Das PRCC Team sucht Top-Kandidaten und Executives
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PRCC: Specialised, Award-winning, International

PRCC was founded by communications consultants Thomas Lüdeke and Philip Müller in 2010 – and is now THE executive search consultancy for communications, sustainability and marketing. Our team of specialists supports you in being successful in a changing world. From our offices in Düsseldorf and Berlin, we serve clients and candidates throughout the DACH region – and beyond with our international alliance.

He founded the company in 2010 with Thomas Lüdeke. Prior to that, he worked as a communications consultant and in journalism. Müller describes the changes in the communications industry in opinion pieces in trade media and on this website.

Philip Müller

Managing Partner
Thomas Lüdeke knows the communications industry – from his work as a communications and search consultant, from his association activities and from his lecturing assignments. All this benefits him at PRCC Personalberatung, which he manages jointly with Philip Müller as Managing Director.

Thomas Lüdeke

Managing Partner
For her work as Senior Account Manager at PRCC, Maike Blankenstein draws on a wide range of communications experience, from corporate communications and classic product PR to influencer marketing and social media – with a focus on fashion, beauty, lifestyle and fitness. Previous positions include Karkalis Communications, Brandzeichen and FitX. In her private life, Maike can most often be found on her yoga mat.

Maike Blankenstein

Senior Account Manager
Kathrin Deimann heads up the Berlin PRCC office and looks after the public affairs business. Kathrin draws on in-depth experience in strategic communications consulting, with a focus on public affairs and the coordination of international networks. At PRCC, she is also responsible for the Modern Leaders Initiative. Kathrin likes to spend her free time on the tennis court or on the yoga mat.

Kathrin Deimann

Site management Berlin
As assistant to the management, Nane Kröger ensures that everything runs smoothly at PRCC Personalberatung. She always has an open ear for clients, candidates and colleagues. She also shows full commitment in her private life – for example when she is out cycling in all weathers or training for the next half marathon.

Nane Kröger

Management Assistent
Julian Kuchta is a Senior Account Manager at PRCC: He has many years of experience in press relations and marketing communication, including time at the Handelsblatt Media Group and the human medicine laboratory ZOTZ|KLIMAS. In his free time, Julian enjoys watching the games of his favourite team, Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Julian Kuchta

Senior Account Manager
Corporate communications, internal communications, media relations, PR, association work: As Senior Account Manager, Lara Vitzthum draws on her many years of experience in the communications industry. She has been particularly influenced by her positions at the international travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann as well as tourism positions at TUI AG, dba Luftfahrtgesellschaft and A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrten. She also enjoys travelling and seeing the world in her private life.

Lara Gräfin Vitzthum

Senior Account Manager
Juliane Weidtmann is responsible for the interim business at PRCC. PR, marketing, consulting, editing, corporate communications – she has experience in all these areas from her positions at the FOM Hochschule, Ogilvy Healthworld, Effecten Spiegel and a (far too) brief stint in Canada. She spends her free time writing, photographing or baking.

Juliane Weidtmann

Head of Interim Management

What makes PRCC Personalberatung special

We have deep knowledge and expertise in communications, sustainability, and marketing

All PRCC consultants have first-hand experience in communications, sustainability, and marketing. Their CVs include positions in PR and advertising agencies, marketing departments and corporate communications. Before they started PRCC in 2010, Managing Directors Thomas Lüdeke and Philip Müller worked as communications consultants themselves.

We have access to the best executives with a modern mindset and skillset

Diversity, agility, digitisation… the world of marketing and communications is changing – and with it the demands on executives. PRCC has access to the top candidates with the appropriate mindset and skillset – because they are our peer group, because PRCC is known as a strong brand among these people and because we actively maintain our networks, for example through our Modern Leaders initiative.  

We are transparent and obliging

For us, modern HR consulting means: transparency instead of black box, commitment instead of promises, modern methods instead of a worn-out address book. We are sparring partners and consultants on a par. It was with this self-image that we set out to modernise executive search consulting more than twelve years ago. The positive feedback from our clients and our placement successes confirm time and again that we will consistently continue along this path.  

We are personal – and international

PRCC combines the industry expertise and quality of a boutique consultancy with the benefits of CASA (Corporate Affairs Search Alliance), an international recruitment alliance that we co-founded and manage. Through this unique combination, companies can access the best executives worldwide and receive support in currently eight countries. We help candidates to gain a foothold in these countries.

We do excellent work – according to clients and business magazines

Our clients often tell us how satisfied they are with our work – for example through Google ratings. German business publication Handelsblatt also attests to our excellent consulting performance by ranking PRCC as the only specialist for communications and marketing among the top 40 executive search consultants in Germany. According to business outlet WirtschaftsWoche, we are one of the best executive search frims in Germany – with the highest rating of five stars.

We understand digitalisation – as added value for recruiting

Digital transformation brings many advantages for the search business: we use digital networks, AI-supported matching, and a dynamic database – complementary to the classic methods of a headhunter. To ensure that we are always up to date on what skillset candidates need today, we rely on intensive exchange with candidates, companies and with progressive partners, such as our sister company Deutsche Akademie für Public Relations (DAPR).

The Advisory Board: Expertise from consulting, industry, and science

Unser Anspruch ist, die beste Personalberatung für Kommunikation und Marketing zu sein. Dabei unterstützt uns unser Beirat. Die Erfahrung und Expertise der Beiratsmitglieder helfen uns dabei, unsere Kunden bestmöglich zu betreuen und die PRCC Personalberatung erfolgreich weiterzuentwickeln.

Veit M. Hirche ist der Vorsitzende des PRCC-Beirats. Seine Schwerpunkte sind Executive Coaching und Newplacement. Veit M. Hirche bringt über 25 Jahre Management- und Führungserfahrung in internationalen Konzernen und als Geschäftsführer seiner eigenen Beratung ein. Seit 2012 ist er geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Career Transition GmbH.

Veit M. Hirche

Lisa Dühring ist Professorin für Strategische Kommunikation an der Ostfalia Hochschule, Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel. Seit vielen Jahren begleitet sie die Transformation von Kommunikationsabteilungen deutscher Großkonzerne vor dem Hintergrund von Agilität, New Work und Kulturwandel.

Prof. Dr. Lisa Dühring

Bernd Bönte berät die Geschäftsführung der PRCC Personalberatung zu den Themen Digitalisierung, Start-Ups und Mittelstand. Dafür qualifizieren ihn u.a. seine Stationen bei Integrata, T-Systems und IBM – und nicht zuletzt seine aktuelle Position als „Leiter Digitalisierung Mittelstand“ bei Cisco Germany.

Bernd Bönte


PRCC works quickly, efficiently, extremely flexibly and, above all, sincerely. In the end, through constant exchange, we found exactly what we were looking for – four great new colleagues. We are enthusiastic about the expertise of the team and look forward to further cooperation.
Kerstin Müller-Kirchhofs
Finanzvorständin / CFO
I have worked with PRCC twice in the field of IR. Communication was open and transparent, feedback was timely, initial suggestions were broad and the assessments were very well fitting. I would engage PRCC again!
Ellen Kirschenfauth
Bereichsleiterin Personal
Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
Reliable and uncomplicated cooperation, fast and binding communication and, in the end, the perfect candidate for us – that’s what I associate with PRCC. We clearly benefited from PRCC’s specialisation and the resulting in-depth industry know-how.
Alexandra Auer
HR Manager
SIGNA Prime Selection AG
With PRCC we have found a strong and reliable partner for recruiting communication and marketing experts. We are enthusiastic about the quality of their work and the fast and precise staffing. Through PRCC, we have already been able to recruit several valuable employees for our company.
Marcel Hafke MdL
Parlamentarischer Geschäftsführer
Die Zusammenarbeit war für uns einfach und unkompliziert. Wir konnten uns voll darauf verlassen, passende Kandidaten vorgeschlagen zu bekommen. Damit haben wir sehr von der Expertise von PRCC profitiert.
PRCC Personal works for Obi
PRCC Personal works for UDE
PRCC Personal works for Ista
PRCC Personal works for Diverse Dax-Unternehmen
PRCC Personal works for DUS Düsseldorf Airport
PRCC Personal works for Deutscher Hausärzteverband
PRCC Personal works for Diverse Familienunternehmen
PRCC Personal works for Bauer Media Group
PRCC Personal works for Gesco
PRCC Personal works for Signa
PRCC Personal works for Atruvia
PRCC Personal works for Institutionen und Verbände
PRCC Personal works for H&M
PRCC Personal works for IHK
PRCC Personal works for Grünenthal
PRCC Personal works for Führende Agenturen
PRCC Personal works for Warburg & Co.

Locations and countries


The Düsseldorf PRCC office can be found in the heart of Altstadt, Poststr. 7

Düsseldorf is home to PRCC Personalberatung’s headquarters. From here, Managing Directors Thomas Lüdeke and Philip Müller, as well as their team, support companies of all sizes and industries in being successful in a changing world.


In Berlin we are at your service at “Unter den Linden 74”

Our Berlin location is more than just an office. With its loft atmosphere and rooftop terrace overlooking the Brandenburg Gate, it is a real meeting place for clients and candidates. Location manager Kathrin Deimann oversees the public affairs business.


In Switzerland, we support you from our German offices

In Switzerland, PRCCs primarily serve clients from the financial sector, the pharmaceutical industry, and the food sector – but not exclusively.


We are your contacts for the Austrian markets

In Austria, PRCC works for clients in the real estate industry, the financial sector, trade, the public sector, and the energy sector, among others.


Our partners at Herman Rutgers have their office in Amsterdam

In the Dutch market we operate with our partners from Herman Rutgers. The team around Petra Herman, Francine Rutgers and Nelieke Wismans offers executive search and interim search.


Our partners Addison are located in Dublin

In Ireland, we rely on the cooperation with our CASA partner addison. The search boutique led by Susie Farrell specialises in corporate affairs and marketing.


Our partners Exeter Search are located in Paris

In France, CASA member Kim Johnson and her company Exeter Search are the first point of contact for companies looking for executives in corporate affairs, marketing and investor relations.

United Kingdom

Ithaca Partners is located in London

The UK is the hunting ground of Ithaca Partners. Founder Alex Gordon Shute and her team specialise in the search for corporate affairs directors.

U.S.A. (Washington)

Our partners Patino Associates are located in Washington…

In the US, Patino Associates operate “The Communications Executive Search Firm”. Mike Patino and his team are based in Washington D.C.…

U.S.A. (San Francisco)

…and in San Francisco

…and in San Francisco. The consultancy also has an office in Annapolis, Maryland. Patino Associates places executives in corporate communications, public relations, internal communications, public affairs and investor relations.


Peter Fuld Foundation

The Peter Fuld Foundation is committed to equal opportunities in education; it supports young people with difficult starting conditions through scholarships. PRCC supports the foundation financially and contributes with its content.


The LPRS – Leipziger Public Relations Studenten e.V. – aims to make a sustainable contribution to practice-oriented PR university education. PRCC is a sponsor of LPRS. We support student members in their professional orientation through career coaching and workshops and accompany the alumni network.

PRCC Modern Leaders Initiative Logo

Modern Leaders

Modern Leaders is a joint initiative of PRCC and leaders in communications, marketing and HR. Our common vision is to normalise this way of thinking and acting in companies. To achieve this, the initiative relies on the trustful exchange among leaders and on the role model function of its members.


PRCC is a member and supporter of Die Familienunternehmer. The association is “the strong voice of entrepreneurship”. It represents the economic policy interests of 180,000 family entrepreneurs in Germany, who employ eight million people subject to social insurance contributions.