Frank Gierschmann advises large and medium sized global corporations in all aspects of talent and performance management. He joined hkp/// group in 2013.
He began his career in executive development at the corporate headquarter of the world’s largest global logistics provider. Throughout 11 years, he held different expert and leadership roles in the area of executive and personnel development. Most recently he assumed the role as Vice President Corporate Executives Staffing. In 2011, he moved to Switzerland, taking the group-wide responsibility as global head of talent management at a listed global logistics group. Among others the scope of his role included the worldwide leadership programs for the top executives as well as the identification and development of high potentials.
Frank Gierschmann is an industrial psychologist (RWTH Aachen), supplemented by an MBA in General Management. He is author of various publications on issues of talent and performance management and in this area of expertise he is active as a speaker and visiting lecturer at various institutions.
Michael H. Kramarsch is founder, Delegate of the Board and Managing Partner of the hkp /// group.
In his more than 20 years consulting business he has established himself as one of the most highly regarded experts in the field of value-oriented management, corporate governance, performance management and top-executive compensation - in industrial companies as well as banks. His consulting expertise to Boards (Aufsichts- und Verwaltungsräte), Executive Boards and HR managers spans Germany, Switzerland and Austria – as well as additional European countries and the U.S.
Prior to founding hkp/// group on January 1st 2011, Mr. Kramarsch worked 13 years for an international HR management consulting firm. There he held various management and executive positions, e.g. as Managing Partner for the German-speaking regions.
Jointly with Prof. Fred G. Becker, Michael H. Kramarsch published one of the first studies in German-speaking countries on value-oriented corporate management and incentives in 1997. His book on equity-based management compensation (“Aktienbasierte Management-Vergütung”, Schaeffer Poeschl), available as second edition, is still considered a standard reference of executive compensation in Germany. Together with Dirk Filbert he analyzed the regulatory framework conditions of an altered remuneration landscape in "Performance-based remuneration in the banking business", a chapter of the "Handbook Corporate Governance in Banks" (Ed. Hopt, K. and Wohlmannstetter, G., Vahlen / CHBeck, June 2011).
Michael H. Kramarsch was a named specialty expert for German regulatory bodies as Governmental Commission on Corporate Governance (Deutsche Regierungskommission Corporate Governance), managed by Chairman Prof. Dr. T. Baums (2001), and The Government Commission German Corporate Governance Code (Regierungskommission DCGK) managed by the Chairmen Klaus Peter Müller und Dr. Manfred Gentz (2012 to 2014). He is founding member and CEO of the German Association of Independent Compensation Consultants (VUVB) as well as member of the advisory board of HHL Center for Corporate Governance, Leipzig.
Mr. Kramarsch is regularly cited in articles, lectures and publishes on current developments in corporate governance, top executive compensation and performance management.
Dr. Harriet Sebald brings to hkp/// her expertise in the area of talent management and executive development.
She began her career at Deutsche Bank, after which she joined a major HR management consulting firm as a consultant, ultimately rising to the position of Partner in charge of the talent management practice at European level.
As an expert in the development and implementation of processes and systems for attracting, retaining, developing and motivating specialists and executives, Harriet Sebald is a sought-after consultant with extensive international project experience in values and competency management, performance management, succession planning and staffing processes. She is particularly interested in the efficient integration of talent management with other HR processes such as compensation and job evaluation.
Mit Frank Gierschmann wechselt ein gestandener Praktiker im Führungskräfte-Management in die Unternehmensberatung
01. November 2012
Frank Gierschmann, Michael H. Kramarsch, Dr. Harriet Sebald
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