Who we are

Our history

Birn+Partners was founded by Mikkel Birn on April 1st 2013. The vision was to grow and develop a European based company into an international consultancy, by delivering executive search and related HR consulting services.

An important goal was, and still is, to build a company where everyone - employees, customers, candidates and owners, are proud to be involved. However, the number one ambition was set and communicated by Mikkel Birn from the very beginning; “It is only when we become our customers preferred partner as trusted advisor, we have achieved our goals”. Thus;  “Becoming our clients trusted advisor” is now the vision for the company.

All our consultants aim to fulfill the clients need for an authentic and present advisor, that is, one that will be genuinely interested in solving their problems and help them overcome tomorrow’s challenges.
It is apparent that Birn+Partners challenge the old traditional ways of the HR industry by being more transparent and more involved in the client DNA. We believe our approach fosters greater results for everyone involved, and our clients have shown the gratitude of continuous business and referrals, allowing the company to grow more than 20% annually.

Birn+Partners is powered by entrepreneurship and a winning team spirit. Today - more than 50 dedicated consultants and equity partners in 9 countries, with +300 years of combined executive and HR experience, are on a mission to deliver high quality services to international companies.

Our mindset is “international, acting local”. Us being ready and able to follow clients internationally, has created a sound footprint in Europe. 15 % of our turnover comes from cross border business between the markets, pursuing clients’ need for global presence.

Our vision and values

It is an acknowledged fact that executive search and consulting is all about the following three attributes: Trust, Business insight, and a sound network.

These three qualities cannot be bought, nor imitated. The only way to obtain the three, is to ensure that every single one of our Birn+Partners employee, finds real purpose in joining and committing to our vision and values. In other words, the elements of TRUST must become our inner compass.

Our vision: Becoming our clients most trusted advisor

Our values:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurship

As we all know, trust is earned, not given! This is why we are committed to give every single one of our clients our very best. We believe that honesty and integrity are our two most important qualities, when challenging status quo - and we do!

Always being truthful and forthright, gives us the opportunity to provide our clients with a valueable second opinion. We will challenge and nudge all our relations, but we will never compromise our personal or professional integrity. We are true to our ethics code of conduct, and we treat everyone we meet with the utmost respect - that being our clients, candidates or colleagues.

Our job as a trusted advisor is to provide our clients with insight and knowledge, in order to enhance their decision making and business performance. This is where our entrepreneurial spirit comes into play. As advisors, we are highly qualified, but we are also notoriously curious. With a flair for business, combined with a genuine interest in customer challenges and their DNA, we offer innovative solutions to complex problems.

And last, but not least - we humbly accept the fact that we are only allowed to do so, when we have become a TRUSTED advisor.

The Birn+Partners timeline

Birn+Partners Denmark Aps is founded.


Birn+Partners Finland Oy is established.
Birn+Partners Italy srl is established.


Birn+Partners Norway AS is established.


Birn+Partners Baltics SIA is established.


Birn+Partners Germany GmbH is established.


Birn+Partners Sweden AB is established.


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