With more than 15 years of experience in executive search, Olaf Schwan is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Munich office and a member of the firm’s global Financial Officer and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices, focusing on media and entertainment.

Deep media expertise

  • Olaf’s focus and expertise in the media and entertainment sector includes publishing, broadcasting, TV and feature films production and all areas of the digital spectrum, including online, mobile, e-commerce, social media and ad networks.
  • He has successfully conducted numerous domestic and cross-border searches at all levels, with functional focus on senior-level positions in general management, sales, marketing, product management and finance. In particular, he works with a range of venture capital and private equity firms to help their portfolio companies identify digital talent in the competitive German marketplace.
  • Olaf also has strong search expertise in the financial officer functional area across diverse industries.
  • Olaf joined Spencer Stuart from another global executive search firm in 1999. Prior to his career in executive search, Olaf pursued a career in the hotel industry, gaining experience both in hotel operations as well as sales and marketing.

Olaf holds a degree in business administration. He is fluent in German, English and French.

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