Steen Gerhardt Executive Services

Steen Gerhardt

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Steen has more than 25 years of experience in strategic recruitment of top executives and board members, executive coaching, establishment of global assessment centers and development and implementation of national and international projects.

Steen has a yearlong background from an international consulting company from which he has gained solid insight in most knowledge-intensive trades and industries. For many years, Steen has been the preferred sparring partner and adviser of senior managements and boards of privately- and equity owned and listed companies.

He holds an MA and a BSc from Aarhus University and has completed a number of qualifying national and international continuing education courses.

ANNE TOFT SCHWARZ Steen Gerhardt Executive Services

Anne Toft Schwarz

PARTNER

Anne has more more than 10 years of executive search experience from major global search firms such as Odgers & Berndtson and Russel Reynolds Associates as well as more than 2 years based in Beijing, China recruiting Chinese executives. She has conducted numerous top-level searches for international clients across industries and conducts searches within various lines of business with an emphasis on Pharmaceutical, Medical Consumables, Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Industrial & Manufacturing as well as Natural Resources and Energy.

She has another 10 years in senior HR positions in global organizations and as part of the senior leadership team set the strategy and executed delivering YOY productivity- and growth goals. She has worked closely with global leaders in developing the human capital.

Anne received her M.Sc. in economics and business administration from the Copenhagen Business School. She is fluent in Danish and English and is conversant with all Scandinavian languages.

Anne is based at our Copenhagen office.

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Steen Reinert

PARTNER

Steen Reinert serves clients in the aerospace, defense and security industry as well as industrial companies and the finance service sector. He conducts C-suite executive search and board search as well as recruitment of security professionals and other senior functional executives. Steen also provides security assessments and risk advisory to ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and large multinational corporations.

Prior to joining Steen Gerhardt Executive Services A/S, Steen was the Managing Partner of an international oriented management consulting firm that provided integrated advisory services within security, risk management, and executive search. Earlier, Steen was engaged with leadership development and security operations for the Danish Special Operations Forces, and was responsible for leading, coordinating and undertaking complex and sensitive intelligence operations as well as heading the recruitment program to Jægerkorpset.

Over the course of his career, Steen has conducted numerous recruitments of senior executives, security professionals, and other senior functional executives.

Steen earned a BA in Anthropology and Organizational Development from Aarhus University and an MBA from the School of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University.

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Carsten Søgaard 

PARTNER

Carsten Søgaard serves our clients inside the public sector (Regions, Municipalities, Boards, State), energy companies, the education sector (Universities, VIA, UC, business schools, elementary schools) and in the private sector primarily the industry and construction area. The focus is recruitment of top three levels; directors, members of the management committee/group management and functional directors. In addition to this, he delivers career advising and consulting services to managers and management teams.

Through his many years as HR Manager and CHRO, he been a member of the management committee / group management and has carried through many recruitments of top management in both the public sector and the private sector; CEO’s, directors, members of the managing committee, hospital directors, functional directors, staff directors, and managers.

Carsten has a background from 10 years in the financial sector (Danske Bank), 17 years in international industrial firms (Lemvigh Müller, Weber Group, Grundfos, Vestas) and the last 10 years in the public sector as the CHRO in Region Syddanmark.

Carsten has a BA in Leadership and Organization Development from Aarhus University, international leader program at Insead and latest a Masterclass in Leadership, Innovation and Political Science from Syddansk Universitet.

Carsten works from our office in Aarhus.

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Stine Nygaard

PARTNER & HEAD OF RESEARCH

Stine is responsible for the research division’s activities and thereby qualifies and supports the strategic recruitment- and project assignments by conducting search activities, business research, and business analyses.

Stine has a professional background from the recruitment industry working with search within a broad span of trades and industries.

Stine holds a cand.ling.merc degree in Corporate Communication from Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University.

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Christian Fehmerling Kerrn-Jespersen

PROJECT MANAGER

As project manager, Christian is actively involved in all processes regarding search- and project assignments by conducting analysis, search and assessments.

Christian has a solid professional background from executive search having worked within a broad span of industries and positions at all levels from mid-management to board members.

He holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration with focus on Strategy, Organization & Leadership from Copenhagen Business School.

Christian is based at our Copenhagen office.

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Solvejg Nielsen

RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Solvejg is part of the research department and she primarily solves tasks in business and industry analyzes, profile descriptions and administration. In addition, she assists Head of Research in general search activities.

Solvejg has a professional background from the recruitment industry working with communication, search and recruitment.

Solvejg holds a cand.mag degree in Danish and Communication from the University of Copenhagen.

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Uffe Bülow

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Uffe Bülow has been Associate Partner at Steen Gerhardt Executive Services since March 2012.

Uffe’s professional background is founded in various positions held in Danske Bank, PwC, Dan-doors and Archer – The Well Company. During his career, Uffe has held positions as Director, CFO and Executive Chairman. The last 15 years, Uffe has operated as an International Business Advisor predominantly in UK, Scandinavia and Germany.

Uffe’s experience as Business Consultant spans from servicing SME’s at one end of the scale, typically owner managed local companies, to some of the largest international players at the other end, operating in areas like the oil service industry, pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing industry and inspection, verification & testing Industry.

Uffe holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Aarhus University.

BENTE LÜDEMANN Steen Gerhardt Executive Services

Administration

BENTE LÜDEMANN, FINANCE

Bente has been responsible for the company’s accounting function since the company’s beginning and has previously worked with Steen Gerhardt in a major consulting company.

She has a solid accounting background and insight in many industries.