Hightech Partners Welcomes Two New Partners

Hightech Partners announced the appointment of two new partners. Helmut Stork will be based in Frankfurt, Germany. For 18 years, he has been providing Executive Search and Recruitment services as a Partner in the field of digital hightech.

“I have collaborated with HTP over the last six years on a number of occasions and now joined HTP because there is a great synergy between the international activities of HTP and my focused activities in the German speaking marketplace,” says Mr. Stork. At HTP, he will provide Germany based clients looking to fill key positions with dedicated expertise and local support. 

Rafael Pyrich will be based out of Oslo, Norway. Mr. Pyrich has over twenty years of professional experience in executive search and senior recruitment across EMEA. At HTP, he will focus on the Nordics, DACH as well as Central and Eastern European region working specifically with new and old technology clients driving the next wave of digital transformation.

“I aim to develop a successful transformational technologies practice, expand the geographical coverage across EMEA, establish and partner with likeminded technology clients as well as bring on-board new partners and consultants into our team,” says Mr. Pyrich.

The appointment of Rafael Pyrich and Helmut Stork fits well with HTP’s strategy to be their client’s go-to partner to enable digital transformation in all corners of the businesses. Not so long ago, the executive search firm itself underwent a transformation that involved engaging the newest technologies in executive level recruitment and broadening the scope of its activity to Reskilling services. The idea was to help companies embrace digitization and innovation through the discovery and development of new talents. Because digital transformation is at the strategic heart of many businesses and no longer limited to ICT-functions.

HTP’s expertise lies at the critical junction of connecting digital savvy leaders from all corners of business with opportunities in forward-looking companies. Raffaele Jacovelli, Managing Director at HTP, comments: “While the fintech industry has embraced digital transformation since a few years, we now see that many other companies, small or large, are also investing in digital technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud and cybersecurity. The need for talent leading those changes is growing exponentially. We are in a very good position to help our clients in these areas as we have been developing and recruiting digital talent for 34 years and we have been closely observing technology, since the early stages of their development. Our clients come to us when it becomes difficult to locate and motivate the rare talents that fully understand and master the technologies and the transformations they leverage.”

The appointments also broaden HTP’s reach, which will enable the company to further strengthen its international position in the field of executive level recruitment. ”With the arrival of Helmut and Rafael we expand our reach in Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, in Scandinavia and in East and Central Europe. Their personal network in first class companies perfectly complements our already established relationships in the digital economy,” says Bert Vermeiren, Managing Director at HTP.