• Financial Services
  • Private Equity


Stephan is the Head of Page Executive Switzerland and Belgium, and also leads our global Private Equity practice.  

Stephan started his career at Credit Suisse in 2000 within the institutional client’s business in Switzerland. After starting in Sales Support, he moved over to institutional sales with  international  experience  in  New  York.  After  5  years  of  industry  experience,  he  joined  PageGroup  in  2005  fascinated  about  the  people  business  and  the  business  development  potential in Switzerland. As a consultant he started to help and build our Michael Page brand in Zurich and launched the Financial Services division and led it over 8 years including co-managing the Michael Page Zurich operation.

With the rebranding in 2012 to PageGroup he started to launch our Executive Search brand Page Executive. Stephan got the mandate to build the Senior professionals search service to top management companies in Switzerland starting from Director up to Managing Director, Business Unit Head and C-Level. He has  successfully completed  over  150  senior  search  assignments in Switzerland and has a strong network in the Finance industry. He also currently leads Page Executive's global Private Equity practice, where he actively animates global efforts and synergies for our clients and international talents.

Stephan is a certified assessor at SHL and has a Master’s in leadership & management. He is a trusted partner for our recurring clients by helping them over the years with talent searches  and  executive  hires.  A  sensitive  feel about client needs, integrity, empathy and loyalty distinguishes him and Page Executive from other recruitment companies. He is a well-respected long-term search partner with 19 years’ experience at PageGroup in Switzerland.


Financial Services


Private Equity

Latest publications

The Local, Switzerland, 03.07.2022 (read here)

LinkedIn Article: One of Switzerland's Best Executive Search Recruiters 2022, 21.06.2022 (read here)

The Local, Switzerland, 17.06.2022 (read here)

Allnews, Switzerland, 08.06.2022 (read here)

Blick, Switzerland, 15.05.2022 (read here)

Neue Zürcher Zeitung Magazin, Switzerland, 14.05.2022 (read here) / Finews Treffpunkt der Finanzwelt, Switzerland, 03.05.2022 (read here)

The Local, Switzerland, 24.01.2022 (read here) / Finews Treffpunkt der Finanzwelt, Switzerland, 20.10.2021 (read here) / Finews Treffpunkt der Finanzwelt, Switzerland, 04.10.2021 (read here) / Finews Treffpunkt der Finanzwelt, Switzerland, 28.09.2021 (read here) / Finews Treffpunkt der Finanzwelt, Switzerland, 24.06.2021 (read here)

Handelszeitung, Switzerland, 18.02.2021 (print)

TV interviews

SRF Tagesschau, Switzerland, 29.07.2021 (watch here - starting minute 15:49)


Placement Record

  • CEO – Infrastructure Manager
  • CEO – Family owned business
  • CEO – Commodity business
  • CFO – for Private Equity owned SME’s 
  • CFO – across multinational companies and SMEs
  • COO – Private Equity owned consumer industry
  • Managing Director – Family Office
  • Partner and Investment Director’s – Private Equity firm
  • Private Markets team – Family Office
  • Head Institutional Sales – Insurance company
  • Head Sales – Asset Manager
  • Regional Head Corporate Banking – Global Universal Bank
Stephan Surber
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