Based in Vienna, Gerd Wilhelm brings more than 30 years of international search experience to Spencer Stuart’s clients. His industry and functional expertise is broad, ranging from CEO to other C-level functions, specialists and board assignments in the industrial, consumer goods, telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Global consulting expertise

  • Since joining Spencer Stuart, Gerd has held several leadership positions, including his most recent post as manager of the Vienna office. He has also served as office manager for Germany, regional manager of the firm’s Central European offices and board member.
  • He was the founder and executive partner of Hager, Wilhelm and Partner, Austria's first executive search firm, which became part of Spencer Stuart in 1998. In addition to his consulting work, he built the firm's network across Central and Eastern Europe and served as chief market director.
  • As an executive partner at H. Neumann International, he launched the company's business in Austria and established the firm’s Salzburg office, and was later elected to head up the firm’s international office. In his international role, he coordinated and conducted pan-European assignments and built the firm’s network and reputation around the globe. Earlier in his career, Gerd worked for Ratio, a management consulting company in Austria.

Gerd earned a degree in business and administration from the University of Economics in Vienna. He speaks German and English.

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