Global executive search firm DHR International announces Julian Ehrhardt has joined the firm as Partner based out of its Frankfurt, Germany, office.
As a member of DHR’s Consumer and Industrial Practice groups, Ehrhardt specializes in identifying top senior executives and filling leadership roles across a broad range of consumer and industrial companies located in Germany and around the globe.
“DHR’s Industrial and Consumer Practices provide companies with leaders who have the strategic vision to handle challenges from market disruption to building customer loyalty in a crowded marketplace,” said Ehrhardt. “I am looking forward to connecting our clients to these executives to help them create and sustain a competitive advantage.”
With more than 15 years of experience in executive search, Ehrhardt has successfully executed engagements for companies ranging in size from mid-sized organizations, to private equity-owned legal entities, to large, publicly held corporations. He also has a passion for serving independent and family-owned companies seeking outstanding talent. Within the industrial sector, Ehrhardt has a specialized focus on mechanical engineering. Additionally, he has deep knowledge of the European consumer sector and a strong track record serving clients in the retail and e-commerce space in addition to digital companies.
“Germany is an important industrial region in transition, with technology and international expertise being critical for success now and in the future,” said Frank Smeekes, Managing Partner of DHR’s Europe operations. “We are pleased to have Julian join our regional and global teams to bring this knowledge to our clients.”
Ehrhardt comes to DHR most recently from a national search boutique where he was responsible for the acquisition and execution of search assignments for consumer and industrial clients. His executive search career also includes roles at Odgers Berndtson, where he was a member of the Global IT and Technology Practice, and at Korn Ferry, where he was a member of the Global Consumer Practice.
Ehrhardt holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. He is fluent in German and English, with basic knowledge in French.