Stephan Tils joins HIEC as DACH head of professional services

02 November 2021 1 min. read

Global executive search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has welcomed Stephan Tils to its team in Germany. 

Appointed a Managing Partner, based in Hamburg, Tils will lead the Professional Services practice of HIEC in the German-speaking region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). He brings over two decades of experience in executive search to the firm, with a focus on roles in the management consulting, mergers & acquisitions, digital transformation and software realm.

“The Germany-Switzerland-Austria axis is a strategic stronghold for our firm, and Stephan’s addition greatly advances our capabilities there,” said Tim Robson, Global Managing Partner of HIEC. Headquartered in Switzerland, HIEC has 13 offices worldwide, seven of which are outside of Europe.

Stephan Tils, DACH Head of Professional Services, H.I. Executive Consulting

“Our Professional Services practice in DACH is fast-developing, and Stephan will contribute greatly to the team. He is one of the few eminent domain experts in leadership search work in professional services, as well as digital and private equity in Germany and brings with him more than 20 years of expertise and connections,” added Robson. 

His roster of long-standing clients include leading strategy consulting firms, large and boutique players in transaction services, restructuring consultancies, and companies specialised in IT services, digital transformation and software. He also has a network with small and midcap private equity firms in Germany.

Before joining HIEC, Tils was Head of the German Advisory Services practice at Heidrick & Struggles. He previously worked for Gemini Executive Search / NGS Global, as Managing Partner to build up its global Advisory Services & Digital practice, and for Heidrick & Struggles during his first stint at the rival executive search network.