About us

Your partner
for HR and career development
in Financial Services

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Unsere Mission

In Partnership to New Horizons

We take care of demanding searches in the fields of Wealth Management, Traditional Asset Management, Alternatives / Private Markets and Digital Transformation. Detailed market and product knowledge in connection with an innovative approach set BiermannNeff apart. 

We provide a springboard for strong personalities and their career development. We also find top talents for clients who not only play a role, but can also achieve growth goals in a targeted manner. 

Due to our international network, we are a strong partner for clients who want to enter untapped markets. This way we will provide you with the latest insights about people, companies and trends within the international financial market. garantieren.

In addition to precise, systematic and comprehensive research, our strength lies above all in the direct and cooperative relationship with our clients. We continue to develop with our client on a sustainable basis and live innovation and diversity in day-to-day business, in our relationships and in our actions.

Accordingly, we are convinced of the added value and the sustainability of our classic business – professional recruitment focused on long-term and partnership-based overall relationships with our wide client base.

"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it,
but to enable it."


Wir denken
und handeln

We maintain long-term and strategic relationships, thereby enabling sustainable added value for our clients and candidates.


Wir sind immer
und persönlich
für Sie da

Nothing creates as much conviction as a personal conversation and direct exchange. We take time for get to know you.


Wir arbeiten
nachhaltig und

We are your partner for brainstormings, we are your coach and sparring partner and let our deep expertise from hundreds of projects flow guide our consulting approach. Our long-term relationships and our distinctive team approach open up networks and career opportunities for you.

Individual advice for clients and candidates

We are spezialized HR consultants and strive to provide our clients with innovative and creative ideas that will propel them towards their individual goals. Our aim is to give access to the best talent and employers in the financial services sector. On your individual path, we will support you in partnership, competently and with focused market knowledge.

Klaus R. Biermann

Klaus R. Biermann

19 years of focus on executive search in the following areas:

  • Private Banking
  • Sales Asset Management
  • C-level Functions
  • Investment Solutions
  • Asset Allocation & Research
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    Jonas Neff

    Jonas Neff

    15 years of focus on executive search in the following areas:

  • Sales & Business Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Solutions
  • Private Banking
  • CFO & COO Businesses
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    Simon Steiner

    Simon Steiner

    15 years of focus on executive search in the following areas:

  • Investment Management
  • Financial Research & Advisory
  • ESG
  • Operations/Risk/Legal
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    Tabea Eckardt

    Tabea Eckardt

    5 years of focus on executive search in the following areas:

  • Sales & Business Development
  • Client Services & Sales Support
  • Marketing / RfP / Investment Writing
  • Private Markets
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    You have questions?

    We have answers

    The decisive factor is that we have been successfully supporting many of our clients for several years, in some cases since our foundation. 92% of our mandates are follow-up mandates and depending on the level of the position to be filled, we complete our searches after seven to eleven weeks. Over 95% of our mandated searches have been filled.

    We have successfully helped many clients enter and expand the DACH region in our focus areas of asset management, private banking and private markets. And we are happy to use our networks and experience for strategic advice and the search process. We advise and network in order to then build up sustainable partnerships in a structured and strategic manner.

    Mappings, market information and trends are our daily business and the basis of our success. Of course, we share our information and insights only within confidential search mandates.

    Not only board bembers and C-level appreciate our open, honest and transparent view of things. Our team is characterized by trust and partnership. We prove this point in confidential discussions with you.

    Salary is always an important issue, but should not be the only reason for contacting us. Just like with our clients, we are always happy to give you our honest assessment.

    No. We finance ourselves traditionally/or solely through our client mandates and we are convinced that a clear separation must be drawn here. We do not charge a direct fee for professional coaching sessions and rather act according to the motto: "Pay what you want".

    Im Executive Search ist der klassische Weg, dass ein Gespräch, aufgrund eines Mandates geführt wird. Wir führen eine sehr große Anzahl an Gesprächen losgelöst von direkten Suchen und Veränderungschancen ? sowohl auf der Kandidaten als auch auf der Kundenseite. Daher können wir in speziellen Fällen unser tiefes Netzwerk auch gezielt nutzen und Türen öffnen.

    It certainly doesn't hurt to seek talks with a consultant of your choice at regular intervals. We have a lot of conversations that simply confirm that a change would not be right or expedient. Nevertheless, the exchange with a professional partner is certainly always helpful. You also don't only visit the doctor when it's too late.

    How would you like
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    Excellence in Financial Services.
    It's in our DNA.?

    Klaus R. Biermann

    After his bank apprenticeship Klaus Biermann studied from 1997 to 2001 at the Frankfurt School of Finance (HfB) in Frankfurt. He gained professional experience in customer service, corporate customer business and derivatives and completed several internships abroad. He then moved to Baring Asset Management in the sales area and initially worked in various departments in Frankfurt, London and Paris.

    Seit 2003 arbeitet er im Bereich Rekrutierung und Headhunting und baute für zwei Beratungen in Deutschland und anschließend in der Schweiz das Geschäft auf. Im April 2009 entschloss er sich, zusammen mit Jonas Neff ein eigenes Unternehmen zu gründen.

    In addition to building up the company, he devoted a lot of time to coaching and completed his senior coach training at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.

    "If you can dream it,
    you can do it."

    Focus Areas
    Private Banking
    Asset Management
    Private Markets
    Board Practice

    Jonas Neff

    Jonas Neff studied history and political science at the University of Bern. After studying in Italy, he worked for an executive search company in Bern for two and a half years. Here he gained his first valuable experience in recruiting specialists and executives.

    After spending time abroad in Canada and completing his studies, he switched to an international headhunter in Zurich in 2008. Since then he has focused on the areas of asset management, alternatives/private markets and private banking. In 2009 he decided to set up his own company in the field of Executive Search & Talent Selection together with Klaus Biermann.

    "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

    Focus Areas
    Asset Management
    Private Markets
    Private Banking
    Board Practice
    Executive Practice

    Simon Steiner

    Simon Steiner studied English, General History and Political Science at the University of Zurich. During his studies, he worked as a project assistant for an international headhunter in Zurich from 2007 and thus came into contact with the executive search business early on.

    In May 2009 he joined us, where he was able to contribute a lot to the establishment and development of the company as a team assistant and to acquire further experience, especially in the areas of project handling and private banking. At the beginning of 2011 he started as a research associate in the field of private banking, where he specialized primarily in the field of independent asset managers.

    Seit Anfang 2014 ist er als Consultant verantwortlich für Mandate rund um das Thema Investment Management und leitet seit 2016 zudem den Bereich Operations (Legal/Compliance/Risk).

    "It is worth more to have the respect from people at any time than to have their admiration occasionally."

    Focus Areas
    Investment Management?
    Private Markets?
    Risk Management?
    Legal / Compliance?

    Tabea Eckardt

    Tabea Eckardt studied economics at the University of Zurich with a focus on business administration. Previously, she worked as a sales assistant for a bank real estate agent in Germany.

    She came to BiermannNeff as a research associate during her studies in 2018 and was therefore able to gain experience in executive search at an early stage. Since 2021 she has worked as a consultant, particularly for the development of women in the financial sector and young talent. Her focus is in the areas of sales / marketing / CRM / RfP & sales support.

    "Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

    Focus Areas
    Sales & Business Development?
    Client Relationship Management & RFP?
    Communications & Marketing?
    Product & Portfolio Management?
    Sales Support
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