Your Dedicated Team

Werner E. Stein
Senior Executive with extensive experience in Executive Search, placement of first line Executives and board level management positions, management audits, organizational coaching, and reorganizations.

– 24 years in Executive Search, Organizational & Personal Coaching, and Management Audits
– Founder (2001) and Board Member of the German-Romanian Business Chamber
– 15 years as Regional Manager at S.O.S Satele Copiilor, Germany / Romania
– 10 years in Banking at City Bank Düsseldorf Management Training

Werner E. Stein founded Stein & Partner in 1994.

David-Sebastian Stein
Sebastian joined Stein & Partner in 2010 as an Intern, and after his Master of International Business at Hult international Business School in Dubai / Shanghai / San Francisco he re-joined the company full time, becoming a Senior Consultant, and afterwards Partner. He has expertise in direct search of top and middle management positions, management and organizational advisory, in a variety of industries, such as Professional and Financial Services, FMCG, Retail, and Sales Management.

Sebastian holds as well the BSc from Vienna University of Economics and Business, and London School of Economics and Political Sciences. His native language in German, and he is fluent in English and Romanian.

Simona Podgoreanu
Simona has an overall experience of over 20 years in human resources, as Professor, Human Capital consultant and as HR Director for a large group of companies.

In 2019, she decided to go back to consultancy and joined Stein & Partner to strengthen the advisory part of the company. In her current role, she runs the Organizational Development department and helps clients improve their business performance through various advisory projects, such as cultural change management, organisational re-design, human capital systems for performance, retention, motivation and growth, as well as pre-merger preparation and post-merger integration of Human Capital.

Simona has also been Professor within ASSEBUS for the past 17 years, in MBA and Executive MBA programs, and is appreciated for the high degree of applicability of her HR sessions addressed to managers from multinational or entrepreneurial environments.

She has a number of certifications in HR and management, from HEC Canada, l`Institut d`Administration des Enterprises, France; IESE Barcelona, and Bled School of Management Slovenia. She is fluent in English, French and Romanian.

Dan Gataiantu
Dan is a Senior executive with Finance and Controlling background. Having worked in leading positions within Financial Service companies, he was involved in several Business Development and Reorganization projects in CEE. According to his experience and albeit his financial expertise, Dan constantly underlines the importance of having and engaging the right people in organizations – “Reports do not implement strategies, people do!”.

Within Stein & Partner, he is focused on Executive Search for Professional & Financial Services, as well as on Human Capital Advisory during Business Transformation and Company Acquisitions.

Dan holds a MSc. from the University of Vienna and speaks fluently German and English. He is a passionate piano and guitar instrumentalist and outdoor sports enthusiast.

Andreea Manta
Andreea has 20 years of experience in one of the Big Four companies, where she was an Audit Director and then Partner for more than 8 years. She has extensive experience in audits for global multinationals, project management, organizational structures, compliance and risk management, as well as client relationship management.

Currently, she is leading organizational developments, restructuring and Executive Search projects for key relevant positions. Her areas of expertise are in industries such as Automotive, Production, Food and Beverages, Chemical, Media and Entertainment, Financial and Professional services, Agriculture, and Oil & Gas. She is fluent in English.

Liana Prisacariu
Senior Consultant
Having a university degree in Organizational Psychology and Organizational Management Masters, combined with strong experience in multinational and multicultural environment, Liana is consulting the partners of Stein & Partner and runs various projects within the Transylvanian and north west Romanian regions.

Liana gained strong experience in the areas of advertising, financial services, manufacturing in different industries, real estate and facility management and has a strong track record in management, sales and key account management. Furthermore, she is highly experienced in relationships management with corporate companies. Liana speaks fluently English.

Stela Ciupercea
Having a Masters Degree in Foreign Languages with the University of Bucharest, Stela joined Stein & Partner in 2011 for a Summer Internship Programme. She gradually grew within the company and became Senior Researcher and later on Head of the Research department.
She is currently a Consultant and has gathered experience in Executive Search activities throughout the years, being involved in search projects for various industries and functions for international and local clients. Stela successfully managed projects for companies acting in FMCG, Agriculture & Chemicals, Automotive, Energy & Telecommunications, Healthcare & Pharma. She is fluent in English, Russian, and German.
Alexandra Ene
Research Consultant
Alexandra holds a BA in Communication and Public Relations, and a Masters Degree in Management. She has vast experience in marketing communication and research, and in 2017 she decided to join Stein & Partner and use her expertise and business knowledge for the successful recruitment of middle and top management positions.

Currently, Alexandra is a Research Consultant within the company and supports Executive Search projects in various industries, such as FMCG, pharma, agribusiness, insurance, production and more. She speaks fluently English and Spanish.

Cristina Popa
Research Consultant
Cristina joined Stein & Partner in 2016, as the company’s Office Manager and soon became involved as well in the development of the projects, as a Researcher. She has a demonstrated history working in the energy industry, with a focus on the administrative development of renewable green field projects.

Cristina is at present a strong Research Consultant professional, with a Master’s degree in Maritime & Harbour Law from the University Ovidius Constanta. She is fluent in English.

Dr. Michael Schroeder
Cooperation Partner
Having over 5 years of expertise in Executive Search and additional 17 years in management roles within international companies, Michael is focused on individual, organizational and integration coaching. He has International Certifications in Coaching.
Jens Neumann
Cooperation Partner
Having over 18 years of expertise in Training, Recruitment, and Consulting, Jens started his cooperation with Stein & Partner in 2014. He is our Cooperation Partner in Vienna.