Leading Search Partners
„People determine the success of a company. Exclusively and always.”

Claus Schmidt

Partner, Graz/Vienna/Munich

Heinrichstraße 41,
8010 Graz
T +43 664 23 37 292


industry, trade, service


since 2023
Partner at Leading Search Partners, executive and professional search, executive coaching, strategy development,

since 2013
Management consulting with focus on “people in organizations”, leadership, executive development, coaching

2019 – 2022
CEO Ideal Kältetechnik GmbH, Gmunden
Metal processing industry, refrigeration technology, multi-level sales and distribution

2013 – 2018
Schweitzer Project AG, Naturno/Italy
CEO Columbia s.r.l refrigeration producer, Padua/Italy
General Manager Shoptec k.f.t.; metal industry, Csot, Hungary
Managing Director Schweitzer Ladenbau, D.A.CH.

1998 – 2013
Umdasch AG Amstetten
Managing Director Assmann Ladenbau / Leibnitz
Managing Director Umdasch Shopfitting Group / Amstetten


Studies of Business Administration at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz
St. Gallen Executive Business School
Numerous training and further education courses in the areas of leadership, executive development, coaching, process and project management