Dr. Wolfgang Zillessen is a member of the firm's Industrial and Business & Professional Services practices and is based in Frankfurt. He concentrates on searches and management assessments for clients in the industrial sector, with particular emphasis in chemicals, engineering, industrial machinery and automotive. Within professional services, he specializes in recruiting senior leaders for management consulting firms, multidisciplinary advisory firms and global IT integrators.

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 a partner with Deloitte, where he was responsible for the European M&A and strategy practice of the firm. 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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