Executive search. International.
TH BENDER is the premier recruiting company for international companies seeking extraordinary executives to turn the vision of a successful American subsidiary into reality.
90% of our assignments are commissioned by companies from outside the United States!
Who we are
TH Bender is the leading American executive search company of German heritage and American origin. Our mission is to recruit the first and second management level of the American subsidiaries of overseas based companies.
We recruit 'Country Managers' (CEOs, Presidents, General Managers) and their direct reports, evaluate existing teams, help with success planning and create successful teams from scratch – efficiently and discreetly.
The recruitment of any executive responsible for a P&L and his/her team is the key factor determining success or failure in the American market. It is the most consequential decision the executives, owners and shareholders of the parent company can make. Our team members have dedicated their careers helping them to make the correct hiring decisions.
Executive Recruiting and Corporate Development
Executive recruiting is not an isolated Human Resource issue - it is the key for the development and implementation of a business strategy. To our clients this statement means: TH Bender helped to scale from zero US-revenue to over $1,000,0000,000 in sales contribution from the North American market alone (over a decade long relationship); to grow a business pipeline from $500,000 to $165,000,000 within 18 months; from having one full-time expat to a whole team, #2 market share and the subsequent acquisition by globally leading corporation. Executive recruiting in America can be pivotal to enable corporate success - globally:
We were retained by the founder of what was an early stage manufacturer of solar modules based in Mainland China. His request was to find the first US employee...
This client is among the best known European brands in the window and door industry. Forward thinking executives had identified a new market developing rapidly – especially in the United States...
The client is a highly respected, leading manufacturer of specialty steel with thousands of employees. The company’s American sales were handled by a long-term agent located in New York area...
The client was a very well-respected developer of photovoltaic power plants in Germany. The company entered the United States, hired a CEO who recruited six employees...
Our client was a former division of Robert Bosch. The division had been spun off and was acquired by a German Mittelstand family-owned group of industrial businesses active in the automotive, electronics and energy sectors...
Our client is the largest developer and manufacturer of power storage solutions in Europe. The company had an already strong, business development oriented country manager who had identified the market and growth potential.
Our clients retain our services to find globally-savvy executives for positions located anywhere in the United States and Canada, across all functions, in almost all industries.
We work throughout the USA and Canada with a fairly even geographical distribution of searches across the continent.
- Industry / Manufacturing / Capital Goods
- Consumer Goods / Retail / E-tail
- Private Equity / Venture Capital / Start-ups
- High- and New Technology, Communication
- Construction/Building Materials/Building Controls
- Board of Directors and Advisory Boards
- CEO / President / General Manager
- Sales and Marketing Officers
- Financial Officers
- Supply Chain & Operations
- Technology and Engineering Officers
- Human Resource Managers
- Intellectual Property and Licensing
We identify, evaluate, engage, recruit, and help our clients to retain top-notch executives to establish, grow, or exit their North American investments. We help our clients to successfully implement their North American strategy, be it to enter the market the first time, build a sales organization, establish engineering and manufacturing operations, or maximize the value of an investment. We evaluate existing teams, help with succession planning, and create complete teams - quickly.