We connect European companies with highly qualified and culturally compatible candidates, providing an experienced, resourceful and approachable solution for your recruitment needs.
OERTZENGroup is the answer to the industry’s tendency to deliver inconsistent results, impersonal relationships and rigid pricing structure. Matthias Oertzen, the founder, felt the need to respond with an alternative that offers expertise in executive and professional recruitment with the flexibility to adapt to current and local markets.
The OERTZENGroup is able to provide a customized service offering, using resources intelligently to deliver results our clients require, in a simple and effective way. As our client, you will have a truly one-on-one experience that is catered to your needs. We will make finding the right match an effortless and effective process for you.
A native of Germany, Matthias moved to Atlanta in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Science from Georgia State University. Having served as a Consultant at the German American Chamber of Commerce and as a Managing Director for a mid-size German company, Matthias understands the issues international companies face when entering the U.S. market.
After a successful journey as a Principal Consultant in an international recruitment agency, Matt decided to take a leap of faith and created the OERTZENGroup.
Matthias’ multicultural and bilingual background, paired with his long-standing experience as a manager and consultant for international clients, enables him to “walk in his clients’ shoes” and recommend customizable recruitment solutions, which allows them to focus on their core competencies rather than having to expend valuable resources in identifying and recruiting talent. Matthias strives to be a trusted advisor and uses his background to inquire about his clients’ needs, challenges, and cultural environment before recommending potential talent.
Camille grew up in France where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing.
She joined the French American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta in 2014 which provided her with great insight on how to support and promote international business opportunities in the US. She later managed the office for a French company in Atlanta, learning all facets of running a business before serving with the French Consulate. Her passion for recruiting started in 2017 when she joined an international recruitment agency working alongside Matthias.
Camille is a customer-centric leader at heart. She is passionate about anticipating client’s needs and empowering them to build winning teams globally. With extensive experience in operations, project management, marketing and human capital, Camille has gained valuable skills allowing her to deliver superior service to the OERTZENGroup and its valued customers.
Camille is a food, travel, and photography enthusiast, but what she enjoys most is spending time with her family.
Born and raised in a multi-cultural family in Germany, Melissa graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management and started her career in an international client-facing role with SAP SE. When she was offered a job in South Carolina a few years later to help build up a German start-up company in the automotive industry, she decided to move to the US. She later joined an international leading material handling company in Atlanta as an Account Manager, serving multiple Fortune 500 companies and supporting them run smooth day-to-day operations.
Melissa brings valuable operations and supply chain management knowledge as well as account management experience to OERTZENGroup, which equips her to understand our clients’ needs. Throughout her career, she has also played a key role in overcoming cultural differences and building international teams and is determined to support our clients in creating their winning team.
Stephan moved to the U.S. from Germany in 2012 and holds dual citizenship. Having a passion for the United States, he decided to spend a high school year at a U.S. Military Academy in New York. Subsequently, he earned a law degree from Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany.
Before relocating to the U.S., Stephan worked for Caterpillar Motoren in their legal department in Kiel, Germany. He then started at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta to later serve as a Plant Manager for a German automotive Tier 1 company in GA.
Working in an international corporate environment for over a decade, Stephan understands the challenges and specialties that companies face in bilateral markets. As a Sr. Recruiter for OERTZENGroup, he works towards finding the best possible solutions and opportunities for our customers in this environment while using his solid technical and business insight to best serve their recruitment needs.
In his free time, Stephan enjoys traveling and exploring new countries and food. He is a big fan of hiking in the Smokey Mountains and the beaches in Mexico.
Native to the Metro-Atlanta area, Laura grew up just north of the city and attended nearby Kennesaw State University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in German Applied Business, she spent time studying in Münster and interning in Berlin.
Laura began her career in recruitment and talent acquisition at a multinational consulting firm headquartered in Germany. Specializing in German Mittlestand companies in the industrial manufacturing industry, she developed a keen eye for identifying high-quality talent for both executive and professional level positions across the US and Canada. She quickly became known for her ability to build long lasting professional relationships with candidates that extend beyond the hire date.
Laura was eager to join the OERTZENGroup, where she has further developed her skills in identifying and recruiting top talent for various industries, working closely with clients to understand technical requirements as well as company culture.
When she’s not busy sourcing candidates or conducting interviews, Laura enjoys pursuing her athletic interests in the pool and on the pickleball court.
Annika grew up in Germany where she graduated with a design degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She gained her first marketing experience working closely with the marketing manager of a medium-sized company in Germany. Shortly after, Annika moved to the United States and freelanced for many years as a marketing strategist and designer for multiple startups.
Annika is a driven marketer with a passion for creativity and a keen eye for details. As a Brand & Community Specialist at the OERTZENGroup, she will help build and strengthen the OERTZENGroup brand as well as establish the Westbound Podcast.
When Annika is not working, she usually dives into art projects, spends time with friends, or discovers new recipes. Her interest in travel started in 2016 when she traveled and lived in six different countries for multiple years.
Having worked with numerous different cultures, she understands the intercultural challenges that European companies encounter when entering the U.S. market.
Kristina was born and raised in Germany. She has completed her studies in Germany, Austria and Argentina and holds a master’s degree in Strategic Management from the University of Innsbruck and a bachelor’s degree from the International School of Management in Dortmund.
Kristina started her career in business development with the IT service provider for the worldwide network of German Chambers of Commerce.
Following that, she fostered transatlantic business relations while leading the North & South Carolina office for the German American Chamber of Commerce.
Most recently, she served as Deputy Managing Director for the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Europe Office which promotes Foreign Direct Investment from Europe to the US.
Kristina joins OERTZENGroup as an Account Executive. Her background in economic development and her experience in supporting European companies enter and grow in the US market – from both sides of the Atlantic – helps her understand our clients’ needs and challenges.