About Sebastian Reckers

Sebastian Reckers

Sebastian is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Reckers & Griesbach. Sebastian has been working in Executive Search since 2009 and has placed more than 250 executives during this period.

Before founding Reckers & Griesbach, he worked for more than 10 years for an international Executive Search consultancy, where he was a Shareholder and ultimately headed the German office for 5 years. He also worked for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems in the areas of Customer Service, Sales and Logistics. He is a Certified Industrial Business Manager, studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt and speaks fluent German and English.

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3 Questions to Sebastian

Question 1: Why would you decide to use your services if you were your own client?

Our services sometimes include different solutions than those required by our clients and that´s exactly what we tell them. However, there are always situations in which, for example, a confidential search is highly recommended. Whether it´s because of confidentiality reasons or simply because other avenues have been exhausted and a structured search process just offers more options that a job advertisement cannot. In exactly these situations I would use the executive search.

Question 2: What has been your biggest lesson learned over the last few years?

Saying no! Probably one of the most frequently mentioned learnings, but it is not always easy to say no to a long-standing client or even to a potential new client. However, we only do those things we are really good at, and on the one hand our placement ratio confirms that we were right, but so do our clients, who have consistently reacted positively to a “no”. After all, honesty creates trust and a relationship can only be successful if it is based on mutual trust.

Question 3: Do you have a motto that can actually be traced back to your daily practices in the company?

Not directly a motto, but our daily work is based on commitment and communication. Like presumably everyone, we also aspire to always achieve our best performance, but there may also be times when we don’t deliver or things go wrong. We therefore strive to always communicate transparently and with an eye to the future. This is the only way to maintain trust and ensure that difficult projects are brought to a successful conclusion.