Marcel Ramin Derakhchan is a specialist in recruiting candidates to fill top management roles at business and professional services companies. In particular, he acts as an adviser to global strategy consultancies, IT service providers, software companies and hidden champions. As the founder of dla, Marcel is specialized in digital transformation topics and its effects on organizations and individuals.

He is responsible for strategic orientation in the field of executive search and the leadership development programs.

Marcel focuses on advising particularly innovative and dynamic software and high-tech companies in their search for and selection of managers who will shape the process of digital change. Marcel is a Senior Advisor for complex search assignments that require an interdisciplinary approach combining search, organizational consulting and individual coaching.

Prior to establishing dla, Marcel was co-founder and managing partner at one of Germany’s leading executive search consultancies where he spent more than 15 years as senior partner with responsibility for the IT and professional services practice. Before that he was a consultant at Accenture in the field of organizational development. Marcel studied business management and is a certified business coach.