Helping our stakeholders navigate the future, creating positive impact in Central Eastern Europe

Combining nearly 30 years of experience in Executive Search and regional market know-how with strong business acumen and management expertise, we offer trusted advisory in identifying and developing high impact solutions for sustainable organizational growth in Central Eastern Europe. Originally founded in Bucharest, Romania, by Mr. Werner E. Stein, we are proud of our strong heritage, roots and deep impact in the region – having built trusted partnerships with many large multinationals but also family owned businesses and Private Equity.

Operating from our two offices in Vienna and Bucharest, and with considerable reach through local subsidiaries and partnerships across the region. We offer an extensive portfolio of high-quality services, ranging from Executive Search to Leadership Consulting and Board Advisory. We are pioneering the way in looking at Cultural Transformation & Shaping, and provide an innovative suite of executive development solutions to enable our clients to successfully navigate the future.

Signium Partnership

Signium is a leading worldwide Executive Search and Leadership Services Partnership founded in 1951 in the United States, providing top quality Consulting Services to national and multinational companies that need to recruit, grow and retain the very best leadership talent in their individual markets.
With over 40 offices in more than 30 countries and a team of senior, experienced consultants who possess in-depth knowledge and credibility across all functional disciplines, as well as rigorous processes, Signium consistently delivers the highest quality candidates.
The network provides a partner-led, high-touch Executive Search service which is client-driven and committed to true diversity. Their clients are served by industry expert leadership consultants who are dedicated to finding the right senior leaders, using a combination of intelligence (IQ) & intuition (EQ).
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Our Values

We are a diverse, passionate and experienced team; operating with the core values of trust, curiosity, excellence, passion & respect.

  1. TRUST is at the heart of how we work with each other, our candidates and our clients.
  2. CURIOSITY and a genuine interest in the world around us enables us to constantly learn, grow and deliver better services
  3. EXCELLENCE is ingrained in everything we do: both in delivering brilliant services and an exceptional client and candidate experience.
  4. PASSION is integral to what we do and how we do it; we positively impact & inspire those we partner with and each other.
  5. RESPECT for each individual and creating an inclusive & diverse workplace is core to who we are.

Our Story

We are a purpose-led, values-driven organisation.

Our Purpose

We exist to help our clients navigate the future, creating positive impact in the Central Eastern European Region.

Our Mission

Provide our clients with the highest context driven standards Leadership Advisory, living our core values and ethical principles.

Our Values

We are a diverse, passionate and experienced team; operating with the core values of trust, curiosity, excellence, passion & respect.

To come to Romania in the turbulent period the country was facing in the 1990s was not the ideal circumstance for a foreigner. However, I was excited with the opportunity to build here “SOS Satele Copiilor Romania”, two villages for children in Bucharest and in Cisnadie/Sibiu. After successful completing and managing to take in 180 children, I was thrilled by the market dynamism and I founded Stein & Partner with the aim to promote the opportunities in Romania among investors and to support companies in their establishment of local organizations with the right people. Now, 25 years later, I am sure it was the best decision, giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful country, to work with remarkable colleagues, and be able to support so many companies over the years.

Werner E. Stein

Founder of Stein & Partner