German

Henry Schirmer

Henry Schirmer

Randstad NV
CFO and Executive Board Member
German

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and member of its executive board in 2018. He is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. In 2019, Randstad achieved record-high free cash flow, providing the opportunity to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce its debt position. Together with a cost optimisation program, this improved its incremental conversion ratio resulting in an EBITA of 4.9% in the last quarter. Schirmer is also a member of the board of directors of General American Investors and the non-profit organisation Results for Development.

Georg Breucker

Georg Breucker

Persona Service
CEO

Georg Breucker is the CEO of Persona Service. Headquartered in Lüdenscheid, North Rhine Westphalia, the company is one of the five largest in the German staffing market. The company has a branch network of 185 locations in Germany and Switzerland with its first office outside of Germany opening in Basel in 2002. It was founded in 1967 by Brigitta and Werner Müller and was one of the first staffing agencies to operate in Germany. Persona Service places about 18,000 workers with about 10,000 clients annually, and had a turnover of €662 million in 2012.

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke

Randstad
CEO, Germany

Eckard Gatzke has been CEO of Randstad Germany since 2003. He is responsible for the sales organisation, marketing and communications, and human resources. He is also country general manager for sister companies Tempo-Team and GULP. Under Gatzke’s leadership, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm in the country in terms of revenue. Before joining Randstad, Gatzke distinguished himself as an expert in the restructuring and reorganisation of leading companies in the logistics industry in Germany and Europe. His previous employers include Kuehne & Nagel, TNT, BahnTrans and Rhenus.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

DEKRA SE
Chairman

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German firm Dekra SE, which includes Dekra Personnel, a temporary work and training & education division of the company that posted revenue of €467.1 million in 2015. Kölbl joined Dekra in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He became chairman in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing Dekra Akademie. Within only two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to Dekra’s automotive services unit in 2006.

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Allegis Group
President, EMEA
German

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

As president of Allegis Group EMEA, Sean Zimdahl is tasked with growing the EMEA staffing and services business that comprises the core brands TEKsystems, Aerotek and Aston Carter. Zimdahl describes the past year as one of significant change, with Allegis Group evolving its global organisation through technology and supporting customers in the company’s transition from staffing company to services partner. Zimdahl takes particular pride in Allegis Group EMEA’s Covid-19 response, successfully adapting and maintaining its high quality of service. In addition to navigating the pandemic’s impact, Zimdahl plans to continue building the organization’s culture with a focus on developing its people agenda.

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

I.K. Hofmann
CEO

Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the 10 largest staffing firms in Germany. In 2010, I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in Germany. I.K. Hofmann holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award for being honoured seven times in a row, most recently in 2015. Hofmann is a member of the board of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers Association (BAP) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).

Henry Schirmer

Henry Schirmer

Randstad
CFO, Board Member

Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and a member of the executive board in 2018, bringing more than 25 years of international management and leadership experience in the fast-moving consumer goods industry and industrial sector under public and private equity ownership. Schirmer is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. Prior positions include CFO at both Unilever Europe and Unilever North America. Schirmer is a member of the board of directors of General American Investors and the nonprofit organization Results for Development.

Martin Jäger

Martin Jäger

Trenkwalder
Chief Sales Officer and Board Spokesman

Martin Jäger has recently taken charge of Trenkwalder’s Central and Eastern European regions in addition to his responsibilities as board member and CEO-elect. Jäger joined the group as chief sales officer and member of the executive board in August 2011, before which he was managing partner at a Droege & Company, the business consultancy. Jäger graduated from the University of Konstanz as an economist.

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Allegis Group
President, EMEA

As president of Allegis Group EMEA, Sean Zimdahl leads the region’s operations for Aerotek, Aston Carter, TEKsystems and the Stamford Group. He is driven by solving customers’ business challenges. At this time, he is concentrating on the group’s digital transformation and evolution into a product based services company. Zimdahl is also passionate about his team, promoting internal mobility by moving individuals across Allegis’ global network. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out inAllegis Group acquired the company in 2011, naming Zimdahl COO of Allegis Group International in 2012 and then president for the EMEA region in 2013. During 2017, he led the acquisition of The Stamford Group.

Martin Weiß

Martin Weiß

ZAG Personal & Perspektiven
Co-founder and Managing Director

Martin Weiß is co-founder and managing director of ZAG Personal & Perspektiven, headquartered in Hanover, Germany. In 2007, Weiß founded the non-profit ZAG foundation Pro Chance, which supports the young and disadvantaged in various projects. Founded in 1984, ZAG Personal & Perspektiven operates more than 100 branches and employs more than 10,000 workers with approximately 17,000 client companies. With turnover of €240 million in 2014, ZAG Personal &Perspektiven is one of the 10 largest staffing companies in Germany. It is a member of the Federal Employers’ Association of Personnel Services (BAP).