Roland Wadl, MSc. MAS (Managing Partner)

With twenty-five years of experience in Global Executive Search, Recruiting and Human Resources Management, Roland is driven by a passion for truly understanding what is needed to make organizations successful and prosperous. He believes in the art of finding the best match between talented individuals and companies that share core values such as leadership, diversity and respect. As a seasoned consultant, Roland approaches his work with a holistic perspective, anticipating successful interactions between talented people, organizations and company culture.
Having successfully placed executives in more than thirty countries all over the world, from Europe to The Middle East, to Asia and The USA, Roland has developed a truly international mindset enabling him to quickly adapt to new cultures and use his multifaceted resources to guide clients through challenging processes.
Roland started his career in highly reputed international Executive Search companies. As a fast learner and high achiever, he advanced quickly up the corporate ladder. Disenchanted by stuffy organizations, Roland later decided to join a startup company and support them in their journey of growth and internationalization. It was here that he began to recognize how incompatible traditional recruiting channels are, with the very specific support needs of startup companies.
Ignited by the entrepreneurial spirit around him, Roland cast off his suit, tie – and nearly the shirt off his back – and founded his own company: The Executive Search boutique Qualitas Management Consulting. With an international perspective, sharp focus on finding top talent and expert consultants with strategic prowess and innovative solutions, the firm has been successful ever since.
With a natural ability to differentiate the good from the excellent and an acute radar for sensing a bluff, Roland remains firm but fair in all his dealings. This combined with an ability to listen to and understand a client’s needs, sometimes before they do, makes Roland a strong, empathetic and sought after consultant. It is his advisory approach to assisting clients and candidates alike, which sets him apart.
Roland says “In the corporate world, what you have done in the past is an important indication of where you will go in the future. At Speedinvest we are looking for the heroes of tomorrow, who offer more than just experience. We want to find unique individuals, who are bold enough to go out and shape a new destiny. I’d like to discover who you are, where you want be and why that gets you out of bed in the morning.”
Roland, whose former self always liked the idea of kite-surfing or running around a volleyball court, now accepts that any sporting involvement on his part is a danger to everyone. Instead he prefers strolling through British country gardens or along coastal clifftops. That said, his competitive spirit can be witnessed on the air hockey field where he remains a feared and revered opponent.