Dr. Peter Dienst

IT-Personalberatung Dr. Dienst & Wenzel GmbH & Co. KG is a leading Executive Search firm focused exclusively on the Technology and IT service industries in Germany.

The headquarters are in Stuttgart, Germany, but local offices are present in major cities across Germany.

Dr. Peter Dienst is Founder and Managing Director of IT-Personalberatung Dr. Dienst & Wenzel GmbH & Co. KG, based in Stuttgart; he is a member of the international recruitment network Continental Search Alliance (CSA).

With more than twenty years executive search experience across Germany and EMEA, Peter has been recruiting executives, senior leadership and high impact talents (Sales, Consulting), for a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies as well as high-growth private and venture backed IT and Technology companies.

Prior to executive search Peter developed a European perspective to business and hiring talents, having worked in executive roles for several international companies.

Peter holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering with a focus on IT, and has been working in Information Technology as Sales Director and Managing Director in international companies since 1986.

His fields of industry experience include:

  • Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing and related IT-technologies such as PLM, PDM, CAD/CAM, Supply Chain Management)
  • Telecommunications (Networks, value-added services), and
  • Contact Center technology (speech applications, customer experience).
  • Cloud based Software Solutions and DevOps Software Vendors as well as Software Startups

He speaks German, English and basic French.


Peter studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe; he then successfully completed a Ph.D. with a focus on Information Technology.

Executive Search Experience

Peter has worked in the executive search industry for more than 13 years focused on the Technology, Telecommunications and IT software & services market in Germany.

Recent Searches by Role

  • Aftermarket Operations Manager EMEA, Automotive
  • CEO Software Vendor – Enterprise Content Management
  • General Manager Automotive
  • Account Manager Banking
  • Account Manager Automotive
  • Account Manager Software Vendor Contact CenterTechnology

Recent Client Engagements

  • International Software Startups
  • International Software Vendors
  • International IT Service Providers in Germany
  • International IT Outsourcing Companies
  • Financial Services Companies (e.g. Banks, Insurance) in Germany
  • International Manufacturing Companies (e.g. Automotive, Construction Engines, Machinery and others)
Dr. Peter Dienst

CSA Germany

IT-Personalberatung Dr. Dienst & Wenzel GmbH & Co. KG
70563 Stuttgart

+49 6136 756 2990
+49 1705 613 764