, and flexibility benefit both clients and candidates equally.
True to her motto, “Those who stay on the beaten path get left behind,” Martina values creative solutions and a looking beyond the horizon.
She studied Commercial Sciences, speaks German and English, and has had additional training in many fields, such as Systematic Coaching.
Since 2014 Nina Saurer is working in HR consultancy. Her previous employment was for one of the leading headhunters in the market, being responsible for executive search and selection projects within the life science industry, FMCG/Consumer, Publishing and the Big 4 (national & international) – always being firmly committed to accomplish the best-fit for all participants.
Customers and candidates appreciate Nina’s expertise, high dedication, reliability and her solution-oriented attitude.
She holds two Master Degrees, one in health & nursing and one in business studies, from the university in Graz and worked during her studies in Asia. Nina is certified in employment law and various HR assessments and is fluent in German and English.
Birgit Wandrak offers clients and candidates 18 years of in depth experience in the life science industry: by combining on one hand her broad expertise from eleven years in management roles within the pharmaceutical industry and on the other hand from seven years in executive and expert search consultancy. Thus results into her holistic and pragmatic understanding of client and candidate needs and expectations.
Birgit is driven by reliability and sustainability. In particular regarding her high quality-approach and her out-of-the box-thinking mindset, she additionally benefits from seven years in management roles within the international upscale hospitality industry.
Born in Upper Austria, Birgit has studied journalism and communications as well as English and American studies in Salzburg and Italy. She speaks fluently German, English and Italian.
Cara Otahal joined the Talentor Austria team as a Consultant for Life Science and Healthcare in May 2022. She has several years of experience in HR consulting in the industrial, IT, real estate and energy sectors.
Cara studied business psychology with a focus on market & advertising psychology and already developed her passion for executive search during her studies.
To balance her professional commitments, Cara enjoys sports such as fitness boxing, Pilates and yoga. Cara is fluent in German and English and has basic knowledge of Italian and French.
Pernille Stein Engvoll
Pernille Stein Engvoll joined Talentor in December 2020.
She has several years’ experience in Recruitment and Executive Search on an international level, involving identification and assessment of top executives, mid management, and specialist in various industries. Pernille has in the last years worked closely with clients and candidates in large-scale prominent companies in various sectors including automotive, industrial, and renewable energy.
She has studied International Business Administration with focus on Human Resources and Finance, Banking and Investment. Her passion and interest for Human Resources, Recruitment and Leadership Management led her to the executive search industry after her studies. Pernille Speaks Norwegian, English and German.
Alexandra Thurnher brings in over 20 years of experience in the healthcare & life science industry. Alongside her work, the qualified ICU nurse studied International Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and specialized in Int. Human Resources and Marketing.
She competently proved her medical knowledge in combination with economic proficiency when in pharmaceutical industry and for one of the leading companies in the healthcare industry. In the last few years she was responsible for an internationally conducted personnel development program at an executive level.
Thanks to her focused enthusiasm, communication skills and hands-on mentality, she manages to merge experiences in project management within multidisciplinary teams with profound knowledge in HR-Management.
Alexandra is fluent in English, speaks Spanish at an advanced level, and currently widens her language horizon by Italian.
Markus Gross joined Talentor Austria as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in June 2020.
He started his career in tourism. During his studies he switched to the HR-department of a leading logistic provider. There he gained experience in handling national recruiting projects, mainly in the fields of transportation and logistics.
Markus studied Human Resources Management and Entrepreneurship & Applied Management. He is fluent in German and English.
Christine Leitner joined the Talent Acquisition Team at Talentor Austria in April 2022. She owes her distinctive ability to think "outside the box" to her broad professional experience in a wide variety of industries – from automotive to pharmaceuticals. In addition, she has extensive know-how in healthcare, due to her partially completed medical studies.
Most recently Christine worked as a sourcing partner at the recruiting company epunkt, where she was responsible for successful placements in software engineering. There she demonstrated her talent for communication as well as her goal orientation and warm-hearted openness. Christine is furthermore characterized by her hands-on mentality and high enthusiasm. Therefore, she always finds a way to make things work.
Christine speaks fluent English and spends every free minute as a passionate diver in all seas of the world.
Ayyüce Öztürk joined Talentor in April 2022. Originally raised in Germany, he graduated from the University of Vienna in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication Studies. Ayyüce then worked as a freelancer in sales for 2 years. He now uses these skills for finding the right candidates in customer projects.
Ayyüce is fluent in German, English and Turkish and has advanced language skills in Spanish, French and Japanese.
Elke Gutzelnig is a marketing manager with her heart and soul – and has been for more than 20 years. As an expert in integrated communication, she coordinates all marketing channels and activities: from web and social media to PR and events.
She graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business with a focus on marketing and has a passion for languages, graphics and design.
The perspective and satisfaction of clients are her top priority – in line with her motto "A new perspective opens up unimagined possibilities".
Katharina Gittsovich is supporting the entire Talentor Austria team in all administrative matters since September 2019. After studying psychology at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck, she spent three years abroad in Canada.
She has been working in HR consulting since 2015, most recently as a consultant with one of the leading HR consulting companies in Austria.
In addition to excellent organizational skills and a high level of detail, she has experience in handling national and international recruiting and executive search projects, mainly in the technical and commercial areas.
Languages: German, Polish and English.
Nina Schwartz has been a Project Administrator at Talentor Austria since October 2021 and supports the team in various executive search mandates and projects.
Nina started her professional career in the field of health psychology while studying psychology. She also completed internships in the HR department of a Big 4 and in a personnel consultancy, where she gained experience in handling recruitment projects.
Nina is currently studying Business & Economic Psychology. She speaks German and English.
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Owner: 70% Talentor International GmbH, 30% Medizinmarketing GmbH
Company registration number: FN 506548z
Managing Director: Barbara Ulman und Thomas Zembacher
Adresse: Seilerstätte 22/7-8, 1010 Wien/Vienna, Austria
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