Oliver Torster

Professional Experience

Oliver knows the IT industry by heart. He looks back on quite some years of operational activity for IBM, TechData and Tektronix where he was in charge of sales and marketing. He represented high tech products and IT Solutions as well as the services and support function in various national and international executive positions. Focus of his activity for TechData was the setting up and growth of new market segments; a remarkable milestone at Tektronix was the gaining of market leadership in the DACH Region against fierce competition.

In 2000 Oliver moved into executive search and accepting an offer from Heidrick & Struggles to strengthen the Technology Practice as a Partner. In 2002, Oliver, together with Thomas Heyn, founded the Executive Search firm Jack Russell Consulting, the German branch of AltoPartners. He displays great problem-solving competence, profound contacts in the technology sector as well as an outstanding analytical talent.

Personal Interests

As a mountain enthusiast Oliver and his family love skiing and ski touring in the winter. In the summer he takes his bike to tour the Austrian Mountains. Unless he enjoys outdoor activity he has a great interest in opera as well as fine cooking.