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Ralph Jauss and Walter J. Masnyk

Dr. Ralph Jauss
Partner, EMEA and The Americas

As one of our founding partners, Ralph Jauss is responsible for JR Cape's European market operations and works as Senior Consultant from our Hamburg office. He studied Business Administration and obtained a Doctorate. In his long professional career he has worked in different leading management positions for renown companies in the transport industry, professional services as well as in the financial sector. Ralph Jauss has vast experience in the executive search field, mainly catering to the German corporate world. In 2005 he resigned as Partner at one of the leading management consulting firms in Germany and joined JR Cape in Europe.

Walter J. Masnyk
Partner APAC

Walter Masnyk started as a Senior Consultant and Partner with JR Cape in Thailand, but has recently assumed responsibility for JR Cape’s Asian market operations from our office in Bangkok. He has an Engineering Degree and a MBA in Industrial Management, and has over twenty years of experience in leading successful corporate turnarounds as a manager or consultant in a manufacturing environment. Bringing turnaround experience to the world of executive search has given him a unique ability to identify and recommend successful business leaders to his clients around the world. Walter also shares some responsibility for our US operations and manages our office in Chicago.








The JR Cape Branch Manager

Dr. Birgit Grote - Germany

Dr. Birgit Grote

Dr. Birgit Grote

completed an apprenticeship as a bank clerk, holds an MBA degree and a PhD in Economics. She started her professional career in a bank, then worked in different executive positions as a specialist for industrial policies in a German state ministry of Economics, Technology and Transportation and in a state chancellery. For five years she was Secretary of State in a state ministry for economics, technology and transportation. During this time she was a member/chairman of various supervisory boards in the fields of aviation, energy, media and transportation.

Dr. Grote joined JR CAPE as Partner. She is responsible for our executive search activities in our offices in Hannover (Germany) and Essen (Germany).

Jong Woo Kim - Korea

Jong Woo Kim - JR Cape Seoul

Jong Woo Kim

Jong Woo Kim who holds a MBA degree has been working for JR Cape Management Consulting Company as a Branch Manager since the opening of branch office in Korea on March 15, 2008.

JW Kim has worked for Air France (airline industry), KLA-Tencor Korea, Teradyne Korea and Photondynamics Korea (semiconductor industry) as a Human Resources manager and director. Mr. Kim has more than 20 years of experience in HR professional with a long track record in various senior HR management functions within multinational companies in Korea. He has been working as a Chief Consultant in the executive search field in Korea for 6 years with the focus on serving foreign companies.

Mr. Kim’s relevant HR expertise and in-depth knowledge of labor market combined with his international background truly contribute to the company’s goal of providing excellent and customized recruitment services.

With the extensive knowledge, open-mindedness, professional approach and proven direct search process in place with a lot of success stories from existing customers, he is confident that he will find the best candidates for local customers and meet their needs.

In addition, the following senior consultants belong to our core team:


Miriam Wegmann
Associate Consultant, Hong Kong


Iain Martindale
Associate Consultant, France & UK

Guy Carter
Associate Consultant, US

Richard Burgess
Associate Consultant, US

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