EO Executives 2023 once again awarded as leading Executive Search Firm by WirtschaftsWoche

Written by EO Executives on Jan. 15, 2024

Cologne, 15 January 2024

The consultants at EO Executives once again beat more than 840 other Executive Search Firms in the 2023 WirtschaftsWoche survey, proving that their innovative approach, "The EO Way", works.

The success of a company stands and falls with the people who work for it. Companies simply cannot afford to make mistakes in hiring. For this reason, WirtschaftsWoche's Executive Search Index honours the best consultancies every year. EO Executives received this special award for the second time in 2023, placing it at the top of a total of more than 840 consultancies.

The method of the WirtschaftsWoche Executive Search index

The ranking is based on a questionnaire by Christel Gade, Professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences. Between October 2022 and September 2023, around 2100 HR decision-makers gave 4500 individual assessments on how satisfied they were with the performance of the consultants they commissioned. Around 100 reference interviews were also conducted. Over 840 consultancies were named and rated. The comprehensive survey results were published online by WirtschaftsWoche on 8 December 2023.

Double Win in Automotive & Consumer Goods

EO Executives received the special award in two areas: "Automotive" and "Consumer Goods". This success shows that "The EO Way" is working. Instead of a single rigid team of consultants, EO uses diversified clusters that complement each other as required. In this way, an extremely broad field can be covered without sacrificing expertise. EO Executives' consultants complement each other in order to achieve the best results for their clients in every situation.

Stephan H. Aschenbrenner

»Being recognised once again by the Executive Search Index shows us that we are on the right track and can consistently deliver top performance. However, we are also convinced that EO's special approach to filling leadership positions in combination with our outstanding team of consultants will deliver even better results in the future.«

Stephan H. Aschenbrenner (CEO of EO Executives)

Expansion, Expertise and Excellence in Focus

In 2024, EO Executives will focus on further international growth. Having already established a presence in Denmark and the UK in 2023, the company will open its first office in France in January 2024. A global competence team for sport & outdoor will also provide new impetus in terms of content and complement the range of EO expertise.

The overarching common goal of the EO consultants will remain unchanged in 2024: To support companies in putting together their Best Leadership Team and thus in laying the foundation for their success - energetically, expertly and results-orientated, regardless of the industry.


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About EO Executives 

Success in companies is made by people

Success in companies is made by people ("Results through people"). Executives play a particularly important role in this. Our mission is to help our clients build the best leadership team they have ever had.

To do this, we bring together our clients with consultants who are highly individual and have specific knowledge. Our consultants are experts in their respective industries and functional areas. Because our consultants have such a high level of expertise, we ensure that success-critical leadership positions are filled quickly, permanently and successfully.

Successful leadership teams through executive intro®

In addition to competent consultants, our team consists of dedicated researchers and staff – and each brings their extensive knowledge to the search for the perfect executive. Our unique methodical approach, executive intro®, ensures that our candidates are not only convincing from a professional point of view, but also represent a long-term enrichment for the management team and the company on an interpersonal level.

We call this a ”Perfect Match“.

EO Executives was founded in 1997 and is now present in six countries worldwide with a total of 33 locations. We fill positions with both permanent executives and experts as well as quickly available interim managers for temporary assignments and projects. In addition, we support our clients with further consulting services in the areas of executive search, interim management and leadership development.

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