Consultant/Principal in top European Board Advisory & Executive Search firm (Private Equity Sector) 


Are you interested in Board Advisory and Private Equity? Do you have the ambition to place and consult Europe’s top executives and board members?

Heads! International and are looking for Consultants & Principals (m/f/d) with high development potential for our new office in Lisbon, Portugal. 

About Heads! International:

Heads! International is a leading Executive Search consultancy in Europe. We search and find people and personalities who can and want to lead! For more than 20 years we have been placing C-level leadership and board members all throughout Europe and beyond. 

About is a Venture Builder that collaborates with the €100bn framework program of the European Commission to discover and scale up the most promising European Startups. The startups are selected through a rigorous review process where only the best 1% of the applicants receive up to €2.5 million in grants and up to €15 million in equity match-financing. provides its support services for these selected startups and opens up its network to assist the EIC Fund*.

*The EIC Fund is the largest early-stage European investment fund. (+160 investments for around 700 million euro are under management.)

About the role:

  • Challenging projects, where we support our Private Equity clients with placing the top-level management and board positions for their new acquisitions.
  • Close involvement in the content of the entire project (from kick-off to completion).
  • As we convert part of our fees to co-invest alongside our PE clients, we conduct a proper due diligence and analysis including market research, definition of target markets and target companies.
  • You will drive the identification, development, and maintenance of candidate contacts.
  • This can include making the initial contact, conducting the candidate interviews, and giving recommendations to our clients.

What you can expect: 

  • An individual onboarding based on your previous knowledge and opportunities for further personal development along a specific learning path.
  • Working with Europe’s top level Private Equity investors and the most senior executives of their portfolio companies.
  • The possibility to co-invest alongside the company.
  • A dynamic environment that is characterized by appreciation and respect, in which we work with a lot of team spirit for joint successes.
  • An attractive, central office location in Lisbon, Portugal with the possibility of remote work.
  • A corporate culture in which performance pays off.
  • A competitive compensation package with great bonuses.

Your profile:

  • Completed university studies.
  • Existing experience in analysing complex economic contexts, corporate structures, and organizational forms.
  • High degree of initiative, independence, and ambition to find the “perfect match” even for positions in very complex corporate environments.
  • A proactive innovator that shows a high degree of initiative, independence, and ambition to find the “perfect match”, even for positions in very complex business environments.
  • A proficient English speaker (business English).
  • An empathic, collaborative, and positive team player.
  • Optional: Someone with an existing network in Private Equity.