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Tilman Gerhardt

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Tilman Gerhardt is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Technology and Communications Practice, with particular expertise in the software and services sectors. Based in Munich, Tilman has placed numerous CIOs and CDOs with a wide range of clients. He advises on industrial and high-tech recruitment and leadership development for early-stage companies, multinational corporations, and family businesses.

I work closely with clients in technology sectors and traditional industries to find placements with high impact that accelerate digitization. Coaching executives to achieve breakthroughs in new roles or changing environments is exciting.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Tilman was a Manager with A.T. Kearney in Munich and led large-scale strategy and business-process engineering projects. He started his career with the consulting firm Betriebswirtschaftliche Projektgruppe für Unternehmensentwicklung, in Munich.

Tilman earned an MA in industrial engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and a PhD in business administration from the University of Munich, where he was an assistant lecturer at the Seminar for Information and Communication Research. He has written articles on executive development and teaches leadership at the university level.

Tilman Gerhardt aus unserem Münchner Egon Zehnder Büro ist Mitglied unserer globalen Technology & Communications Practice, mit besonderem Fokus auf den Software- und Professional Service-Sektor, sowie der Hightech-Industrie. Zu seinen Klienten gehören multinationale Konzerne, Mittelständler und Familienunternehmen, die er bei der Suche, Auswahl und Entwicklung von Führungskräften unterstützt. Über Branchengrenzen hinaus hat er bereits zahlreiche CIO- und CDO-Positionen erfolgreich besetzt.

Vor seinem Wechsel zu Egon Zehnder war Tilman Gerhardt Manager bei A.T. Kearney in München. Dort leitete er umfangreiche Projekte in den Bereichen Strategie und Business Process Engineering. Seine berufliche Laufbahn begann er bei der Betriebswirtschaftlichen Projektgruppe für Unternehmensentwicklung in München.

Tilman Gerhardt studierte an der Technischen Universität Karlsruhe Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und promovierte an der Universität München (Dr. rer. oec. publ.), wo er am Seminar für Informations- und Kommunikationsforschung als Lehrbeauftragter tätig war.

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