About us

International executive search

Lutz & Partners is a "boutique" retained executive search firm serving the needs of clients in Consumer and Luxury Goods, Life Sciences, Retail, Transportation, and General Industry. Our team has over 40 years of combined experience in executive search. Swiss-based, we have always prided ourselves on finding the best candidates, no matter where they are currently located. In many cases, the ideal candidates are already living and working in Switzerland.

Our values

Integrity, Expertise and Independence
Lutz & Partners is known for its integrity both vis-à-vis clients and candidates. We generally work with one firm per industry to avoid potential conflict-of-interest situations. We are research-based; every search is unique and we tailor our approach for maximum effectiveness. Confidentiality is key. We remain independently owned and are therefore not limited by the extensive off-limits restrictions of larger firms.


Lutz & Partners commits to the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) Code of Professional Practice and Standards of Excellence

Lutz & Partners
enjoys a strong
reputation for being:

  • Client-oriented:
    • Tailor-made Terms & Conditions; fixed fees, no indirect expenses
    • Generalist: we have a broad industry and functional scope
    • Frequent and open communication with weekly progress updates
    • Flexible and solution-oriented
    • Confidentiality is key
    • Complete integrity vis-à-vis clients and candidates
    • Our work is guaranteed; references available
    • We start work immediately and deliver quality candidates quickly
  • Swiss-based: close to our clients, with strong local network and global reach
  • Licensed to practice search in Switzerland
  • Independent: very few restrictions caused by the off-limits constraints common to other firms and
  • We adhere to the Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms based in Switzerland
  • Strong in diversity search

 

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CAROLYN LUTZ

Ms. Lutz has over 20 years of Swiss-based executive search experience with pan-European and global assignments for multinational companies. Areas of expertise include industry, consumer products, life sciences and aviation and transport business.

After beginning her search career in Geneva with Korn/Ferry, Ms. Lutz was the founding Partner of the Geneva office of Heidrick & Struggles in 1998, which she then managed for a number of years. Successful mandates included general management roles and a wide variety of functional specialties. Prior to becoming a search consultant, Ms. Lutz was in marketing with Procter & Gamble in Geneva and with La Prairie in Zurich as Director of International. Just after college, Ms. Lutz served five years in the United States Marine Corps, as an FAA-certified Air Traffic Control Officer and as aide-de-camp to the Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Asia, earning the rank of Captain.

Ms. Lutz earned a B.Sci. in psychology from Vassar College and was a fellow at the Lauder Institute of International Management, combining an MBA from Wharton and a Master's in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in English, (Swiss-) German and French and is knowledgeable in Italian.

Ms. Lutz serves on the Geneva Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, and is an Advisory Board Member of W.I.N., the Women’s International Networking Forum.