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Who we are


We advise the board and/or the executive management in the evaluation of the composition of boards and in search and placements of management and other key positions. We focus on selected mandates where our skills count. We are your partner in tailor-made solutions. With us, your contact with direct responsibility for the mandate is always the entrepreneur, who is highly experienced and has the instinct required to deal effectively with delicate and demanding issues.

Dr. Michael Rosenfeld

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Partner and Member of the Board
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In the summer of 2002 Dr. Michael Rosenfeld established the DR. ROSENFELD CONSULTING – after 15 years in Executive Search in the same company. It incorporates an integrated approach to Executive Search and Coaching. 
He advises the Board and/or the Executive Management in Search and Placements of Boards, management and other key positions Board & Management Appraisals and Coaching. His industry focus is mainly on the manufacturing industry and consumer goods/retail.

From 1998 to 2002 he was a Partner / Vice President in Korn/Ferry International. Before that, from 1988, he was a partner in the former Ray & Berndtson Company, which he joined 6 months after the firm was established. He played a major role in its growth, which resulted that by 1994 it was the second largest company of its kind in Switzerland. In 1998 the partners sold the company to the largest Executive Search company in the world. 

Dr. Rosenfeld began his professional career in 1978 at Mettler Toledo in Greifensee near Zurich, where he rose to lead the development and production of thin films and photolithography. Thereafter, for 3 ½ years, he led a Business Unit in the field of medical-analytical apparatus at Tegimenta AG (a company in the Hoffmann-La Roche group) followed by the responsibility for the development department in the field of Office Automation. 
Dr. Rosenfeld grew up in Zurich and graduated with a degree in humanities majoring in classical Greek and Latin. He went on to study physics at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa from 1969 to 1973, followed by a PhD in 1977 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), with a major in solid-state physics. He possesses the Diploma from the Higher Teaching Institute as a high-school teacher and has completed the 2-year management course at the Institute of Management and Staff training.
He speaks fluent German, English and French.




Daniel Burkhalter

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Partner and Director of the Board
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Since 2009, he has been acting as an entrepreneur in the search and selection of senior managers and executives. In 2014 he took over the swisselect group, which he expanded in a leading executives selection company at the sites of Bern, Zurich, Basel, Vevey, Zug and is now leading the group as owner. Furthermore, he is the owner of the NachfolgePool Schweiz GmbH, which is among the pioneers of family-external succession regulation companies.

In staffing administrative boards as well as executives and key positions, Board & Management Appraisals and Coaching, Daniel Burkhalter supports the administrative board and/or management team. His sector focus lies in the Industry, ICT and Consumer Good Industry.  

Daniel Burkhalter began his professional activity in 1994 at the Hamo AG as a development engineer, where he was last responsible for the technical sale for the US. Afterwards, he was sales director in the Special Machine Construction sector (Technica AG), Medical Technology (Mikron), ICT Industry (Ascom) and in the Hightech Industry (Stoppani). From 2006 to 2009 he led for 3 ½ years TSE Troller as a CEO, which is leading technologically the Liquid Coating Industry. 

Daniel Burkhalter completed his primary and secondary school in Solothurn, followed by an apprenticeship as a technical draughtsman at the ETA SA in Grenchen.  From 1991 to 1994 he studied engineering at the technical college of Biel. Furthermore, he possesses a postgraduate diploma of the Management School St. Gallen. 


He speaks fluent German, English and French 




Susanne Buri

Susan Buri

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Susanne Buri's activities are like a red thread in the main topic of health policy. She focuses on these five sectors: Health, Ageing, Social, Education and Insurance. Susanne Buri supports top committees in filling boards of directors and management positions. Her activities include non-profit and association organisations as well as public administrations at all levels.


Susanne Buri studied Business Administration, Management, Leadership, Management and Politics in Health Care (Master of Advanced Studies in Health Service Management) at the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen. She did this on the basis of training with the Association of Swiss Social Security Experts (SVS) and various engagements such as Compasso, Network Business for Professional Women, International Center for Corporate Governance.


Her passion for bringing together top companies and top people is also her success, because Susanne Buri can build on triple practice: On many years of commitment in small (former SME entrepreneur) and large (management of health and employability of two groups), on versatile consulting and lecturing with correspondingly networked work and knowledge in economy and administration and last but not least 5 years of professional experience in executive search.




Georgine Lyner
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  • 2001: High School Graduation (Matura Type B, Latin), Zurich 
  • 2003: Studies in geography (2 semesters), University of Zurich 
  • 2006: Diploma Course Tourism Specialist (Higher Education), International School of Tourism Management Zurich
  • 2006-2011: Zurich Tourism, Associate Hotel & Travel Services, Lead Tourguide Department
  • 2011-2012:  American Express Travel, Work Force Planning Analyst, Zurich
  • since March 2012: Dr. Rosenfeld Consulting, Research Associate




Joanna Bessert-Nettelbeck 
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  • 2004: High School Graduation (Baccalauréat Littéraire), Berlin
  • 2006 - 2008: Marketing and Communication Studies, Berlin 
  • 2008 - 2014: Freelancer in Public Relation and Event Management
  • 2014 - 2016: Consultant & Project Manager at Adecco Personaldienstleistung GmbH
  • since 2015: Psychology Studies, Fernstudium PFH
  • since 2016: Partner at CM Profiling
  • since December 2017: Dr. Rosenfeld Executive Search AG, Research Associate