About us

We live our credo “Creating value for people with people” every day. We listen to you and, in a trusting dialogue, find solutions together that are precisely tailored to your individual needs.

We stand for commitment, seriousness and discretion. We share your high quality standards and meet them every day.

Despite all the diversity in our team, we are united by our mission: we master the tasks set for us with passion and a high level of expertise. We bring our qualifications in personnel consulting, mergers & acquisitions and management consulting to the table.

In-depth knowledge of the national and international logistics industry goes hand in hand with comprehensive methodological expertise in consultancy – this mixture makes us unique.

Our team for you

Frederik Zitz

Managing Partner

Elmar Zitz

Managing Partner

Josef Steinkellner

Managing Partner Austria

Sabine Kielmann

Office Assistant

Anke Jacobs

Senior Consultant, Executive Search & Recruitment

Raymond Goldenstedt

Senior Consultant, Executive Search & Recruitment

Chiara Mandelkau

Consultant, Executive Search & Recruitment

Stephan Voigt

Partner, Executive Search & Recruitment, Insurance Industry

Detlef Kuhn

Partner, Region Southwest Germany

Our locations

We will find the perfect mix for you between a personal conversation and digital support for our joint project. Even if the present is already digital, the future will be even more. However, this does not automatically replace the intensive exchange of ideas at our locations or directly at your site.


Sandthorquai-Hof, Pickhuben 2
D-20457 Hamburg

Mannheim / Stuttgart

Obere Geisbergstraße 40
D-74821 Mosbach


Eduard Klinger Straße 19
A-3423 St. Andrä-Wördern

Our international network

We have many years of consulting experience of our own in almost all of Europe as well as in the Middle East. We are also active worldwide with our experts for experts network. Feel free to contact us about your international needs.

experts for experts – global logistics & supply chain consultants

Austria, BeNeLux, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA



Quality is our top priority. What our founder Elmar Hertzog started in 1978 with his idea of helping forwarding companies optimise their processes quickly found a logical complement in the personnel business. This combination still shapes us today.


Elmar Zitz joins the company in 1987 as an authorised signatory and soon takes over 50 percent of the company shares. He brings the perfect mix of entrepreneurial skills and market knowledge from the international transport and logistics industry.


Elmar Hertzog retires but remains associated with the company as a shareholder. Hertzog & Partner begins to develop personnel consultancy in contract logistics and for clients from retail and manufacturing.


Another milestone was Frederik Zitz joining the company in 2004. He shares his father’s fascination for the logistics sector, which is under great strain due to globalisation. The demands on the people in the companies are rising rapidly and becoming increasingly complex. Hertzog & Partner recognises the need and decisively expands the direct search for suitable applicants under challenging market conditions.


Hertzog & Partner Germany and Albert Klamert jointly found the Austrian subsidiary, each with equal shares. Frederik Zitz becomes Managing Director of the German and Austrian companies, Albert Klamert becomes Managing Partner in Austria.


We expand our international positioning. Our German and Austrian companies join experts for experts – global logistics & supply chain consultants (e4e). e4e is a leading global network of consultancies specialised in the transport and logistics industry. Our clientele and our candidates benefit from our global market knowledge


Frederik Zitz takes over the shares from Elmar Hertzog and becomes Managing Partner in the German company.


Josef Steinkellner, who has been associated with Hertzog & Partner Austria as a partner since 2015, takes over the company shares from Albert Klamert and succeeds him in the role of Managing Partner Austria.


we offer premium solutions for renowned national and international customers. These are medium-sized companies and corporations from the entire logistics sector as well as from retail, manufacturing, the insurance industry and the public sector.



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