Stephan Tils


Stephan Tils is the head of advisory services and software for Heidrick & Struggles Germany and a member of the global Technology and Professional Services practices.


Stephan started his career in executive search in 1995 at a consultancy in Paris. Today, he advises national and international firms in the areas of advisory, IT services, software, and digital. 

Stephan has extensive expertise in hiring consultants at all levels, including partner/C-level and principal, for large and midsize European as well as US-based advisory and technology organizations. He has also conducted more than 50 searches for CEO, managing director, VP of sales, and country manager, with a regional focus on Central Europe and EMEA, within the software industry.

In addition, he has conducted numerous searches in the areas of digital manufacturing, disruptive technologies, engineering services, and strategy consulting. Stephan also has a great track record in recruiting digital talent for enterprises across industries.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Stephan was a managing partner and the head of the technology and services practice for an international executive search company. Stephan is fluent in German, English, and French.


International University of Applied Science, MBA