braines – executive search



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braines – at a glance


Industrial revolution – reloaded! From IT to digitalisation to IoT.

We support our clients in recruiting both executives who make the difference and experts with specific experience and highly demanded know-how and even complete teams to leverage our clients‘ market position.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Factory Automation
  • IT-Strategy
  • Agile Transformation
  • Digital Transformation

  • Blockchain
  • IT-Security
  • Smart Home
  • Cloud
  • Design Thinking

  • Consulting
  • C-Level
  • Sales
  • IT & Engineering

  • Machine Learning
  • Industrial Automation
  • Virtual Reality
  • ERP
  • SaaS

  • Smart Factory
  • CAX
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industrie 4.0
  • Big Data

  • IoT
  • MES
  • PLM
  • Digital Twin
  • Systems Engineering

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The way to the goal:


Joint development of
  • the objective and the business case
  • the search profile (position and person)
  • the USP (company and position)
  • the search strategy (target groups and procedures)


  • Activation of the braines insider network
  • Social media and web research
  • Direct search and headhunting by phone
  • Individual use of other channels


  • Individual and creative initial approach
  • Targeted counseling throughout the whole process
  • Matching of mutual expectations


  • Definition of the shortlist
  • Position-adequate diagnostic measures (e.g. DISG)
  • Monitoring of the selection process

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  • Counseling in the decision-making
  • Support of the contract negotiations
  • Enduring relationship with the new hire to ensure long-lasting success

Sus­tain­able partner­ship

  • Strong commitment to the client and his business goals
  • Advice on various recruiting issues
  • Individually customisable framework contracts
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Career at braines

We are growing – are you growing with us?

Do you want exciting projects, motivated colleagues and a unique team spirit?

We train you to become a personnel consultant, support your personal development and offer you plenty of room for self-realisation and creative opportunities in a promising environment.

What we expect from you: positive energy, strong communication skills and flexibility.

Sounds interesting? Send us your documents to and we will get back to you shortly!

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Contact person

Karlheinz Hirn

Karlheinz Hirn

Senior Partner


Are you interested in our consulting services or do you have questions about our range of services? We look forward to hearing from you!

braines Executive Search GmbH

Hallbergmoos (Munich Airport)
Lilienthalstraße 29
85399 Hallbergmoos

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    Executive Search

    braines for your success!

    For a long time already, we have been a part of the family circle of the international IT and technology branch. Due to the digitalisation of all business processes in all industries, our family expands constantly.

    Global market leaders as well as emerging innovators rely on our core competence: hiring top performers in order to achieve growth targets.

    With our long-term commitment and quality standards, we set standards in successful recruitment – always focused on the associated business goals and the challenges of our clients’ markets.

    Our “Executive Search” service is your opportunity for predictable recruitment success for key positions in your company.

    Kornherr Associates is now braines

    History: Kornherr Associates, 1990 – 2021

    Founded in 1990 by Lothar Kornherr and joined by Karlheinz Hirn shortly afterwards; IT hype of the 90s, Internet, DotCom bubble, collapse of the “New Market”, new outtasking and outsourcing business processes, new IT business models SaaS and PaaS. Bernhard Rabl joins the partner circle in 2016. Change is constant: multi-project management, new technologies, competition for the best in tight IT labour markets. The Corona pandemic accelerates the trend towards digitalisation from March 2020 up to now. At the end of 2020, our founder and senior partner Lothar Kornherr retires – accompanied by our best wishes and in the best memory of many years of a trusting and very successful cooperation.

    New Horizons: braines Executive Search, 2021

    Kornherr Associates becomes braines Executive Search in July 2021; Karlheinz Hirn and Bernhard Rabl continue the executive search business with their colleagues under the new brand identity. Change remains constant: multi-project management, new technologies, competition for the best in tight IT labour markets. But the tried and tested also remains: Close and sustainable relationships with our corporate clients, personal commitment to project success and a strong business ethic. In short, we look forward to the coming years and projects with and in our community.