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Emp De Gerhard Staehler

Gerhard Stähler


Gerhard Stähler founded Kaiser Stähler Rekrutierungsberatung GmbH in 2003. Prior to his present position, Gerhard was vice president/managing consultant at a Korn/Ferry company in which he integrated his team of 25 consultants and staff. In cooperation with Dr. Dagmar Kaiser, he set up this team as subsidiary of a top ten executive search company in Germany. Before that, Gerhard worked for Peat Marwick (later KPMG) for over eight years. He started as US tax specialist and soon became an executive search affiliate, where he last worked as a senior manager. In this function and as member of the KPMG project Korea and China desk, he worked on international search assignments and trained customers in intercultural diversity.

Gerhard began his professional career as a social education professional, followed by a marketing-position in a leading US IT company. He holds a degree in pedagogy and in business administration at a private business school. Gerhard speaks German, English and Spanish.

Emp De Jochen Markgraf

Jochen Markgraf


Jochen Markgraf has broad experience in HR, in both recruiting and HR functions. He joined Kaiser Stähler Rekrutierungsberatung in October 2006 and is a managing director. He specialises in Executive Search and Personnel Consulting. He has recruiting expertise in national and cross-border search projects and supports both mid-sized companies and international groups. Until September 2006, Jochen worked at IBM as a project manager in a cost efficiency project. In this role, he developed and established a new department: “Resource Operations – IT Delivery”, which he headed as a resource manager.

Jochen holds a master´s degree in business administration from the University of Frankfurt. Before that, he trained as a bank clerk and followed a trainee programme at Deutsche Bank. Jochen speaks German and English.

Emp De Klaus Wernecke

Klaus D. Wernecke


Klaus D. Wernecke, previously owner and managing director of Wernecke Executive Search GmbH, joined the KSR team as an associate partner in November 2015.

Before starting his own business in 2004, Klaus was one of the founders of Synercon Personalberatung GmbH/Search Partners AG, based in Frankfurt am Main, and was part of the management board. Until then, he worked as consultant for executive search with PA Consulting Group and as managing director of the subsidiary and German head office in Frankfurt.

After successfully completing his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Klaus started his professional career in the HR department with Dunlop AG, Hanau, where he worked for nearly 10 years, in his last position as deputy HR manager.

Emp De Kerstin Mader

Kerstin Mader


Kerstin Mader joined Kaiser Stähler Rekrutierungsberatung in 2004 and works as a consultant. She has long-standing experience in executive search in various industrial branches such as chemistry & life science and automotive with a focus on international search.

After finishing a degree in translation, and several stays in England and France, Kerstin worked at an export company and in the headquarters of a famous French hotel chain. Additionally, she completed bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. She is fluent in German, English and French.

Emp De Corinna Krupp

Corinna Krupp

Accounting / Assistant
Emp De Olga Kolpackova

Olga Kolpakova

Project Management
Emp De Julia Glees

Julia Glees

Emp De Stefanie Staehler

Stefanie Stähler

Senior Consultant

We were founded in 2003 and specialise in executive search and HR consulting. Kaiser Stähler Rekrutierungsberatung GmbH has been part of Talentor International since September 2013. We offer our clients individual and comprehensive solutions in the operative and strategic recruitment of managers at all levels. In cooperation with our Talentor partners and additional associated consultants, we recruit in almost all relevant industrial markets. Our company mainly serves clients in automotive, plastics, packaging, life science, machinery, construction materials, FMCG, retail and IT / consulting services.

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Insights from a global network

Blog 2017 Netherlands Switzerland
Sabine Steiner —
December 2016

Talentor got new Partners in Netherlands and Switzerland

The global executive search specialist is now working with a Dutch partner, Gert Gronewoud (Bosco Verde), and the Swiss consulting company MAS Management Assets Services, Reto Bleisch. The experienced consultants from both countries want to profit from the Talentor network and intend to expand their…
Blog 2017 Ceos Right Hand
Martina Jurković —
August 2017

CEO’s Right Hand

The CEO’s or executive director’s job in an organization is very stressful as, while carrying out their own tasks, they are also expected to be informed of all business activities and everything that is going on in the company, and to regularly monitor the current state of the industry, maintain…
Blog 2015 Active Sourcing
Sabine Steiner —
April 2015

Active sourcing = direct search in 2015?

Those who work in recruiting know that for many jobs nowadays it is no longer enough to advertise the vacancy and wait for someone to apply. Firstly,not enough candidates are available on the job market for many technical positions, and secondly they would never actively apply.

Kaiser Stähler Rekrutierungsberatung GmbH

Herzog-Adolph-Str. 5
61462 Königstein
Recently Hired

Talentor Germany´s process was very professional and goal-oriented. The presented candidates were well-qualified so that we could fill the position in short time.

CEO — Company Automotive Industry