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Cielo appoints VP of business development for Germany

Cielo has appointed Klaus Töpfer as its vice president of business development for Germany.

Töpfer, who will be based in Cologne, is a talent acquisition expert with more than 20 years of experience in designing and managing projects that deliver measurable business results. He has been at the forefront of academic recruitment and has worked with many leading global brands to raise their capability through crafting and implementing customised recruitment solutions, employer brand development, and talent relationship management.

Having shown success in driving global growth in enterprise recruitment markets, Töpfer will draw from his deep leadership experience and industry knowledge to build on Cielo’s momentum in the German-speaking region. In his previous roles, he worked on various assignments in the recruitment and consulting industry, including most notably being managing director for a global HR service provider and serving as principal for a global HR consultancy.

Paula Parfitt, SVP solutions & growth EMEA at Cielo, said, “Klaus has a proven track record of building and managing solutions that deliver positive business outcomes and has a true passion for partnering with clients to create innovative approaches.”

Töpfer added, “Cielo is truly different from other RPO providers as evidenced by its exceptional growth. I have been impressed so far by its expertise and spirit, and I am looking forward to helping drive the next phase of growth.”

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