Who we are

Competence, expertise, passion and eloquence are amongst the things we value the most highly.

An extensive knowledge of digital business is essential for those who intend to accompany enterprises into their digital futures and assist them in their search of digitally savvy managerial staff.

The team at ThinkHeads possesses deep industry knowledge, extensive expertise, many years of professional experience in the most diverse fields of the digital industry – and, of course, a great passion for the digital world.

Michael von Hirschfeld

Founder and Managing Director

Michael successfully unites industry, start-ups and innovation at ThinkHeads. Drawing from his passion for start-ups and digital technology, he collaborates closely with his clients in shaping their digital future. Michael graduated in information management before working with Accenture, Oracle and Netscape in the USA, then switched to a start-up from Silicon Valley, and ultimately founded ThinkHeads in 2010. He gratifies his ceaseless curiosity for the digital future by visiting countless symposia – but mostly by communicating closely with those who explore new technologies, create start-ups or study organization theory. What defines us: “The will to act as a partner to our clients in shaping the digital future – in the long term and sustainably.”

Inga Bayer

Managing Director

Inga has more than 20 years of human resource experience. For more than 5 years she lead her own HR consultancy and gained valuable experience in various HR functions on the company side and most recently as HR interim manager with focus on recruiting, coaching and talent development for renowned companies such as BCG, Novartis, Apple or innovative Silicon Valley Start-ups. She shares her passion for start-ups and digital technologies with founder Michael. She is a speaker at HR conferences and is passionate about talent development and innovative HR concepts / strategies. She has coached leadership teams for years and helped them to "become a better version of themselves“. What defines us: "Through our self-developed methodology, we help our customers not only finding the brilliant minds making the company successful in the long term, but also supporting as a partner on HR strategy and leadership issues."


Susann Klebig-Noesch


Susann runs the consulting team at ThinkHeads and is as Partner responsible for the allocation of executive positions within the digital industry. She has been with ThinkHeads since 2011 and has helped build up and define the enterprise. Her great passion lies in the fields of digital advertising, innovation and technology. Before joining ThinkHeads, Susann worked with Deutsche Telekom in human resources and with a performance-marketing agency as manager for online marketing. Susann graduated in business psychology at Leuphana University in Lüneburg and has been a certified systemic coach since 2013. What defines us: “Far-reaching digital expertise – but first and foremost a passion for finding the best digital minds for our clients.”

Romy Krabbe

Consultant Digital Talent

Romy is an experienced recruiter of skilled and managerial staff within the digital industry. At ThinkHeads, she is responsible for the counsel and assistance of numerous clients - focusing especially on the media and e-commerce industries. Romy graduated in business studies and absolved a Master’s course in human resource management at FOM Hamburg. After graduating, Romy worked with LUNAR GmbH as a human resource developer with a focus on recruitment, before moving on to a smaller recruitment consultancy firm. She has been part of the ThinkHeads team since 2014. What defines us: “A 360-degree consultancy, in which we foreground the needs of both clients and candidates in equal measure.”

Maria Lepke

Consultant Digital Talent

Maria is ThinkHeads’ expert on specialists and managerial staff in the fields of sales, technology and innovation. Maria graduated in international business studies in Kiel while already gaining experience in recruiting by working with enterprises and employment agencies. After graduating, she recruited specialists in software engineering for the clients of Pontoon Solutions, as well as finding new colleagues for the enterprise itself. In 2015 she switched to ThinkHeads. What defines us: “We don’t just fill vacancies; we find the perfect fit.”

Sabrina Wald

Research Consultant

Sabrina is responsible for executive search at ThinkHeads and is able to revert to her highly qualified network. She studied market communication at the Vienna Advertising Academy and worked for several years in marketing and public relations after, gaining her first experience in recruiting and human resources. While working at an international job platform, Sabrina discovered her passion for bringing companies together with the ideal candidates. Prior to joining ThinkHeads in 2018, she most recently worked in Boston and Hamburg for the Boston Consulting Group on digitization with a focus on digital transformation. What defines us: “In the age of digitization, we present both companies and vacant positions to suit the target group appropriate and create HR consultancy of the future."

Thomas Kabke-Sommer

Advisory Board

Thomas accompanies clients throughout their digital transformation. He consistently focuses on growth, irrespective of whether a business is medium-sized or a large-scale enterprise. Thomas has been a partner at ThinkHeads since 2017, decisively shaping the enterprise alongside Michael and Susann. The experienced digital expert has been in various leading positions prior to joining ThinkHeads, e.g. as Managing Director at the Syzygy subsidiary Unique, in the RTL group and at Ebiquity Germany. He was Vice-President of the online marketing circle at Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft and for many years he was committed to developing the German online market. What defines us: “ThinkHeads establishes appreciative relationships between enterprises and digital talents – with high demands of sustainability and respect.”

We are Headhunter of the Year

We are proud to have received the “Headhunter of the Year” award in the category “Innovation”

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