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Michael Otte is the Vice President and Director in Kienbaum Consultants’ Atlanta office. He is responsible for Kienbaum’s North American Executive Search and NewPlacement (outplacement) operations. His experience as a consultant spans across several industries, including automotive, industrial manufacturing, packaging, consumer, and technology. Michael has served clients from smaller start-up entities to mid-sized companies to large multinationals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Prior to joining Kienbaum, he was a Consultant with Heidrick & Struggles, a market leader in the global executive search business. Before his tenure with Heidrick, Michael was a Principal with A.T. Kearney, one of the leading global management consulting firms. At the start of his career, he worked as an international project manager with partner organizations in Asia and Eastern Europe. Michael grew up and launched his career in Europe; he moved to the United States in 1999, initially to the West Coast and then to Texas. He has lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area since 2004.
Michael earned a Master’s degree from the University of Munich and a B.S. in Business Administration from the Federal University of Applied Sciences in Cologne.
He is an active member of several industry organizations including the German American Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce, and industry associations in the automotive and manufacturing industries.