Based in Düsseldorf, York von Wangenheim is a member of the firm’s Industrial, Automotive, Construction & Building Materials and Legal, Compliance & Government Affairs practices. York particularly focuses on searches in the automotive supply, industrial machinery and equipment, engineering and electrical products industries. His functional expertise includes general management, supply chain, sales and marketing, research and development, and human resources.

Executive search and industry expertise

  • York brings 12 years’ experience in executive search with a focus on recruiting senior-level general management and functional executives. He has conducted diverse searches for large organizations as well as midsized, family-run businesses and private equity-backed companies.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, York worked in investment banking for Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG/UniCredit Group.

York studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin and holds a Bachelor of Law from Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel and passed the bar exam from the Ministry of Justice. In addition to his native German, York speaks English.

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