In 2024, HZ Handelszeitung / Statista once again recognized Wirz & Partners as one of the top 1% Swiss headhunters.

Shareholder, Owner, Board Member

As a leading Headhunter we monitor and exam the following situations:

  • Change in the shareholder base
  • Succession planning
  • Merger / Acquisition / Takeover
  • IPO preparation
  • Restructuring
  • Expansion into new markets
  • Digitization


Considering these topics, it becomes obvious that the selection of the ideal Headhunter is pivotal to ensuring the success of your company. Even if internal candidates are available for the positions, decisions of this magnitude should ideally be based on a selection of the best. As the leading Headhunter, Wirz & Partners ensures that you have this choice.

Succession planning for the Board of Directors and or at C-Level

Board of Directors replacement
A new position on the Board of Directors is pending. With Wirz & Partners as your executive search firm, you are choosing a company with many years of experience in board recruitment, combined with market-leading digitalization knowledge.

Headhunter for: Board-level recruting

C-Level replacement
You are reassigning a C-level role. Wirz & Partners is the ideal choice if you are active in the life sciences or technology market, or if the C-Level role involves transformation management or digitization. Wirz & Partners is the leading executive search firm in these markets and subject areas. Read more about this here.

Headhunter for: C-Level recruiting


the management board, C-Level


As the leading Headhunter in technology topics, in all industries, the following topics/questions, in 2020, are often the triggers for filling leadership positions in operational management.


Termination of a key person


Planned growth


Stabilization of an organization


Do we have the competence for the transformation/digitalization of our business?


What impact does AI and machine learning have on our business, how does it change the requirement profiles of the management?


Which role will technologies like; tokenization, IOT, RPA and data lakes play, in the development of my business models?

How do I use augmented reality in my business model?


What influence does Omnichannel have on my go to market strategy?

Can predictive analytics and AI improve our business planning?

How will digitization change our market?


What do we do?
Wirz & Partners supports you, as the leading headhunter in Switzerland, in the recruitment of board members and executives. As a Swiss company, our team consists of senior executives / Headhunters who have many years of international experience.


How we do it?
Through the consistent digitalization of the identification and search process, in combination with our headhunting selection methodology, which follows clear, measurable KPI’s, we create more space and time for topics such as:

  • Trust, we can create mutual trust with the candidate
  • Corporate culture, how does the candidate fit Ethics, does the candidate bring the appropriate understanding of ethics
  • Team dynamics, how does the candidate complement our team
  • Potential analysis, the candidate can also successfully address future challenges


Who are our customers?
In filling board positions, C-Level roles and management positions, we serve the entire Swiss economy, from Start-Up’s to SMEs, the Government Organization and international market leaders. Our main market is Switzerland.

What do you want from a top Headhunter?

Wirz & Partners provides you:

Efficient, straightforward and discreet handling of the mandate, with appropriate references, understanding of the current market situation within your industry, industry knowledge, industry best practice, understanding of the current company maturity, and understanding your corporate culture and business ethics.


Why us?


Because the positions we fill have a retention which is 2-3 times higher than the average.


Because in 8 out of 10 cases the client entrusts us with follow-up mandates during the first mandate.


Because we close mandates in 4 months on average


Because in more than 90% of the mandates, we can create strategic added value for the client in the design of the search profile through our industry and/or subject competence.


Because in 30% of the mandates, the shortlist is so good that the client creates new positions, and this leads to multiple appointments.



Why we chose Wirz & Partners, what our clients say about us:

  • From the very beginning we received personal and competent advice, especially when defining the search profile.
  • We were particularly impressed by the efficient use of our time and resources.
  • Wirz & Partners helped us develop a comprehensive candidate profile and found the perfect candidate for us.
  • Their in-depth knowledge of the labour market helped us to quickly create an attractive job profile.
  • All the candidates we interviewed met our requirements, not only professionally but also personally.
  • What really sets Wirz & Partners apart is their commitment to understanding our values and challenges.
  • They produced meaningful case studies that helped us greatly in our decision-making process.
  • Their matchmaking enabled us to find our ideal candidate after only a few initial interviews.

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