With an international mindset and global recruiting expertise, Steven Helmholz has answered the staffing needs of diverse industries and multinational corporations operating throughout the world. A recruiter since 1994, Mr. Helmholz has secured world-class candidates for executive placements in South Korea, China, Singapore, and Japan and served companies such as Dell Inc., GE Capital, Samsung Group, LG Electronics Inc., and Alcoa Inc. Presently, Mr. Helmholz heads En Garde Talent Advisory Solutions, a full-service recruiting firm. His clients include Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation, a global corporation ranked 37th on Fortune magazine’s 2010 list of the world’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.
Before founding En Garde, Steven Helmholz honed his recruiting skills for nine years at Korn/Ferry International, where he served as Vice President and Managing Director from 2000 to 2003. While at Korn/Ferry, Mr. Helmholz recruited global strategists for the Office of the Chairman at prominent business conglomerates in South Korea and worked with clients in a number of industries, including media, financial services, and e-learning. Mr. Helmholz then worked for several information technology companies, including SAP AG and Dell Inc., where he executed 68 global placements as Director of Executive Talent Acquisition.
Fluent in French as well as English, Steven Helmholz spent six years of his childhood in West Africa and four years of his working life in Europe, acquiring invaluable experience in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) market. Mr. Helmholz holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and a B.A. from Columbia University.