Founder and History

Dr. Paul Binder

Dr. Paul Binder, a veteran of the Central and Eastern European executive search and recruitment industry, established BINDER & Partners Executive Search and Advisory in Budapest in 2006. The firm is built on a strong personal commitment to deliver quality results to clients.


As an ISO 17024 certified coach, Dr. Binder coaches senior leaders, professionals and high potentials across a broad range of organizations in Hungary, Austria and worldwide (via Skype). He supports people who have reached a crossroads in their career (e.g. professional reorientation, changing environment, promotion, self-employment, redundancy, outplacement, expatriation, etc.). A feature of his coaching relationships is mutual trust, supporting coachees in formulating their own objectives, increasing the awareness for their own resources, focusing on solutions, and inspiring individuals to achieve their goals.


Between 1994 and 2006, Dr. Binder served as a Management Board Member of the TARGET International Executive Search Group. He co-founded the TARGET offices in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. Prior to joining TARGET, he worked as Financial Director at Warimpex Group in Budapest and also in international finance at the Austrian Volksbanken AG in Vienna. Dr. Binder holds a PhD from the Vienna University for Business Administration and Economics. He speaks German, English and Hungarian.