Rita founded her firm in 2010 which focuses on Executive Search and Human Resources Consulting including areas of organisational design, talent & performance management and executive coaching. She began her professional career in environmental politics before changing to Human Resources, holding several functions in HR Management, Corporate Talent Management and Leadership Development in an international natural resources group. Until 2009 she was an executive HR Director for an international paper and packaging group with some 35,000 employees in 35 countries. She is very experienced in managing complex challenges of international HR management and has an excellent track record in finding the best-qualified candidates. Her broad academic background includes a Master of Natural Science at the University of Vienna, an Executive MBA, a postgraduate study in Law and Economics, and an MSc in Executive Coaching. She is also certified as a systemic consultant for organisational development (Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg).