Track record

As a boutique search firm, we maintain personal and thus sustained contact with our clients and candidates.

We are proud to be asked to participate in follow-on mandates time and again, and that the candidates have a very positive assessment of our search process and their personal contact with us.

Successful search mandates by function

As a generalist, we have successfully placed candidates in a number of industries and functions over the past 30 years.

Here are some selected examples:

Board members

  • Financial profile for an exchange-listed Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical company
  • Market profile for an exchange-listed Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical company
  • B2B sales profile for an exchange-listed Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical company
  • ICT/digitalization profile for a Swiss private acute care hospital
  • IT & Operations profile for a Swiss family company in the healthcare and MedTech sector
  • Marketing profile for a Swiss family company in the healthcare and MedTech sector
  • CFO profile for a Swiss family company in the healthcare and MedTech sector
  • Entrepreneur profile for a Swiss family company in the healthcare and MedTech sector
  • Board member of a think tank for the development of medical instruments and devices
  • Digitalization profile for an exchange-listed company in the tourism sector
  • Entrepreneur profile for a university dental institute in Switzerland

Chief executive officers

  • CEO of a global leader in the healthcare and medical devices sector
  • CEO of a lead Swiss resort
  • CEO of a biomedicine start-up
  • CEO of a management consulting company
  • CEO of the largest Swiss health insurance company
  • CEO of a manufacturer of trading platforms for banks
  • CEO of a German software company
  • CEO of a Swiss fleet management provider
  • CEO of a Swiss travel and transport provider
  • CEO of a Swiss mobility provider
  • CEO of a Swiss sharing company
  • CEO of a leading Swiss resort
  • CEO for the China region of a leading Swiss family company in the healthcare and MedTech sector
  • CEO of an important family office
  • CEO of a Swiss association in the food sector
  • CEO for the credit card business of a large international bank

Chief information officers

  • CIO of a large Swiss logistics and communications services company
  • CIO Switzerland of an international insurance company
  • Group CIO of a global business aviation company
  • Group CIO and member of management of an international industrial group 
  • Group CIO of a leading international financial institution based in Germany 
  • Group CIO of a leading global company in the area of inspecting, testing, verifying and certifying 
  • Group CIO of a leading global tourism group 
  • Group CIO of a German company (the industry is confidential)
  • CIO of a company in the medical technology sector
  • CIO EMEA of an international industrial group
  • CIO/COO of a global supplier of the telecommunications industry

Chief financial officers

  • CFO of a large Swiss bank
  • CFO of a Swiss rail company
  • CFO of a Swiss helicopter manufacturer
  • CFO of the Swiss division of a German company in the  defense technology industry
  • CFO of a leading Swiss manufacturer in the healthcare and medical devices areas
  • CFO of a Swiss manufacturer of telecom products
  • CFO of the Swiss subsidiary of an international logistics company
  • CFO of a Swiss industrial holding company
  • CFO of a German software company
  • CFO of a Swiss software company
  • CFOs for the various portfolio companies of a private equity firm
  • CFO Switzerland of an internationally leading provider of elevators and escalators

Human resources managers

  • Human Resources Manager France for a Swiss logistics company
  • Head of Human Resources for a Swiss technology company in the telecoms sector
  • Human Resources Manager Switzerland for an international manufacturer of rail vehicles
  • Head of Human Resources Management for a Swiss media publisher
  • Head of Human Resources Switzerland for an international food company
  • Human Resources Manager for a Swiss health insurance company
  • CHRO of a German software company
  • CHRO of a Swiss software company
  • Cluster HR Manager for a well-known hotel group

Sales & marketing officers

  • Head of “Plant-based Products” for a large milk processor
  • Global Head of Sales & Marketing for a Swiss logistics and IT BPO company
  • Head of Reader Market for a leading Swiss media house
  • Head of Content Solutions for a leading Swiss media house
  • Head of Business for a Swiss logistics and IT BPO company
  • Head of M&A EMEA for a Canadian software maker
  • Marketing Head for a Swiss association
  • Head of Enterprise & Partner Business Switzerland for a US software maker
  • Head of Enterprise Business Switzerland for the joint venture of a software and consulting company
  • Head of Enterprise Business Switzerland for a Swiss telecommunications company
  • Head of Trade Marketing for a well-known Swiss auto importer

Legal & Compliance

  • Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of one of the largest independent pension funds in Switzerland
  • General Legal Counsel for a Swiss logistics company
  • Deputy General Counsel for a Swiss logistics company
  • Head Compliance for a Swiss logistics company
  • General Counsel for a Swiss textile machine manufacturer
  • Head of the legal department for a leading Swiss private bank
  • Corporate Secretary for a leading Swiss energy company

Special mandates

  • Director of a national association (Swiss)
  • Head of the training institute for a national association (Swiss)
  • Head of UX (User Experience) for a leading rail and travel company
  • “Senior Manager Advisory” for one of the Big 4 consulting firms
  • Executive Director of a large global non-governmental organization
  • Head of “Document Input Management” for an international provider of document solutions

Successful search mandates by industry

Financial services

  • Regional Director and Group Managing Director Northern Switzerland for a large bank
  • Member of management and CFO for a large cantonal bank
  • CEO and Managing Director for a banking think tank and business development platform
  • CEO and Managing Director of an EU bank lobbying organization
  • CIO Switzerland of a global insurance company
  • Member of management and Head of Private and Corporate Clients for a large cantonal bank
  • Member of management and Head of Investment Solutions for a large bank
  • Member of management and COO of the pension fund for a large bank
  • Member of management and Head of Payment Solutions for a large bank
  • Chair of the board of one of the largest Swiss retail banks
  • Head of Investment Business and member of management at a large Swiss bank
  • CEO for the credit card business of a large international bank

ICT

  • Various sales managers in Switzerland for a leading software maker
  • CEO of a manufacturer of bank trading platforms
  • CEO/Country Manager of the Swiss branch of a leading BI/analytics provider
  • Head of Customer Service for a large data center in Switzerland
  • COO for a large data center in Switzerland
  • CFO of a Swiss manufacturer of telecom products
  • Head of M&A EMEA of a Canadian software company
  • Head of Wholesale for a Swiss telecom company
  • Head of Wholesale for a joint venture of a software and consulting company
  • Head of Grid Applications for an energy infrastructure company

Media

  • Editor-in-Chief for a regional television station
  • Head of Human Resources Management for a Swiss media publisher
  • CEO of a national media brand
  • Managing Director of a specialist publication
  • Chief Commercial Officer member of management of a marketing organization
  • Head of Marketing and member of management of a service provider in the media industry
  • Head of Corporate Communications and member of management of a large publisher
  • Head of Training and member of management of a service provider in the media industry

Industry

  • Member of management and Group CIO of an international industrial company
  • CFO of a Swiss helicopter manufacturer
  • CFO of the Swiss division of a German company in the  defense technology industry
  • CFO of the Swiss subsidiary of an international logistics company
  • CFO of a Swiss industrial holding company
  • HR Manager Switzerland and France for a Swiss logistics company
  • HR Manager Switzerland for an international manufacturer of rail vehicle
  • General Legal Counsel for a Swiss logistics company
  • General Counsel of a Swiss textile machine manufacturer

Life sciences

  • CEO of a global market leader in the healthcare and medical devices sector
  • CEO of a biomedicine start-up
  • CFO of a global market leader in the healthcare and medical devices sector
  • Three board members with the financial, market and B2B profiles for an exchange-listed Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical company
  • Two board members for a global leader in the healthcare and medical devices sector
  • Head of Strategy, Product Portfolio and Digital Health

Services

  • CEO of a Swiss mobility provider
  • CEO of a Swiss sharing company Schweizer
  • Group CIO of a leading global tourism company
  • CEO of a management consulting company
  • CEO of a fleet management provider
  • CEO of a leading Swiss resort
  • Board member with the profile ICT/digitalization for a Swiss acute care hospital
  • Head of Enterprise Business Switzerland for a joint venture of a software and consulting company

Testimonials

Roman Huber impressed us during what was a highly challenging search above all because he listened very attentively, asked the right questions, provided valuable advice and formulated the search profile exactly the way we needed it. The prompt and at all times transparent communication during the very short search process was precisely what we expected. Highly recommended.

Richard Fenton
Chief Financial Officer, TFL Group

The collaboration with Roy C. Hitchman has been successful on a number of occasions, enabling us to attract optimal candidates to AMAG for a number of positions that were very difficult to fill. Sandro Rüegger provided us with a tailor-made selection of candidates, excellent service and the best quality. As a result, he has reduced our recruitment costs substantially.

Philipp Wetzel
Managing Director / Member of Senior Management
AMAG Innovation & Ventures LAB

I have worked with Claudia Nussberger on various staff searches at management and board level for companies as well as for a foundation and have come to appreciate her as a highly dedicated consultant and a critical source of support. Ms. Nussberger has extensive knowledge and a network of potential candidates about whom she has in-depth information. Her ability to quickly understand an organization’s needs makes her an extremely valuable partner when detailing profiles and evaluating candidates. I found the processes to be highly productive and effective with her.

Annette Schoemmel
Managing Director
arthesia

Roman Huber has repeatedly managed to present excellent candidates at short notice in challenging situations. The managers who were ultimately selected quickly found their way in the company and provided added value. This success is based on a joint understanding of the profiles being sought and a high level of professionalism and quality.

Rainer W. Fröhlich
Managing Partner
Constellation Capital AG

If you measure the quality of a headhunter in terms of how quickly and efficiently they are able to present a selection of optimal candidates, then Roy C. Hitchman is among the very best.

Dr. Rudolf W. Fischer
Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Former Executive Vice President Human Resources
Schindler Management AG

The collaboration with Sandro Rüegger to fill very challenging management functions was easy, professional and successful.

Robert Heinzer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Victorinox AG

Extremely professional, trustworthy, client- and candidate-oriented and completely reliable. That’s Sandro Rüegger!

Simone Widmer
Head of Human Resources
Emmi Schweiz AG

Claudia has helped me to embark on a new professional path twice already. She has extensive market knowledge and a flair for handling challenging situations. I appreciate her professionalism and the high level of trust I was able to place in her during the entire recruitment process. I was always briefed before key dates and given the required information to ensure that I was prepared and could present myself with confidence. I value Claudia’s empathetic and positive manner immensely and cannot recommend her highly enough.

Stephan Müller
Key Account Manager
Nokia

I can highly recommend Claudia for her industry knowledge, empathy, knowledge of human nature and her skills of bringing the right companies and people together! It has been a great pleasure to work with such a professional and her advise has always been spot on.

Nigel Storny
CEO
Post Company Car AG

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