Klemens Wersonig - TARGET Founder & CEO

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The Slovak TARGET Executive Search team in the Bratislava old town


Headhunting...well it’s a “hell of a job”. Of course, I speak from the headhunter’s perspective. Each day I encounter all sorts of people and bizarre situations, some are funny, but most of them are not. Some candidates have no realistic expectations of us and this article is addressed to them, to make our work together easier and our lives happier. 

We have all seen the pictures of hundreds of refugees walking on the Hungarian highway. In the afternoon of Friday Sept 4th a large group of refugees left from Budapest Keleti railway station and started to walk towards Austria, 170 km ahead of them. 

TARGET CEE Study results

Can Central and Eastern European Management Compete?

In 2009 and 2015 TARGET Executive Search published 2 major studies in cooperation with leading universities. Each time around 1000 Expats throughout CEE (+app. 200 local managers) were asked about their opinion on the local (CEE) management competitiveness (“Can local management compete?”) These studies are available here.

TARGET 2015 study results                                          TARGET 2009 study results


In 20 years you and I will look at the iPhone and smile about its antique outdated shapes. :) and we will tell our kids and grandchildren, that this was a real big revolution - back then 20 years ago - and they will laugh about us.
The same happens now, when I tell my kids, that 20 years ago the internet just started. There were no e-mails, no social networks, mobil phones weighed 5 kilos etc.

20 years ago I founded this company, TARGET Executive Search. My partner and I, we started in a typical "garage" in Budapest. Ok, it was not a garage, but close enough, a 1 room office with 6m2, 1 PC and 4 people. As soon as our main and dominant competitor learned about our existence they hired away our only 2 employees for double money, so only the 2 founding partners were left and we started to build TARGET from scratch. Many stories to tell...I will write a book, but one major lesson to retain.

Despite the technological revolution, from letters to e-mails, from heavy phone books to facebook, from excel database to linkedin, despite all this the people are still the same. No technology can replace the human factor in senior recruitment. Now we all have immediate access to people around the globe, but at the end of the day quality recruitment remains a personal decision based on that unique human chemistry that will not come across in any video interview. We treat much more data now, much faster, but the personal fit must be there. Only then it will be a long-term success.

Guess what! We really have placed candidates 20 years ago, who are still at the same company and made great careers. What a great fit! Thank you for being with us as clients, candidates, colleagues and friends.


Klemens Wersonig
Founder & CEO
TARGET Executive Search Group


Zsolt Nyúzó (Chemical professional)

„During my carreer I had the chance to experience several headhunter, and consultant companies. In my experience TARGET Executive Search's follow-up, willingness to help in various situations was second to none. They were fast, informative, took good care of the candidate successfully creating a comfortable environment during the interviews. This was the ground where there were no forbidden questions, and honesty from both sides was not only expected, but an absolutely natural behaviour. I can only recommend TARGET to everybody! The experience will speak for itself!”

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