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The best of two worlds

Startup Methodology

As a young startup, we know how important it is to focus on the essentials and eliminate wastefulness. Because: Resources are scarce – especially time and money. That’s why we’re striving to make our IT recruiting process fast, efficient and affordable for our customers, using lean startup methods.

Classic executive search

Speed without quality is like yin without yang! When it comes to identifying the perfect match for an open position, we look to the supreme discipline of recruiting services: the classic executive search. To that end, we only present candidates, that show all the signs of being a particularly good fit.

Meet the team

We are passionate digitalisers, ambitious by nature, addicted to the idea of the “perfect match” and we have a “high performer” attitude. Our team spends every spare minute working on the future of digital recruiting and supports our clients in every project!

Join the team
Founder & Managing Director

Daniel Stojanovic

Unconventional full-blooded entrepreneur & tech autodidact

At bits&birds, Daniel takes on the classic tasks of a CEO and also drives the technical development of our software Cybird©. bits&birds is his third startup: So when it comes to startups, no one can put one over on him.

Founder & Managing Director

Thomas Bockholdt

Pole of calm & basic optimist with an eye for the beautiful things in life

With his confidence-inspiring manner, Thomas is the absolute haven of calm. He is responsible for sales and the various diagnostic tools that are an integral part of our processes. Alongside this, he is Managing Partner of InterSearch Executive Consultants.

Head of Growth & Co-Founder

Can Ulusoy

Business Developer & Aesthetist with flair

Can is part of the founding team and, as Head of Growth, he is involved in all sales and marketing activities. He is responsible for strategically repositioning the company and initiating new, challenging topics. He can do literally anything, and he does it.

Chapter Lead Development

Sarah Mahling

Lovable personality psychologist & judge of character

As Chapter Lead Tech, Sarah is the ideal person for all IT positions. At bits&birds, she is able to put her psychological and IT skills to excellent use. With her open-minded and charming manner, she is a sympathetic communication partner for everyone.

Partner Munich

Andreas Oetker

Outstanding networker & sports enthusiast

As a partner, Andreas is part of the management team and is responsible for the expansion of the Munich office. He stands out above all due to his huge network, sharp mind and valuable experience in the digital and recruiting sector.

Head of People & Culture

Klara Birsen Ernst

Feel-Good-Maker & Berliner, through and through

Klara is our Head of People and Culture Manager, who makes sure that everyone in the team feels completely at ease. She is responsible for our internal HR processes and creates a positive & warm company culture through her empathetic and warm personality.

Digital Marketing Managerin

Ilona Potaszkin-Ramić

Passionate interior designer with Yogi mindset

Ilona is responsible for all online marketing activities, from LinkedIn posts to SEA campaigns. She is the first point of contact when creative input is needed or the last detail is missing. On the side, she also runs her own online business: ANÓLIA.

Junior Partner

Maximilian Beckmann

Coffee junkie with a large network

With his many years of experience in the startup environment as well as in the field of HR consulting, Max is a valuable asset to our management team. His extensive network helps him find suitable candidates for even the most difficult positions.


Johannes Bendler

Technology doctor and proud father

As CTO, Johannes is responsible for the development and perfection of our software Cybird©. As a PhD in business informatics and co-founder of a startup, Johannes brings the perfect mix of informatics expertise and startup experience.

Head of Recruiting & Co-Founder

Lukas Messelhäuser

Digital recruiter & people catcher with a sense of sustainability

Flexiganer, cyclist & flower shirt fan – these are three things that describe Lukas. He is an excellent listener, and this quality is appreciated by candidates as well as by all employees. At bits&birds he is responsible for all HR and recruiting topics.

Chapter Lead Digital

Thies Hinderer

A charmer with a great sense of humour

As Chapter Lead Digital, Thies brings his expert knowledge to the search and qualification of top candidates. Especially in the digital field, no one can fool him that quickly. Together with his relaxed manner, he is a really valuable contribution to the entire team.

Junior Partner Frankfurt

Aristotelis Bassios

Wise operation philosopher with Greek roots

As part of the management team, Ari is primarily responsible for operations and sales. With his specialization in Finance and Technology, he is an absolute expert in his field. He is also expanding our location in Frankfurt am Main.

Founder’s Associate Finance

Vincent Friedrichs

Gourmet with a knack for numbers

As Founder’s Associate Finance, Vincent feels most at ease in the world of numbers. With his gentle strictness, he makes sure that financially everything runs smoothly behind the scenes at bits&birds and always has a funny joke on the side. .

Senior Recruiting Specialist

Christiane Lechler

Series junkie & animal lover with expert knowledge

As a Senior Recruiter, Christiane brings drive to our operations team and ensures that everyone has a great customer journey throughout the process. With her expertise, she finds qualified candidates for any position, no matter how challenging.

Recruiting Specialist

Linh Truong

Creative power woman with an animal companion

Linh enriches the Operations team not only with her cheerful and open nature, but also with her passion for HR topics related to IT. Every day, she pushes the entire team with her energetic mentality and actively pushes various projects forward.

Junior People & Culture Specialist

Johanna Liebhart

Globetrotter with a passion for baking

Johanna is responsible for our Internal Hiring and makes every candidate feel welcome immediately with her caring manner. A perfect combination for the search and qualification of top candidates and a wonderful enrichment for our team.

Interim Senior Recruiting Specialist

Thorsten Brunsemann

Silverbird with world-saving instinct

With his many years of experience in executive search, Thorsten is a Silverbird among us birdies. He combines technology expertise with wide industry know-how. With his expert knowledge, he supports the entire team.

Senior Business Development Managerin

Sandra Nachtigall

Planet safer & loving dog mum

Sandra is the first point of contact for our clients. With her open nature, she creates a pleasant atmosphere in every digital call and smoothly introduces our clients to our recruiting approach. On the side, she plans unique events for the entire team.

Executive Assistant

Svenja Ruge

Organisational talent meets acting talent

Svenja is the right hand of our Co-Founder Daniel. With her organisational talent, she manages to bring order & structure into his calendar and supports the team in various projects. Her bright personality creates a positive working environment.

Junior Recruiting Specialist

Angelique Behrens

Pottery talent with the heart in the right place

As a career changer, Angelique is entering the world of headhunting as a junior recruiter at bits&birds. She especially appreciates the exchange with candidates and manages to win over every interviewer with her confident and open personality.

Junior Recruiting Specialist

Fenja Hanno

Sporting ace with a penchant for perfectionism

Fenja is characterized above all by her loving and honest nature. When support is needed in the operations team, Fenja is our secret weapon. With her communicative nature, her drive and empathy, she is always well-prepared.

Junior Recruiting Specialist

Katharina Hell

Clever mind with power

Katha is characterized above all by her cool-headed manner. Even when things get crazy in the operations team, she remains calm and sees what’s important. No detail escapes her, and her trained eye helps her to qualify top candidates.

Junior Inhouse Consultant

Louisa Wobig

Surfer Girl with Empathy Superpower

Louisa is our absolute strategy and dashboard queen, who can also write excellent texts. With her PowerPoint skills, she manages to make every presentation unique. At the same time, her determined and bright nature enriches the entire company.

Junior Software Engineer

Tim Baum

Bug finder meets beat maker

Tim is our junior software engineer and coordinates the interface between recruiters and developers. With his detail-oriented nature, no bug slips through his fingers. Chaos is a foreign word for Tim. He approaches every task in a structured and methodical way.

Visiting Associate - Online Marketing

Sophia Jensen

Speedy texter with rhythm in her blood

As a working student in the Growth team, Sophia is largely responsible for our SEA activities. She also supports the content team in the creation of creative posts. Without Sophia’s valuable input, our content production would lack that last finishing touch.

Product Owner

Dejan Simic

Cat lover and support centre No. 1

Dejan is the product owner for our client portal. He always keeps an overview and implements all ideas and suggestions for improvement in a blink of an eye. He coordinates different task packages and makes sure that the implementation runs smoothly.

Founder's Associate - Strategy & Investor Relations

Yannick Damci-Pfeiffer

Scotch & Soda Ambassador and Excel Talent

Yannick is part of the Founder’s Associate Team and is primarily responsible for the conceptual development of CyBird© and internal squad teams. With his Excel skills, Yannick conjures up valuable spreadsheets for us to use across teams.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Ralitsa Strapchenkova

Book addict & lovable sweet tooth

Ralitsa enriches the Operations team with her curious and friendly nature and actively drives various projects and processes at bits&birds. She enriches our team with her spirited manner and brings fresh energy into our daily office routine.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Alva Wagner

Pretzel lover meets lovable clumsy

The northern light Alva fits perfectly into our operations team with her open and down-to-earth nature. At bits&birds, she ensures with her creative approaches that we can find and win over any candidate, no matter how hidden.

Founder's Associate - Strategy & Investor Relations

Elia Chryssos

TV nerd with the superpower to sleep anywhere

Elia supports the Founders team on strategic issues for the further development of bits&birds and is heavily involved in the investor process. With his experience in innovation management, Elia is the right person to drive strategic processes.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Kimberly Horvath

Eintracht Frankfurt fan & sweet tooth

Kimmy is our Frankfurt City Girl and enriches the office in Frankfurt with her open and warm nature. She is an all-rounder and actively supports the Tech Chapter team with her expertise from her business psychology studies.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Katharina Bobe

All-rounder with a fast uppercut

As part of our recruiting team, Kathi is particularly responsible for finding the right candidates for our clients. With her friendly and positive attitude, she makes sure that all candidates go through a great customer journey.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Matthea Hinderer

Art connoisseur with the van conversion project

As an intern, Matthea supports our recruiting team in a wide variety of projects and finds top candidates for every position, no matter how special or challenging. With her warm nature, she puts a smile on our faces in every meeting.

Junior Recruiting Specialist

Karolina Steinhard

Travel queen with a good handicap

As a Junior Recruiter at our Munich location, Karo actively supports our entire recruiting team. Thanks to her bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology, Karo is a damn good judge of character and knows exactly when the right candidate is sitting in front of her.

Visiting Associate - People & Culture

Emma Bockholdt

Bookworm & podcast lover

As a working student in the People & Culture department, Emma is exactly in the right team, as with her positive and kind-hearted manner, she is a pleasant interview partner for every applicant and supports all important internal HR topics.

Junior Recruiting Specialist

Charlotte Lerchenfeld

Multi-talented with a weakness for Poppy

Charlotte, better known as Lotte, exudes nothing but positive vibes in the Munich office together with her dog Poppy. With her wide range of experience, she is our multi-talent and enriches the recruiting team with her diverse skills.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Davina Trullo

Pasta Lover & Fitness Pro

Davina supports the recruiting team as an intern in every possible way. With her authentic and caring nature, she is a real enrichment for the entire team. On top of that, she stands out in our weekly with her moderation skills.

Junior Recruiting Expert

Aileen Rieck

Horse girl with an eye for detail

Our junior recruiter Aileen always manages to create a feel-good atmosphere. With her friendly and positive manner, Aileen finds the top candidates and skillfully uses her eye for detail in daily business.

Recruiting Expert

Johanna Willems

Nature lover

As a recruiting expert, Johanna already has valuable experience from a start-up. She is therefore familiar with the dynamics and knows what is important for fast-growing companies. With her caring nature, she brings balance and composure to the team.

Visiting Associate - Recruiting

Nick Söhngen

Start-up Enthusiast

Nick is also a wonderful addition to the operations team and has been a hands-on mentality since day one. He contributes a valuable asset to all recruiting activities and lends a hand with all issues.