Dr. Wolfgang Zillessen is a member of the firm’s Global Industrial Practice and is based in Frankfurt. He concentrates on searches and management assessments for clients in the industrial sector with particular emphasis in chemicals, commodities, paper & packaging, engineering and machinery. Wolfgang serves large corporates as well as family-owned small/medium enterprises. Furthermore, he works in the financial officer practice with focus on CFOs and financial experts in the industrial sector.

Business and consulting experience

  • Wolfgang's extensive industry experience is a result of working as a senior management consultant with leading companies across a variety of industry sectors. His focus has been on corporate strategy, restructuring, and merger and acquisition projects with global clients.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, he was Managing Partner with Deloitte, where he was responsible for Deloitte’s consulting business in Germany. He conducted due diligence and merger integration work on behalf of corporate clients and private equity funds.
  • Earlier in his career, Wolfgang spent 12 years with Arthur D. Little as consultant, partner and managing director for the firm's German business. He also worked for four years with Philips.

Wolfgang has a doctorate and graduated in business administration from the University of Cologne.

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