We are People & Culture Advisors.
We find the right people for the right tasks. Together with our clients, we create a positive corporate culture. Combined with our advisory approach we realize sustainable and productive working environments.


Efficient processes

alignment of search
assignment and
search profile

support of
pre-onboarding /
employee experience

project debriefing

support of
the selection and
contracting process

presentation of
candidate profiles

candidate assessment
and selection

candidate identification
and active sourcing

client briefing and
project kick-off

quantitative market
and candidate analysis

We also offer single modules or combinations of modules as Recruiting Process Support (RPS).

RPS Use Case

Posting & Network

Posting & Network

1. Prominente Platzierung und aktive Vermarktung der Stelle auf adäquaten, branchenspezifischen Stellenportalen und LTC-Webpage
2. Aktive Platzierung im unternehmenseigenen Netzwerk (bspw. Branchenkontakte, Alumni-Netzwerke)
3. Q&A für Interessenten
4. Direkte Weiterleitung von Bewerberunterlagen in den internen Recruitingprozess

RPS Use Case

Active Sourcing+

Active Sourcing+

1. Leistungen aus „Posting & Network“ inklusive
2. Identifizierung, Vorauswahl und Direktansprache fachlich passender Kandidaten in einem vorher definierten Kontingent
3. Q&A für Interessenten
4. Direkte Weiterleitung von Bewerberunterlagen zzgl. Zusatzinformationen aus der Direktansprache in den internen Recruitingprozess


Professional specialization

Financial Services

Financial Services

Asset & Wealth Management
Capital Markets & Corporate Finance
Structured / Project Finance
Risk, Compliance, Audit

• Head of Tax Germany – Internationale Investmentbank
• Private Banker / Client Relationship Manager – Privatbank
• Corporate / Institutional Sales – Internationale Großbank
• Senior Compliance Officer – Internationale Investmentbank
• Head of Audit – Internationale Privatbank
• Investment Manager – Private Equity
• Head of HR Germany – Konsumentenkreditbank
• Factoring-Spezialist – Konsumentenkreditbank


Real Estate

Real Estate

Transaction & Investment Management
Sales / Fundraising
Asset & Property Management
ESG / New Work Strategy
Project Development / Construction Project Management
  • Chief Investment Officer – Real Estate Debt Fund
  • Head of Asset Management Real Assets – Privatbank
  • Teamlead New Work Consulting – Internationales Bau- und Beratungsunternehmen
  • Teamlead Bauprojektmanagement – Internationales Bau- und Beratungsunternehmen
  • Niederlassungsleiter Property Management – Internationaler Property Manager
  • Senior Asset Manager – Immobilieninvestmentunternehmen
  • Investment Manager – Immobilieninvestmentunternehmen
  • Geschäftsführer Mieterservice – Börsennotiertes Wohnungsunternehmen
  • Finance Director Germany – Internationaler Property Manager
  • Head of HR – Internationaler Property Manager



Assurance / Tax / Law
  • Senior Manager Capital Markets Advisory – Advisory (Big4)
  • Senior Manager ESG / Real Assets – Advisory (Big4)
  • Prozessberater Risk & Regulation – Unternehmensberatung
  • Principal Digitale Transformation Financial Services – Internationale Unternehmensberatung



Corporate Finance
Accounting & Controlling
People & Culture
  • CEO – Automobilzulieferer
  • CFO – Automobilzulieferer
  • Head of IT – Automobilzulieferer
  • Leiter Finanzen & Controlling – Automobilzulieferer
  • Head of Procurement – Internationaler E-Autohersteller
  • Kaufmännischer Leiter – Recyclingunternehmen
  • Leiter HR – Sensorikunternehmen


Solution driven

Marcus Michel
Marcus Michel Managing Partner
Marcus Michel is the founder and Managing Partner of LightTower Consulting GmbH.

During his degree at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Marcus completed a trainee program at Bankhaus Metzler, a private bank, in Frankfurt. After graduating in Business Administration, he worked at KPMG in the “Financial Services – Audit & Advisory” unit.

In 1999 he pursued a new career path as a Recruiting Consultant at Hillreiner Consulting in Munich, focusing on his home turf Financial Services. He established and managed the Frankfurt office until 2004. In 2005, he started his own consulting firm Michel Consult, still focused on people advisory within capital markets, private banking and finance. In 2015, he transferred his business to contagi PERSONAL, where he managed the Financial Services & Real Estate-Practice in the DACH-region as a Partner, and from 2020 as Managing Partner.  

Regarding to his 25+ years of experience as an Executive Searcher and Advisor, he formed a resilient professional network of decision-makers from the banking, financial and real estate sectors.

He is an active alumnus of the Frankfurt School and keeps a close association with the university. In this regard, he completed the Advanced Management Program and teaches Full-Time MBAs on the topic of “Employability”. In addition, he is a Management Coach of the European Business School (EBS) and has been an ambassador of AKAD University Stuttgart since 2018.

Marcus is married, has two sons and a daughter and lives in Bad Soden am Taunus. He is an active golfer, wine and music lover, as well as an enthusiastic fan of Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Patrick Krieg
Patrick Krieg Managing Partner
Patrick Krieg is Managing Partner of LightTower Consulting GmbH.

He has a multifaceted work experience as an Executive Searcher with a correspondingly resilient network in various industries.

After graduating from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, he started his career as a Research Consultant at contagi PERSONAL in Frankfurt am Main. There he gained valuable experience by successfully filling different demanding positions of Technical and Commercial Specialists, Managers and C-levels across the Real Estate, Construction, Financial Services and Automotive industry.

In 2020 he took responsibility for a research team and several key accounts in the real estate and financial services sector. Moreover, he was involved in setting up the “Financial Services & Real Estate” unit which he successfully expanded together with his now partner colleague Marcus Michel. In addition, he accounted for the whole internal recruitment management as a responsible recruiter and acted as a speaker at various universities in the Rhine-Main-area where he made a lasting contribution to the company’s networking with local student management consultancies as well as to the recruiting of young talents.

Patrick is a passionate endurance athlete, enthusiastic snooker fan and lover of good food. Originally from the Main-Kinzig area, Patrick has built the center of his life in the city of Frankfurt am Main.

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Ana-Marija Guberac
Ana-Marija Guberac Associate
Ana-Marija Guberac is an Associate at LightTower Consulting GmbH.

During her degree in “Media Management & Digital Marketing” at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, she started as a Research Consultant at contagi PERSONAL in Frankfurt. Ana was able to gain significant working experience in the areas of Real Estate, Financial and Professional Services.

Since her graduation, she is responsible for the Direct Search and the entire candidate experience at LightTower Consulting. Regarding her Bachelor of Arts degree in “Digital Marketing”, Ana took over the responsibility for the companies’ social media channels.

In 2023 she completed the certificate program in “Banking Expertise” at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2024, she also completed the “Sourcing Masterclass” by CODE to broaden her knowledge in active sourcing.

Grown-up in Wiesbaden, today she is living in Frankfurt.

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Friederike Schimmel
Friederike Schimmel Senior Analyst
Friederike Schimmel is a Senior Analyst at LightTower Consulting GmbH.

Friederike gained first research experience in complex positions in Management and IT Consulting before starting her business administration studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. She successfully applies this expertise to LTC-projects with a focus on finance and real estate.

Friederike grew up in the Main-Taunus area and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, preferably in Frankfurt. She has a dog, Emil, who also is part of the LTC-team (designated Feel Good Manager). 

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