Our expertise


More than ever, sustainable success depends on the ability to attract talented people who share values, inspire teams, and align corporate goals with their own objectives.

As a specialist recruitment boutique for DACH mid-market companies and private equity firms, we support our clients in filling vacancies quickly and accurately. 2P Placement Partners offers expertise in selected industries and functions, a strong network and close, personal support in all phases of the recruitment process. We are a sparring partner at eye level, and we are passionate about achieving success together.


  • C-Level & Management
  • Digitalization & IT
  • Finance & Controlling
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations & Procurement
  • Human Resources

Private equity

  • Investment & Deal Team
  • Finance & Operations
  • Value Creation & Portfolio Controlling
  • Investor Relations
  • Human Resources

Our services

Executive search and recruitment for key positions.

We combine personal advice and proven methodology with a strong network of professionals and executives from industry, consulting and private equity.


Finding high-performing executives takes experience, skill and creativity. We work in close partnership with our clients and base every search on a deep understanding of the culture and strategic objectives of the organisation.

Through multi-stage interviews, background checks and proven management diagnostics, we provide our clients with a comprehensive picture of a candidate's suitability and make clear, transparent recommendations. 


We support our clients in building powerful teams and the sustainable development of organisations.

Through our mandates in the corporate and private equity environment, we are in constant and discreet dialogue with outstanding personalities from industry, consulting, banking and private equity. We are the link between young professionals, experienced specialists and our clients and provide transparent advice at all stages of the recruitment process.

Our focus

100% MID-Market.

2P Placement Partners works hand in hand with leading corporations, private equity firms, and their portfolio companies. We act as a sparring partner, anticipating their needs and understanding the specific characteristics of their sectors.



  • International family businesses
  • Hidden champions
  • PE portfolio companies
  • VC-backed startups

Private equity

Small and mid-cap funds in the DACH mid-market with a complementary investment focus in our four focus sectors


Digital & Tech

Business Services

Consumer goods


Our process


Executive search is successful when you rethink the service and go above and beyond. In addition to an excellent network, 2P Placement Partners focuses on transparency and innovation. We work as a team with our clients and fill management and key positions according to their individual needs.

Requirements profile & search strategy

We draw up a detailed requirements profile during the briefing and use our expertise from reference projects to refine it further. We give our clients an overview of the candidate market and discuss initial reference profiles.

  • Joint briefing on the vacant position
  • Creation of a precise requirements profile
  • Discussion of reference profiles
  • Definition of the search strategy and project roadmap
  • Clarification of all open questions

Time frame: 1st week

Market Mapping & Identification

We leverage our extensive network to directly engage with suitable candidates. Throughout, we maintain a close dialogue and ask the right questions to better understand the cultural aspects and internal processes as well as the individual requirements. 

  • Discreet direct approach of suitable profiles
  • Screening and contact in the 2P candidate network
  • Iteration of the requirements

Time frame: 1st - 2nd week

Pre-selection & shortlist

During initial interviews, we assess candidates comprehensively, considering their personal and professional qualities. We tailor our approach to match profile requirements and streamline the process by preparing relevant information. We present a curated selection of top-tier candidates, facilitating detailed discussions to derive clear action recommendations.

  • Initial interviews and pre-selection of potential candidates
  • Presentation of suitable profiles via digital project shortlist and in person at touchpoints
  • Collaborative feedback via 2P platform

Time frame: 2nd-4th week

Interviews & decision

We brief our candidates in advance and assist our clients in scheduling interviews and conducting diagnostic tests. During the interview process we liaise closely with both sides and see ourselves as an equal partner.

  • Close sparring with clients and candidates during the interview phase
  • Coordination of the interview process and scheduling
  • Advice on decision-making and final selection
  • If desired, carrying out management diagnostics via LINC Personality Profiler to support the decision-making process

Time frame: 4th-7th week

5Conclusion of contract & further support

By maintaining a close dialogue throughout the process, we help to ensure that mutual expectations are best met. We continue to support the appointment beyond the successful conclusion of the contract through to the completion of the probationary period.

  • Consultancy during contract negotiations
  • Feedback and follow-up support, even after the contract has been signed

Time frame: 8-9 months



Mid-Cap Private Equity • Digital & Tech • Besetzung: Investment Director

„Dank der professionellen Begleitung von 2P Placement Partners konnten wir eine erstklassige Kandidatin gewinnen, die unsere Erwartungen mehr als erfüllt und eine absolute Bereicherung für unser Team ist. Die persönliche und partnerschaftliche Zusammenarbeit schätzen wir sehr und empfehlen 2P uneingeschränkt weiter.“

Head of People & Culture 


Internationales Familienunternehmen • Industrials, Maschinenbau • Besetzung: CFO

„Die Neubesetzung der CFO-Position war ein entscheidender strategischer Schritt für unser Unternehmen. 2P hat uns mit dem nötigen Verständnis unserer Branche unterstützt, die perfekte Ergänzung für unser Führungsteam zu finden und die Vakanz in der Zwischenzeit mit einem erfahrenen Interim Manager zu überbrücken. Mit dem Ergebnis und insbesondere dem reibungslosen Übergang sind wir äußerst zufrieden und freuen uns auf die weitere Zusammenarbeit.“ 

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, CEO


Hidden Champion • Business Services • Besetzung: Head of Business Development

„Die persönliche Unterstützung durch 2P in der Identifizierung und Besetzung von Führungskräften hat sich für uns erneut als äußerst gewinnbringend erwiesen. Neben der sehr spezifischen Fachkompetenz passt der besetzte Mitarbeiter auch kulturell perfekt zu unserer Firma. Vielen Dank."

Leiterin Personalentwicklung


Small-Cap Private Equity • Digital & Tech, Business Services • Diverse Schlüsselpositionen in Beteiligungen

„Wir vertrauen auf die Unterstützung von 2P bei der langfristigen wie interimistischen Besetzung von Führungspositionen in verschiedenen Beteiligungen. Mit schneller Reaktionsfähigkeit und einem sehr guten Gefühl für die richtige Profile tragen sie dazu bei, starke Führungsteams aufzubauen und unsere Beteiligungen für die Zukunft aufzustellen. Wir schätzen die flexible und proaktive Herangehensweise und sehen in 2P Placement einen verlässlichen Partner.“

Investment Director


Philipp Paul

Managing Partner

Phone:  +49(0)171 3851813

Email: p.paul@2p-partners.com

Ferdinand Jürging


Phone:  +49(0)152 22625082

Email: f.juerging@2p-partners.com


We look forward to hearing from you.