Martin Schneider, neuer Inhaber und Verwaltungsratspräsident von Kohlberg & Partner mit dem Führungsteam

Succession at Kohlberg & Partner Executive Search

Renowned Swiss Executive Search company relies on continuity and remains private

Zurich, February 2, 2021

A leading Swiss executive search firm in the segment of executives and professionals, transfers ownership to Martin Schneider. The previous owners, Jurg and Christa Kohlberg, will remain with the company.

The Swiss-based executive search company Kohlberg & Partner was founded by Jurg and Christa Kohlberg in 2003. The two partners have decided to find a successor for their company well in advance of their actual retirement. They have found with Martin Schneider, owner and CEO of the globally operating Interim Management agency Brainforce AG a new owner and chairman of the board of directors. The two companies will continue to operate independently. On one side due to their brands that are established and well-known on the market, and on the other side due to the two different business models. This ensures business continuity and at the same time creates added value for demanding clients.

Martin Schneider is convinced of the benefits of complementary human resources services. “Every company needs the best suited, precisely fitting executives and consulting solutions, tailor-made for different company situations. Be it for a permanent position. Be it to manage a time-limited demanding project. Be it at very short notice to deal with urgent management situations as part of an interim management assignment. Or be it for professional advisory from seniors with many years of management experience and special know-how”, Schneider explains the expansion of his group of companies.

As a committed board member at Kohlberg & Partner, Christa Kohlberg will accompany the further development of the company. She will continue to actively support the real estate and construction management area. Jurg Kohlberg will transfer his previous managing director role to Hermann Eugster, but will continue to be available as a senior advisor. Hermann Eugster has been a senior consultant in the company for 16 years. He successfully built up the technology and industry division and will continue to head it.

About Kohlberg & Partner GmbH

Kohlberg & Partner GmbH is a leading executive search company in Switzerland and has specialized in the Executives & Professionals segments. The company occupies the leading position in Switzerland in the real estate and construction management market. In the industrial and technology sector, the company focuses on medium-sized and large companies, and is one of the leading human resources service providers in this sector. Please find more information on


BRAINFORCE AG, headquartered in Switzerland, is a leading global provider of interim management and expert services with its own twelve locations in more than ten key countries and regions. Since 1979, the BRAINFORCE Group’s core competencies have been interim management and project management, i.e. bridging management gaps or bottlenecks, restructuring, succession solutions and operational support for companies in their international expansion. In addition, with its E.X.P.E.R.T.3-Solutions®, BRAINFORCE uses specific know-how of its executives for consulting services for medium-sized and large companies.


  • Kohlberg & Partner Holding AG, Ms. Christa Kohlberg, Phone: +41 43 888 70 88, Email:
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