Senior Client Partner & Industrial Market Leader Germany
Mr. Gräff specializes in identifying top-tier senior executives and search execution across a wide range of industrial and consumer businesses. As such Mr. Gräff has successfully led engagements for clients ranging in size from large, publicly-held corporations, private equity-owned legal entities to smaller organizations. Beyond his success in building strong client relationships, Mr. Gräff has a passion for independent or family-owned companies with a strong desire for outstanding talent.
Before joining Korn Ferry in 2002, Mr. Gräff was member of the management board at Leo Burnett, one of the major global advertising agencies. He was responsible for the agency's business development strategy and a number of blue chip clients mainly in the industrial and consumer environment.
Prior to that, Mr. Gräff spent two years at Levi Strauss Germany where he focused on marketing & sales activities.
Mr. Gräff started his career as a senior associate with a German executive search firm. Being able to learn the search business almost from scratch, this time was the foundation for his strong commitment to quality, client and candidate handling but also delivery on promise.
Mr. Gräff graduated from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt with a degree in business administration. Having spent part of his career in the US, he is fluent in English.