This is of enormous importance, especially in strong growth situations, in transactions or in transformation and restructuring situations.

This is made possible not only by the existence of these three service lines, but also by a systematic network of cooperation partners that has developed over decades. This includes the leading professional service firms as well as financiers and more.

The sustainability of this approach is also expressed by the fact that there is now a separate service line, Transformation Solutions, which professionally operates precisely this integration of the various services.

The range of services is complemented by an information, media and networking organisation that is of great value to both our clients and candidates. 


The WP Human Capital Group emerged in 1994 under the leadership of its founder and Managing Partner Dr. Günther Würtele from a leading global auditing and management consultancy firm, initially with one company, Dr. Günther Würtele Personalberatungsgesellschaft, for executive search.

In the years that followed, the other companies for interim management and supervisory board services were founded and built up until 2004.

The founding of the media and information company also took place during this period.

This period also saw the systematic development of our international activities through companies and representative offices in other countries in order to be able to further develop our international business (which has always accounted for approximately 50 percent of our total business).

In 2020, the first sector company was founded as an independent legal entity, Mobility and Industrial Solutions.

In 2021, WP Transformation Solutions AG was founded.

The Founder

The founder and unchanged Managing Partner of the group is Dr. Günther Würtele. Born in 1958, Günther Würtele studied and obtained his doctorate at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim. He began his career in 1983 at Arthur Andersen. There he was assistant, project manager, authorised signatory and finally managing director and partner. Since 1994 he has been a partner and managing partner of the WP Human Capital Group. As Managing Director, his focus is on filling C-level positions. He also specialises in filling top management positions in companies undergoing restructuring or transactions.

The Management Team

The Managing Directors and Board Members as well as Service Line Leaders:

Dr. Günther Würtele

Founder and Managing Partner

Carsten Renk

Executive Director WP Executive Search

Robert Battes

Managing Director WP Executive Search

Nadja Iram

Executive Director WP Management Solutions

Bernd Sauer

Executive Director WP Board Services

Klaus Hellmich

Executive Director WP Transformation

Michael Gareis

Managing Director WP Management Solutions Austria

Julia von Griesheim