Global Head Hunting

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A Global Recruitment Agency


About Us

We are a boutique Executive Search firm based in Switzerland working across the globe.
Understanding the cultural environment of our client organizations along with position specifications,
market and industry dynamics, as well as company momentum & goals, is key to defining the right candidate
profile. Utilizing our sector expertise & in-depth interview techniques, we identify the best candidates after thorough assessment of candidate experience, areas of expertise, leadership and targeted competencies. Our
in-depth behavioral interviewing provides clients with insights into how candidates will lead, how
they will approach and solve complex problems, what their emotional profile is likely to
be and what motivates them to succeed.

Taking the step in the right direction!

Our Specialities


IT, Ecommerce and cybersecurity

Focusing on helping companies attract and retain the best tech talent across EMEA. The power of our network at your fingertips.

“Employers are more dogmatic than ever about wanting to hire nothing but “A” players. So the hunt is constantly on for candidates with great pedigrees and unbroken records of success in prior jobs. Yet as many as 40% of these all-stars end up failing in their new assignments. What’s missing? It’s time to take a fresh look at “soft skills” such as resilience, ingenuity, growth potential, creativity and the ability to accomplish a lot with skimpy resources.”

George Anders


Start-ups in High Tech.

We have been working with start-ups for the last 20 years across the globe. These environments are fast paced and companies need to recruit highly skilled and experienced individuals in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive technology driven arena.
“We live in the information age – a time of search engines, social networks, and an endless supply of digital distractions. For those of us in the recruiting game, it’s also a time of impractical clients, constantly moving targets, and an impossibly complex talent landscape. When every search is ridiculously difficult and each day brings new challenges, there’s one thing that will set you apart from the competition and ensure you consistently find a way to deliver.”

Mike Junge


General Management & Board positions.

Business is global, and organizations seek their key talent across the world. We don’t have any boundaries either and are able to identify and recruit director candidates in any part of the globe.


Private Equity

Our active mandates are international and include private equity and venture capital jobs across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We understand the demanding nature of the private equity world and just how specific your requirements can be – and we adapt our search methods accordingly.


Human Resources & Cultural Consulting

People are the lifeblood of business. We are here to identify, evaluate, recruit and deliver the highest-calibre Human Resources professionals that will cover the HR functions critical to the success of your organisation.
With the globalisation of the world economy and the increased contact of personnel from different cultural backgrounds, cross-cultural services are in expanding demand. Cross-cultural consultancy is a large inter-disciplinary field concerned with facilitating communication and interaction of people of different cultures, where the differences of these cultures impose additional factors or difficulties in communication or interaction than would otherwise be the case, if culture played no role.


Corporate Protection Specialists

Due to our continued operations in the Middle East and the African continent we are now working exclusively with an International Security Services firm that provides a wide range of specialist pro-active risk consultancy, surveillance and executive protection services to Corporate Clients. One aspect of their services is their covert security surveys (Risk Profile Surveys) designed to accurately assess vulnerable areas and risks to individuals, companies / installations or routines considered to be under threat from terrorists, extremists, activists, stalkers or organized criminals.


Luxury Retail

PH&C began operating within the retail industry as an outcome of our organic growth. With a consultant in Asia specialing in luxury and lifestyle with an extensive background in retail across Europe and Asia, as well as a very well connected network in the field, we have been recruiting the best talent for our high end luxury.



“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste”

-Henry Ford

“What worked yesterday doesn’t always work today.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert

“When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.”

-Robert Rodríguez, Rebel Without a Crew,

“Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.”

-Marian Wright Edelman

“I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.”

-Karl Lagerfeld

Our Team




Featured Articles
Maite is the most dedicated and persistent headhunter I know. I have been working with a multitude of companies/recruiters and Maite was the only one that really always pulled through with excellent candidates. She is passionate, reliable and understands your needs immediately. Without hesitation I highly recommend Maite.
Alexander Trieb CEO at travel audience GmbH - an Amadeus Company
"i have worked with Maite more than once and every time she found me the right person , on time which fits perfectly to the position required !she is nice , professional and very responsive personwell recommended !!!!!"
Noy HazanCo - Founder&CEO at YellowDot-Africa
"Maite helped me in with great passion in recruiting strong talents in a very heterogeneous landscape. She always understood the local cultural differences and needs. It was a pleasure to work with her."
Ewald GloecklDirector at NetApp Austria GmbH
"I worked with Maite recruiting numerous of engineering to different R&D positions including developers and QA . The positions were very varied in the required skills and seniority.Maite did a great job Orchestrating the process and managing the different interfaces with R&D ,Finance ,Recruiting Agency ,HR and so on . Maite was a key personal in our success to recruit high quality people to number of potions in short time frame .She was very efficient ,responsive and creative in finding solutions"
Dekel SharabiR&D senior manager . at NetApp
"Maite hired me at Allaire and we worked together, hiring and building the team for Southern Europe. She is unique in profiling the right talent for the right job which drives to success. In addition, Maite has such a strong knowledge and experience in the IT industry that she can work and deliver really fast. Last but not least, Maite has a brilliant and nice personality. I enjoyed very much working with her, and I highly recommend her."
Eric DumainHub'scan Inc
"I worked with Maite when looking to hire a Marketing Manager for NetApp in Switzerland. Maite gave excellent support! Excellent insight into the local market, managed the engagement with the local recruiting channels and presented a good selection of candidate CVs and profiles. Everything Maite did was with enthusiasm and was delivered in a very proessional way. I got great support and was really pleased with the outcome of our hiring process and Maite definitely contributed to that in a big way."
Ashley RobinsonNetapp
"Maite shows a passionate customer orientation with high dedication in order to identify and confince he best fitting candidates with passion for their new potential challenge. Maite has a high emotional intelligence and great experience in reading people. She delivers with dedication top quality and very well fitting candidates in a faster way then any other Senior Talent Aquisition Managers I have worked with so far. In summary: Maite is truly a top professional "people scout" combined with great humor."
Marc KrummacherEntrepreneur
"Maite has been doing recruiting for South Africa for the last 12 months and she has been efficient and effective in this role. She has an eye for detail and has always presented me with well qualified recruitment candidates.She acknowledges that there are various cultural and ethnic nuances to recruitment in Africa and she always ensures that these are taken into account. She has always managed the recruitment process in my area diligently always communicating and never allowing the process to stagnate and she always communicates her availability well, ensuring that there is coverage at all times. Recruitment has been a pleasure in my area with Maite driving the internal processes"
Mike StyerEMC
"Maite has proven on several occasions to have the right network and intuition to find the perfect candidate within a very short time and to serve our clients across EMEA in different sectors. And she is fun person to work with."
Andreas ZieglerSocial entrepreneur
"Maite assisted us with hiring efforts for our office in Zurich. She sourced and delivered high-caliber candidates for difficult to fill positions. She is very professional and resourceful - a pleasure to work with!"
Pavlina ZabalagaEvernote

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