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We consider ourselves partners who go beyond classic headhunting to redefine executive search with modern technology and an individualized approach.

About us

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.

You want to know more about Executive Search & HR Consulting in Austria? Please visit our website in German and English: www.talentor.at

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Our special fields of competences

Our partners and team

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Managing Director

Thomas Zembacher is Managing Director at Talentor Austria. His expertise is informed by his many years of management experience in digital product development, sales and change management.

Before joining Talentor Austria he served as CEO for one of Austria’s largest specialized media enterprises, and he founded Medizin Medien Austria, was a partner in Austria’s most successful health portal and Managing Director of an Austrian publishing house specialising in the B2B sector. He worked in conjunction with the Austrian Medical Association in developing Austria’s leading e-Learning platform, and established a 360° targeting database in the healthcare sector. His professional expertise is further bolstered by his experience designing and placing a variety of mostly digital product and service offers, as well as the acquisition and integration of new business units.

Thomas is distinguished by his pronounced hands-on mentality, pragmatic approach and high quality standards.

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." (Samuel Beckett)

Talentor Austria Team Nina Sattlegger 1
Executive Director

Nina Sattlegger heads the Executive Search competence area for Life Science & Healthcare at Talentor Austria. Together with her dedicated team, she focuses on the search and selection of executives and key personnel in the life science and healthcare industries.

Working in human resources consulting since 2014, she has been responsible for the widest variety of executive search mandates and personnel development projects, with a focus on the fields of life sciences industry, FMCG/consumer, publishing and Big 4 consulting (both domestic and international). Nina always has her eyes-on-the-prize of the best fit for everyone involved.

She completed her studies in health and nursing sciences as well as business administration in the Austrian city of Graz, and had a residency in Asia. She is additionally trained in labour law, has certifications for a variety of potential analyses and speaks fluent German and English.

Clients and candidates appreciate her professional expertise and the nature of her working style, which is characterized by dedication, a focus on solutions and reliability.

“Sometimes all that’s needed to see clearly is a change of view.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Talentor Austria Team Matthias Dietrich_
Executive Director

Matthias Dietrich heads the Executive Search competence area for Industrial & Construction at Talentor Austria. Together with his team, he assists renowned companies in the search and selection of executives and strategic professionals in the fields of Plant & Mechanical Engineering, Automotive & Aerospace & Railway, Building & Construction, as well as Electrical Engineering & Automation Technology.

Matthias Dietrich brings many years of experience in executive search on a national and international level, having led a wide array of search mandates. Additionally, he has been involved in numerous personnel development projects, management audits, hearings, development and assessment centers, where his certifications in potential analyses have been very beneficial.

Thanks to his economics studies with a major in Human Resources and his professional experience in HR management, he can particularly empathize with the clients' situations, understand their issues, and address their concerns.

To advise companies effectively on the future sustainability of management, his guiding principle is:

“We have to let go of ideas we subconsciously carry with us from the past.” (Fernand Braudel)

Bernadette Arnoldner Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung Talentor Austria_Portrait
Executive Director

Bernadette Arnoldner is responsible for the Consumer Goods & Retail executive search unit at Talentor Austria. With several years as a manager in consumer goods, her focus is on the search and selection of management personnel in the consumer goods industry, from manufacture to production to retail.

A nutritional sciences graduate, Bernadette can look back on 15 years as a manager in the consumer goods industry. Following various positions in Austria’s dairy industry, she held international and Austrian positions at Unilever for 12 years in the fields of R&D, public affairs, category marketing and sales. Prior to joining Talentor Austria, she was most recently involved in top level politics in Vienna.

"Success comes when you do what you love." (Albert Einstein)

Pernille Stein Engvoll website
Head of Talent Acquisition
As our Head of Talent Acquisition, Pernille Stein Engvoll has spent several years in the field of recruitment and executive search at the domestic and international level. She has ... More

As our Head of Talent Acquisition, Pernille Stein Engvoll has spent several years in the field of recruitment and executive search at the domestic and international level. She has a wealth of experience in identifying and assessing top management and middle management personnel, as well as specialists in a variety of industries.

An international business administration graduate, she is passionate about human resources, recruitment and leadership management in the executive search industry. Pernille speaks fluent Norwegian, English and German.

"Believe you can and you're halfway there.” (Theodore Roosevelt)


Talentor Austria_Team_Birgit Wandrak Web
Senior Consultant
Birgit Wandrak offers clients and candidates over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry based on extensive management expertise in the pharma industry and more than ... More

Birgit Wandrak offers clients and candidates over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry based on extensive management expertise in the pharma industry and more than 10 years of consulting experience in executive and expert searches. This gives her a comprehensive, pragmatic understanding of the needs and expectations of clients and candidates.

Reliability and sustainability are particularly important to Birgit. She developed her high quality standards and unconventional thinking through professional experience, including as a management figure in the top line international hotel industry.

Originally from Upper Austria, Birgit studied journalism and communication science, as well as UK and US English in Salzburg and Italy. She speaks fluent German, English and Italian.

"What you know is not as important as how you are as a person." (Carl Rogers)

Talentor Austria Team Cara Otahal
Consultant
Cara Otahal is a consultant for life sciences and healthcare at Talentor Austria, whose prior professional experience involves several years working in human resources consulting f... More

Cara Otahal is a consultant for life sciences and healthcare at Talentor Austria, whose prior professional experience involves several years working in human resources consulting for the worlds of industry, IT, real estate and the energy sector.

Cara is a business psychologist with a focus on market and advertising psychology. She speaks fluent German and English, and also has basic Italian and French language skills.

“We can’t change the wind, but we can set the sail differently.” (Aristoteles)


Talentor Austria Team Nina Schwartz
Junior Consultant
Nina Schwartz is a Junior Executive Search Consultant for Life Science and Healthcare at Talentor Austria. She started her professional career in the health psychology sector. In t... More

Nina Schwartz is a Junior Executive Search Consultant for Life Science and Healthcare at Talentor Austria.

She started her professional career in the health psychology sector. In the course of her Master's degree in Business & Economic Psychology, the graduate business psychologist shifted her focus to HR, industrial and organizational psychology.

Additionally, she gathered experience in processing recruitment projects in the HR sector at leading consulting firms.

Nina is fluent in German and English.

"If you can dream it, you can do it." (Walt Disney)

Talentor Austria Team Katarina Petrovic
Project Assistant
Katarina Petrovic supports the Talentor Austria team as a Project Assistant in various executive search mandates and projects in the areas of Industrial & Construction. Katarin... More

Katarina Petrovic supports the Talentor Austria team as a Project Assistant in various executive search mandates and projects in the areas of Industrial & Construction.

Katarina graduated from the University of Vienna with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. During her studies she gained first work experience in the manufacturing industry as well as in HR consulting, where she discovered her enthusiasm for Executive Search.

She speaks German, English and Serbo-Croatian. Her personal motto is:

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Laozi)

Markus Gross website
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Markus Gross is a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at Talentor Austria. His career path initially led him to the tourism industry. While studying personnel management and entre... More

Markus Gross is a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at Talentor Austria.

His career path initially led him to the tourism industry. While studying personnel management and entrepreneurship & applied management, he switched into the field of HR for a leading logistics service provider, where he gathered experience in implementing domestic recruitment projects with a focus on transport and logistics.

He speaks fluent German and English.

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” (Jim Collins)

Talentor Austria Team Julia Gremel
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Julia Gremel is a member of Talentor Austria’s talent acquisition team. While working, she completed her Master’s Degree in business consultancy and company management, specializin... More

Julia Gremel is a member of Talentor Austria’s talent acquisition team. While working, she completed her Master’s Degree in business consultancy and company management, specializing in personnel organization and strategy. Prior to this she received her Bachelor’s Degree in international business relations. She gained her initial professional experience in recruitment for a commercial trading company.

Having spent stays of several months in Scotland, Ireland and Australia, Julia speaks fluent, negotiation-level English and additionally has basic language skills in French and Croatian.

Always ready to lend a helping hand, Julia is congenial and helps out wherever she can. Her motto is also reflected in her open manner.

„Always have an open mind.”

Lorena Höllersberger Talentor Austria
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Lorena Höllersberger is a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Talentor Austria. She is a trained HR Generalist with several years of experience in Executive Search, particularly in th... More

Lorena Höllersberger is a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Talentor Austria.

She is a trained HR Generalist with several years of experience in Executive Search, particularly in the industrial sector.

Lorena is fluent in English, and she has basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

True to her guiding principle, she is deeply committed to guiding candidates on their individual career paths and paving the way for them to take fulfilling next steps in their careers.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” (Steve Jobs)

Apolline Wanser Talentor Austria - Talentor (en)
Junior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Apolline Wanser supports the Talent Acquisition department at Talentor Austria. While studying Slavistics, she has already gained work experience in the fields of telesales, human ... More

Apolline Wanser supports the Talent Acquisition department at Talentor Austria. While studying Slavistics, she has already gained work experience in the fields of telesales, human resources consulting, and office management.

In addition to her language skills her open and inquisitive nature greatly enhances her enthusiasm and dedication to her daily tasks in Talent Acquisition.

As a Junior Talent Acquisition Specialist, she uses her drive to support candidates in their career development and helps them discover new career paths – embodying the motto:

"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." (Jim Rohn)

Antonia Wild Web2
Office Management
Antonia Wild supports the Talentor Austria team as an Office Manager. Her passion for languages and different cultures makes her open and curious about new people and situations. T... More

Antonia Wild supports the Talentor Austria team as an Office Manager.

Her passion for languages and different cultures makes her open and curious about new people and situations. This mindset also led her to choose a major in Comparative Literature with a focus on foreign languages.

With her organizational skills and friendly nature, she ensures that everything runs smoothly in the Talentor office and that everyone feels comfortable. These qualities have also been evident throughout her previous career in the tourism industry.

Antonia is fluent in English and Greek and has basic knowledge of French, Dutch, and Slovenian.

The following quote always accompanies her on her professional and private path:

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." (Henry Ford)

Talentor Austria Team Katharina Gittsovich
Project Administration
Katharina Gittsovich supports the entire Talentor Austria team in all administrative matters. After completing her studies in psychology at the University of Innsbruck, she initial... More

Katharina Gittsovich supports the entire Talentor Austria team in all administrative matters.

After completing her studies in psychology at the University of Innsbruck, she initially lived in Canada for three years.

She started out in human resources consulting in 2015, and her most recent prior position was as an executive search consultant.

Along with outstanding organizational skills and great attention to detail, Katharina also brings experience in the implementation of domestic and international recruiting and executive search projects, primarily in the technical and commercial sectors.

She speaks fluent German, Polish and English, and her personal motto is:

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." (Winston Churchill)

Our Services

  • Talentor Services 1 Executive Search

    An exceptional solution for securing top talent for leadership positions.

  • Talentor Services 2 Professional Search

    Talentor’s recruitment service has placed many of the world’s leading professionals.

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