Rafael Pyrich - Associate Partner Central and Eastern Europe appointment

Brussels, November 15, 2010 Hightech Partners – ITP, a leading European search and management consulting company in the Technology industry in Europe, has appointed Rafael Pyrich as an Associate Partner based in Vienna. 

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Hightech Partners – ITP is delighted to announce that Rafael Pyrich recently joined the international network of Hightech Partners – ITP in the position of Associate Partner. Rafael Pyrich has over fifteen years of professional experience in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the last thirteen years spent in the executive search sector. At Hightech Partners, Mr. Pyrich is focusing on the above region, specifically on the technology and high-tech clients market.


Rafael Pyrichn started his executive search career with Ray & Berndtson (now Odgers Berndtson) in Vienna, moving with the company to Warsaw and finally running the Eastern European and Emerging Markets business development and project management activities from the office in London. Later on, Mr. Pyrich joined a small executive search boutique to help the company grow its presence in the emerging markets, and two years later he started his own consulting firm specializing on Central and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Pyrich holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Strategies from London Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Tourism and Management from Washington State University. He lives in Vienna, Austria.


Raffaele Jacovelli and Bert Vermeiren, Managing Partners, comment: “In the past we have been addressing the increasing demand of our clients to recruit top talent in Central and Eastern Europe out of our Brussels and Geneva offices. With Rafael on board, we are strengthening our team with a top consultant who has the necessary hands-on experience in CEE and who perfectly understands country specific socio-economic situations and cultural differences. Rafael is an ideal fit for our type of entrepreneurial Partnership. More importantly he is the best local partner to support our clients and their individual needs across Central and Eastern Europe.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to develop the Hightech Partners business in my geography and to work with our existing client base helping these first class technology companies to further develop their regional executive teams”, comments Rafael Pyrich.

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Rafael Pyrich

About Hightech Partners


With 27 years of experience Hightech Partners - ITP is one of the leading boutique search firms in the Technology industry in Europe helping clients in IT Services, IT Consulting, Telecom, Internet & Media, Software, Hardware, Distribution and Cleantech. The company offers Search Services, Board Search, Management Assessment and M&A Services. Hightech Partners – ITP has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland, with Partners located in each main geography of Europe.

Hightech Partners - ITP is part of ITP Worldwide, an alliance of specialized search and consulting firms in the Technology industry in the US and Asia.



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