Delta Management Consultants ranked #10 in our Europe’s Top 50 Retained Executive Search firms

Delta Management Consultants, a leading executive search firm and part of MU Group, has been named to the prestigious list of Europe's Top 50 Retained Executive Search Firms for 2023. Delta Management Consultants was ranked #10 on the list, which is based on a comprehensive survey of candidates, clients, and executive search buyers.

"We are honored to be recognised as one of Europe's top retained executive search firms," says Carlos Fernandes, former Delta shareholder and Director at MU. "This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our recruitment experts, who are committed to providing our clients with exceptional science-based recruitment services.

Andreas Frische, Partner and Head of Business Area MU; "We are thrilled and proud of the strong market recognition our Delta colleagues have received. This award emphasises our commitment to enhancing MU's position as a global Executive Search and Leadership Advisory firm through the acquisition of Delta Management Consultants."

To be eligible for the Top 50 Retained Executive Search Firms in Europe list, firms must meet the following criteria:

  • Should be an executive search or board consulting firm.
  • Should follow direct approach executive search methodology.
  • Should have a research team and at least 2 partners/consultants.
  • Should follow a research oriented, systematic methodology in identifying and engaging with passive and hard-to-reach candidates.
  • Should be headquartered with most number of employees in Europe excluding UK.
  • Should have most consultants and employees based in Europe.
  • Excellent network of candidates who wouldn’t otherwise entertain unsolicited recruitment calls.
  • Extremely limited to no job postings online, on websites, job board or LinkedIn. Internal roles permitted.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and identity of clients and candidates.
  • In existence for at least 3 years in the market

About Delta Management Consultants, a MU Company

Delta Management Consultants GmbH, is one of the largest Executive Search firms in Germany. Founded in 1983, Delta Management Consultants has for over 30 years assisted clients in areas such as Executive Search, Leadership Advisory, management consulting and more.  In 2023, Delta Management Consultants GmbH was acquired by MU (Mercuri Urval) a leading global Leadership Acquisition and Advisory firm.

About the Survey

The Top 50 Retained Executive Search Firms in Europe list is based on a comprehensive survey of candidates, clients, and executive search buyers. The survey captures direct market feedback from candidates who have been placed, approached, or recommended for a role, in addition to brand recognition and executive search buyers who have used a search firm for recruitment services. The survey data is used by over 110 clients in Europe and those looking to recruit in Europe to determine their executive search buying strategy.

See the full result here: Europe’s Top 50 Executive Search Firms 2023 (