After graduating from high school, I pursued a business administration degree in hotel management, and I worked in sales and marketing and later joined an international advertising agency. In 1995, I took over administrative management of a telephone and database marketing agency in Frankfurt. My professional career then led me to the German subsidiary of an American software company. In the course of my activities, I commuted between London and Frankfurt and had responsibility for the coordination of business processes within Europe. I next moved to the Frankfurt branch of an international law firm advising corporations, financial institutions and governments. In my role as head of administration, I conducted recruitment for back-office positions.
After relocating to Switzerland in 2002, I worked for a global executive search firm in Zurich for several years before joining a well-established recruitment company. There, I was in charge of the executive assistant segment, focusing exclusively on the search for assistants to Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Executive Managers and Board Members. I also conducted numerous searches for Family Offices and Foundations.
From working at Dr Bjorn Johansson Associates AG in Zurich to opening my own practice in 2017, I have recruited executive assistants and personal assistants for clients, large and small. I am a regular contributor to the Swiss magazine «Miss Moneypenny» and the author of articles published in expert journals. Not the least, I bring hands-on experience with developments in the assistant market. Staying ahead of the frequent changes by executive assistants is my sixth sense.
With sincerity, I can say that I bring an exceptional level of enthusiasm and dedication and a nuanced perspective that makes my firm the holistic solution for clients.
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.