The Leading Talents team

Founder and Managing Director

Karin Igler, Leading Talents

Mag. Karin Igler, MBA

Head­hun­ter by pas­si­on, has exten­si­ve natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal manage­ment expe­ri­ence in the beau­ty, fashion, FMCG, retail and luxu­ry indus­tries, many years of exe­cu­ti­ve search expe­ri­ence, excel­lent indus­try and mar­ket know­ledge, an out­stan­ding net­work of can­di­da­tes and decis­i­on-makers at natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal level, las­ting mutu­al trust, tact and crea­ti­vi­ty. Out­stan­ding inter­na­tio­nal net­work as well as excel­lent mar­ket and indus­try know­ledge in the beau­ty, fashion, FMCG, retail and luxu­ry indus­tries

Excellent national and international network as well as excellent market and industry knowledge in the beauty fashion, FMCG, retail and luxury sectors
  • Many years of manage­ment expe­ri­ence as a Mar­ke­ting and Sales Mana­ger, later Regio­nal Gene­ral Mana­ger Cen­tral and Eas­tern Euro­pe with an inter­na­tio­nal luxu­ry cos­me­tics group
  • Head of Inter­na­tio­nal Retail & Sales at the lar­gest Aus­tri­an tex­ti­le group
  • Coun­try Mana­ger of a renow­ned beau­ty start-up at the world’s lar­gest inter­net incu­ba­tor Rocket Inter­net
  • Foun­da­ti­on of a very suc­cessful exe­cu­ti­ve search com­pa­ny spe­cia­li­sing in the FMCG, retail and luxu­ry indus­tries
  • Over 10 years of expe­ri­ence as a head­hun­ter and exe­cu­ti­ve search con­sul­tant in the con­su­mer goods, retail and luxu­ry indus­tries.
  • Master’s degree in com­mer­cial sci­en­ces from Vien­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Eco­no­mics and Busi­ness Admi­nis­tra­ti­on as well as Exe­cu­ti­ve MBA from IMA­DEC Uni­ver­si­ty in coope­ra­ti­on with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Aus­tin, cer­ti­fied NLP Mas­ter Prac­ti­tio­ner as well as trai­ned coach, exten­si­ve HR trai­ning
  • Pas­si­ons: head­hun­ting, inspi­ring con­ver­sa­ti­ons, beach & sea, yoga, sports, natu­re

Our team has both exten­si­ve indus­try know­ledge and inter­na­tio­nal manage­ment expe­ri­ence as well as many years of exe­cu­ti­ve search know-how in the beau­ty, fashion, retail, FMCG, life­style and luxu­ry indus­tries.

We work with the most renow­ned brands in the beau­ty, fashion, life­style, retail and luxu­ry sec­tors throug­hout the DACH regi­on and Euro­pe to find the per­fect “Lea­ding Talents” for them.

Interview Karin Igler

Respect in our dealings with each other and the hig­hest level of dis­cre­ti­on are a mat­ter of cour­se for us. We docu­ment our pro­ces­ses in detail and keep our cli­ents well infor­med through regu­lar sta­tus reports.

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