Klemens Wersonig - TARGET Founder & CEO

7 offices, covering more than 50 countries

More than 1500 successful placements across CEE

Over 300,000 up-to-date candidate profiles

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Every year our Slovak team invites us for a Goose Dinner

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Welcome Nao! #nao


In the last months critics from investors have increased and some of them are pretending to study internally alternatives. What is going on in the market? Will the CEE region remain attractive for multinational companies?

Humor in business makes the difference

Enjoying the sun on our office terrace I wanted to make a Selfie  to send to my children. Well… too much sun! Eyes wide shut! A crazy idea! A funny picture! :)

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In 20 years you and I will look at the iPhone and smile about its antique outdated shapes.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.

In 1994 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


Mr. János Krégl (General Manager, Aqua Vital Kft.)

Trustworthy, flexible, professional. These words are the most suitable to describe the team and the processes of the TARGET Executive Search. I have come into contact with this team during changing my job. Every employee of the office was able to give information permanently about the situation. They always gave me correct and truthful information in relation to my questions, with the utmost discretion. They flexibly handled all of the special needs from both the employer’s and the employee’s side. Meanwhile they didn’t lose sight of the fact that a search will only be successful if both parties sign the contract with the greatest satisfaction at the end of the process. They have a deep understanding of the defined field and they can professionally find the right person. They are true ”matchmakers”.

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