I graduated from high school and pursued a business administration education in hotel management. I worked in sales & marketing and later transferred to an international advertising agency. In 1995, I took over the administrative management of a telephone and database marketing agency in Frankfurt, Germany.
Afterwards, my professional career led me to the German subsidiary of an American software company. In the course of my activities, I took care of clients, commuted between London and Frankfurt and was responsible for the coordination of business processes within Europe. Subsequently, I moved to the Frankfurt branch of a leading international law firm advising corporates, financial institutions and governments. In my role as Head of Administration I also carried out the recruitment of staff for back-office positions. After relocating to Switzerland in 2002, I worked several years for a global executive search firm in Zurich. In 2008, I joined Denise Ammann & Partner AG, a recruitment company. In my role as Senior Consultant I was in charge of the Executive Assistants segment, exclusively focusing on the search of assistants for CEOs, Executive Management and Board Members. I also completed numerous searches for Family Offices. In all honesty, I can say that I bring an exceptional level of enthusiasm, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes my firm the holistic solution for clients.
From working at the prestigious Dr. Bjorn Johansson Associates AG in Zurich to opening my own practice in 2017, I have recruited Executive Assistants and PA's for clients - large and small. I am a constant contributor to the Swiss Magazin "Miss Moneypenny" and author of various articles in expert journals. Not at least I bring hands-on experience with how the assistant market develops. Staying ahead of the executive assistant's frequent changes is my sixth sense.
Activities & Memberships
Swiss Business Women, Verband Wirtschaftsfrauen Schweiz
WomenWay Business Netzwerk und Mentoring Plattform für Geschäftsfrauen
ZGP - Zürcher Gesellschaft für Personalmanagement
Beiratsmitglied Miss Moneypenny
IMA - International Management Assistants
Know-how Transfer Human Resources Management
Young Female Entrepreneurs & Executives
Published numerous experts articels (Executive Assistants)
BARNICKEL & FELLOWS is a boutique search firm for executive assistants that provides advice to some of the most successful Top 100 companys, Family Offices and Foundations.