Kaluzynski & Madeja evolved from Poland's oldest executive search firm, founded in 1991.

In 2009, we joined the Odgers Berndtson network, one of the most successful global executive search networks in the world and represented them for 10 years as their Polish office. As of April 2019, we left the Odgers Berndtson Group and expanded our geographic territory becoming a hub for CEE & Russia and also adding an interim management service for the region.

  • 80% of our clients engage us in subsequent assignments
  • We complete close to 100% of our assignments – the industry average is less than 70%
  • As an independent boutique we are agile, fast and well-adjusted to today’s volatile markets
  • Our professionalism and business ethics are the key to successful relations with our clients and candidates

We work across all sectors with specialisations in Technology and in the Industrial Sector as well as in Financial Services, Automotive and Consumer Goods. We cover Poland and the whole region of Central and Eastern Europe.

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In 1991 Richard Kaluzynski founded his firm in Warsaw with a focus on the CEE region. The firm represented Odgers Berndtson for ten years between 2009 - 2019. Prior to this, in 1989, he was one of the first recruiters in Central and Eastern Europe working in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Russia. 

In 1995 he opened Russell Reynolds Associates in Warsaw (when they acquired his firm). Russell Reynolds in Poland recruited chief executive officers and senior management for major multinationals, mainly in technology, consumer goods, financial services and in the industrial sector. His early career was in the UK at BOC where he was involved in the management buyout of an IT recruiting arm offering interim services (he was one of the founders) which was later sold to Wolseley plc and later became Modis International. 

Richard studied Computer Science in London, as well as e-Business and Entrepreneurship in London, Chicago and at Insead in Fontainebleau.

Richard as well as being a generalist working across all sectors is a technology sector recruiter.

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Bednarska 7,
00-310 Warsaw,

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