Robert Kämper is a senior member of the firm's Technology Practice. Robert is an active member of the Technology Officers Practice, recruiting CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and other technology leaders in Europe, and the Consumer Practice, advising clients on customer-centric, go-to-market leadership roles. He brings his own in-market CMO experience to search assignments, including chief marketing officer or chief customer officer roles.
Based in Frankfurt, Robert works with global market leaders and private equity investors to recruit leaders for their portfolio companies. He also serves international clients in identifying, assessing, and advising top leadership teams for their companies and in helping to mitigate succession risks including technology and growth oriented NEDs. Recent placements include the MD D/A/CH for a leading cloud company, a worldwide CMO for a software company, a CTO for a private-equity-backed software company and a chief architect for a leading telecommunications company. In addition, he recruited several chief sales officers, chief growth officers, and enterprise sales directors in the cloud and e-commerce space.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Robert was chief marketing officer at Microsoft Germany. Prior to this, he spent more than a decade in the telecommunications industry and held various leadership roles in a number of Deutsche Telekom business units (online, fixed line, and mobile), advancing to senior vice president of marketing operations in the German market. He started his career as a project manager in a leading German retail bank.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Robert received a German Diplom-Betriebswirt as well as a BA in international business administration from Groupe ESSEC, Paris. He is also a certified systemic coach and change manager and is fluent in German, English and French.
Technology, Software, Technology Officers, Customer-Centric Growth Leaders, Digital