About us

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Our story

How do you set sail in an industry where no competitor has 1% market share but 100s and 1000s of competitors are fighting over the same clients with little or no differentiation other than personality of the consultant. Our industry is all about: trust, business insight, references and network.

Birn+Partners was founded in 2013 by Mikkel F. Birn with the determination to build a top 10 European company within Executive Search – Management Consulting – Board Services & Education. With a background in HR, sales and top management combined with an MBA and Board Education the road and experience for Birn+Partners was paved. Mikkel’s passion is to build a company where all employees are proud to a part of the culture and DNA. Honesty, integrity and the ability to be near and authentic to clients have always been the mantra allowing us to keep clients and gain referrals to expand.

Over the years we have made several market surveys with 8000 executives to gain market intelligence and know-how to tackle the volatile market conditions and learn from their experiences. The focus groups, interviews, surveys have led to a broad service portfolio in Birn+Partners assisting executives in their full working life cycle.

Our expansion continues and ever since the first day, we have followed our clients internationally. Each year we have established a legal entity and entered a new country. We have primarily grown organically until now and see possible mergers being a part of future growth and expansion. Birn+Partners has always had yearly growth rates above 20%.

  • It is only when we become the preferred partner as trusted advisor to our customers, we have achieved our goals
    Mikkel Birn

Birn+Partners is today 60 employees in 8 countries. A group structure secures full alignment and quality assurance. One ownership, one IT, one CRM, Group functions such as CEO, marketing, business development, academy secures the foundation of future success. The ownership is shared with the founder being main shareholder and over time distributed to local partners. Birn+Partners are self sufficient and has never accepted external capital or loans. Much of our profit is re-invested in new tools, services or markets. We want to stay ahead of the game. 10% of our revenue stems from crossborder business, where the service is sold in one country and delivered in another.

Birn+Partners is powered by entrepreneurship and a winning team spirit. More than 60 dedicated consultants and partners in 8 countries are on a mission to deliver high quality services to international companies.
Our mindset is “thinking internationally, acting locally”.
Us being ready and able to follow clients internationally, has created a sound footprint in Europe. 10 % of our turnover comes from cross-border business between the markets, pursuing clients’ need for global presence.

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