As an independent executive search and advisory firm working across industries since 2000, we are committed to offering candidates and clients the highest quality of service, as well as upholding impeccable professional standards.

Unlike over 95% of executive search firms in Germany, in this very unregulated industry where standards vary, we are very proud to be members of the AESC. The AESC is the only global association for the executive search industry and rigorously regulates its members in terms of standards and ethics:

“AESC members operate at the highest standard of the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide.”

Höchsmann and Company has provided reliable executive search and consultancy services to our clients for more than 20 years and places special emphasis on consistency and loyalty.

We have successfully concluded over thousand assignments, fulfilling mandates for a wide range of company sizes and sectors, both nationally and internationally.

2000 Höchsmann & Company KG established by Michael Höchsmann and Dr. Gerhard Michael Eckert, becoming members of the AESC from the start
2009 Collaboration with PI Company GmbH initiated to launch the assessment offering
2011 Höchsmann & Company moved to Düsseldorf´s Japanese Quarter at Immermannstrasse 35 – Dr. Gerhard Michael Eckert takes over 100% of the company ownership in 2012.
2014 Introduction of H&C Talents Team, specialising in advertising supported search (discreet search)
2015 Höchsmann & Company partners with a leading global network of executive search firms with numerous partner offices worldwide
2021 Thorsten Amend-Schnaar joins Höchsmann & Company GmbH & Co. KG as Managing Partner. Establishment of the Frankfurt office, expansion of the internal research team with emphasis on internationality – an excellent positioning for the years to come!
2024 Introduction of the new management diagnostics tool, developed in collaboration with the Swiss company inolution, to further improve our management diagnostics offering.