About Us

History

Since 1993, Von Rohr & Associates differentiates itself by its multi-disciplinary, customized and developmental approach, aligned with each individual’s expectations and aspirations. Our clients in professional transition benefit from expert, tailor-made and pro-active support that integrates market realities to help them achieve an agile professional repositioning. In addition to its in-depth knowledge of the job market, Von Rohr & Associates provides a range of network levers thanks to its long-standing roots in the Suisse-romande economic fabric.

Values

Integrity & Respect

Much more than a service, a reference… Managing the human impact of change is a daily challenge. A process-oriented response has often become the main solution regardless of the most essential and intrinsic dimensions of the individual. And yet, the latter are critical for an individual’s self-fulfilment and to prosper in the professional ecosystem. As an independent pioneer of outplacement in Western Switzerland, Von Rohr & Associates quickly established itself as the absolute reference in its field, thanks to an individualized empowering approach, based on a holistic support, which has become a significant distinctive feature of the brand. A unique difference which has contributed to establish a strong reputation among peers, and beyond, since the business was launched in 1993.

Team

  • Nick Dryden
    Nick Dryden
    MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Bachelor's in Business Studies
    • Master's in business Administration (MBA)
    • Chartered Accountant (UK)
    • Licenced Expert Auditor (CH)
    • Trust & Estate Professional (TEP)
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Financial Services
    • Professional Services
    • Media and Communications
    • Transport and Trading
    Networks
    • BSCC [CH]
    • BSCC [UK]
    • CCIG
    • IMD Alumni
    • Expert Suisse
    • LinkedIn
    Linkedin
  • Kathryne Bonvin-Bercel
    Kathryne Bonvin-Bercel
    DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Speaks English, French and Hungarian
    Education & Certifications
    • Degree in Business Administration (minor in psychology)
    • Certified Professional Coach (Wakan Geneva) - ICF accredited
    • Certified in AssessFirst, Predictive Index (PI), Talent Development by Global Novations (Korn Ferry)
    • Trained in Talent Innovations 360°
    • Mentoring - Coaching
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Aeronautics & Telecommunication
    • Banking
    • Entrepreneurship
    • FMCG
    • Life Sciences & Medical technology
    • Luxury
    • Metals & Mining
    Networks
    • Fisher College Alumnus [USA]
    • Career Women's Forum [CWF - Member and Executive Committee Member 2015-19]
    • HR Vaud
    • Toastmasters International
    • Wakan Coaching Alumnus
    • LinkedIn
    Linkedin
  • Patrice Bourquenoud
    Patrice Bourquenoud
    SENIOR CONSULTANT
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Graduate from the Institute of Linguists (London)
    • Certified in Insights Discovery
    • Coaching modules (Wakan Geneva)
    • Specialized in ICT recruitment
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Administration
    • Banking & Finance
    • Building & Construction
    • Engineering
    • ICT
    • Luxury
    • Watchmaking
    • Manufacturing Industry
    • Trading
    Networks
    • CCIG
    • HR Geneva
    • Wakan Coaching Alumnus
    • LinkedIn
    • Rezonance
    • Xing
    Linkedin
  • Lisa Benjamin
    Lisa Benjamin
    CONSULTANT
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Certified NLP Coach (Society of NLP – Youniting Sàrl)
    • Mentoring – Coaching
    • Team coaching
    • Workshops – communication, stress management, positive psychology
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Bank & Finance & operations BO/MO
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Administration
    Linkedin
  • Nathalie Baron
    Nathalie Baron
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Master's in International Management, ESCP
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Entrepreneurship
    • FMCG
    • Health
    • Luxury
    • Pharma
    • Medical Technology and Devices
    • Higher Education
    Linkedin
  • Tim Gibson-Tullberg
    Tim Gibson-Tullberg
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English
    Education & Certifications
    • Bachelor's in Military Studies
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Private Banking
    • Investment Management
    • Finance Asia
    • Finance ME
    • Entrepreneurship
    Linkedin
  • Normand photo 2024
    Normand Lemire
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Bachelor's in Psychology
    • MBA in Finance
    • FITT Certificate in International Trade
    • Certified Solution Focused Coach
    • Certified NLP coach
    • Positive psychology certificate
    • Clifton Strengths Talent Assessment
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Aeronautics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership
    • Startup & SME
    • ICT
    • Manufacturing Industry
    • Pharma
    • Life Sciences
    • NGOs
    • Professional Services
    • Tobacco
    Linkedin
  • Hugues Salle
    Hugues Salle
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Degree in Hospitality Business and Management
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Business Services
    • FMCG
    • Hospitality
    • Metals & Mining
    • NGOs
    • Sports Management
    • Technical Textile Industry
    • Telecommunications
    • IT Solutions
    Linkedin
  • Suzanne Zwerner
    Suzanne Zwerner
    Consultant
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Master in work and organizational psychology
    • Brevet federal of HR Specialist
    • Certified on PULSIONS assessment
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Watch industry
    • Health
    • public administration
    • recruitment and selection
    • Human Resources
    • individual coaching
    Linkedin
  • Cathy Menu
    Cathy Menu
    ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • CFC Business Administrative Assistant
    • VitalSmarts
    • Valeur Plus
    • Swiss School of Fasciathérapie
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • PowerApp
    • Access
    • Microsoft Office
    • Kajabi
    Linkedin
  • Cédric Borboën
    Cédric Borboën
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks French
    Education & Certifications
    • Creator of business opportunities
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Brand Creation
    • Business Network Creation
    • Business Creation
    • Event Creation
    • Management & Development
    • Marketing
    Linkedin
  • Bruno Dard
    Bruno Dard
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English, French and German
    Education & Certifications
    • Master in Entrepreneurship
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Luxury
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Higher Education
    • Hospitality
    • Energy Transition
    • National and Regional Administration
    Linkedin
  • Thierry Genthialon
    Thierry Genthialon
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
    Education & Certifications
    • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Oil & Gas
    • Trading
    • Distribution
    • Retail
    • Infrastructure
    Linkedin
  • Ellen Kocher
    Ellen Kocher
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English, French, German and Italian
    Education & Certifications
    • Professional Certified Coach
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Mulltinational Companies
    • Swiss Companies
    • Finance
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Demography +50 years
    • Individual and Group Coaching
    Linkedin
  • Michael McKay
    Michael McKay
    SENIOR CONSULTANT
    Speaks English, French and German
    Education & Certifications
    • Bachelor of Education (Hons.), University of Leeds
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • FMCG
    • International tobacco
    • Communications
    • Public-speaking
    • presentation skills
    • Public Relations
    • Government Relations
    • Public Affairs
    • Leveraging business networks effectively
    • Founder/Presenter of The McKay Interview
    • on World Radio Switzerland
    Linkedin
  • Michael Mullane
    Michael Mullane
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English, French and Italian
    Education & Certifications
    • Broadcast and Digital Media Manager
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Media and Communications
    • Digital Communications
    • Public Speaking
    Linkedin
  • Luis Rochartre
    Luis Rochartre
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
    Education & Certifications
    • Forestry Engineer
    • UTAD
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Sustainable Development
    • Business Management
    • Consulting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • NGOs
    • Forestry and Forest Products
    • Defense Industries
    • International Organizations
    Linkedin
  • Rachel Unell
    Rachel Unell
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English and French
    Education & Certifications
    • Healthcare Sector
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Business Services
    • Sales
    • Purchasing
    • Medical Consulting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • International Trade
    • Distribution
    • Life Sciences
    • Medical Technology and Devices
    • Healthcare
    Linkedin
  • John Zimmer
    John Zimmer
    Senior Consultant
    Speaks English, French, German and Italian
    Education & Certifications
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, University of Toronto
    • Bachelor of Laws (J.D.), University of Ottawa
    Sectors & Knowledge
    • Public Speaking
    • presentation skills
    • effective communication
    Linkedin

Switzerland & International

Thanks to active and longstanding partnerships with Grass & Partner in Switzerland, and the Arbora Global Career Partners network internationally, Von Rohr & Associates’ corporate clients and clients in transition can benefit from career services locally and globally.

Via our partnership with Grass & Partner, Von Rohr & Associates’ Clients in transition can benefit from career services in 9 cities across the German-speaking region of Switzerland. Our partner’s expertise of regional and local specificities is set in their experience working both with organizations and clients in transition, and knowing the intricacies required to effectively accompany individuals – applying a tailored and flexible approach.

To promote international mobility and the exchange of best practices, Von Rohr & Associates leverages its global presence via Arbora Global Career Partners – as a founding member in 2000. Present in some 25 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia-Pacific, Arbora brings together the local expertise of leading outplacement firms in their respective countries. The network is distinguished by its ability to bring together what makes for local market knowledge and integrates the specific needs of each market, each sector and each individual. Services are designed in a highly modular and customized manner, with our client being our focal point.