Experienced consultants with industry expertise
Experience, expertise and commitment - these are the qualities that BludauPartners consultants stand for. A strong service orientation and a professional consulting mentality create the basis for a trusting, sincere and transparent cooperation, which leads to long-term partnerships. The consultants of BludauPartners have an academic background and a significant professional career with years of industry experience.
They are not theoreticians, but know from their own experience the challenges companies face in the global economy. They also have the people skills to deliver the value they expect to customers. Additionally they have the necessary vision to create sustainable value for their customers.
Head of Executive Search
Kaan Bludau is one of the founders and managing directors of BludauPartners. He is responsible for the core business of executive search, assisting large companies and corporations in filling senior and strategically important specialist and management positions, as well as in the strategic realignment of human resources departments and the assessment of top executives.
Kaan Bludau can look back on more than 20 years of active consulting experience, during which time he has made a name for himself as a competent consultant and source of inspiration. Prior to BludauPartners, Kaan Bludau was a member of the extended management team of an international executive search firm, where he established and was responsible for the Retail & E-Commerce and Travel, Transport & Logistics divisions. He also acquired extensive knowledge as a personnel manager of a successful consulting company, after working as a team leader in various international executive search companies.
Before starting his career, Kaan Bludau studied business administration with a focus on finance, marketing and international management.
Head of Executive Development
Bernhard Muhler is Managing Director of BludauPartners. In addition, he is responsible for the area of executive development and is the central contact person for all questions concerning personnel strategy, executive development and transformation management. He is considered one of the leading consultants in employee management and development issues as well as in the area of leadership competence.
Bernhard Muhler has extensive consulting experience in various industries as well as in the facilitation of large groups. He advises numerous companies on their development and implementation of change strategies in Germany and Europe.
Before starting his career as a management consultant, Bernhard Muhler studied business administration and completed his MBA in systemic organizational development and consulting.
Head of Talent Management
Claudia Whitcher is a manager at BludauPartners. She advises large corporations, internationally operating medium-sized businesses, as well as venture capital-financed technology start-ups in the staffing and evaluation of management positions and selected specialist functions. Her consulting services are characterized by a distinctive network of contacts and in-depth industry expertise in the fields of IT, retail and e-business.
Claudia Whitcher has many years of consulting experience in internationally operating management consultancies and most recently worked as a senior consultant in a renowned personnel consultancy. There she worked very successfully with well-known companies of different structures, sizes and challenges.
Before Claudia Whitcher began her professional career, she completed her M.A. in Human Resource Management and in parallel completed an NLP training. Already during her studies she worked in the commercial department of a soccer club of the 1st Bundesliga.
Philip Thormann is a manager at BludauPartners Executive Consultants GmbH. He advises large corporations, internationally operating medium-sized businesses in the staffing and evaluation of management positions and selected special functions. Family-owned companies are a focal point. A distinctive network of contacts as well as profound industry knowledge in the fields of industrial and automotive, travel, transport and logistics characterize his consulting expertise.
Most recently, Mr. Thormann worked as Managing Consultant and Sales Manager in a large personnel consultancy with more than 20 locations and was responsible for strategic projects in addition to the operative business. In addition, he gained many years of experience in the mechanical engineering industry, most recently in the role of Managing Director. Until 2009, he worked as a management consultant in various industries and previously completed a degree in law.
Maike Lauterbach is a manager at BludauPartners Executive Consutants GmbH. In her high-profile role, she advises and supports global corporations, market-leading medium-sized companies and start-ups in filling and evaluating executive positions and selected special functions. A strong market network ness and many years of expertise in the fashion, lifestyle and luxury sectors are the hallmarks of her consulting skills. Maike Lauterbach was the owner of a successful personnel consultancy with well-known clients for nine years. Prior to that, she gained extensive experience as a sales, brand and product manager, including a stint as sales director. She graduated as a textile business economist BTE at the LDT Academy Fashion Management and continued her education in the field of aptitude diagnostics (certificate "Psychology for Personnel Managers") at the European Distance Learning University Hamburg.
Lars Weber is a manager at BludauPartners. His main focus is on strategy development, marketing & sales topics as well as organizational and process design. With this background he primarily supports the Executive Development function. Lars Weber has many years of professional, management and budget experience in consulting and industry. With broad industry experience in finance, healthcare, tourism and FMCG, he has worked for large international corporations and mid-sized companies.
Most recently, Lars Weber worked for a global bank with European roots in business development with a consulting focus and was responsible for the group-wide change process to agile work structures. Prior to that, he was the managing director of a vacation and recreation resort with responsibility for the redevelopment, restructuring and realignment of the entire resort. As a trained insurance salesman, he graduated with a degree in business administration from Johann Wolfgang Gothe University in Frankfurt and completed additional training as a systemic coach (DCV) from 2015 to 2017.
Barbro Hoos is a manager at BludauPartners. She advises large corporations, internationally operating medium-sized businesses, international financial service providers, law firms and the fashion industry on the correct assessment of management and specialist positions, as well as their appropriate filling. A high-quality network of contacts as well as profound industry expertise in marketing, product management, digital media management, e-commerce, retail and financial services make her consulting services effective. Barbro Hoos has many years of consulting experience in globally operating medium-sized and large companies as well as banks and advertising agencies. Most recently, she spent more than 6 years as Head of Product Management / Marketing at one of the leading international financial services providers, where she successfully mastered a wide range of challenges. Before Barbro Hoos started her professional career, she studied marketing communications in Frankfurt am Main. As an expert in digital media, she recently received her university certificate in Digital Media Management at SRH Heidelberg.
Vedran Poljak is a manager at BludauPartners. He advises large corporations and internationally operating medium-sized companies on the staffing and evaluation of management positions and selected specialist functions. A distinctive network of contacts as well as profound industry expertise in the areas of Construction & Real Estate, General Industries and Automotive characterize his consulting competence.
Vedran Poljak has many years of consulting experience in internationally operating management consultancies and was most recently successfully active as Managing Partner in a personnel and management consultancy. Before Vedran Poljak started his professional career, he learned the profession of a real estate agent and studied economics in Frankfurt am Main.
Mr. Poljak has been active in executive search for more than fifteen years across industries and functions.
Ricardo D'Ovidio is Principal Consultant at BludauPartners. He supports large corporations, international mid-sized companies as well as venture capital financed start-up companies from the e-commerce industry. In doing so, Mr. D'Ovidio supports these companies in the correct evaluation and filling of strategically important management and specialist positions.
A distinctive network of contacts as well as profound functional competencies in the areas of IT, marketing, product management, software engineering as well as industry knowledge in the markets of real estate, financial services and especially fin-techs make his consulting services effective in these areas.
Ricardo D'Ovidio can look back on a profound and successful consulting experience in the field of Executive Search and has made a name for himself as a competent consultant during this period. While Ricardo D'Ovidio started his professional career, he studied business administration at a nationally accredited university in Frankfurt am Main with a focus on management and digitalization.
Zoe Pfeiffer is a Managing Consultant at Bludaupartners and is responsible for the targeted staffing and assessment of management and expert positions in the real estate, finance, insurance and IT sectors. In doing so, she accompanies companies from internationally operating medium-sized businesses, large corporations and expanding technology groups.
Over the years, Ms. Pfeiffer has built up a distinctive network and in-depth industry expertise in these sectors. Before starting her professional career, Zoe Pfeiffer completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
Talent Acquisition Consultant
Yasemin Bludau holds two positions at BludauPartners. She is a Senior Consultant and is responsible for executive search mandates for executive staffing of top management and specialist positions, primarily for global (online) retail companies and IT service providers. She also operates as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at BludauPartners to foster the company's expansion goals by sourcing and hiring high-quality employees. As a former Store Manager with 25 years of professional experience within the stationary retail business of an international fashion and lifestyle company, Yasemin Bludau has many years of leadership expertise in large teams, the realization and implementation of specified company key figures, as well as a high willingness to be flexible at the point of sale. At the same time, she completed a part-time degree in business administration in Frankfurt am Main.
Cagla Türkoglu is a Senior Consultant at BludauPartners. She advises large corporations and internationally operating medium-sized companies on the staffing and evaluation of specialist and management positions. A distinctive network of contacts as well as profound industry expertise in the fields of marketing, banking & finance, automotive and real estate characterize her consulting competence. Cagla Türkoglu herself has many years of professional experience in the field of marketing and most recently worked as a project manager in a digital creative agency. Before starting her professional career, Cagla Türkoglu studied Business Administration in Mannheim.
PROF. DR. TINO MICHALSKI
Advisory Board Member
In addition to working as a professor of international management and general business administration at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Tino Michalski is a member of the advisory board at BludauPartners. His focus is on staffing, auditing, and development of senior executives as well as strategic consulting for international group companies. In addition, Prof. Dr. Tino Michalski advises numerous clients from the technology, venture capital, and start-up industries. In addition to these activities, he acts as the Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship in Frankfurt am Main and is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam. Until the year 2000, Prof. Dr. Tino Michalski was a member of the management team of Siemens AG and worked in the Corporate Strategy department of Siemens AG Munich. Before starting his professional career, Prof. Dr. Tino Michalski studied Business Administration at the University of Bayreuth / Montpellier. He obtained a doctorate at the University of Bayreuth and habilitated from 2004 to 2009 at the University of Potsdam.
Prof. Dr. Winand Dittrich
Advisory Board Member
Head of Executive Assessment
In addition to working in university management, Prof. Dr. Winand Dittrich is an advisor to BludauPartners. The focus of his work is the analysis and evaluation of the personality structure of executives as well as the aptitude diagnostic assessments for their selection. In doing so, Prof. Dr. Winand Dittrich determines the leadership competencies/potentials as well as the cultural fit between the candidates of BludauPartners and the corporate culture of the clients. Currently, Prof. Dr. Winand Dittrich teaches leadership psychology, strategic management, decision-oriented management, theory of science, human resource management and turnaround management. After studying natural and social sciences, Prof. Dr. Winand Dittrich taught and conducted research at several universities and clinics in Germany and abroad (funded by the DFG, Nuffield Foundation, British Research Councils, Hessian State Funds, German Industrial Research and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, among others). He published more than 60 recognized professional articles in international journals and numerous book chapters on topics such as decision behavior and focus, emotional intelligence and action control, optimization through change and transition, intangible values and innovation, and a book on the application of neuroscience in educational institutions.
Dr. Bettina Mann
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Bettina Mann is an advisor to BludauPartners and supports the company's internal organization in a wide range of operational and strategic matters. In addition, her focus is on consulting and further development of companies in times of digitalization and transformation - in this context, she accompanies numerous projects and companies in the successful, targeted and sustainable implementation of change processes. Dr. Mann has worked successfully in companies with a wide variety of structures. She has proven her experience as a human resources manager, both in a national and international context, both in corporate groups and in owner-managed companies. Most recently, she was Global HR Director & Board Member China, Japan, Italy at the global market leader in measurement technology. Before starting her career, Dr. Bettina Mann studied and earned her doctorate in education, with a focus on adult education, at the University of Augsburg.