managing director

Friedrich Vogel studied business management with an emphasis on personnel and organizations in Munich.


He gathered his consolidated human resources management knowledge and his experience as manager within a big group of the main construction trade with a staff of more than 40.000.


The focus of his work lay on the overall responsibility for an operative personnel department, project work on a group level, business re-engineering, management development and personnel recruitment. 


Since 1998 Friedrich Vogel has worked within the field of personnel and management consulting, and since May 1999 he has been SELECTEAM partner and associate. 


He has specialized his consulting work on the executive search and strategic replacements of top management positions. 


In 2003 he took over the management of the Munich site. 


Since 2007 Friedrich Vogel has been managing director of the SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH with 7 national sites. 


His task is the overall responsibility for the company and its strategic advancement. 


Friedrich Vogel is member of several economic committees, business coach and registered member of the board of directors with MittelstandPlus.



Alexander Bolz SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





Dr. Alexander Bolz graduated in economics at Leibniz Universität Hanover. Subsequently, he earned his doctorate in the field of “success of young technology companies in the development process”.


Even back then he advised small and medium-sized companies on self-employment restructuring. He could benefit from this experience during his cooperation project with a regional business development company in Hanover while supporting founders to develop and implement their business concepts.


In 2008, Alexander started as a project manager in an international M&A boutique. Both, on the buy and sell side, he led various national and international transactions over the following years. He focused primarily on the mechanical and plant engineering industry as well as on the automotive supplier industry. During that time, he established a broad network of entrepreneurs, managing directors, private equity companies and family offices.


Naturally, when he started in 2012 to work in the headhunting business in Munich, he was led to the reverse side of this target group. After a short time, Alexander took over responsibility for the national and international finance sector with his former employer - one of the top 5 HR consultancies in Germany. Since then, private equity and venture capital companies have been a part of his clientele as well as family offices and corporate M&A departments.


Since June 2015 Alexander has been working as a partner at SELECTEAM. He continues to focus on executive search for private equity and family offices including the portfolio companies.


Alexander has released several publications and regularly lectures at respective events.




Frank Bauernfeind SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





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

After his vocational training in banking Mr. Bauernfeind went to Ingolstadt School of Management (WFI) to study economics and human resources management. He then started his career at the HR-Department of HypoVereinsbank and was responsible for internal communication and therefore involved in all strategical and operational projects, which he also supported in IT aspects (SAP).  After that he became branch manager Berlin-Charlottenburg, which was one of the three biggest branches of HypoVereinsbank.


Since 2007 he counsels medium-sized, technology-driven companies in strategy and mergers & acquisitions. This includes also interim management for clients, e.g. as CEO of a software producer for the financial sector. Automotive, engineering, air traffic and automotive trade are also in his focus.


From 2012 until 2017 he was Director at an executive search company in Munich and Bad Homburg, concentrating on specialists and executives in the financial and health care sector.


Since 2018 Frank Bauernfeind complements the Munich branch of SELECTEAM as partner with his expertise in Management and Consulting. Her strengthens the team of executive search counsels and concentrates on specialists and executives in financial services, health care and automotive trade.








associate, management consultant

"There is magic in every beginning,
which protects and helps us to live."

Hermann Hesse, steps

Simone Brzoska has been part of the SELECTEAM family since 2008 and a partner since 2015. As an executive consultant and career coach, she focuses on business in the sections fashion, sports and mineral oil. Thanks to her many years of experience in branding, she uses employer branding to accelerate recruitment. In addition, she is responsible for the positioning of the SELECTEAM Group as Head of Marketing.


Right from the start: The connection of two worlds
Simone Brzoska combines the two dimensions fashion and management. Her source is the fashion world where she won several years of different design and marketing experience from a fashion school, modeling agency and fashion company. Among other things, she coordinated fashion shows, trade fairs and photo shoots - as well as order processing, personnel selection and sales promotion.

She paved the way to her impressive career by being a graduate information manager with a university degree. The threefold combination of Business Administration, IT and Design laid the academic foundation for her further career.


Porsche Design: the starting signal for a successful career
In 2005, she made her professional entry as a high potential in the Porsche Group. This year marked the creation of the very first Porsche Design collections. In her department product and licensing management, the progress and processing passed through her desk.

These product innovations were developed in close cooperation with international brands such as adidas, Rimowa, Baldessarini and Salvatore Ferragamo. Under the leadership of Thorsten Stiebing, she accompanied the launch and distribution of international collections for Porsche Design Asia Pacific and Porsche Design of America. In the early phase of Porsche Design, she also planned and optimized business processes in the areas of logistics and export.

Her initial start at Porsche became a stepping stone as a corporate and personnel consultant specializing in positioning and sales increase. Thanks to her expertise, leading retail companies in cosmetics, fashion, sports business and Swiss luxury labels are among her customers and her network.

Standstill is regression: "The fire in which dreams are made of"
Two hearts beat in her chest: On one hand the love for detail, aesthetics and sophisticated design in marketing. On the other hand, the passion for professional craftsmanship and thus the irrepressible will to success in the search for employees. In 2013, inspired by her connections to a petrol station through her relatives she discovered the special appeal of the mineral oil industry. In this field she made a name for herself as market leading personnel consultant which she accomplished with great passion. Thanks to her extensive gastronomy and food retailing knowledge, she manages to find key positions in sales and partners / entrepreneurs for the very specialized petrol station industry.

Business meets Personality: A sense for people and companies
Simone Brzoska thinks, feels and acts entrepreneurially. Quick and accurate candidate recommendations mean time and cost savings for her customers. Ultimately, the success lies in contributing to medium and long-term sales growth for their clients by properly filling a top candidate and to strengthen the internal structures. She never loses her smile and her tireless enjoyment of what she does. Thanks to her special empathy for the different challenges to her clients in the selection of exactly the right management personality, she is appreciated and maintains for many years absolutely trusting customer relationships.

Concentrated competence mixture: no procurer, but consultant
Simone Brzoska stands for the unique blend of expertise, industry knowledge, entrepreneurship and a sense for personalities. As a multilingual consultant with many years of international experience, she embodies versatility and trustworthy profiling for headhunting. Her personality and abilities make her the right choice for executive search and process optimization across different business levels.


Dr. Dieter Buhl SELECTEAM Deutschland





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Maritza Cataldo SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





“The way is the goal but sometimes the goal is in the way.” Peach Weber


After finishing her studies in chemistry Maritza Cataldo started her career in an institute for chemical and microbiological analysis. In her following managerial position for a multinational service provider she paid particular attention to the process of assessing employees for a management career. She understood the value and importance for the company and focused on specializing in the areas of selection, assessment and career development.


2004 she changed to one of Germany`s leading consulting firm for career development. One of her responsibilities was to implement a central service department and with it standardized processes. For an international executive search firm she set up structures and expertise in engineering and healthcare.


2012 she accepted a job offer to manage and advise the employees through the process of selling a trading company. In 2014 the process was finished successfully.


She focuses on executive search and talent management for the sectors Life Sciences, Food, Retail and Services.


She fills executive as well as expert positions for the areas production and manufacturing, research and development, marketing and sales, IT and human resources.


Typical clients are national and international companies – manufacturer and service provider.


Maritza Cataldo is a Partner at the Berlin office of SELECTEAM.






Jörg de Wall SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





Jörg de Wall fills middle to top management functions as well as specialist positions via direct search/executive search and his personal network. His many years of personal management experience in finance and related areas (legal, tax consulting, auditing) help to precisely match client requirements and candidate qualifications.


In addition, Mr. de Wall is experienced in filling interim vacancies across industries and functions with precisely tailored management personalities and temporary specialists.


After a dual apprenticeship as a tax clerk, he studied business administration at the University of Hamburg, specialising in business law and business taxation. For many years Jörg de Wall worked for regionally active tax consulting and auditing firms in the field of medium-sized business consulting - mainly for trade and service companies. This was followed by financial positions as Head of Finance and Controlling as well as CFO/Commercial Director in the field of renewable energies and internationally active branded companies. He played a decisive role in the successful filling of positions in the finance sector.


In the professional/financial services, private equity, family offices and their portfolio companies as well as consumer goods (including food) in the retail and production sectors, Jörg de Wall supports you in filling vacancies in all operational functional areas.


Mr. de Wall joined SELECTEAM as a partner in Hamburg in September 2019.




Beate Döring




Beate has about 35 years experience in the service sector with more than 25 years in the logistics market.


She started her logistics career in Europes largest rail tank car transportation company for liquid hazardous goods as chemicals and mineral oil products, VTG. Beate was part of the founding team for supply chain management in intermodal transport with rail tank cars, barges, trucks, via tankfarms and pipelines.


Beate’s focus sector for 10 years before starting in executive search has been contract logistics and supply chain management for the distance selling market and the upcoming e-commerce business. She gained in-depth knowledge by working for Royal Mail in the UK Large Business Sector as consultant and for a subsidiary of Otto-Group as leader of the key account management for non-group-customers. Her last role was the Head of Business Development Central Europe for the home delivery sector of DHL Supply Chain.


Prior to joining Selecteam she was Partner at Stanton Chase Düsseldorf for 4 years. She started her career in the HR Consulting Business in 2009 as a Partner in a boutique consulting firm focused on recruitment for logistics and transportation companies.


During the time with the small consulting company she obtained a certificate as business coach. Beate is fluent in German and English and has some knowledge in French.


Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • E-Commerce







partner, management consultant

After finishing an apprenticeship and studying business administration, Katja Dreyer started to work as personnel referent within the IT branch. She went through media, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering / medical engineering branch stages and worked as personnel manager for Central Europe for a Japanese group. In 2008 she changed to the personnel consulting sector. Mrs. Dreyer’s main focus lies on the recruitment of specialists and executives for technology oriented branches, such as automotive, mechanical engineering, IT as well as medical engineering and most of all dental technology.


Christian Gaidies SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





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Marting Gapp SELECTEAM Deutschland





My professional career started in tourism. After working in various positions for Hapag-Lloyd all over Germany I continued my career outside tourism.

After having successfully finished my business studies with focus on HR I managed the sales and HR business for 3 companies both in permanent and freelance roles.

In 2006, I joined Robert Half International. As a Division Manager I specialized in recruiting for permanent finance and accounting positions. My team filled positions from specialists up to executive level.

In 2010, I joined Amadeus FiRe as Managing Consultant. Still focused on finance and accounting, my team now offered permanent, temporary and interim services on all levels.

In 2013, I joined von Rundstedt Executive Search as Senior Executive Search Consultant. In this role I focused on a wider range of national and international senior and executive positions in an average range from 100-250k EUR, exclusively filled by direct search.

In 2016, I joined SELECTEAM as Partner. I am focusing on executive search projects for positions within a range of 100k up to 350k EUR. My main target markets are plant construction and engineering, metal as well as polymer processing, automotive supply and technical trading.




Dr. Michael Garmer SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH




Dr. Michael Garmer has been working in HR consulting since 2008.


His focus is on the placement of positions for executives in industry, in the energy industry as well as in the field of technical and industry-related services. Here he has been successfully placing positions for board members and managing directors for many years. In the second row, technical managers, production managers, development managers and quality managers belong to his special field. Dr. Garmer has developed a special expertise in the fields of machine, plant and steel construction as well as in precision mechanics, optics and medical technology.


As a focus of his work, the solution of succession tasks in medium-sized family businesses has emerged. In this area, he also successfully places supervisory boards and advisory boards: "When the successor is up, every family business is in a critical phase. A neutral accompaniment by an experienced external advisory board is of great advantage, "says Dr. Garmer. "Especially in family businesses it is important that non-family managers, in addition to well-founded specialist and industry knowledge, also bring the right personality."


Another focus of his work is the placing of positions for compliance officers in all areas. The requirements for the compliance systems in the various sectors have now become extremely diverse. It is precisely here that an extensive experience in the selection of suitable candidates is essential.


Dr. Garmer is certified in the conduct of behavioral Profile analyses (VPA) with the Thomas International System (disc). These form a proven tool for securing personnel decisions and for staff management.    Dr. Michael Garmer studied physics and business administration and earned his PhD in mechanical engineering. Several years of activities in the industry as a quality manager as well as managing director of a technical service company round off his qualification.


Dr. Garmer is married and father of a son. 



Ingo Glaser



Senior Management Consultant

Ingo Glaser studied business administration at the University of Cologne, specializing in organization, industry and applied computer science. He has acquired international management education at universities and academies with a high reputation in Germany and abroad and has put this into practice over many years.


He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the areas of sales, marketing, product management and personnel development and recruitment, which he has gained in leading positions with leading international groups and medium-sized software companies in the IT industry.


He has extensive and in-depth knowledge of the strategic fields of innovative software and systems technology. Furthermore he has an extensive and active network to manufacturers, system integrators and consulting companies in the IT industry, especially in the SAP Ecosystem.


His consulting focus at SELECTEAM lies in the area of executive search, new appointments to specialist and management functions in the IT industry, the use of personnel diagnostic selection procedures as well as talent and competence management.




Oliver Grubert SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





"The whole art of such difficult human leadership is to treat your employees the way you want to be treated by your superior." (Richard Nixon) 


Oliver Grubert looks back on almost 15 years of work as a lawyer with specialization in labor law.


Before joining SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH, he was successful as a partner at a renowned international HR consultancy. There he was responsible for Executive Assessment & Development. 


Prior to that, he worked for more than 8 years as a managing director of a boutique consulting firm. The focus of the consulting was on human resources, potential analyses and personnel selection.


Oliver Grubert studied law at WWU Münster and took the first state exam at the OLG Hamm and the second state exam at the OLG Düsseldorf.


During his studies, he already gained his first knowledge of human resources at Georgetown and San Diego universities in the United States.


Due to his extensive experience in the field of human resources and employment law, he specializes in the field of assessment and development. He has numerous certifications in the field of occupational suitability diagnostics.


With the help of his consulting services, companies are able to achieve measurable increases in earnings. In addition, employees integrate better and faster. His advice increases motivation, personal responsibility and job satisfaction among employees. Oliver Grubert guaranteed to achieve an image gain and to bind top performers to the company in the long term.


Oliver Grubert has special knowledge in the field of digitization. It helps executives to lead successfully under the specific requirements of digitization.


Oliver Grubert strengthens SELECTEAM as Partner and Head of Assessment & Development since January 2019.



Daniel Hentschel SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH




"The best way to become successful at work is to pursue your calling."

(Nicole Engelhardt)


Daniel Hentschel completed training in the insurance industry. During his studies he specialized in the topics of personnel management and sales controlling.


Since 1998, he has gained almost two decades of experience in the financial services and insurance industry. During this time he worked in sales.


It began with the marketing of the products and the acquisition, expansion and cross-selling of customer structures. In addition came later the structure and the search of suitable personnel for the structure construction and / or their extension. A key area of ​​responsibility was the recruitment of new employees. The focus was also on the onboarding process such as training and coaching and coaching.


In order to expand and introduce his abilities in personnel and recruitment management in other industries as well, Daniel Hentschel decided to incorporate these competences in the personnel consulting department as well.


Mr. Hentschel has been supporting SELECTEAM since September 2018. His main areas of expertise are the search and selection of specialists and executives with a special focus on tax, finance, controlling, legal and sales.






Nicolaus von Heyden-Linden SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH




Think outside the box

This philosophy has inspired the professional career of Nicolaus von Heyden-Linden tremendously.


With strong leadership qualities, Nicolaus von Heyden-Linden has made a name for himself in the industry, leveraging on a wide-ranging successful career in sales, marketing, operations, and strategy development. 


Nicolaus von Heyden-Linden played an essential role in the development and establishment of a successful personnel services company as their co-founder and managing director before he joined a renowned international human resources consulting firm.


Today, he offers all of his expertise as an „Executive Search Consultant“ for trade and industry companies, including his entire services portfolio.


Due to his numerous years of management experience, Nicolaus von Heyden-Linden has a unique understanding of the challenges and requirements of his clients as well as the high demands of the market.


His consulting services focus on consumer goods (luxury goods), trade & industry, new media, health, and start-ups as well as family-run enterprises as well as succession plans.




Anke Hopp SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





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Ingo Huber SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH




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Fred Johnke




After graduating in Economic Science, Fred startet a successful career in the Financial Services Industry with close contact to industry in particular to the automotive industry. Through his many years spent in professional and managerial positions, most recently as Managing Director, he has gathered indepth experience in diverse areas such as corporate development, corporate management, market cultivation, organisation and process management, key account management and all relevant HR topics. 


Prior to joining SELECTEAM as a Partner, Fred had allready sucecssfully worked as an Executive Director for an internationally established recruitment consultancy. As a SELECTEAM Partner Fred concentrates on winning suitable managers and specialists for his industry clients.


Due to an increasing demand for management consulting, he will increasingly use this existing know-how in his work processes.


Detlev Lange SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH



Partner / Senior Management Consultant


“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” (Reinhold Niebuhr)


Detlev Lange completed a business degree in Nuremberg focussing on Human Resources and Organisation. 


Mr. Lange has more than 30 years of professional experience in the sector of FMCG in the German respectively European market.


Furthermore he could gather valuable insights in the sector of real estate for many years. For more than 20 years he has been an expert in the acquisition of executives in Sales, Marketing and Management, both in the sectors of FMCG and Real Estate.


He gained notable experience in different processes of change management over the years being a project leader for the creation of new HR as well as Sales structures. He also served as an Honorary Judge in the labour court in Munich. So he is able to draw from diverse experience for his work as a business coach.





Volker Langlitz SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





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Dr. Albert Lehmeyer SELECTEAM Deutschland GmbH





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Josef Patzelt SELECTEAM Deutschland



Partner / Senior Management Consultant

„There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.“ (Elbert G. Hubbard)


This quotation from the American essayist has influenced Josef Patzelt in his career to date in the selection and recruitment of the "right" candidates. After training as a forwarding agent, he worked for over 20 years as a manager and managing director in the logistics industry, before moving to recruitment consultancy in 1995.


His focus is on attracting executives and specialists to companies with technically demanding products or services.


For many years, he has been successfully filling positions such as managing directors, commercial managers, sales managers, etc. for companies with medium-sized structures. In addition, his technical expertise includes technical managers, production managers, logistics managers and quality managers. His clients include, above all, German family-owned companies, including some hidden champions who have trusted him for years - also on account of his experience in the sustainable securing of successful corporate succession.


Mr. Patzelt has particular expertise in the following industries:

  • Automotive Chemistry
  • Plastic Logistics
  • IT Aerospace Engineering
  • Air conditioning and temperature control technology 
  • Machinery, apparatus and plant construction 


We are pleased that we were able to gain an experienced partner for our team in Düsseldorf with Mr. Patzelt.  







graduate engineer


Professionally, due to his education and studies, Fritz-Ulrich Trute is rooted in the field of transport and electrical / drive engineering. He studied technical cybernetics in Dresden and absolved a postgraduate course of study with a degree in personnel management. He can look back on many years of experience in industry management positions (heavy equipment engineering) with a focus on personnel management as well as education and training. 


Since 1991 Fritz-Ulrich Trute has been working as personnel and management consultant, mainly for small- and medium-sized businesses. As project manager he disposes of an extensive experience regarding the executive search and the assessment/potentital analysis of executives. When it comes to the recruitment of executives and qualified technical and operational specialists, he works also for different fields of society and organisations, overlapping various sectors of the economy.


He is member of the “BVMW – Unternehmerverband Deutschland e.V.”