• Acclivitas

    More than search

  • Who we are

    We are an independent boutique executive search firm. We place (top) executives in selected industries and in management consultancies. We believe in forging long-term partnerships with both our client firms and our candidates. We take a broad perspective both at the strategic challenges faced by our clients and at the long-term professional development of our candidates.

    Quality first

    Delivering high quality results is our top priority. Our lean processes enable us to deliver in an efficient time frame.

    Long-term partnership

    Acclivitas operates as an innovative consultant. We see ourselves as a strategic partner for our clients as well as a coach for our candidates. We base our top-quality search on a broad understanding of our client’s needs, not limiting our perspective to actual vacancies.

    Exceptional candidates

    We build sustainable long-term relationships with candidates. We provide our candidates with individual partner-level consulting and advice with a view on their long-term career development.

    Our team: experienced leaders

    We as a team have gained a wealth of experience in various (leadership) roles in multiple industries as well as in top-level consulting. It enables us to be trusted advisors both to our clients as well as to our candidates.

  • Our people

    Executive Search und Career Consulting

    Philipp Gebhard

    Masters Degree in Business Administration

    Managing Partner

    More than 20 years experience in executive search and top-level management consulting, e.g. at A.T. Kearney.

    Focus on strategy consulting as well as leadership positions in core departments (e.g. corporate strategy) across industries (blue chips, medium sized, private equity and start-ups)


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    Norbert Meister

    Masters Degree in Business Administration

    Managing Partner & Founder

    Close to 25 years experience in executive search, industry, management consulting and start ups, e.g. at Accenture. Profound experience in finance and restructuring.

    Focus on finance & controlling, operational excellence and IT as well as digital transformation across industries.


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    Georg Altmann

    Masters and Ph.D. Degree in Business Administration


    More than 20 years of consulting experience serving the top management of both global blue chips as well as hidden champions, e.g. at McKinsey & Co., Booz & Company, Management Engineers.

    Focus on leadership positions in high tech, industrials, pharmaceuticals and chemicals


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    Guido Merz

    Masters Degree in Business Administration


    Close to 30 years experience in executive search and top-level management consulting in the financial services sector, e.g. at Oliver Wyman.

    Focus on the financial services sector (banks, insurance companies)



    Maren Roolf

    Bachelors Degree in Business Administration


    Several years experience at Commerzbank (M&A), Bertelsmann arvato (corporate strategy) and Capgemini Consulting (consultant).


    Cross-functional management of clients and candidates.



    Kirsten Kemme

    Degree in Banking

    Senior Manager

    15 years experience in banking (National Westminster Bank, Rabobank International) in various geographies (US, UK, Germany). Expertise in corporate banking, M&A, structured finance, off-balance sheet financing.

    Research Expert



    Andrea Kokai-Meister

    Masters Degree in Business Administration


    Several years consulting experience at PwC: Controlling, corporate governance, MIS, internal audit. Associate Chartered Management Accountant (UK)

    Chief of staff, head of finance

    Barbara Rose

    Masters Degree in Business Administration

    External cooperation partner, Owner of Barbara Rose Personalberatung

    Extensive international experience in corporate HR (US, France, Germany).

    Focus on: HR-research, recruiting, services & coaching, personal development, labour relations.

    Research Expert

    Astrid Sonnenstatter

    Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

    Senior Manager

    Several years experience in marketing (FMCG, cosmetics, OTC) across various geographies (Germany, France, U.S.)


  • Vacancies / typical projects

    For confidentiality reasons we do only publish specific search projects. Please contact us directly.

    • Partner, principal and project leader positions for top-level consulting firms (more details)

    • Proven and future leaders for multiple industries. Staff positions across industries and in the services sectors, e.g. head/members of corporate strategy departments, various positions at inhouse consulting firms. Tried and proven leaders and experts for private equity and start-ups (more details)

  • Our Offices

    Office Düsseldorf

    Königsallee 2b

    D-40212 Düsseldorf

    Tel: +49 (0) 211 882 4232 - 0

    Office Frankfurt

    Mergenthalerallee 10-12

    D-65760 Eschborn/ Frankfurt
    Tel: +49 (0) 6196 400 114

    Office München

    Kaiserplatz 2
    D-80803 München
    Tel: +49 (0) 89 787 499 49

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