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da professionals

We support companies in the search for executives and specialists as well as executive assistants on an exclusive mandate basis. Our company stands for seriousness, continuity and professionalism. We have made a deliberate choice to remain small and personal. Built up over years, our extensive network as well as technical and methodological know-how provide the basis for our quality-oriented service. We are always ready to go the extra mile for our partners, with the highest levels of personal dedication and enthusiasm.

The company

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we are an experienced boutique consultancy with a mission to provide partnership-based custom solutions for our clients and candidates. Personal contact is one of our core philosophies. Built up over the years, our extensive network as well as technical and methodological know-how provide the foundation for our quality-oriented service.

What we do

We focus on searching for managers, technical specialists and executive assistants on an exclusive basis. We use modern tools both for identifying suitable candidates and for personality assessment. We feel obliged to find the right candidates for the company in terms of both human and professional skills.

What makes us different

We combine in-depth analysis with targeted research and direct contact in a manner matched by very few in our sector. We also draw on our broad-based network and evaluate state-of-the-art technologies to make ongoing improvements to our searches for the very best candidates and to adapt them to rapidly changing markets. As a result, we find the talents capable of meeting your company’s challenges, now and in the future – even for particularly delicate searches.


With Switzerland, Germany and Austria, we focus on the German-speaking regions of Europe. If we are mandated to search across a wider geographical area, we benefit from the know-how provided by our sister company, Dr Thomas A. Biland Executive Search, and from our network membership of IRC Global Executive Search Partners.

Our credo

Integrity and honesty

Discretion, confidentiality and reliability are our top priorities. Our behaviour is ethical and our communication is open, direct and transparent at all times.

Partnership-based cooperation

We are respectful and fair to our clients and candidates at all times. Our proactive approach is geared towards sustainability and the optimum match of candidates and clients.

Understanding through listening

Our aim is to get to know our clients and candidates by a combination of listening carefully and asking the right questions. This enables us to deliver sustainable solutions, which meet everyone’s needs.

First-class quality through performance and passion

We regard passion and uncompromising commitment as the bedrock for above-average performance. We set high standards and believe that people who take pleasure in their work will deliver the highest quality.

“Fit of chemistry”

We link up businesses with suitable candidates, with due regard to the best possible “fit of chemistry”. The future employee should not only be well equipped for the position in terms of technical skills, but also fit in well with the team and the corporate culture.

Our clients

We focus mainly on SMEs and have a deliberately wide reach in terms of industries and functions. Our clients also include listed corporations, family businesses, investment companies, start-ups, associations, non-profit foundations and universities.

The extremely competent, but friendly, atmosphere throughout the entire recruitment process was important to me. Da professionals were spot on in matching up the requirements of the advertised vacancy with my qualifications.

Helene GantnerController

Regarding future executive staff, the consultants at da professionals immediately understood our requirements in terms of technical skills and in particular of personality. Thanks to their great expertise and exceptional empathy with people and corporate cultures, da professionals has repeatedly been successful in filling vacancies in our firm. I would always recommend da professionals.

Milan PrenosilChairman of the Board of Directors Sprüngli AG

The team of consultants at da professionals adheres to an extremely professional, client-oriented approach, which always ends in a successful outcome. The agency has been our go-to address for years whenever we need to find and select technical specialists.

Michael WylerManaging Director, IRI Corporate & Maritime Services (Switzerland) AG