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Christian Rampelt founded dfind.com in 2018 to revolutionise the recruiting market with a completely new search method. His motto: it takes the most advanced technology to find the best professionals. And so he made his way to Silicon Valley to find out what makes the technology leaders there so successful.
The team offers many years of headhunting experience for future-oriented focal markets with expertise, know-how and empathy among the attributes shared by more than just the management team.
Visionary Christian Rampelt has one aim in founding dfind.com: to revolutionise headhunting in Europe. His inspiration came from Silicon Valley.
Christian Rampelt is the founder and managing partner of dfind.com. He has more than twelve years of experience in the headhunting branch. Before founding dfind.com, he had already set up and successfully marketed one of Germany's leading headhunters. He studied at the Universities of Mannheim and Trier, graduating with a business administration diploma.
Samer Hanoun knew where his career should take him already on finishing his degree. Esteemed for his strong leadership, he meanwhile offers more than twelve years of experience in headhunting.
At dfind.com, Samer Hanoun concentrates on setting up digital units and in staffing digital and IT management functions up to the C-level. Before moving to dfind.com, he was a senior consultant at Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH with responsibility for recruiting cross-functional senior executives. In this context, Samer Hanoun performed cross-sectoral CIO/CDO functions. He studied international business management at the International School of Management in Dortmund and in Spain and Australia.
André Müller's entrepreneurial way of thinking and acting means that for more than eight years he has been predestined to take on executive positions for his employers.
At dfind.com, André Müller is responsible for key account management and project handling. Previously he was employed for 6 years by one of the leading human resources consulting firms for the IT and digitisation sector. Here he played a major role in setting up the consulting business unit. Altogether André Müller has more than ten years of experience in human resources consulting. He studied business management with a focus on marketing and human resources at the University of Siegen.
Peter Pahlstedt has many years of experience in IT and headhunting, bringing both worlds together perfectly.
Thanks to his experience in many different sales and management roles in the IT and also headhunting business, at dfind.com his focus is on business development. Previously he worked as Managing Partner for a leading IT human resources consultancy where he was responsible among others for digital transformation and the Microsoft environment. He gained his extensive IT know-how working for the software giant Microsoft, leaving the company in 2014 after 15 years to move into human resources consultancy. This combination of skills lets him work eye-to-eye with decision makers and candidates.
Simone Hawlitschek has a PhD in humanities and knows the importance of stamina and commitment.
Before putting her significant network at the disposal of dfind.com, she worked for seven years as project manager and team leader for an IT human resources consultancy specialised in searching for executives, where she was responsible for the placement of digital professionals. Her career in the headhunting branch began in 2008 with Thomas Reis & Friends Management Consulting. After studying history and German philology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, she obtained a PhD in recent and modern national history at the University of Wuppertal.
Human resources were already Christian Hecker's focus as a student. Today he uses his communication skills for client acquisition.
Christian Hecker leads the inhouse consulting team at dfind.com. In his classic headhunter function, he focuses on client acquisition and project management, He offers 10 years of experience in human resources consulting and has a business administration diploma with a focus on marketing and human resources from Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.
Tarek Saifi already put his analytical mind and strategic skills to good use while still a student, founding a mobile app agency.
At dfind.com, he focuses on project management and particularly on content-related aspects of consulting. Before joining dfind.com, he worked for a human resources consultancy in the digitisation sector. He studied International Business at the University of Maastricht, graduating successfully with a Master of Science.
Profitable combination of experience and digital ideas
Over 43,646 interviews altogether more than 160 years of direct search experience and one goal: these are the concise facts and figures behind the team at dfind.com. Needless to say we are always up to date: we know immediately about any new digital ideas. We want to advance digitisation. This is why we can’t wait to help your company find the right candidates for IT, digitisation, finance, engineering, HR; sales and marketing. But professional qualifications alone aren’t enough. Candidates also have to fit in with a company in terms of personality. This is where our expertise and experience come into play.
Meet the team. Find out about our values, our story and how we work.
All team members have recourse to the same data, share the same knowledge and know the current status, always and everywhere.
We use the very latest technology. We always have access to our network, no matter when and where we're working.
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Our focus is on the result which must be convincing, regardless of where and when it came about. We cultivate a flexible work culture with plenty of creative scope. We foster enthusiasm for innovation, and make work . inspiring.
"The lounge offers an opportunity to relax in a pleasant atmosphere between meetings, to come together with colleagues or have a creative spurt."
"There's no unproductive multitasking in the small conference room. Agile processes encourage intensive, independent teamwork in small groups, with a focus on the skills of each individual."
"Digital connectivity means we can work together from anywhere on earth. The aim is to find results that will convince our clients, no matter where we happen to be."
"The possibility of working in a flexible fashion is the starting point for work-life integration."
"It's liberating not to have permanent workplaces. Desk-sharing makes everyday routines more flexible."
"Many challenges demand agile teamwork. Stimulating project spaces foster creativity: sitting isn't compulsory, and you don't feel you're interrupting other people."
"We work flexibly in constantly changing team configurations. There must be space for meetings, and also somewhere where people can retreat to think things through in peace and quiet."
"To put new work into practice, the office must offer various different zones, all with a feel-good atmosphere."
We use new digital technology and various collaboration tools for efficient, tailored interaction with clients and candidates. Everyone has a personal consultant to address their individual requirements and wishes in the best possible way. A web link to our IT system lets clients and candidates monitor processes in real time. Searching for the ideal candidate is therefore no longer a black box.
Whether video call or messaging, we are easy to contact regardless of the distance involved so that it's almost like we were there on the spot.
Clients and candidates have a transparent insight into their projects and their progress at any time.
Digitisation is bringing about huge changes to the headhunting sector. And we are proactively involved in this process! We have developed our own unique software to find your ideal candidate - individually, just for you. dfind.com's DNA is shaped by cutting-edge technological achievements and an innovative approach. In addition to artificial intelligence, we use a modern collaboration platform for a completely new kind of communication with both clients and candidates.