Rita founded her consulting firm in 2010 and focuses both on Executive Search and Human Resources Consulting, which encompasses areas like organizational design, talent & performance management and executive coaching. She began her professional career in environmental politics before she changed to the area of 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 for open positions. Her broad academic background includes a Master Degree of Natural Science at the University of Vienna, an Executive MBA, a postgraduate study in Law and Economics, and an MSc for Executive Coaching. She is also certified as a systemic consultant for organizational development (Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg).