We are a recruitment and executive search boutique with offices in the heart of Zurich. We have exciting positions from our network and advise candidates on new career opportunities.
North Face routes are among the most difficult, challenging, and yet coveted routes to the summit. Thus, the first ascents of some of the most famous mountains in the Alps through the North Face inspired adventurous stories and myths about courage, bravery and glory.
Both launching an ambitious and challenging career and successfully implementing the company's recruitment strategy can be well compared to climbing a high mountain. The path is demanding and not always easy and requires willpower and assertiveness.
Nordwand Group AG can support you in this process thanks to its more than 50 years of experience in job placement. We provide you with information about the general weather situation, the necessary technical equipment, a well-trained team, a detailed map and all the necessary support to master even the most difficult challenges.
Each and every one of our staff has a strong reputation in the market for service delivery and solution finding.
We are an international team of highly experienced recruitment and management consulting specialists with more than 50 years of experience in recruiting on the Swiss market. We have been and continue to be demonstrably successful in leading organisations and in the sustainable development of established and successful companies. We attach great importance to a direct, refreshingly honest and uncomplicated style. The Nordwand Group is based on these simple values.
Kimon in his role as Manager acts as the link between our customers and the technical candidates he identifies.
He brings together different areas of interest and was previously, with an international recruiter, in two different positions in the IT environment. As a Research Consultant, he was responsible for the recruitment and candidate care (Interviewing, assessments). As a development of that role he took over, as Senior Recruitment Consultant, additionally the responsibility for customer management, where he is today and can call himself a Manager.
In his spare time, Kimon Abderhalden is always looking for good restaurants and unwinds with a healthy mix of sports and a glass of red wine.
Wes has over 13 years of recruiting expertise across the Information Technology and Financial Services sectors, 10 of which have been serving the Swiss market.
For many years his focus has been on Client Development and Account Management of some of the most reputable larger companies in Switzerland as well as supporting SME’s, including start-ups, to grow their businesses.
Clients will always want to identify and attract top performers for their businesses and Wes is able to think beyond a standard search & selection approach and solve his customers problems. He continues to take advantage of his extensive network of both Business and IT professionals and stays regularly informed about industry developments and trends.
At weekends Wes likes to head to the mountains where he enjoys all types of sports and adventures. If you know him, its ‘go big or go home’!
Bettina is a Resource Consultant and works hand in hand with Martin Honegger to find the "best matches" in the IT industry.
She is the first point of contact for many direct applications and is constantly eagle-eyed on LinkedIN and Xing to catch her latest headhunt. She accompanies candidates from application to interview and is always on hand to help and advise.
She rejoined the team in 2021 after a 3-year Nordwand baby break. The balance of being a chaotic mum and the professional but always humorous office time gives her the perfect work-life balance and, above all, the flexibility to be a good contact person for the candidates outside of off-peak hours. If you don't find her at her laptop or in the playground, she is most likely in or on her way to Ireland.
Gilles joined the Nordwand Group to strengthen our IT recruitment team, where he has several years of experience.
Being able to search out the best candidates with the right skills, Gilles is able to react and fulfil even the most complex problems for his clients. Gilles always puts the well-being of his candidates and clients first.
With his further training as "Recruiting Specialist" and "Personal Assistant HRSE", Gilles has also ensured that he is familiar with the current standards in Recruitment/Human Resources. Gilles supports clients and candidates in Swiss German, German and English.
In his free time, Gilles can be found playing handball, in the gym or going out with his friends.
Tanja is a Resource Consultant and works mainly in the branches of IT and Finance. She works hand in hand with the Consultants to connect successful companies with interesting professionals.
Tanja is the first point of contact for the candidates and accompanies them during the recruiting process.
In her leisure time she often changes the office for the Yoga studio or nature. Tanja loves outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and riding. These activities allow her to bring new energy to her body and soul.
Pascal is responsible for the further development of our Finance & Accounting practice.
He began his career with a renowned Private Bank in Zurich before moving to an international Fund Management company where he spent 12 years building and developing the Swiss market.
Pascal has been in the specialised Recruitment industry since 2007 and focusses on filling vacancies for specialists and managers in the Finance & Accounting discipline.
In his spare time he is an avid record collector with an affinity for jazz.
Danny is a founding partner of the Nordwand Group AG and leads our Finance & Accounting practice. He also personally handles our Executive Search mandates across a broad range of functions and is responsible for the general management of the business.
Danny has over 20 years professional experience. He started his career in London where he held various Sales & Marketing Management roles before moving to Switzerland in 2001. Since then he has led and contributed to the profitable growth of several stock-exchange listed international recruitment and professional services firms.
Danny is a British and Swiss national and a graduate in European Business Studies from the Nottingham Trent University and has a post graduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He loves the mountains, both in summer and winter, and is a long-suffering West Ham United fan.
Martin is a founding partner of the Nordwand Group and leads our IT team. He personally serves a number of our key clients also for a range of Executive search mandates in both IT and Sales & Marketing functions. He is also responsible for the general management of the company.
He has worked in specialised recruitment since 2001 and has successfully built teams in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Alongside his team management responsibilities in success based recruitment, Martin was also actively involved in the development of a range of client specific recruitment solutions. Martin is a federally certified Sales Manager and has a professional certificate in Social Media Management, a theme which is ever more important in the recruitment industry.
In his free time Martin is a passionate football fan and loves sharing his statistical knowledge with anybody brave enough to listen.
Victoria is the first point of contact at the head-office in Zurich. As a Research Associate at Nordwand Group AG in Zurich, she is responsible for resourcing candidates, quality control of the CRM platform as well as various administrative tasks around the office.
In the future, she intends to study something related to marketing. When not in the office, Victoria enjoys going swimming in summer and snowboarding in winter. She loves cooking food from different cultures and travel the world. While doing so, she likes listening to jazz or rock music.
On weekends, she can often be found in the cinema, enjoying the latest action movie or murder mystery.
Samantha uses her detective instinct as a Resource Consultant to track down the most suitable professionals and connect them with unique career opportunities.
Even as a child, Samantha loved uncovering the right leads as a detective with her homemade "license to snoop."
In her free time, Samantha enjoys going to markets, the theater and the lake. She also loves cooking improvised meals, because experience has shown that she always succeeds in terms of taste and it's even more fun than cooking by recipe.
As a Research Associate, Sarah handles administrative tasks, office management and supports the Nordwand Group team in recruiting.
In future, Sarah would like to study Digital Business Management. Sarah enjoys playing sports like handball and basketball. In her free time she goes to restaurants and likes to meet new people.
Sarah loves to travel and has a list of destinations she would like to see one day.
Martin is a Senior Manager looking after IT permanent placement at both professional and executive level. Through his many years of experience, he successfully supports and advises corporate groups and SMEs in all recruitment matters.
Martin previously worked in Human Resources at Credit Suisse leading the IT Talent Acquisition unit. Prior to that, he worked for several years as Team Leader Permanent Placement at one of the largest IT recruitment companies in Europe. His broad knowledge and in-depth expertise enable him to coach candidates throughout the entire application process and actively support clients in recruiting qualified specialists and managers and leaders.
Martin has undertaken trekking tours in Tibet and Nepal but is currently more likely to be found with his family on ski slopes, hut hikes or on a via ferrata in Switzerland.
Magdalena is a Resource Consultant supporting the search process for the "best matches" for finance and technology roles. She keeps our current candidates updated of new opportunities and runs deep research projects to find and attract new professionals and introduce them to our clients.
After living in New Zealand with her family for three years, Magdalena found her way to Nordwand Group, where she is a valued member of the team. On weekends, she is often on excursions in the Black Forest.
Working at Nordwand Group
The Nordwand Group team consists of experienced recruitment specialists. We have a very good team spirit among ourselves and work in a dynamic and professional environment where fun is not neglected.
Be part of a successful team!
We would like to continue our steady growth in the future and are therefore always open to meeting entrepreneurial and experienced consultants who would like to realise their full potential with us. Interested? Then we look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like to get to know us, please drop us a note.
How to find us
Nordwand Group AG
The Nordwand Group is located in the middle of the city of Zurich, just a few minutes' walk from the main railway station.