Knight Gianella - Since more than 50 Years

You are looking for a professional, independent and widely experienced consulting service to assist you in restructuring management bodies and filling key positions. You measure performance by exceptional commitment, high competence, creativity, efficiency and success. Then we are the right partner for you!


Challenging assignments call for the personal commitment of a consulting company’s top players – as well as for exclusivity. At Knight Gianella, your contact person with direct responsibility for the mandate is always an experienced consultant. We focus on selected mandates where our skills and our passion for the unusual challenge can make a difference. We are your partner for tailor-made, professional solutions.


Our company was founded in 1965 as the Executive Search practice of the Chicago-based Knight Group, a consulting company with global operations. Since the mid-1990s, we have been an independent Executive Search Boutique in Zollikon/Zurich (Switzerland).


You will not find us in the rankings alongside with the largest Executive Search Consulting companies. Where you will find us is wherever key decisions on board or management personnel need to be taken. Our experience is particularly valued during testing phases of upheaval in a company. The main criterion we use to measure our performance is the success of our clients.


As both advisor and partner to our clients, we enjoy international success thanks to our single-minded commitment to the corporate principles of carefully selecting our mandates, providing a personal and objective consulting service, carrying out professional and transparent project work and displaying the utmost discretion. But, above all, we put the client first. And therein lies our passion for excellence.


Our client base of long-standing and newly acquired clients both in Europe and overseas, our worldwide network and our personal confidential access to key decision-makers across all major economic areas are proof of our track record. Our success rate in filling key positions is an impressive 98%. Repeat business comes at a highly satisfying 70%. So why don’t you let yourself be persuaded by our commitment, our passion, by our exceptional quality?